THE TEXAS WARBIRD REPORT – “Texas Raiders” B-17 & Collings Foundation Texas

WARBIRD RADIO – An all new Texas Warbird Report is on the air with Dave McConkey from the CAF Gulf Coast Wing to talk about the historic B-17G “Texas Raiders”.  The airplane is moving to a new home and has just finished a fresh paint job and is about ready for the 2017 airshow and tour season.   Rick Harris will also joining us for his annual update on all the happenings at the Collings Foundation, Houston Wing. The jets have been active, the Huey is getting ready to take her part in the Texas swing of the Wings of Freedom Tour.

Quick Link: http://www.b17texasraiders.org

Quick Link: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/events/category/wings-of-freedom-tour/

 

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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Vintage B-17 Comes To Life!

WARBIRD RADIO – Watch as a vintage Boeing B-17 comes to life.  The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” tours the United States each year flying and offers flight experiences along the way.  Enjoy the video!

QUICK LINK:  EAA

Air Raid Radio – EAA’s The Flying Fortress – Episode 5

AirRaidEpisode5ImageWARBIRD RADIO – Kara and Amy are broadcasting from the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Amy and Kara discuss the B-17 ride program and Museum Events with Chris Henry and Kristy Busse.  Download this episode by clicking the link below.  Thanks for tuning in.

 

QUICK LINK:  EAA’s B-17 Program

QUICK LINK:  Hemlock Films

QUICK LINK:  Spotlight Business Solutions

The Hartman & Heins Show – The B17 Bomber – 4/14/15 – 9pm (EASTERN)

EAA-B17WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in for an all new Hartman & Heins Show this Tuesday 4/14/15 at 8pm (EASTERN).  Mike Hartman and Andy Heins welcome Chris Henry from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) with a look at the B-17 “Flying Fortress”.

Over the last few years Chris has re-united a number of B-17 veterans with EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast.  If you enjoy the B-17, this show will become a fast favorite.  Tune in and join the conversation by using the contact information posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  EAA’s B-17 Tour

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com

FRIDAY FAVORITE: Warbird Radio Presents – The Tom Reilly Story

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P-40 recently restored inside Tom Reilly’s hangar. Notice the B-17 landing gear on the floor??

WARBIRD RADIO –   Take a trip down memory lane and listen to this week’s Friday Favorite!  Here’s the story of our first visit with restoration legend Tom Reilly.

In October of 2009, I’d just given up the anchor desk for FOX news in Georgia and soon found myself in Tom Reilly’s hangar in Douglas, Georgia. WarbirdRadio.com had been on the air all of a month but Tom showed me around like I’d been in business for years. His hospitality has been the same ever since and always memorable.  For years I’d heard about Tom’s work and had been a fan of his since I was kid. His restoration track record is impressive and perhaps unmatched, 10 B-25’s, 2 B-17’s and a B-24 plus countless others.

Listening to Tom’s interview is not only a trip down memory lane it’s a great example of what it’s like to visit Tom’s hangar on any given day. There are projects and old airplane parts everywhere and the work continues no matter who’s there. Tom’s shop is a living, breathing embodiment of his passion for warbirds and the stories they tell. Sure it’s a business, but it’s his obsession with these flying machines that drive him forward. Take a listen and enjoy the tour of Mr. Reilly’s world.

P.S. – there are some really neat “early” pictures of the XP-82.

 Till next week!

 Matt Jolley

Original Story (10/26/09): Tom Reilly shows us around his hangar in Douglas, Georgia.  You’ll get up close and personal with the P-40 and numerous other airplanes Tom is working on.  Click on the picture gallery below for a photo tour of Tom’s shop.  Thanks for listening.

P-40 Photo Tour & Hangar Tour

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