Hangar49 (general)
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!

Yep, when we get into a bind at the Hangar 49 studios, we start to babble, and the show starts to crash, we just reach for the handle and pull the chute.  Easy, right?  Maybe.  In this show we talk about a flight where they, "pulled the chute," right in our own backyard.  Plus, another incident that "impacted" one of Al's favorite rental Cessnas.  Climb aboard...it's fate...and we have that movie, too.  Plus, we check our speed at nearly 2,000 nautical miles per hour.

Movie: Fate is the Hunter

Sound/Comedy: Major Brian Shul, USAF (Ret.) SR71 Blackbird Speed check

Book: Sled Driver by Brian Shul
 
Song: David Usher-Airplane

 

Direct download: H49Ep112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm PDT
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Every time we do these shows, it seems like we always come in on a wing and a prayer. Like: We always “wing” it, and our audience has a “prayer” about when will the show finally be over. This show is no exception. Again, we recorded this show live at the Arlington Fly-In during July 2018 with interviews, noisy airplanes, music, books, movies, and unplanned interruptions. Join Tony, and Al with special guest interviewer Phillip Randolph and ace engineer, Erik Utter for a fun-filled hour of entertainment.


Song: Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer/Vera Lynn

Movie: Reach For The Sky

Comedy: When Thrift Flying is Not Recommended, Andrew Rivers

Book: 35 Miles From Shore by Emilio Corsetti

Destination: Abbotsford Air Show

Direct download: H49Ep110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am PDT
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 OK...sure...it's been awhile since our last show, (about 6 months), but we know our fans are still with us.  You are still here, aren't you?  Hello....is anyone out there?  Hello.....hello....

Well, anyway, we are back with our traditional live broadcast from the flight line at the Arlington Fly-In.  Just a tiny bit north of Seattle in Washington State, USA.

Sit back, relax and listen to Tony and Al, plus Phillip and Erik as they babble through an entertaining hour of aviation news, interviews, and valuable information.

And, of course, the usual stuff:

Song: Nazz/When I Get My Plane

Movie: The Pilot

Comedy: Checking In at the Airport - Sebastian Maniscalco

Book:  81 Lessons From The Sky by Fletcher McKenzie

Direct download: H49-Ep109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am PDT
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Of course, everything on the internet is true.  That means everything we say on this show is true.  We can prove it.  Just listen to this show.  We even have a "To Tell the Truth" segment on this show.

Song - John Fogerty - Flying Away.

Book - Flight of Passage – By Rinker Buck

Sound: To Tell the Truth-Kern Buck (Rinker Bucks brother)
Part One
Part Two

Website (and Museum Destinations): Warbird Alley

Movie - American Made

 

Direct download: H49Ep109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm PDT
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Well, it's a new day. Jim has abandoned Tony and Al in cyberspace, leaving those two renegades to navigate through the skies without him. It's kind of like traveling through time to a different world...AJ: After Jim. So, we have a movie about that and a great song about how Tony and I will spread our wings and learn to fly without Jimmy. We tend to wander and without any clear direction from our founder, so Tony and Al talk about vacations, cruising, the usual destinations, and we are able to work in some aviation news, plus a variety of stuff nobody cares about. Thanks for listening.

Destination: Commemorative Air Force/Airbase Arizona

Song: Christian Andreason - Born to fly

Movie: Millenium (1989)

Comedy: Dave Allen on airplanes

Book: The Race by Clive Cussler

Direct download: H49Ep108-B.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT
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So, in 2010 Jimmy had a dream: Create the world's best aviation podcast.  He brought on a couple of airplane pilot buddies, another ex-disc jockey and an ex British rock and roller.  The rest is history. 

Over 100 shows later, Jim is turning off his microphone. Why? We don't know.  Old age, mental disorder, confusion, lack of pay, no respect? It could be any of these.  Well, we opened up the studio and recorded this show in front of a live audience. And, with the production staff currently incarcerated in a third-world country, we produced it ourselves.

We have a song, movie, news, and comedy, plus that great pilot banter you know and love.

No links or other crap to clutter this up.  Just listen.

Oh, Tony and Al are looking for the next great co-host. Send your tapes and resumes to: hangar49@comcast.net (hopefully, Jimmy will forward those to Tony and Al.  Jim is kind of protective of that account.

Direct download: H49Ep107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm PDT
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The Internet Police might censor this show!

We pride ourselves to ensure that every episode of Hangar 49 is filled with cutting edge aviation information and entertainment. You be the judge. You better listen soon, before the internet police remove this show.  Watch for our bail/bond crowdfunding campaign.  Coming soon.

Movie: October Sky

Book: Sputnik: The Shock of the Century by Paul Dickson

Sound: Frustrated Pilot talking to SoCal Approach

Website/App: Cloud Topper Pilot Sight Level for iPhone/iPad

Song:Long John Baldry & Elton John (Reggie White)-Flying

Interview/Discussion: AOPA Safety Institute/Flight Following

Comedy: Why can't you use phones on planes

Direct download: H49Ep106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT
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Godspeed, John Glenn

In this episode we honor one of America's first seven astronauts, John Glenn, who passed away in early December.  It's just Jim and Al on this show, Tony had a much better offer.  So, strap yourself in and let's light this candle!

Movie/TV: The Right Stuff (Encore)

Book: Project Mercury: NASA's First Manned Space Programme by John Catchpole

Sounds: 1962 John Glenn in Friendship 7

Website/App:  Project Mercury - America's First Astronauts | NASA

Song: Space Truckin'-Deep Purple

Destination: National Air and Space Museum (Re-Visit)

Interview: John Glenn

Direct download: H49Ep105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm PDT
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Any Pizza is a Personal Pizza

Yes, we've been away for awhile, for our usual summer/fall vacation.  Jim was hungry, so we ordered pizza.  He ate it all...hence the name of this show.  We had some serious technical issues in the studio.  Hopefully, you won't notice.  Of course, there's the normal banter, drivel, nonsense, bad words, and confusion.  The stuff we're famous for.If you like the show, tell your friends.  If you hate it...oh..never mind.


Movie/TV:  633 Squadron (1964)

Book:  Sully (Highest Duty): My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger

Comedy Break/Sound: Louis CK-How to Land a Plane

Website/App: CSRC DUATS

Song: Joni Mitchell-This Flight Tonight

Destination: Seattle Museum of Flight-Deja Vu

Interview: Bob Hoover-Legend of Aviation

Direct download: H49Episode104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT
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This Isn't Our First Rodeo

Woo, hoo!  It's our third show recorded at the Arlington, Washington, USA Fly-In.  Al and Jim are gazing at airplanes as they taxi past the outdoor studio.  Where's Tony?  Apparently, he went to a rodeo (his other passion is photographing wild animals being piloted by cowboy pilots).  Hey, this isn't our first Rodeo...or Tony's.  So...sit back and relax as the zany team of Al, Jim, guest host Phillip Randolph, producer Erik Utter, and gopher Casey Stewart clutter up the internet with 60 minutes of aviation entertainment.


