The Texas Warbird Report – Mid America Flight Museum & Cold War Air Museum – Ep 17

txwbr glover 816WARBIRD RADIO  – An all new Texas Warbird Report with Zane Adams is on the air!
Join us for a conversation with Scott Glover from the Mid America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Scott will give us an update on the museum’s new acquisitions, including a Grumman Albatross and General Hap Arnold’s C-47!

Jon Boede from the Cold War Air Museum is also on the show. Jon will bring us up to speed on museum happenings, air show appearances for their flying MI-24 “Hind” Helicopter as well as information on the upcoming open house and cockpit fest at their home airport in Lancaster, Texas.

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE:  warbirdradio

QUICK LINK: Mid America Flight Museum

QUICK LINK: Cold War Air Museum

 

D-Day’s Lead Airplane Discovered – CAF’s Adam Smith – Warbird Radio LIVE!

ThatsAllBrotherMAINWARBIRD RADIO – The Commemorative Air Force needs your help saving the C-47 that lead the US paratroopers during the D-Day invasion.  C-47 92847 better known as “That’s All Brother” was discovered recently in Wisconsin.  An article on WhittmanAirport.com shares a little about the discovery and how it was made:

“Matt Scales, the historian who tracked down the C-47 that led the main D-Day paratroop drops to Basler Turbo Conversions, shared his latest discoveries about his historic airplane.

“I found out that while it did lead the main force, we had the name of the aircraft wrong. The name of the aircraft was That’s All—Brother. We discovered this fact when we came across this footage of the C-47 taking off from Greenham Common,” writes Scales.”

Today, the Commemorative Air Force is working hard to save “That’s All Brother”.  This Tuesday evening (6/9/15 at 8pm ET) Adam Smith joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE with an in depth look at the plan to return “That’s All Brother” to her former self.  Hear all the details by tuning in for this special broadcast.

FYI…the guys from Warbirds News will also join the fun with a look at the headlines.  Thanks for tuning in.

QUICK LINK:  CAF’s Kickstarter Campaign

QUICK LINK:  Warbirds News

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

The Aviators & Wiskey 7 Returns To Normandy – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 528

W7WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of WRL, Matt’s joined by The Aviator’s Anthony Nalli with a preview of the upcoming season plus Naomi Wadsworth from the National Warplane Museum.  Find out how you can help Naomi and her crew fly the W7 C-47 back to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

QUICK LINK:  National Warplane Museum

QUICK LINK:  The Aviators

Corsairs Over Connecticut – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday 5/16/11

Warbird Radio LIVE! - 10am (EASTERN)

MONDAY – Matt’s back from Indiana and will have a complete re-cap of the C-47 “Do It” dedication at the Grissom Air Museum.  Chris Soltis will also join us from the upcoming Corsairs Over Connecticut event. It all happens this Monday at 10am (EASTERN) on Warbird Radio LIVE!  For more information just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for listening!

QUICK LINK:  Corsairs Over Connecticut

STUDIO LINE:  478.787.4768

SKYPE:  warbirdradio

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

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