Texas Warbird Report – Skyler Burchinal and the AF2 Guardian – Episode 22

WARBIRD RADIO – The Burchinal name has deep roots in the warbird world and the tradition continues today with Skyler Burchinal, Join Zane Adams on an all new Texas Warbird Report as examine the Grumman AF2 Guardian and it’s restoration to flight.  This rare aircraft is one of five survivors and will be the only one flying. Built in the 1950’s the Guardian was an anti-submarine warfare hunter/killer carrier borne aircraft. We will also explore the colorful past of Skyler’s grandfather, Junior Burchinal and the history of Flying Tiger field in Paris, Texas.

QUICK LINK :  Flying Tiger Airport

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A Letter From Matt Jolley – Thanks For Listening!

Warbird Radio LIVE! - Tuesday (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Ben Bloker)WARBIRD RADIO – Since 2009 we’ve told the stories of our Airmen past and present.  Along the way we’ve made lots of friends, we’ve saved countless stories and we’ve even managed to win a few awards. 

As summer settles in and the heat rises, we’re happy to announce that the outside temperature of our new studio will also be significantly warmer for the next two years.   In keeping with our mission we’ll be focusing the next two years on telling the stories from the current fight against terrorism.  We’ll be broadcasting from an undisclosed location within Southwest Asia to better tell these stories.

The next two years mark the first years Airmen born post 9/11 will be arriving in theater and serving in the war they’ve lived with their entire life.  As usual, our stories will focus on the people and their experience.  We’re excited to announce this major change but rest assured our programming will stay balanced with vintage military aircraft news, air shows and the same great content you’ve become accustom to since 2009.   We feel strongly that these modern stories need some focus and we’re really excited about the opportunity to tell them.

The next major change is that we’re bringing back “real” music between shows.  Starting this fall, you’ll hear your favorite country, rock, blues and vintage music in between our regular Warbird Radio shows.  These changes will take effect as soon as our broadcasting equipment reaches our new studio and we’re able to set it up.

A heartfelt and sincere thank you for all the years of listening and support.  Now, stay tuned for an incredible adventure. 

Matt Jolley
WarbirdRadio.com

Image courtesy of the USAF

Texas Warbird Report – 2017 Breckenridge Airshow & Ezell Aviation

WARBIRD RADIO – The 1980’s and 90’s were heady times in the west Texas town of Breckenridge, Texas. Warbirds from all over the country converged on Stephens County Airport during the Memorial Day weekend for two days of flying that became the legendary Breckenridge Airshow.  The last show was in 1996 and has been sorely missed by warbird fans in the region. This year the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce and the folks at Ezell Aviation have joined forces to bring back the glory days of the west Texas warbird gathering.  May 28, 2017 at Stephens County Airport will be THE place to be for warbird fans!

Chad Ezell, from the famed warbird restoration shop of Ezell Aviaton, will join Zane Adams on Warbird Radio to talk about the upcoming airshow as well as some of the ongoing projects in the Ezell hangar.

Quick Link: Airshow Website

Quick Link: Ezell Aviation

 

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/

 

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Texas Warbird Report – Air Boss Ralph Royce – Episode 15

IMG_8273 txwbr ralph 516WARBIRD RADIO – The Texas Warbird Report welcomes Air Boss extraordinaire Ralph Royce!
Ralph is a long time member of the Commemorative Air Force, the  Lone Star Flight Museum, the International Council of Airshows,  as well as the founder of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.  He is a warbird pilot, holding an unlimited piston power letter from the FAA.

Ralph is known far and wide in the airshow industry and is at the forefront of airshow and aviation safety training.  He has been doing airshows for more than 20 years. He makes sure the show runs on-time and with the utmost safety.

Join us in what promises to be an interesting show with a fellow Texan!

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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QUICK LINK:  Ralph’s Website

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