Movie/TV: Captains of the Clouds

Book:  The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann

Song:  Lionel Hampton-Flying Home and the
University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Interviews:

Linda Allen/Will Allen Airshows

Dave Whitelaw
Recreational Aviation Foundation

Jason Richert
Kenmore Aero Services

Direct download: h49-2016-07-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm PDT
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We are two plus one on the flight line at the Arlington, Washington, USA Fly-In.  Yes, once again, Tony was turned away at the US Border.  It's like someone built a wall to keep that rascal out.  That's OK, we snuck him into the show via Skype.  Of course, had the production staff known that Tony and Jim would gang up on Al and criticize his musical tastes, both of those guys would have been arrested.  Pay no attention to those guys, we all know that Al has impeccable musical taste.  Thanks for listening....again.  Tell your friends.


Movie/TV: The Big Lift

Book:  Skunk Works by Ben Rich

Song:  Rolling Stones-Who's Driving Your Plane?


Interviews

Dean Baxter - Aircraft Judge

John Smutny - Air Boss One

DeWayne Spencer & Micayla Stephens - Spencer Aircraft

Direct download: h49-2016-07-08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT
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Ground Control?  We're Out of Control!

We are on the ground, but we're out of control!  Yes, the three flying bandidos are back again on the flight line at the Arlington, Washington, USA Fly-In.  Once again, government officials have prevented Tony from entering the United State of America to join us live, so we connected with him through the miracle of Skype.  Had we only known that keeping him away from our single-malt stash was this easy, we would have done this years ago.

Movie: Ground Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80bkfppcKjE

Song:  Amy Grant/I'm Gonna Fly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDNtwwAFU6o

Interview: Drew Jenkins-Vintage Aircraft Museum
http://vintageaircraftmuseum.org

Interview:  Betty Scott-Arlington Fly In Co-Founder
http://www.arlingtonflyin.org

Direct download: h49-2016-07-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm PDT
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A Century of Great Aviation Entertainment

HANGAR 49 IS CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF BROADCASTING!!!  Huh?  What?  Oh.  That's the big deal?  Really?  Sounds kind of cheesy to me but OK...I'll start over.  HANGAR 49 IS CELEBRATING 100 "EPISODES OF BROADCASTING!!!  Sheesh, you guys will do anything to get some cheap PR for your show.

Movie/TV:  Target for Today (Full Movie Link) (Wikipedia site)

Book:  Wheels Up: Sky Jinks in the Jet Age by Steve Taylor

Comedy Break/Sound: George Carlin-On Airplanes and Flying

Website/App: Solar Impulse

Song:  Jimmy Buffet-No Plane on Sunday

Destination: Catalina Island

Interview: Catalina Pirep/Jeff Lustick

Plane Crazy Down Under Podcast

Direct download: H49Ep100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am PDT
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99 epidodes of Hangar 49 on the wall....

What?  We've done 99 shows?  Really?  That's not just Tony's age?  Yep.  We are about ready to hit the century mark, but not quite.  Although, based on the songs, movies, and TV shows we pick, it may seem like we're alreay over the hill.  Nope.  We just like old stuff. So sit back, relax and "welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends!"

Movie/TV (Double Feature): Thunderbirds are Go (TV show-1966 TV show & movie and 2015 TV show)

Book: The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-1945 Kindle Edition
by Stephen E. Ambrose

Song:  The Poor Co-Pilot -Oscar Brand

Destination:  Fargo Air Museum

Comedy Break/Sound:  Josh Blue-Flying

Website:  The 99's

Direct download: H49Ep99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm PDT
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Our Next Stop Is 1967

In this episode, we discover the airline world of the sixties via a best selling book, dip into the fifties for a classic flying TV show, fly without leaving the ground, and crawl through an airplane boneyard.  All of this, plus a glimpse into today's fun airline experience in just short of 90 minutes.  So, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.


Movie/TV:  Sky King

Book:  Coffee, Tea or Me? The Uninhibited Memoirs of Two Airline Stewardesses by Trudy Baker

Interview: Brittany Machelka/Red Bird Flight Simulators

Website/App: B4UFLY

Song:  Hillary Duff - Fly

Destination:  Pima Air and Space Museum

Comedy Break/Sound:  Brian Regan on Flying

Direct download: H49Ep98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm PDT
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We are serious about aviation!

Seriously, folks.  We are serious about aviation, although you might have noticed that sometimes this show is not very serious.  In this episode we have a song entitled Sirius/Eye In The Sky.  Then we talk to the folks at Sirius XM.  Then we have an airline safety video that is not serious and feature a destination where you will be greeted by serious guards.  We also have a serious look at the future (OK, it was serious if you were a kid in the 1960's).  So, get serious and listen to this show!  Oh, in case you thought we forgot, it's the 6th birthday for Hangar 49!  We are seriously celebrating!

Music:  Alan Parsons Project - Sirius/Eye In The Sky

Movie/TV: The Jetsons (TV Show)

Book:  Tracon by Paul McElroy

Interview:  Dan Dickerson/Sirius XM Aviation Weather

Website/Mobile App: AeroWeather Mobile App

Sound: Virgin America Safety Video

Destination:  Area 51/Groom Lake, Nevada

Direct download: H49Ep97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT
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We're Having Technical Difficulties

As you know, the electronic wizardry that goes on behind the scenes at Hangar 49 is really amazing, but sometimes there's a glitch.  You might hear Jimmy's voice crackle, fade, and sound funny sometimes....and that's in real life.  On this show, his microphone doesn't work very well, but the show must go on!  Once again, we have the latest news, music, TV, comedy, and a literary break.  Oh, and it's our Christmas show!  Give it a listen.

TV Show Montage:  Wings, Chopper One, and Pan Am.

Music:  Paul Revere & the Raiders - The Great Airplane Strike

Sound:  Hilarious Southwest Flight Attendant

Book:   Squawk 7700 by Peter Buffington

Website:  Airliners dot net

Bonus Christmas Music:  The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy's Christmas

Interview: Chris d'Acosta, CEO Swift Fuels

Direct download: H49Ep95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT
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The Isolation Chamber

With all the "bugs" going around, you can imagine Jim and Al's surprise when Tony showed up at the Hangar 49 studios with a terrible cold.  Reacting quickly, Jim tossed Tony into the back room, known to the production staff as "the isolation chamber."  Tony watched the show with his nose pressed up against the bulletproof window whilst Al and Jim talked about him, and a variety of aviation-related items...you know...the usual drivel that makes up this show.

