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!
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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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