Saving The Sandbar Mitchell & Doolittle Raiders Reunion Wrap-up – Warbird Radio – Ep 499

SandBarMitchelProjectWARBIRD RADIO – Here’s the chance you’ve all been waiting for!  Tune in for details on how you can go along with Patrick Mihalek and Todd Trainor as they rescue the B-25 “Sandbar Mitchell”.  44-30733 was on the assembly line directly in front of the B-25J flying today as “Panchito”.  Patrick and Todd are working hard to return 733 to flying status like her sister ship.  For pictures and recovery trip details you can visit the Quick Link posted below.  Speaking of “Panchito”… Matt also checks in with Larry Kelley for a wrap-up of the final Doolittle Tokyo Raider’s reunion held this past weekend in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  Thanks for listening!


Nicknamed “Sandbar Mitchell” after it crashed on a Tanana River sandbar near Fairbanks, Alaska.

North American B-25J-25-NC, serial number 44-30733, has a chance to fly again.


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Warbird Radio’s Matt Jolley To Announce Fly-over During Last Raiders Reunion

Doolittle Raiders ReunionWARBIRD RADIO – Our own Matt Jolley is set to announce the fly-over event during the last Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Reunion.  Being dubbed “30 Seconds Over The Emerald Coast,” the event takes place this Friday at 6pm in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  A slew of vintage warbirds are expected to fly down the coastline in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.  The finale will be a select group of B-25’s flying off into the sunset.

“I’m honored to be part of such a historic event.  It’s more or less a private air show for the Raiders and their family and several close friends.   I haven’t seen the venue yet, but I’m told it’s a large room with big windows and I’ll be in there providing narration and interviewing the Raiders as the planes fly-by.  An event like this is the ultimate for any air show announcer.  This is the stuff I’ll tell my son about,” says Jolley.

While Matt’s portion of the show will not be open to the public, the fly-overs and radial engine “music” will be heard up and down the coast.   The best view will be from the beach so arrive early and grab a good seat.  For more information on the last Doolittle Raiders Reunion visit the Quick Link posted below.  Coverage begins this Friday right here on Warbird

QUICK LINK:  71st Doolittle Raiders Reunion 

Open Line Thursday – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 10am (EASTERN)

THURSDAY – It’s our post Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Reunion call-in show. Please call in and let us know what you thought of the event.  We’re hoping to hear from those of you who where there…and those of you who were listening to our LIVE coverage.  Showtime is 10am (EASTERN) right here on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Thanks for tuning in!

STUDIO LINE: 478.787.4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


TUESDAY – Doolittle Raiders Reunion Coverage – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 10am (EASTERN)

Warbird Radio LIVE!

TUESDAY – Our team coverage continues of the 70th Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Reunion on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Tune in at 10am (EASTERN) for team coverage of the mass B-25 landing at historic Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio.  At 07:00am the first B-25 will depart Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio.  After the first B-25 departs another will takeoff every 90 seconds until all 20 are in the air.  The first B-25 is expected to arrive at Wright Field at 07:20am and the last is expected to land at 08:00am. The aircraft will be on public display from 10:00am until 6pm. For more details plus LIVE reports from Wright Field tune in at 10:00am (EASTERN). Thanks for listening!

QUICK LINK: Doolittle Raiders Reunion

STUDIO LINE: 478.787.4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


SUNDAY – Thousands Gathering For 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion

SUNDAY – Thousands gathering for the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion & B-25 Gathering in Ohio.  An estimated 10,000 people are enjoying the sights and sounds of B-25’s flying around Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio.  Passenger and practice formation flights have filled the morning and afternoon skies over this small town outside Dayton.  For those interested in taking a ride, volunteers are standing by at the Champaign Aviation Museum and will gladly schedule your adventure.

For those looking forward to seeing the B-25’s up-close and enjoying the event… gates at Grimes Field open Monday morning at 9am.  Tune in this week for continuous coverage starting Monday (4/16/12) at 10am (EASTERN) on Warbird Radio LIVE.  For a complete list of events just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  Doolittle Raiders Reunion

STUDIO LINE: 478.787.4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


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