Music:  Journey - Wheel in the Sky

Sound:  George Carlin - Airport Security

Book:  Ladybirds II-The Continuing Story of American Women in Aviation

Destination: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Website: The DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Inc.

Movie:  Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Interview:  Tech. Sgt. Harrison Southworth and the F-22 Raptor
USAF 27th Fighter Squadron

Direct download: H49Ep94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm PDT
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It's a Spooktacular show!

Yep, it's close to Halloween, so this show is spooktacular.  Halloween is Jim's favorite holiday, so anything can happen.  We spend a few minutes flying through Jim's brain to see if we can get some aerial photos of his reality.  As a result, Jim and Al have some serious flashbacks to their radio DJ days and play an aviation-themed song that has nothing to do with aviation.  Wisely, our 60's child, Tony, stays out of the way as this experiment has the makings of real trouble.  Ha, ha.  Just kidding.  As usual, Tony flies in with both wings.  Oh..yes...we have a movie, book, and comedy clip.  OK...get your costumes ready.  let's trick or treat!


Movie:  Air Force (1943)

Music:  Pilot of the Airwaves/Charlie Dore

Book:  Higher:  100 Years of Boeing by Russ Banham

Sound:  Jerry Seinfeld - TSA Screening

Interview:  Skychick (Ramona Cox) and she also reps MotoArt

Direct download: H49Ep93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am PDT
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Tony Is Surrounded By Yanks

OK.  Tony grew up in England.  Now he lives in Canada.  But he hangs around with Jim and Al.  We've got him surrounded.  In this episode we fire up the way-back machine to the 1940's with a newsreel, movie, song, and patriotic movie theater ad to get young men to join up.  Close your eyes and let us take you back to the battle won by the greatest generation.

Newsreel:  VE Day and VJ Day-Universal Newsreel

Movie:  A Yank In The RAF

Book:  Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII by David Alan Johnson

Song:  Army Air Corps song

Sound:  United States Army Air Corps Recruiting - World War Two Patriotic Educational Film

Interview:  Jay Best - Commemorative Air Force (Recorded at Oshkosh 2015)

Direct download: H49Ep92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm PDT
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More Flight Line Fun (but Tony is missing!)

What the heck?  Now Tony is missing!  It'll be a struggle, but we will try to do this last show from the Arlington Fly-In without our neighbour from the north.  We have a great lineup with an exciting movie, a great book, and a fabulous song (one of the best we've found).

Movie:  Midway

Song: Jefferson Airplane-Planes

Book:  Skyfaring/A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker

Interview:  Robert and Dianne Dempster/Seattle World Cruiser Project

Interview:  Judy Moss & Rich Aldridge/QED Bee Gee

Interview:  Kam Keshavarzi/Flying from Canada


Roll the credits....

Tony Roberts, Jim Leighty, Al Gilson/Hosts
Philip Randolph/Guest Host
ERic Utter/Executive Producer (and substitute weather guy)
Mark Peterson/Arlington PA Announcer
Casey Stewart/GoFer

Recorded live in the Dale Comer Studio-AWO Airport, Arlington, Washington USA

Direct download: h49-2015-7-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT
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Vee Arr Loo King For Moose and Squirrel!

Our second show from the Dale Comer Studio on the flight line at the 2015 Arlington, Washington Fly-In.  Tony joins us via Sky-pe from Kelowna and the usual gang gathers around the table.  We talk old airplanes and motorcycles in this show with a goofy movie and a great song.  An, vee are loo-king for Moose and Squirrel.  Just listen in to find out what vee are talking about.


Movie:  Hot Shots!

Music:  Suzy Boggus-Outbound Plane

Book:  Plane Insanity by Elliot Hester

Pemberton & Sons Aviation-Addison Pemberton

Aero Copters, Inc.-Amanda Rough and Kimber Wardner

Direct download: h49Ep90.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm PDT
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What?  Jim is late again?  Sheesh!

We recorded this show live from the flight line at the Arlington, Washington Fly-In on Thursday, July 9, 2015.  And...once again, Jim is late!!  Tony was stopped at the border with no passport, and is forced to join us via Skype.  Al has to start the show by himself, but he is such a professional, everything works great! (Al also writes these show notes.  Can you tell?).  Of course, Phillip Randolph is here as our guest interviewer and Erik Utter is handling the electronic stuff.  We miss Dale Comer and his engineering wizardry and dry wit.  Sadly, he passed away last April.  We named the Arlington Flight Line Studio after him.  OK, it's just a table under a canopy, but Dale made it a welcome place ot sit and chat.  We interview Addison Pemberton who restored the Boeing 40C, Tracy Gety who has an amazing Russion motorcycle, and Kameron Blevins of North Wing Sports, makers of light sport and ultralite trikes.  Plus the usual movies, music, and literary features.  And, as always at Arlington, plenty of airplane noise in the background.

Movie:     The Great Santini

Music:    Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas-Trains and Boats and Planes

Book:    Ask the Pilot by Patrick Smith

Pemberton & Sons Aviation

North Wing Sports

Direct download: h49-2015-7-9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm PDT
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We are going to lose all of our listeners

Our episode title is, "We are going to lose all of our listeners."  Well, we hope not, but sometime we just talk to much.  So, if you want us to just shut up and play the clip, or move on to another topic, please let us know.  Just drop us an email or facebook post.  We'll get the hint.  Other than that, just enjoy the show.

Song: Willie Nelson/Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground

Movie: Hell's Angels (1930)

Book: Unbroken

Destination and Website: Sky Combat Ace

Comedy: Louis CK/Contemporary Perceptions about Aviation and Pilots in the USA

Interview: Dave Whitelaw-Recreational Aviation Foundation

Direct download: H49Ep88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT
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Runway Roulette

It's no secret.  Tony and Al like Las Vegas.  Tony spends a lot of time there.  He seems to have a knack for removing the wealth of those high roller poker players when they're not paying attention.  Al, on the other hand, is happy just scouring the casino floor picking up the few spare chips that Tony drops as he scoops his winnings off the table.  Jim, of course, is minding the store, hoping the Tony and Al don't blow the entire Hangar 49 promotion budget.  Las Vegas is home to roulette and you never know which number is going to be the winner.  Al played a little runway roulette on his last flight around Seattle.  Speaking of gambling:  Listen and find out which runway was the final winner.  Plus, Tony Curtis gambles on three flight attendents in our featured movie.  Oh, one last thing:  Don't pay any attention to the lyrics. Enjoy the show.


