Hangar49
We talk about different airstrips to visit, the ups and downs of flying in the Pacific Northwest, and all the fun events you can find here! We also like to discuss aviation music, movies, books, and websites. Basically we are just a bunch of fun loving pilots that have a passion for aviation just like you!
Is the Malt Shoppe open?

This time we hop into the WayBack machine to the carefree 1940's with music, movies, and malt shoppes....until that day....

Movie:  Tora, Tora, Tora
Sound:  Japanese Zero
Song:  Remember Pearl Harbor - Dick Robertson and His Orchestra
Book:  The Attack of Pearl Harbor:  Strategy, Combat, Myths, and Deceptions - Alan Zimm
Destination:  Hawaii
Website:  A Pilot's Guide to Flying in Hawaii

Direct download: Podcast43.mp3
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Those Three Looney Pilots Are Back!

Those Three Looney Pilots, Jim, Al, and Tony are back with flying news, movies, books, destinations, and more.  Even a cartoon!

Movie:  Above And Beyond – 1952  ( A story about Paul Tibbets,
Pilot of the Enola Gay)

Destination – Wendover, Utah/West Wendover, Nevada (A cool
museum at the Wendover Airport – Where they trained the Enola Gay crew)
Wendover Museum  Wendover Airport  Wendover Accommodations and Flights

Bonus Movie – Looney Tunes:  Go Fly A Kit – 1957 

Book: Flying Carpet-The Soul of An Airplane

Song - Take Me To The Pilot - Elton John

Website - Skychick Adventures

Sound - Japanese Zero

Tie Down Your Plane!  This video shows you why!

Direct download: Hangar49Episode42.mp3
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When in Wendover...

This episode Al takes a gamble!

We also talk movies, books, and music!

Movie:  Victory Through Air Power (1943)

Direct download: hangar49ep41WhenInWendover.mp3
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What's the runway number at the North Pole?

Welcome back.  Is this episode our three wayward aviators ask the question:  "What's the runway number for the North Pole airport?"

Song: The Fifth Dimension - Up, Up, and Away

Movie: A Gathering of Eagles

Bonus Song #1-
The US Air force Song

Bonus Song #2:
Brit and Canadian Airforce March
 
Book – Diary of an Unknown Aviator-War in the Air World War I
 
Sound – Lancaster Bomber bombing raid
 
Website – Target Aviation Photography

Destination - Tofino, BC

Return of the Red Baronc

Direct download: Hangar49Podcast40.mp3
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the air

Those three zany pilots are back with incredible tales of their flying experiences, plus a glimpse into the world of air traffic control and the usual songs, books and movies.  Enjoy!

Movie:  Legend of Pancho Barnes
 
Book:  Captain Roy Brown: The Definitive Biography, Including His Encounter with the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen

Sound:  Curtiss Jenny

Song:  Come Josephine In My Flying Machine

Bonus Song:  Snoopy vs the Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen

Direct download: Hangar49Episode39.mp3
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Why Walk When You Can Fly

Welcome to our latest episode of Hangar 49.  In this show we talk about Boeing, lost airliners, and the Reno air races.  We feature a special song from Mary Chapin Carpenter, and a great airplane picture book.

A year ago, Jim and Al visited the Smokejumper Museum in Missoula, Montana.  We discovered a cool movie titled, "Red Skies of Montana."  After a year long search, we found the flick, and it's our movie of the week.

One thing is missing from this show.............Jim.  Listen carefully as Al and Tony discuss the pros and cons of this concept.

Enjoy the show and keep those cards and letters coming!

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Book of the Week:  Military Low-Flying Aircraft: The Men Who Fly and the Skill of the Photographers That Capture Them by Michael Leek

Song of the Week:  Why Walk When You Can Fly - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Movie of the Week:  Red Skies of Montana  (Yay!  We found a clip on YouTube.  Enjoy!)

Destination of the Week:  Grand Coulee Dam/Electric City, Washington

Sound of the Week:  Reno Air Races 2011 - Galloping Ghost

Direct download: Hangar49Ep38.mp3
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But that's not important right now (and don't call me Shirley)

Welcome to our last "live" show from the Arlington, Washington Fly-In.  This episode was recorded "live" (yes...we were all there) from the flight line at the 3rd largest Fly-In in America.  Sure...it was over a month ago, but it's worth wating for!

Movie of the week:  Airplane!

