The Shetterly Squadron – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 596

shetterlysquadron2WARBIRD RADIO – Tonight’s show is all about family, well at least the Shetterly family.  The Shetterly Squadron is made up of the entire Shetterly family and tonight they’re joining us on Warbird Radio LIVE.  Find out about this incredibly aviation-centric family and their upcoming 2016 display season.

For more information on the Shetterly Squadron just click the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!  Photo Credit is from AirshowStuff.com and the Shetterly Squadron’s website.  Check them out for cool air show related “stuff”.   Thanks AirshowStuff.com!

QUICK LINK:  Shetterly Squadron

QUICK LINK:  Radial Rumble

QUICK LINK:  Rifle Airshows

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month’s Maintenance & Restoration – 3/10/15 – 8pm ET

MerlinMaintenanceWARBIRD RADIO – As winter draws to a close aircraft are coming out of maintenance and preparing to fly.  Learn a few tips for a safe transition back to the air on tonight’s Warbird Radio LIVE!  Restoration and maintenance experts Scott Yoak and Mike Porter join Matt Jolley during a special Safety Month edition of WRL.

Scott Yoak is one of the premiere P-51 Mustang demonstration pilots in North America and Mike Porter is known the world over for his Stearman biplane restoration and flying (another added benefit – both men are Certified Flight Instructors).  Practical advice for a safe flying season, maintenance tips and tricks and your calls and questions are all scheduled for Tuesday evening’s broadcast.

The guys from Warbirds News will also join the show with a look at this week’s headlines.  Show time is 8pm (EASTERN) right here on WarbirdRadio.com.  Thanks for tuning in!

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com

QUICK LINK:  Scott Yoak’s Website

QUICK LINK:  Mike Porter’s Contact

QUICK LINK:  Warbirds News

 

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month Kickoff With Sean D. Tucker – 03/03/15 – 8pm (EASTERN)

SeanT6WARBIRD RADIO – March is Safety Month on Warbird Radio.com and we’re honored to have legendary aviator Sean D. Tucker on Warbird Radio LIVE to kick things off.  With more than 20,000 flight hours, Sean D. Tucker is “Aerobatics’ Own Ambassador”. Fiercely competitive, Sean readily admits he was once afraid of flying. To conquer his fears, he enrolled in an aerobatic training course.

By 1988, Sean was crowned the U.S. National Advanced Category Aerobatic Champion and is now one of the premiere air show performers and aerobatic pilots in the world.  Tune in this Tuesday evening 03/03/15 at 8pm (EASTERN) for candid safety discussion.  For more information on Sean D. Tucker and Tutima Academy click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  Team Oracle

QUICK LINK:  Tutima Academy

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

Warbird Radio LIVE! – Harvard Extreme’s Rick Volker – Episode 556

HarvardNVolkerHEADERWARBIRD RADIO – Aviator Rick Volker joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE! 2/24/15 at 8pm (EASTERN) to talk about his new act Harvard Extreme!  Imagine a T-6 “Harvard” flying a routine like a modern aerobatic airplane.  That’s the premise for Rick’s new air show act.

Rick Volker is an accomplished aerobatic performer and competition pilot who truly loves vintage military aircraft.  He’s flown the ME-109, Spitfire, T-6 and many more.  Today, he combines his competition experience and love for warbirds to create Harvard Extreme.  Hear his story tonight!

FYI…the guys from WarbirdsNews.com will also join Matt with a look at this week’s headlines!

QUICK LINK:  Rick Volker’s Website

QUICK LINK: Warbirds News

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

Monday’s Take A Look! – Harvard Extreme’s Rick Volker

Harvard-and-Volker-WEBWARBIRD RADIO – Rick Volker is a man who knows how to make the best of a bad situation.  A few years ago he experienced an engine failure in his Sukhoi Su-26.  Rick spotted a small airfield off his wing and landed, completely unaware that inside the airfield’s hangar were some of the world’s most sought after warbirds.  Rick would soon become the aviator who flew them.  Talk about turning a bad situation into a good one!

Rick will join Matt Jolley this week on Warbird Radio LIVE! to talk about his new air show act “Harvard Extreme”.  The premise is simple:  fly the T-6 like a modern aerobatic airplane.  Rick has even competed with his Harvard in aerobatic competitions.  Hear his story this Tuesday (2/24/15) at 8pm EASTERN on Warbird Radio LIVE!

Here’s little more about Rick Volker according to RVAirshows.com:

Rick Volker entered the competition aerobatic world by storm, winning numerous regional Unlimited contests, such as the Can-Am, Henry Haigh, and Kathy Jaffe Challenges. Rick is a former competitor in athletic events such as swimming, speed skating, bicycle racing, cross-country skiing and body building. Such is the type of conditioning required to fly at this level, as it tests the limits of human endurance. While flying Unlimited aircraft, Rick alternates between plus-11 and minus-9 Gs often in the same maneuver. Unlimited pilots train for this type of extreme flying with the same intensity as any other fitness sport.

He has competed in aerobatic competitions for many years in high performance aircraft such as the Pitts Biplanes and Sukhoi monoplanes. Rick is known for flying the WWII Supermarine Spitfire MK IX in a spectacular display of surface level aerobatics. He is one of a few pilots in the world qualified to fly the rare Messerschmitt Bf109E, and has flown the same serial number Bf109 as Hans-Joachim Marseilles in an air show dogfight routine vs. the Hawker Hurricane. His other qualifications include brilliant displays of the Hawker Hurricane MK XII and the Harvard Mk. IV. He was a member of the exclusive Canadian Heritage Flight team where he has flown the Spitfire Mk.IX in close formation with the CF-18 fighter. He is a piston warbird, high performance, and formation aerobatic ACE (Aerobatic Competency Evaluator).

There is a common theme in all of Rick’s displays: complete mastery of the aircraft’s possible flight envelope, pushing the boundaries of both low and high speed limits, and artfully utilizing the smallest 3 D space to create a masterpiece of entertainment.

Rick is featured on the PBS series “The Aviators” Season 1, Episode 8.

QUICK LINK:  Rick Volker’s Website

 

 

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