The Texas Warbird Report – Texas Air Museum and the CAF Centex Wing – Episode 23

WARBIRD RADIO – Malcolm Laing from the Caprock Chapter of the Texas Air Museum joins us to discuss warbird happenings on the Llano Estacado. The Museum at Slaton, Texas has a wide variety of static and flying aircraft. Static displays include the F-14 Tomcat and the F9F Panther.  Flying aircraft include the AT-6, Reliant MkIII and three of the interesting Mitusbishi KI51 “Sonja” replicas.

Also joining us will be Joe Enzminger from the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.  The Centex wing is home the B-25 “Yellow Rose”  and she is in need of some support. Engine changes are never an inexpensive undertaking. The Wing is also home to a P-39 Cobra, AT-6 and the San Marcos, Texas hangar will soon be home to the D-Day survivor C-47 ” That’s All Brother”.

QUICK LINK:  Texas Air Museum  

Quick Link:  Central Texas Wing of the CAF  

QUICK LINK:  Project 107 KickStarter  

Texas Warbird Report – Skyler Burchinal and the AF2 Guardian – Episode 22

WARBIRD RADIO – The Burchinal name has deep roots in the warbird world and the tradition continues today with Skyler Burchinal, Join Zane Adams on an all new Texas Warbird Report as examine the Grumman AF2 Guardian and it’s restoration to flight.  This rare aircraft is one of five survivors and will be the only one flying. Built in the 1950’s the Guardian was an anti-submarine warfare hunter/killer carrier borne aircraft. We will also explore the colorful past of Skyler’s grandfather, Junior Burchinal and the history of Flying Tiger field in Paris, Texas.

QUICK LINK :  Flying Tiger Airport

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The Annual Warbird Radio Christmas Spectacular 2016! – Episode 609

WARBIRD RADIO – It’s that time of year again, time to pull up a comfy chair and tune in for the annual Warbird Radio Christmas Spectacular!  Call in and join the fun this Tuesday (12/20/16) at 8pm ET.   Just click the Listen LIVE button on the right side of your screen to tune in.  Thanks for listening and supporting Warbird Radio.com.

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EMAIL: matt@warbirdradio.com

Friday Favorite: The Denny May Story – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 244

WARBIRD RADIO – Here’s this week’s Friday Favorite!  In 2011 we interviewed Denny May (son of W.R. May) who told us his father’s famous story of encountering the infamous Red Barron. 

This show ranks among my top favorites since the stories are so seldom told.  Mr. May’s famous encounter is arguably one of the most debated moments in aviation history.  Who shot down the Red Barron?

The only part of the story that is not contested is the fact Mr. May was chased and narrowly escaped.  Hear the story this Friday with you own ears and see some exclusive pictures below as well.  Until next week!

V/R

Matt Jolley
Warbird Radio LIVE!

ORIGINAL STORY:  Next week is the kick off of League Week II.  Let’s look back at day three of our 1st WWI Aviation History Week…with the son of legendary aviator W.R. “WOP” May.  Mr. Denny May will not only tell the story of his father’s encounter with the infamous Red Barron, he will also share many additional stories about his father’s flying career.  This is a show you simply don’t want to miss.  The fun starts at 10am (EASTERN) right here on Warbird Radio.  Thanks for listening!

QUICK LINK:  W.R. “WOP” May

QUICK LINK:  The League of WWI Historians

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SKYPE:  warbirdradio

EMAIL:  matt@warbirdradio.com

W.R. “WOP” May Photo Gallery

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

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