Movie:  Boeing, Boeing (1966)

Song:  Head East - Fly By Night Lady

Website:  www.PilotSafety.Org

Destination:  Las Vegas - Red Bull Air Race

Sound:  Kristen Key - Jokes about airplanes

Interview: Gary Reeves-Pilot Safety.org

Book: Naked in Da Nang: A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam by Mike Jackson

Thanks for listening.

Direct download: H49Ep87.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am PDT
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Down To Our Last Dollar

OK, we know flying can get a little expensive.  But, we have so much fun defying gravity that we'll spend our last dollar just to get another hour in the air.  So, tune in and give a listen to this episode with another outstanding lineup.  Starring:  Rod Machado, Al, Bob Hoover, Jim, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Tony, and Mark Hamill.  Plus, our special musical guest, Tim McGraw.

Song:  Tim McGraw-Last Dollar (Fly Away)

Movie: Flying the Feathered Edge-The Bob Hoover Project

Website:  Professional Pilots Rumour Network

Book:  Flight/The Complete History by R. G. Grant

Bonus Movie:  Star Wars-The Force Awakens

Interview: Rod Machado

Sound/Aviation Humor:  Rod Machado

Direct download: H49Ep86.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm PDT
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We Can Fly!

The Hangar 49 team always strives to be on the leading edge of the aviation world wing.  We drop our landing gear onto every runway that's wide enough for our egos.  We turn a simple tune, with a simple tune, and simple lyrics into an aviation signature song.  We transform the aviator masses into antique film experts.  We turn the pages on books that enlighten generations of flyers into new demensions of wonder.  Speaking of wonder...we also wonder who writes these little blurbs before each episode.

Oh well, tune in and listen to this episode, starring (in no particular order) Jimmy Stewart, Al, John Wayne, Mark Baker, Jim, Beyrl Markham, Will Allen, Tony, with special guest stars-the entire Cowsill family.

Music Video:  Will Allen-Air Show Man

Movie: Island In The Sky (1953)

Music:  The Cowsills-We Can Fly

Book: West with the Night by Beyrl Markham

Website:  First Solar Flight Around the World

Sound:  Actor Jimmie Stewart talks about his early flying days

Destination:  Desert Aire, Washington

Interview:  Mark Baker, President, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn.

Direct download: H49Ep85.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am PDT
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Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza

Wow!  Five whole years.  What a great ride.  Yep, this is the fifth anniversary extravagaza episode.  Turn up the volume, sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight.  Oh, and lthough it may sound like it sometimes, this is not the Twilight Zone.

Song: Airplane - The Beach Boys

Movie: Iron Eagle

Book: Lost Horizon

Bonus Movies: Lost Horizon from 1973 and 1937

Bonus Movie #3:  Davey Crocket-King of the Wild Frontier

TV Show Bonus:  Twilight Zone

Sound:  Natasha Rockwell-flight Attendant

Flintstones:  Happy Anniversary

Beatles:  Birthday

Direct download: H49Ep84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am PDT
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Hey!  Stop!  What's that sound?

Yes!  That sound is us!  We are back with our very first episode of 2015.  Oh sure, we know, we've been out having too much fun and haven't had much spare time for our show.  Tony and Al went to Nevada and Jim got a new puppy.  But hey, just give this show a listen.  It is worth the wait.

Movie:  Air America

Interview:  Paul Glavin, Skycraft

Song:  Disney Fly Medley

Book:  Cavalry of the Air by Norman Leach

Sound: Confused Student Pilot Flying Solo (ATC)

Website:  Only Flying Machines

Destination:  Laughlin, NV & Bullhead City, AZ Airport

Bonus Song & Video:  We Remember, Dwayne O'Brien

Direct download: H49Ep83.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PDT
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Another Fly By Night Episode!

After what seems like an eternity, we are finally back with another episode.  Many of our listeners have described us as just another "fly by night" aviation podcast.  We're OK with that.  In fact, we're just as sassy as ever.  Give us a listen...and you decide.

Movie:  Planes - Fire and Rescue

Music:  Rush - Fly by Night

Website:  Rants of a Sassy Stew

Book: The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual: Or, How to Survive Flying Little Airplanes and Have a Ball Doing It - by Rick Durden

Sound and/or Comedy Moment:  Air Afrikaans

Interview & FaceBook Group:  Brice Van Baren - Flights Above The Pacific Northwest

Movie:  Planes - Fire and Rescue

Direct download: H49Ep82.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am PDT
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Does your airport have an official song?

We wrap up our three-day program blitz at the Arlington Fly-In with this episode. We found an airport with an official song!  OK...it's a really old song.  And the airport has been around for awhile, too.  We have the usual book, movie, and song, plus some special guests.  It's all packaged with the usual tacky banter from the three hosts.  Enjoy.

Movie:  Firefox-Clint Eastwood
Song:  Susan Raye-LA International Airport
Book:  Airframe by Michael Chrichton
Website:  Global Aircraft
Special Guest: Warplanes to Siberia
Episode Sponsor: Spencer Aircraft


Direct download: H49Ep81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am PDT
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Fact check?  Really?  Awe...c'mon.

Fact check?  Awe...c'mon....Hangar 49 is kind of like cable TV news channels or internet "news" sites.  We just fly these things.  We don't understand them.  Just kidding.  Really.  Trust us.  (Of course, you would be wise to use official flying sources and your favorite CFI for accurate advice.

This is the second of three shows we recorded at the Arlington Fly-In during July.  Enjoy!

Movie:  High Road to China-Tom Selleck
Song:  Brad Paisley-If Love Was A Plane
Book:  To Conquer the Air by James Tobin
Website:  Target Aviation Photography

Direct download: H49Ep80.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT
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Back On The Fly-In Flight Line

The three amigos are back with another episode recorded on the flight line at the Arlington Fly-In.  We have some cool guests, music, books, movies, and the usual banter.


Movie:  A Guy Named Joe
Song:  Destroyer-It’s Gonna Take An Airplane
Book: Wild Blue-Men & Boys who flew B-24’s over Germany by Stephen Ambrose

Hangar 49 Arlington Crew

Jim Leighty-Head host, Hangar 49 Founder, and unable to keep time, (Um...Jim Late-eeeee).

Al Gilson-Host, Production Staff Supervisor, excellent pilot, all around nice guy, and writes these descriptions.

Tony Roberts-Host and International Culture Flavour, Music Critic, 60's Rock and Roll Icon, Book Expert, (and Library Card Holder).

Phillip Randolph-Guest Host, Interview Producer, and cool airplane ride scammer.

Mark Peterson-Arlington Fly-In Public Address Announcer (for the last 30 years...Yep...stuck in a rut).

