Fly The PT-13 – Photo Tour!

WARBIRD RADIO – Take to the skies in the rare PT-13.  So what’s the difference in the PT-13 and PT-17? They a look the same but the engines are different.  The PT-13 uses the Lycoming R-680 and the PT-17 uses the Continental R-670.  The legendary Stearman’s were the first airplanes most WWII pilots trained in.

After the war, many were used as crop dusters and sprayers.  Today the PT-13/PT-17 remains a popular warbird for pilots and enthusiasts alike. The PT-13 featured in the video and photo tour was owned by Jeff Whitford at the time we published.



Crew: two, student and instructor
Length: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 2 in (9.81 m)
Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
Wing area: 298 sq ft (27.7 m²)
Empty weight: 1,931 lb (878 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,635 lb (1,198 kg)
Powerplant: 1— Continental R-670-5 seven-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 220 hp (164 kW)

Maximum speed: 135 mph (117 knots, 217 km/h)
Cruise speed: 96 mph (83 knots, 155 km/h)
Service ceiling: 13,200 ft (4,024 m)
Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 17.3 min

AirVenture 2013 – Tuesday Photo Highlights

P-40ByFuelTruckWARBIRD RADIO – Warbird Radio LIVE’s Matt Jolley remembered to snap a few pictures this Tuesday during AirVenture 2013.  Here’s a look at a few of them.  Thanks for tuning in!

More coverage Wednesday from the largest aviation event in the world…AirVenture 2013.


Tour The Palm Springs Air Museum!

WARBIRD RADIO – The Palm Springs Air Museum is truly an oasis in the desert for warbird fans.  Go inside and take a look for yourself via the Photo Tour in this story.  For more information on the museum just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for stopping by.

QUICK LINK:  The Palm Springs Air Museum


Museum of Aviation Volunteers Restore UC-78 – Photo Tour!

Museum of Aviation volunteers restore UC-78 (Photo courtesy Museum of Aviation)

WARBIRD RADIO – Volunteers at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia have been working to restore a Cessna UC-78 “Bobcat”.  The restoration has been a combined effort between museum volunteers and students at Middle Georgia College.  In 1942, the U.S Army Air Force adopted the Bobcat as a light personnel transport.

By the end of World War II, Cessna had produced over 4,600 Bobcats for the U.S. military.  The Bobcat didn’t last long in post-war military service. Few (if any) Bobcats were in service with the United States Air Force when it was formed in September, 1947.  Surviving military aircraft were declared obsolete in 1949.  For more info on the UC-78 visit the Museum of Aviation’s website by clicking on the Quick Link posted below.

QUICK LINK:  The Museum of Aviation

Cessna UC-78 “Bobcat” – Restoration Photo Tour

Photo’s Courtesy Museum of Aviation

Tour The Trojan! T-28 Photo Tour Now Posted

T-28 Photo Tour - Now Posted!

WARBIRD RADIO – This week get up close and personal with a former U.S. Air Force T-28.  The Trojan is one of the most recognized pilot makers in history.  The T-28 featured in these photos is currently on display at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia.  Check out this week’s photo tour by viewing the gallery below.  Enjoy!

QUICK LINK:  Museum of Aviation

T-28 Photo Tour

Span: 40 feet 7 inches
Length: 32 feet
Height: 12 feet 8 inches
Weight: 7,812 lbs without external load
Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns in detachable pods under the wing, two 100 lb bombs or six 2.25″ rockets
Engine: Wright R-1300 of 800 hp
Cost: $123,000
Serial Number: 51-3612

Maximum speed: 283 mph
Cruising speed: 190 mph
Range: 1,000 miles
Service ceiling: 25,200 feet

Aircraft specifications courtesy of the Museum of Aviation’s website.

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