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Join Matt Jolley for Warbird Radio LIVE! Matt interviews guests from the warbird community, authors, historians, and various individuals who helped shape history. 

 
ABOUT THE HOST:  Matt’s an experienced aviation journalist, former television news anchor and current host of the world’s only daily talk radio show for warbird fans…Warbird Radio LIVE. In addition to his work in the media, Matt also enjoys flying vintage military airplanes.  He recently flew a 1951 deHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk solo over 7000 miles across the United States and Canada.  Matt is also the proud caretaker of a 1943 Taylorcraft L-2M.  If you have a story idea for Matt please contact him directly using the Contact Us page.

 
QUICK LINK:  Matt Jolley





Aviator Warren Pietsch – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 640

WARBIRD RADIO – When it comes to vintage aircraft display pilots few can touch the of experience Warren Pietsch.  According to his Pietsch Aircraft biography, Warren began flying at a young age and soloed on his 16th birthday. In 1980 Warren joined his father Al and brother, Kent in the Air Show industry performing at shows across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to flying Air Shows, Warren was a captain for a major airline for 20 years flying Lockheed 1011, B-727, B-737’s worldwide. Warren has accumulated over 26,000 hours of flight time in aircraft ranging from gliders, J-3 Cubs, antique aircraft and vintage WWII aircraft.  Warren continues to operate the family business his father began in 1957. Pietsch Aircraft Restoration & Repair, Inc. is located in Minot, ND. They offer flight instruction including both glider and power aircraft. The shop crew remains busy rebuilding several antique aircraft, maintaining customer aircraft, and engine work. Warren & Brian started the Minot Aero Center together and opened it’s doors for operation December 31, 2009 and it has been growing ever since. 

In addition to his work at Pietsch Aircraft, Warren is the Chief Pilot for the Texas Flying Legends Museum and an active participant at the Dakota Territory Air Museum.  Just the links below for more information.  Thanks for tuning in.

SHOWTIME is 8pm ET / Tuesday / January 30th 2018 / Podcast will follow

QUICK LINK:  Texas Flying Legends

QUICK LINK:  Dakota Territory Air Museum

QUICK LINK:  Pietsch Aircraft


Author Stephen Bridgewater – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 639

WARBIRD RADIO – Author Stephen Bridgewater joins Matt Jolley in studio with a look at his latest books.  Mr. Bridgewater is an accomplished author and award winning journalist in the United Kingdom.  Tune in tonight for all the details.  If you’d like to buys the books featured on this broadcast just click the link below to purchase.

SHOWTIME – 8pm ET – January 24th 2018

QUICK LINK:  Buy The Books Here!

STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768


UPDATE – Beach City Baby C-53 – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 638

WARBIRD RADIO – Jason Capra joins Matt Jolley with an update on the Beach City Baby C-53 restoration project.  Mr. Capra is the President of Vintage Wings, Incorporated a Pennsylvania 501C3 non profit corporation that owns the historic C-53.  The airframe is believed to be one of a handful of aircraft surviving today used in Operation Torch.  The historic operation opened the North Africa campaign of WWII and served as America’s test bed for fighting the “new” war.  The “Baby” played a vital role in transporting leadership to the theater and abroad.  Since Mr. Capra’s last visit, some major progress has been made on the “Baby” and we’re looking forward to hearing the news on this episode.  As always, your calls and comments are welcome.  Just use the contact information posted below.

QUICK LINK:  Vintage Wings Website

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


Remembering Jerry Yellin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 637

WARBIRD RADIO – Jerry Yellin was an American Airmen who flew the last combat mission over Japan as WWII came to an end.  His life was a life well lived and his personal journey is one that should never be forgotten.  Jerry recently past away and this episode of WRL is dedicated to his memory.  Tune in this Tuesday (January 9th, 2018) at 8pm ET for our LIVE broadcast and Jerry’s story, in his own words.

If you’d like to share a memory or story about Mr. Yellin your calls and comments are most welcome.

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


The Warbird Radio Christmas Spectacular – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 636

WARBIRD RADIO – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and time for our annual Christmas Spectacular.  Tune in and call in with your Christmas wish list or simply say hello.  You never know who will join the show and every year there are always a few surprises.  The studio contact information is posted below.  Merry Christmas!

QUICK LINK:  NORAD Santa Tracker

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE:  warbirdradio


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