Dave Carey-Meteorologist...who is wondering why he keeps trying to inject a high level of scientific knowledge into this group of lunatics.

Dale Comer-Electronic Gizmo Expert (but a bit under the weather and couldn't be with us.....We really missed his skills.  Al cannot adjust audio levels correctly).

Casey Stewart-Crew Gofer (you know...go for this, go for that).  Also not here.  Last seen wandering around Las Vegas.....for two years!

Erik Utter-Arlington Fly-In Radio Executive Producer, wildly successful TV engineering guru, and wondering why he is hanging around with this riff-raff.

Direct download: H49Ep79.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm PDT
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Sorry...You'll have to speak with my attorney.

We're always in trouble.  Whether it's Tony trying to cross the border or Jim posting another tacky photo on Facebook.....or Al....well...'nuff said.  Sometimes we need to get a little legal advice.  In this episode, we bring in our favorite aviation attorny, Jeff Lustick, for some great insight on pilot legal issues.  Plus, we have a movie, book, song, and comedy....where we take a poke at the TSA.  NOW you understand why we brought in our attorney! 

Interview:  Jeff Lustick, Aviation Attorney-Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone

AOPA Legal Services Plan

Movie: It happened At A World's Fair

Book:  Thunder in the Tummy! The Hilarious Flying Adventures of a Private Pilot-By Joel Elman

Song:  Learn to Fly/Shannon Noll

Website:  West Coast Flying Adventures--One Man's Passion for Flying, Photography and Being Outside

Comedy Moment: TSA

By the way, we made light of Tony not being able to join us for this show, but he really did have some pressing family issues that required his absence.  We really missed you Tony!

Direct download: H49Ep78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT
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Who Raided the Beverage Cart?

You know how it goes.  The beverage cart goes down the aisle and an unseen hand reaches out and snags a freebie.  Well, not on this show!  We keep the mini-bar locked up.  Oh...Our friends at Monty Python's Flying Circus show you that the gang on those airliner flight decks also know how to have fun, plus Jim suffers an ex-disc jockey flashback.  All that and more on this episode of Hangar 49-The world's most entertaining aviation podcast.

Song: Night Flight To Venus - Boney M

Sound:  Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Comedy Moment: John Cleese

Book:  Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War by John T. Halliday

Movie:  LaFayette Escadrille -  1958

Website: 25 Aviation websites

Interview: Lori MacNichol-McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars

Direct download: H49Ep77.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm PDT
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G'day, Mate

We've gone all out for this episode and broadened our horizons....the southern horizon, that is.  Yep, we head south...waaaaay south to down under.  Please welcome our special guest:  Grant McHerron, co-host of the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast live on our show from Melbourne, Australia (that's pronounced "mel-bin").

Interview:  Grant McHerron, co-host-Plane Crazy Down Under
Movie:  Planes-Fire and Rescue
Music:  Pink Floyd-Point Me At The Sky
Bonus Music:  Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe Eugene
Bonus, Bonus Music:  Redgum - I was only 19
Book:  The Cheapskate's Guide to Getting Your Pilot's License
Sound:  Mad TV
Former Destination:  Vista Field/Kennewick, WA
New Destinations: Pilot Getaways Magazine

Picture This Ballooning-Mebourne, Australia

Spitfire Repilca Builders-Supermarine

OK, ok.  It's our longest episode ever.  But hey, it takes a long time for our voices to travel back and forth.

Direct download: H49Ep74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm PDT
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Oh...hey...wait.  Remember...this is our Christmas episode!

We were having so much fun, we almost forgot....this is our Christmas epidoe!  Quick, cue the holiday music!

Music:  Abba - Eagle

Bonus Seasonal Music:  Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy’s Christmas

Extra, extra bonus music: Christmas in the Trenches

Movie:  Pearl Harbor (2001)

Book:  Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest by David L McCurry  $42.50 Amazon

Website:  Thirty Thousand Feet Aviation directory

Sound:  Discount Airline Parody from MAD TV

Destination: Fun Places to Fly

Thanks for listening.  I think we need a vacation or "holiday" for you British or Canadian....plus Australian....listeners.  See you in 2014.

Merry Christmas from Jim, Tony, Al, the production staff (already in the Caymans for the holidays), the research department (wondering why the production people get all the perks), marketing and sales crew (curious as to why there is so much money flying around when they've never sold anything), and all our investors and stockholders (now consulting their attorneys to find a loophole to sue the production staff to at least get to look at the Gulfstream through the hangar window).  Ho, ho, ho.

Direct download: H49E73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm PDT
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Please let us reintroduce ourselves to ourselves

Hi again.  It's been so long since the 3 of us have been in the studio together, please allow us to reintroduce ourselves to ourselves.  There....now that we're all back together....on with the show!

Movie:  Forever Young  (1992)

Music:  Mike Oldfield-Five Miles Out
       
Sounds: Three ATC Funnies

Book:   The FAA Aeronautical Chart Users Guide  (it's free!)
       
Destination:  Campbell River, BC

Website and Destination 2 -  Sky Africa 

Interview:  Kelvin Scribner/SageTech Corp.

Direct download: H49Ep72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm PDT
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A flying "moment"

Welcome to Hangar 49.  All pilots have had a "moment" when they were flying.  (Don't lie, you know you have.)  Tony and Al talk about a couple of moments.  Jim chimes in with his thoughts on movies and music.  And we go to the movies with Clark Gable and the heartthrob of Tony's youth....Myrna Loy.  Fasten your seat belts and turn off your electronic devices prior to take off....wait...no...you can't do that and listen to our show at the same time.  OK...hide you iPod where the flight attendent or your seat mate won't see it.

Movie:  Test Pilot from 1938

Music:  Leo Sayer-Endless Flight    

Book:  Hidden Warbirds: The Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft by Nicholas A. Veronico

Website:  Watches to buy

Destination: Planes of Fame Air Museum

Interview:  Kelvin Scribner from Sagetech talks about ADS-B

Direct download: H49Ep71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT
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A Magic Episode

Wheeeee!  It's a magic episode.  We use the magic of electricity, audio engineering software,  and the magic talent of our three hosts and the production staff to clutter up the internet with another episode of Hangar 49.  We even made an "executive decision" to get all three of us gether for the show.  Enjoy!

Book:  Non-Stop:  A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines by Jack El-Hai

Movie:  Executive Decision (1996)  (OK...It's a little far-fetched but, hey...Kurt Russell is really a pilot and really flies a real airplane at the start of this movie.  And, there's a northwest connection.  He played minor league baseball here in the Pacific Northwest.  Bend, OR Rainbows, Walla Walla Islanders, and the Portland Mavericks.)

