Warbird Radio LIVE! – Tom Reilly – Ep 647

WARBIRD RADIO – It’s our February show! Since this entire month celebrates love, here’s an episode devoted to a lovebird’s warbird.  Tom Reilly and his XP-82 is the perfect warbird for anyone looking to get their special someone a unique gift.  Tandem bicycle says “we do everything together” – the world’s only flying Twin Mustang says “we do everything together – but way cooler.”  It truly is the perfect warbird for two lovebirds.

Currently Tom’s restoring two B-17’s and a P-51D at his shop in Douglas, Georgia.  On this episode you’ll hear a complete update on all the projects – plus some news about the XP-82.  Subscribe today and never miss an episode!

QUICK LINK:  XP-82 Facebook Page

QUICK LINK:  Matt’s Book!

Tom Reilly’s XP-82 UPDATE – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 578

XP-82---webWARBIRD RADIO – Tom Reilly’s XP-82 has reached a major milestone and he’s coming on Warbird Radio LIVE to share the news.  Today, the XP-82 has both engines installed and it’s sitting on it’s landing gear.  Take a look at the pictures and join the conversation this Tuesday (10/27/15) at 8pm ET.

For more information on the XP-82 click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  XP-82 Project

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

PHOTO TOUR

 

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

XP-82 Update With Tom Reilly – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 1/6/15 – 8pm (EASTERN)

Tom ReillyWARBIRD RADIO – It’s a new year and time to launch a brand new season of Warbird Radio LIVE!  Our first guest of 2015 is Tom Reilly.  Tune in this Tuesday (1/6/15) and hear the latest news on Tom’s XP-82 project.

Tom and his team are restoring this aviation icon to flying condition and have made remarkable progress since his last visit with Warbird Radio.com.  If you have questions or comments feel free to call in.  The studio number is posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  XP-82 Project Website

STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

EMAIL: info@warbirdradio.com

XP-82 UPDATE & Planes of Fame Air Show Preview – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Ep500

XP-82 SystemsWARBIRD RADIO – It’s our 500th episode!  Since it’s a special milestone we wanted some special guests, Tom Reilly joins Matt with an update on the XP-82 project and Harry ‘T’ Geier from Planes of Fame fills us in on this weekend’s Planes of Fame Air Show line-up.  Don’t miss a minute of this special broadcast.

For more info on the XP-82 or POF’s air show, click on the Quick Links posted below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  Tom Reilly’s XP-82 Project

QUICK LINK:  Planes of Fame’s Air Show – May 4th & 5th

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