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!
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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