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!
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
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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
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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 PST
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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
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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 PST
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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
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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
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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
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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 PST
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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 PST
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