Music:  Steppenwolf-Magic Carpet Ride

Website: Target Aviation Photography

Destination: Flyover Canada Theatre

We hope you like the magic.  See you next time.

Direct download: H49Ep70.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm PDT
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This Hangar 49 Podcast episode is rated PG

We apologize in adavance.  The three of us haven't been in the studio together for several months.  Things just got out of hand.  It would be advisable to send the kids to bed early and cover grandmas ears before you hit the "play" button.

Movie:  Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) - How can you go wrong with Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, and a DeHavilland Beaver?
 
Music:  Elton John - Rocket Man
 
Book:  Flying! The Curious Kids Book About Airplanes, Aviation, and Space Travel by Brian Sloan

Sound:  Pilot Saved By Quick Thinking Air Traffic Controller

Destination:  Imperial War Museum Duxford

Website:  88NV-Black Rock City

Interview:  Elliot Sanders/VNY Prop Association

Thanks for listening, and again, sorry.  We'll tone it down next time.  Really.  We promise.

Direct download: H49Ep69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT
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It's magic-Jim is here!

Note from Management:  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  It takes a while to get these shows produced.  We recorded this program on July 13th and here it is, the middle of August.  The production staff has vacation time built up and they were not coming back to work.  Nope.  Ain't gonna happen.  So, sorry for the delay.  Now, on with the show.

=  =  =  =  =  =

So..here we are...Al and Tony living the great life at the Arlington, Washington Fly-in.  We are having the time of our lives.  There are airplanes and pilots everywhere.  Too bad Jim couldn't be here.  Wait...hold the phone....huh?  What?  He's here?  Wow!  It's about time!  Through the magic of Skype, the Internet, and very specifically-directed electrons, Jim was able to join us for this show.

We have encore appearances with a movie, a song, plus a new book to read.

And...special guests, including a brand-new certificated private pilot.  We'll listen to her story and more.

Thanks for listening.

Direct download: H49Ep68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT
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Fun and frolic on the flightline

It's fun and frolic on the flightline and another NoeGymShow.  Yep, Tony and Al are at the Arlington, Washington 2013 Fly-In.  It's a Friday, July 12, 2013 and Jim made some lame excuse like, "um...I had to work."  Ha!  We don't believe him at all.  Anyway, enjoy the show as the aircraft taxi by our studio.  Oh...and we talk about flying.

Direct download: H49Ep67.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am PDT
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We are watching the airplanes go by

Yep.  It's another fabulous year where we are broadcasting our podcast over the airwaves and internet from the flight line at the Arlington, WA (KAWO) Fly-In.  It's the third largest fly-in every year and we just sit a few feet from the airplanes as they taxi by to parking.  Join Al, Tony, and no Jim in this episode, originally broadcast on July 11, 2013.

Direct download: H49Ep66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm PDT
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A Cyber-Space Oddity


This is really an odd episode.  A cyber-space oddity.  Tony was under the weather and couldn't reach his computer mouse.  So we talked about him since he wasn't on the show to defend himself.  Then, Al went on vacation and Jim was left in charge of the production staff.  That didn't go well.  They ran roughshod over Jim and duct-taped him to a chair in the production dungeon.  When last seen, the production staff had escaped, swiped the keys to the Gulfstream, and winged back to the Caymans.  Al got back from vacation, found Jim, and saw all the clutter of the latest episode scatted around the studio.  An outside production company was hired to make some sense of all this, and the show is now ready.  The moral of the story:  Duct-tape Tony's mouse to his hand, duct-tape the production staff to their chairs, and never, ever leave Jim in charge of the wacky staff in the basement or he will get duct-taped!

Enjoy the show!

Song - Space Oddity - Chris Hadfield   

Book - Ice Pilots      

Website - Arlington Fly-In

Movie – Spirit of St. Louis

Interview – Pilot’s ‘n Paws

Direct download: H49Ep65.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT
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We'll have two movies for first class on this flight

Remember the good old days when you went on a loong airline flight, they showed two movies in first class.  Or even to the theater on a Saturday morning and got to see "two" movies for one price?  Well, probably only Tony (maybe Al) remember those days (Jim is just a puppy).  In the spirit of the good old days, we have two movies!  Plus our usual song, sound, and site.  We also have an interview with aviation pioneer, Norah O'Neill, plus a book, and a sound you won't hear this summer.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight.

Movie: Bat 21
Bonus Movie: Movie:  Planes
Song:  John Hiatt-Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Book:  I Was Hitler's Pilot: The Memoirs of Hans Baur
Sound:  The Blue Angels
Destination:  Prosser, Wa (Jim and Al go winery-hopping)
Interview:  Norah O'Neill, the Flying Tigress

Direct download: H49E64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm PDT
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Say hello to our listeners, Mickey!

In this episode, Al and Jim lament over the silliness of control tower closings due to the "sequester," Tony finds his transponder, we turn the world upside down with Bob Hoover, plus Craig Fuller and Mickey Mouse drop by for a visit.

Movie:  Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Book:  Forever Flying by Bob Hoover
Song:  Blown by the Wind - Alan Parsons (Listener Mike Whaley suggestion)
Destination:  Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, WA (KVUO)

Direct download: Podcast63.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am PDT
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Put your tray table up and fasten your seat belt

Wow!  We're three years old!  (And I thought we were only two.  How time flies when you're having fun.) Yep, in February 2010 we began the historic journey of Hangar 49, now heard around the world in dozens of countries by millions...er...thousands of listeners.  So, put your seat tray up, turn off all electronic devices (except the one you're using) and fasten your seat belt.

Song: Steve Hackett - Tiger Moth
Movie: Up
Bonus Song:  The Beatles – Happy Birthday 
Interview:  Pilots n Paws
Book: Flying Tigress by Norah O’Neill
Website (and cool flying application for your iPhone or iPad): Cloudahoy

Direct download: H49Podcast62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm PDT
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Elvis....er....Jim has left the building!

So...we are all gathered in the Hangar 49 studio for the recording of this show.  The recording is going well.  Then, we get ready to introduce the interview and...poof....Jim disappears.  He's gone.  Just like Elvis.  He's probably driving a cab in Vegas and moonlighting as an Elvis impersonator.  Anyway...Tony and I handle the rest of the show with a great interview with Bruce Williams, a classic movie, a hidden gem of a song, and a good book to relax by the fire on a chilly winter evening.  It's all here in this episode of Hangar 49.  Enjoy!

Book:  Bound for the Backcountry-A History of Idaho's Remote Airstrips by Richard Holm
Song:  The Flying Song - Colin Hay
Movie:  Men With Wings  Part One and Part Two
Interview:  Bruce Williams-Stall/Spin/Upset Training at BruceAir
Destination:  Washington Aviation Association Trade Show

Oh...and if you're in Vegas and you see a familiar face with huge glasses, a karate gi, and bushy sideburns...tell Jim hello for us.