Song of the Week:  Fly Away by Michael Jackson 

Books of the Week: 

Flight Aptitude Test For Dummies

The Space Shuttle-Celebrating 30 Years of america's Space Plane by Piers Bizony 


Our special Guests: 

Ed Grumman and Tommy Lamb, Tuskeegee Airmen
Dave Peterson, Arlington Fly-In PA Announcer.
Dave Carey, University of Washington Meteorologist.

And of course...the Usual suspects:  Jim Leighty, Tony Roberts, and Al Gilson.

Co-starring: Philip Randolph, special guest interviewer.

And the production team: 
Casey Stewart - Gopher
Dale Comer - Engineer
Erik Utter - Executive Producer

Direct download: Hangar_49_7-9-11.mp3
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We're Having Technical Difficulties!

This is the second episode of Hangar 49 that was recorded live at the Arlington, WA Fly-in.  We did this show on Friday, July 8, 2011 on the flight line.

Why is it titled, "Technical Difficulties?"  Well, about 50 minutes into our one hour broadcast masterpiece, the power went out for about 30 seconds. EVerything came back on...except the device that was saving the show audio.  We don't know what we said, so we don't know what you'll miss. Just enjoy the show.

Our special guests: 

Art Unruh:  B-17 waist gunner in World War Two.  Completed 50 missions.
Nicholas Rider :  Author of America's True Hero's-Volumes 1 and 2  (  http://www.nicholasrider.com )

Movie of the Week:  Pushing Tin

Song of the Week;  Watching Airplanes - Gary Allan

Book of the week:  Scenario-Based Training with X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator: Using PC-Based Flight Simulations based on FAA and Industry Training Standards by Bruce Williams  (Not yet released but you can pre-order at Amazon.  C'mon Bruce, hurry up.  Finish the book!)

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Starring:  Jim, Al, and Tony.

Philip Randolph-Guest Host
Dale Comer-Engineer
Casey Stewart-Gopher

Eric Utter-Live Show Producer (Where are the lost 11 minutes, Eric?)

Oh...and by the way.  Listen carefully to the first couple of minutes.  Jim is having audio problems...and doesn't realize his playback is about 30 seconds delayed in his earphones. 

Direct download: Hangar_49_7-8-11.mp3
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Podcasting Live!!!  (Sort of)

WE ARE PODCASTING LIVE !  (Sort of)

History was made on Thursday, July 7, 2011.  For the first time ever, the three hosts of Hangar 49 met faCE to face.  oh, sure.  We've been podcasting

for over a year, but we've never been at the same place at the same time.  In fact, Jim had never met Tony.  Please join us for this fun-filled hour of

aviation frivolity in this, first of three espisodes that were recorded at the Arlington Fly-In held in northwest Washington State.  We gathered on the

flight line as the aircraft passed by just a few short feet away.  of course, in true northwest fashion...it was raining.

This show was produced live on Thursday, July 7, 2011 and broadcast live (and re-run several times) over the Arlington Fly-In Radio Station and Live  ATC.Net on the internet.

Starring (of course): Jim Leighty, Tony Roberts, and Al Gilson. 
Special guest host: Phillip Randolph
Engineer:  Dale Comer
Producer: Erik Utter
Production Assistant and gopher: Casey Stewart
Arlington PA Announcer: Mark Peterson
Meteorologist: Dave Carey-University of Washington

Special Guests:

Karl Bergey-Designer of the Piper Cherokee Aircraft series
Jason Parr-Skagit Aero Museum

Movie of the Week - The Blue Max (1966)
Song of the Week - Treetop Flyer - Stephen Stills
Book of the Week - Epic Flights - Vaughn Hardestry

Direct download: Hangar_49_7-7-11.mp3
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A Day At The Races

Catch 22

In this episode we talk about Mogas of course!

Jim talks with Tim Bovee and a couple of other racers about the Great Pacific Northwest Air Race.

Jim interviews Brian Carroll about the upcoming Big Sky Air Race

News: Liberty Bell burned after a perfect landing.

         LightSquared changes spectrum

         A380 clips building at Paris Air Show

         When chatting during a flight make sure your mic isn't on!

Movie of the Week is: Catch 22

Direct download: Hangar49Ep34ADayAtTheRaces.mp3
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We were "Born To Fly"

Where the heck is Tony?  (Probably in some Las Vegas casino raising cash to keep this show on the internet.)  Anyway, we were born to fly and this show is living proof!

