The World’s Only Flying C-97 – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 632

WARBIRD RADIO – Tim Chopp founder of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation joins Matt Jolley with a full report on their C-97’s recent post restoration flight.  On November 7th 2017 the Angel of Deliverance took flight after a lengthy restoration with Tim Chopp and his crew.  Tim’s organization is no stranger to operating large four engine aircraft.  Since 1988 the foundation has owned the Spirit of Freedom C-54 and they’ve told the story of the Berlin Air Lift to countless people.  

Matt also welcomes International Council of Air Shows President John Cudahy with news on the airspace privatization efforts underway in Washington.  This proposed legislation would dramatically effect the air show industry in the USA and subsequently the operation of vintage military aircraft.  Hear both stories tonight (11/14/17) starting at 8pm ET.  To join the conversation just use the contact information posted below.

A special thank you to photographer Corey J. Beitler for allowing us to use his image of the C-97.  

LIVE Broadcast begins at 8pm 11/14/17 – Podcast will immediately follow.

QUICK LINK:  Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation

QUICK LINK:  International Council of Air Shows

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Aviation Author Donald Nijboer – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 600

FightingCockpits-WEBWARBIRD RADIO – On this episode aviation author Donald Nijboer joins Matt Jolley with details on his new book:  Fighting Cockpits. Donald Nijboer is a best selling aviation author/historian/documentary writer-producer/college instructor and Smithsonian Speaker who lives in Toronto, Canada.  Donald is the author of Spitfire Mk V vs C.202 Folgore, The Illustrated History No 126 Wing RCAF D-Day to VE-Day, Gloster Meteor vs. V-1 Flying Bomb, Seafire vs. A6M Zero, P-38 Lightning vs. Ki 61 Tony, No 126 Wing RCAF, Graphic War: The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II and co-author with photographer Dan Patterson, of Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors, Gunner: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions, Cockpits of the Cold War, and B-29 Combat Missions.

Currently he is writing and producing full-length aviation documentaries for the on-line broadcaster Aerocinema.com. He has also written articles for Flight Journal, Aviation History and Aeroplane Monthly.
Matt also welcomes International Council of Air Shows President, John Cudahy with a look at the current 2016 air show season.  As always, your calls and comments are welcome.
QUICK LINK:  Donal Nijboer’s Website
QUICK LINK:  International Council of Air Shows
STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768
SKYPE: warbirdradio

2015 Air Show Season Wrap-up – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 582

STOCKAirshowT6WARBIRD RADIO – John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air Shows, joins Matt Jolley with a look back at the 2015 air show season.  The International Council of Air Shows is dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant air show industry.  The annual ICAS Convention is coming up December 6th – 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada.  For more information click on the Quick Link posted below.

Hugh Oldham from ProairSHOW, LLC will also join the conversation.  Mr. Oldham works as an show narrator and sound system provider, he’s also known the world over as an air show evangelist through his monthly magazine column.  Hugh’s unique brand of humor and sage wisdom always make for an entertaining show.  Tune in and join in on the conversation and share your stories from the 2015 air show season.

LIVE BROADCAST:  8pm ET – 11/24/15

QUICK LINK:  International Council of Air Shows

QUICK LINK:  ProairSHOW, LLC

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

AF Memorial Fly Over & International Air Show Safety Discussion – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 573

Spiritof45FlyOverDCWARBIRD RADIO – Earlier this month four P-51 Mustangs flew over the United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia honoring the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII.  Fly-over pilot Andrew McKenna and Air Force Association Executive Vice President – Major General Mark A. Barrett (USAF, RET) join Matt Jolley to talk about the historic event.

International Council of Air Shows – President John Cudahy will also join the show with a discussion on International air show safety.  Recent incidents have raised questions about air show spectator safety.  Join us tonight for a candid conversation.  Your calls and comments are always appreciated.

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com

QUICK LINK:  Air Force Association

QUICK LINK:  International Council of Air Shows

Warbird Radio On The Way To Las Vegas For ICAS Convention

Vegas SunsetWARBIRD RADIO – Our bags are packed and we’ll soon be in route to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2013 International Council of Air Shows annual convention.  The International Council of Air Shows held its first convention in 1967.  Since then, the air show community has gathered every year to exchange ideas, conduct business and begin the process of planning the upcoming air show season.  This year, the ICAS Convention will be held on December 2, 3, 4 & 5 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tune in for updates throughout the week and a special episode of Warbird Radio LIVE broadcast from the convention floor.  Warbird Radio will also be following future air show pilot and Stearman restorer Mike Porter during his first convention.  As for the unveiling of the P-51 mystery owner…we wouldn’t miss it for the world.  Stay tuned!

QUICK LINK:  International Council of Air Shows

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