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




FRIDAY FAVORITE: Warbird Radio Presents – The Tom Reilly Story


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. 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  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


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

Tom Reilly & The XP-82 Project – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday – 10am (EASTERN)

Tom Reilly – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 10am (EASTERN) Photo Courtesy of XP-82 Mustang Website

MONDAY – Tom Reilly joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE with an update on his XP-82 project.  Tune in for this special episode of WRL at 10am (EASTERN).  For more information on Tom’s XP-82 just click on the Quick Link provided below.   Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  Tom Reilly’s XP-82

STUDIO LINE: 478.787.4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


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