Our song this week is:

Sara Evans - Born to Fly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xvhutWc67k

Our movie is:

The Aviator - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hIJFBPyfqU

And...Jimmy loves Mickey Mouse.  Check out "Mousetalgia."

http://mousetalgia.com/

Here is episode 135 - Victory Through Air Power

Make sure you visit us live, and in person at the Arlington Fly-In!

Direct download: Hangar49Podcast33.mp3
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Does our podcast have "The Right Stuff?"

Here we go with another rollicking episode of Hangar 49.  Remember, we've been podcasting for over a year.  We should know what we're doing by now.  In fact, we have the right stuff.  Thanks for listening.  Tell your flying (and non-flying) friends.

Movie:  The Right Stuff (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak1n6qQS3_A

Song:  Sky Pilot-Eric Burden and the Animals (1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lroU7apzma8

Book:  "Punching Out-High Speed Ejections"
http://www.amazon.com/Punching-Out-High-Speed-Ejections-Survivor/dp/0312383150/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304173700&sr=1-3

Sound:  Merlin Engines in P-51's
http://www.ferociousfrankie.com/video1.html

Direct download: Hangar49Episode32.mp3
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Hey, it's another episode of Hangar49!!!

Movie of the week: Twelve O'clock High 12o'clock

Book of the week: The Wrong Stuff by Truman Smith

Song of the week: Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot by Sting

Ice Pilots video

Direct download: Hangar49Ep31HelloIsThisOn.mp3
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50 Years of Space! Gagarin Orbited the earth and changed the way we looked up!

In this episode we talk about ATC trying to stay awake: Zzzzzzz

A CRJ and a Airbus A380 tangle with eachother on the taxiway. Check out the video at the bottom of the page!

Avweb reviews tie downs after tornado hits Sun N Fun. Take a look at their findings.

Song of the week: REO Speed Wagon, Time for me to fly

Bookof the week: My Heart is in Africa

Movie of the week: Dive Bomber with Fred McMurray

And as a bonus I found a video of the Ian Anderson / Cady Coleman duet in space!

Direct download: TheGagarinHeardAroundTheWorld.mp3
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Got Gas? Well Tony and Al can tell you about the price of it!

 

Do you want a Missoula Smokejumper T-shirt? Then go visit their Visitors Center.

Want to fly airplanes but the weather has you down? Try an online game!

 Movie of the week: Wings    Wings

Produced in 1929, a movie staring Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers and Richard Arlen.

Song of the week: Fly at Night by Chilliwack.

Sound of the week: Supermarine Spitfire flyby

 Book of the week: In Love With Flying by Kenneth Ford

Direct download: Hangar49Ep29Pucksflytoo.mp3
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What about this mythological bird?

We are back for episode 28!  (Pay no attention to the episode number on the file.  Al is so easily confused.  That's why he doesn't have an instrument rating.) 

Yes...once again we forgot to mention our 1st anniversary.  Perhaps it's because we were under the spell of the Phoenix!  Enjoy this episode and thanks for listening.  Jim, Al, and Tony.


Movies of the week:
Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)


Song of the week:
Flight of the Phoenix-Grand Funk Railroad (1972)

Sound - C-130 Fyby

Website - Troy Hartman/Stunt Man

Book
Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage, and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet
by Elliott Hester


 

Direct download: Hangar49Episode29.mp3
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Here we go for another exciting episode.  It's number 28...and our first anniversary.  Yep, we (meaning Jim) started this podcast in February 2010.  But, do you think we remembered to mention it on the show?  Not!

Oh well.  Join Jim and Al as we trip down memory lane (Tony is missing.   Apparently he's still on a secret mission), or the lack of it.  Now...what did we talk about?

Our song of the week:  The Ventures-Flights of Fantasy from 1968.  Check it out on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmga5ttqY6k 


Book of the Week:  The FAA Airplane Flying Handbook:
http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aircraft/airplane_handbook/media/faa-h-8083-3a-1of7.pdf

Website of the Week:  Ask Captain Scott:
http://askcaptainscott.com/

Movie of the Week:  The Idiana Jones Films (and the airplanes in them)
http://indianajones.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Aircraft 

Destination of the Week:  Prosser, WA
http://www.airnav.com/airport/S40

Direct download: Podcast28.mp3
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Al and Jim try to kick off 2011 without Tony only to learn that Tony is needed and cats can be disgusting.

 

Song of the week: Buck Howdy - TSA Help you make it to your flight

 

Direct download: Asthma_CAt.mp3
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