Canada’s 1st Tiger Moth Takes Flight! – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Ep533

HarrysTigermothWARBIRD RADIO – Harry Schoning joins Matt Jolley with a full report on CF-BNF’s recent test flight.  CF-BNF is Canada’s first Tiger Moth and marks the start of a long love affair between the RCAF and the “C” model DH-82 Tiger Moth.  Mike Porter also chimes with news on DH-82C 1136 and winter flying.

For more information on 1136 or CF-BNF just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!  We hope you enjoy this week’s show.

FYI…if you’re interested in buying her give Harry a ring:  760-217-4325.

QUICK LINK:  CF-BNF’s Website

Harry’s Tiger Moth Update – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Tuesday – 10am (EASTER)

Harry Schoning – Warbird Radio LIVE!

TUESDAY – Tiger Moth restorer Harry Schoning joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Harry’s currently rebuilding the first Tiger Moth built in Canada.  The story of this historic Moth is one you don’t want to miss.  Showtime is 10am (EASTERN) right here on WarbirdRadio.com.  Thanks for tuning in.

QUICK LINK:  Harry’s Website

STUDIO LINE: 478.787.4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

EMAIL: matt@warbirdradio.com

Harry The Tiger Moth Guy – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday

Harry Schoning – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday

MONDAY – Over the last few years Harry Schoning has restored 4 de Havilland Tiger Moths.  The beauty he’s working on today is perhaps the most historic airframe he’s ever worked on.  Presently Harry is restoring the first Tiger Moth ever built in Canada.  This is definitely the Holy Grail of Tiger Moths for the Royal Canadian Air Force and most likely is destined for a high end collector or museum.

Tune in this morning and hear all the details on this amazing restoration (that is using almost exclusively original parts).  The show starts at 10am (EASTERN) right here on Warbird Radio.  Thanks for listening!

QUICK LINK:  Harry’s Tiger Moth Website

STUDIO LINE:  478.787.4768

SKYPE:  warbirdradio

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

TIGER MOTH PHOTO TOUR


Update From Idaho & The Great Chipmunk Adventure!

(L-R) Matt Jolley, Harry Schoning, Richard Laumeyer

WARBIRD RADIO – What a trip!  The best part is…it’s only day one.  I landed in Jackson Hole, WY yesterday afternoon and Harry Schoning picked me up.  The rain and storms were moving in.  No Chipmunk flying today (or so we thought).  After a trip into town to buy a few hunting permits the weather settled down and I received my first taste of high altitude Chipmunk flying.  The field elevation in Driggs is around 6200ft.  But that didn’t stop the little “chippie”.  We flew around and shot a few landings then it was off to dinner.  Harry’s wife served up a delicious French casole and I promptly went to bed.  I knew today was going to be a real workout.

At 06:00 the sun was up…and Harry was already on his first cup of coffee.  We were flying before 08:00.  After several hours in the air with Harry (a former RCAF F-86 driver and retired airline Captain) Dick Laumeyer showed up for my official lesson and checkout.  Dick flew A4’s in the Navy and like Harry retired from the airlines.  Today Dick flys around in a C-185 and a beautiful old SNJ.  We flew for an hour or so…working on touch-n-goes and air work.  The Chipmunk is a wonderful trainer.  I see now why Harry loves it so much.  The airplane he owns today is the actual airplane he trained in during his RCAF days.  It’s truly a treasure and a real joy to fly.

After lunch at the Warbirds Cafe it was time to fly again.  This time we took up a British Chipmunk.  The canopys are the most notable difference.  The British version has a green house style and the Candanian model has the bubble.  Both are truly terrific airplanes.  It was during this flight that the wind began to blow.  We took advantage of the opportunity and I was able to get in a few crosswind landings.  All in all a perfect day.

We then toured the Driggs airport.  The airshow act Mig Fury Fighters is based here.  While touring their facility I looked up and Dale Snodgrass walked in.  I couldn’t believe it!  He’s flying their new F-86 to Oshkosh.  After hearing some stories and admiring the airplanes it was time to head for the house.  As I write this I can hear the jets buzzing around.  Dale and friends must be having some fun…  Tomorrow we leave for Lethbridge and the Alberta International Airshow!  After Canada we’re traveling on to Oshkosh.  I’ll be sure to post more tomorrow.  See you soon.

Matt

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