Direct download: Podcast61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm PDT
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Volare!!!

We are back from vacation (or "Holiday" as Tony, all Canadians, and proper British society would say) with another "really big shew."  Tony suggested "Volare" by Dean Martin as our song for this show.  "Volare" in Italian is "fly."  Of course.  Why not.  Plus, our residnet music expert Tony also suggested we listen to David Bopwies version.  We have them both.

Plus, we have a special guest star.  Bruce Williams is the expert on Microsoft Flight Simulator and we learn how to use the program as a training aid (and why not...Bruce wrote the book!).

Tony also has his personal story about the story behind our movie.

All that and more on this episode of Hangar 49!


Song:  Volare - Dean Martin
Bonus Song:  Volare - David Bowie
Movie:  Dam Busters
Book- Microsoft® Flight Simulator as a Training Aid by Bruce Williams  
Bonus Book:  Scenario-Based Training with X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator: Using PC-Based Flight Simulations Based on FAA-Industry Training Standards  by Bruce Williams
Website- Bruce Air

Direct download: Podcast60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm PDT
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OK....We're doing a Special Christmas show!

Join us as those three wacky pilots get serious (sort of) and gather around the tree for some holiday flying banter.  This episode is
filled with holiday cheer, great movies, music, and even some poetry (hey....we got culture) as we call a "wrap" to 2012.

Christmas Story: The Shepherd by Alan Maitland of the CBC
Christmas Song: Snoopy's Christmas by The Royal Guardsman
Bonus Christmas Song:  Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon
Christmas Movie:  The Flight Before Christmas
Christmas Book: 11 Days in December-Christmas at the Bulge 1944 by Stanley Weintraub
Christmas Gift:  2013 Calendar

We'll see you all in 2013.  Look for our next episode in mid-January (Yep.  We're giving the production staff more time off.)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Jim, Al & Tony

Direct download: Podcast59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT
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Let's all join the RAF!

We made a theme show this time.  It's all about the RAF.  Yep, the movie, song, book, and sound are all about the Royal Air Force.  Plus, we take another nostalgic trip with Al back to Palm Springs for another interview at the AOPA Summit.

Movie: Dark Blue World
Book:  RAF Fighter Command Pilot The Western Front  1939 - 1942
Song: Horrible Histories RAF Song
Aircraft Sound: Spitfire v Messerschmitt
Interview topic: The Aviators

Don't forget to join us at the Arlington Fly-In in July 2013.  We'll be there!

Thanks for stopping by.

Jim, Al & Tony.

Direct download: Podcast58a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm PDT
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This is a family show....really.

It's another episode of Hanagar 49.  Join us as Jim and Tony try to educate Al on music newer than 1979, we preview a new movie, Tony has a great book, plus, Al interviews a couple of great Flying Wild Alaska pilots.  Oh...Jim says a bad word and Mickey stops by.

Book:  West With The Night by Beryl Markham

Movie: Flight

Song:  The Aeroplane Flies High - The Smashing Pumpkins

Aircraft Sound - and super cool video: Dehavilland  Mosquito

Thanks for listening and tell your friends.

Direct download: H49Episode57.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm PDT
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Sitting Under The Palm Trees

After some tough duty, on assignment for Hangar 49 in Palm Springs, Al returns with a great Pirep and a cool interview with probably the most famous couple in general aviation.  Plus...Jim tries to sing.  All this and more in the latest episode of Hangar 49.

Destination:  Palm Springs, California
Destination Attraction:  Palm Springs Air Museum
Interview:  John and Martha King/King Schools
Movie: Final Countdown
Website:  Spitfirebooks.com
Book:  The Hawker Hurricane - Francis D Mason  (see above site)
Song:  The Immelman Turn - Al Stewart
Sound:  Hawker Hurricane

Plus:  It's breast cancer awareness month
And a blog by Jim's friend Erin, a cancer patient

Direct download: Podcast58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT
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Back In The Saddle Again

We are back in the saddle again.  After several months of R&R, the Hangar 49 crew is back on the internet.  Did you miss us?  Follow those wacky pilots as they battle technical difficulties to bring you the very latest in aero-babble.

Sound:  Avro Lancaster

Song:  Arlo Guthrie – Coming Into Los Angeles (1969 Woodstock version)

Movie:  FLYING THE SECRET SKY: The Story of the RAF Ferry Command

Book:  Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers (Amazing Stories) by L.D. Cross

Bonus Song:  Back in the Saddle Again - Gene Autry

Our special tribute to a flying legend:  Charlie Stoudt Adventures

Direct download: Hangar49E56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT
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Our Third "Un-Live" Show From Arlington

Welcome to our third episode that recorded live at the Arlington Fly-In.  OK, we know that was July, but it's the summer rerun season on TV, why not on your favorite podcast.  Yes, we were actually sitting next to an active taxiway while we recorded this show.  If this were television, you would see the drool marks on Jim's shirt every time an airplane went by.

Enjoy.

Movie: Red Tails

Song:  Mary Chapin Carpenter-Why Walk When You Can Fly.

Books: Military Low Level Flying Aircraft and the Pilots Who Fly Them by Michael Leek
           101 Things to Do With Your Private Pilot License by LeRoy Cook

Direct download: H49Ep55b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am PDT
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Yikes!  We're on the Flight Line!  Watch out for the B-17!

Yep!  Here we are again.  Your three wayward pilots are broadcasting live (and recorded for your enjoyment) sitting just inches away from the Arlington Fly-In Flight line.  Listen in amazement as throaty-engined World War II radial engines spray propwash and mess up their finely-combed hairstyles.  We recorded this episode on July 13, 2012.  OK, we're a little late in posting this.  Hey...the production staff was on another vacation.

Song:  Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away

Book:  For God, Country, and the Thrill of It: Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II by Anne Noggle

Movie:  Always (1989)

Thanks for listening.  Tells your friends.

Direct download: H49Episode55.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm PDT
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Hail, Hail, Rock & Roll

In this episode we explore Tony's past as a key player in the British music scene of the 1960's.  Oh...and we talk a little bit about aviation.

Here are the links we talked about in the show:

Song: Jigsaw - Sky High (1975)

Bonus Song:  The Beatles - Flying

 
Movie:  Wing and a Prayer (1944)
 
Book: Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang Langewiesche

Concrete, WA Fly-In

Manchester Beat  (Yes...Tony was really there!)

See you next time!  Jim, Tony, and Al

Direct download: Hangar49Ep51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm PDT
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What!!!!  No clever title for this episode?

