Sat, 16 May 2015
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
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
-- posted at: 8:59am PDT
Sat, 18 April 2015
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
-- posted at: 12:59pm PDT
Sun, 15 March 2015
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
-- posted at: 9:14am PDT
Sat, 14 February 2015
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
Direct download: H49Ep84.mp3
-- posted at: 8:04am PDT
Sat, 17 January 2015
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
-- posted at: 2:34pm PDT
Fri, 24 October 2014
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
-- posted at: 11:06am PDT
Sat, 16 August 2014
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
-- posted at: 7:40am PDT
Mon, 4 August 2014
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
-- posted at: 8:14pm PDT
Mon, 14 July 2014
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
-- posted at: 6:16pm PDT
Tue, 24 June 2014
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
-- posted at: 6:51pm PDT