Nope!  The three busy pilot/hosts couldn't concentrate on a theme for this programme, so there isn't a clever, double-meaning title.  We could have called it "Call in for pizza" but we didn't agree on a flavor.  It could have been "the episode we didn't record because we weren't there," but Tony didn't like the movie either.  Maybe "Fly Away," but that would just highlight the song.

What we should have done was make a really big deal out of the fact that this is the 49th episode of Hangar 49, but we were so busy blabbing, we forgot.  So....just listen and enjoy.  The links to the stuff we talked about are below.

Song:  Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz  (Theme from Ice Pilots NWT)

Book:  99 Ways to Make a Flight Attendant Fly--Off the Handle!: A Guide for the Novice or Oblivious Air Traveler by Joann Deveny

Movie:  Capricorn One

Sound:  B-36 takeoff


By the way, everything we say about the production staff is just made up.  Really, they are the hardest working, most talented, and just fun to be around people you would ever want to meet.  In fact, they have reaped rewards beyond belief from their talents that they work from a villa in the south of France and just step inside on a break from tanning to do this show.

Direct download: H49Episode49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT
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Those Fantastic Flying Fools

Welcome to our 48th episode.  This time we discuss the Great Northwest Air Race and the entry of our very own "Rocket" in the event, plus the usual lineup of movies, music, and mumblings.  Enjoy.


Movie: Rocket to the Moon

Song:  Rocket to the Moon-Moon Mullican (1953)

Sound:  Winston Churchill

Website:  Canadian Aviator Magazine

Book:  No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War by
Ian Mackersey
 


News Item:  Priest Lake/Cavanaugh Bay (66S) Snow Landing

Destination:  Amelia's Landing Hotel, Port Aransas, TX

Direct download: Hangar49PodcastEpisode48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PDT
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When The Aliens Land....We Know Where They'll Be

In this episode, Tony reveals the secret alien landing zone so we can all be there when they land.  Then, come with us down memory lane when we review the entire series of "Airport" movies.  These are the films that started it all.

Song: Rose Garden-Next Plane to London

Movie: Airport

Sound: Nothing like a Merlin

Book - A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying With the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969 by Jim Hooper

Destination: White Rock/Hazelmore Field Intergalactic Airport

Fun Toy: Icon Aircraft

Cool website: www.skymasterjet.com

Direct download: Hangar49Episode47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am PDT
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Happy Birthday to Us

This is a very special episode of Hangar 49.  Yep...it's our 2nd birthday.  Jim, Al, and Tony have been entertaining pilots since February 2010.  Join us as we celebrate.  We even saved a piece of birthday cake for you.

Movie:  Top Gun (I can’t believe we’ve missed this one)
Song:  Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone (Ditto)
Bonus Song:  The Beatles – Happy Birthday 
Book:  Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks  by  Dave "Bio" Baranek 
Destination:  Miramar Air Show, Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Oct 12-14, 2012  
Web Site:  Miramar Air Show (Of course!!)
Sound:  Three Flight F-14 Carrier Launch 

Enjoy the show (and your cake...go ahead...you can eat it!)

Direct download: Hangar49Podcast46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm PDT
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Jim decided to show up for work

After an unexcused absence, Jim decides to show up for the show....only to leave early for "another engagement."  Stay with us while Tony and Al once again carry their own weight., plus Jimmy's, to keep this programme on the air..er...internet.  Why do we keep paying this guy?

Song:  Wooden Planes - Art Garfunkel

Destination: Pacific Northwest Aviation Conference

Movie:  The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Book:  The Rogue Aviator: In the Back Alleys of Aviation, 2nd Edition by Ace Abbott

Website:  Incredible Adventures

Sound:  Curtis Jenny

The next episode will be our second anniversary spectacular.  Hopefully, we will remember to celebrate.  (Or..even remember that it's our second anniversary.  We are getting older.)

Direct download: Podcast45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT
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Hey Jim!  Can Tony and I have the keys to the Gulfstream?

Jim was too busy hob-nobbing with corporate executives to join us on this episode...Big Mistake.  Listen to Tony and Al run Jimmy through the wringer.  Will he ever come back?

Movie: Red Tails

Song: Ozzie Osborne-Flying High Again

Book:  Tales of An Old Bold Pilot Who Lived To Tell His Story Of Flying The North by Jack McCallum

Destination:  Northwest Aviation Conference

Website:  The Airplanes of James Bond

Sound:  Several to choose from.  Just listen to the show.


Watch for our fabulous Second Anniversary show.  Coming soon!

Direct download: H49Podcast44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PDT
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PDT
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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


 

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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

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Jim, Al, and Tony embark on another flight through the skies...er... time...er...calendars in this latest episode.

 

Book of the Week:  Not a book, but a calendar for 2011.  It's the Flying Legends 2011 Sixteen-Month Calendar by John Dibbs.

Website of the Week:  The Origami Kids where you can make some cool paper airplanes.

Movie of the Week:  The Great Waldo Pepper from 1975 starring Robert Redford.

Sound of the Week:  F-18 carrier landing.

Song of the week:  Bill Conti-Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the gang at Hangar 49

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In this episode Jim, Tony, and Al discuss photo pilot dertificates, aircraft accidents, and the royal family (really).  They also whine about not getting enough flight time and welcome a couple of special guests.  Of course, the episode includes the usual book, movie, song and website.  You'll notice that there isn't a Destination of the Week but please don't bring it up...they'll only whine more about not getting enough flight time.

BOOK OF THE WEEK
Hornet Flight-Ken Follett
"An old-fashioned tale of ordinary people thrown into the drama and danger of war, Hornet Flight is a rippingly good read. The time is 1941, and British bombers attacking Germany are being blown out of the sky in horrific  numbers. How do the Nazis know they're coming? The answer is an infant technology called radar, and the Brits--with help from the Danish Resistance--must figure out how and where the German radar stations operate."
 
SONG OF THE WEEK-Pearl Jam "Given to Fly"
 
SOUND OF THE WEEK-172 Mayday

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK-Aviation Safety Network
 
MOVIE OF THE WEEK-Battle of Britain

 

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Jim and Al embark on another aerial adventure...and escape the long arms of the law once again.  (Tony was not involved.)

Destination of the week:  Missoula, Montana

Movie of the weeK:  Amelia

Song of the week:  Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds-The Beatles

Sound of the week:  FA 18 take off

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Episode 22

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Jim, Tony, and Al have been so busy, they didn't have time to produce this show.  Originally recorded on September 22, 2010 and finally released the day before Halloween.  Spooky.

Movie of the Week:  Memphis Belle
Song of the Week:  Angel Flight by Radney Foster
Sound of the Week:  Reno Air Races

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