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!
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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We're In First Class! (On the wrong flight.)

Welcome to our show.  In this episode Jim talks about critical aviation topics, Al talks about his airplane in the shop, and Tony talks about his dog.  As usual, we have a great movie, great song, and a great book.  Plus, because many listeners don't understand Jim & Al's inside jokes or Tony's British humour, we brought in a professional comedian.

Song: Royal Guardsman-My Airplane

Movie: Fighter Squadron

Interview:  Mark Baker-AOPA President

Book:  Aviation at the Edge-John Flexman

Website:  ShareAviation dot Com - A YouTube network for pilots

Destination:  Aviation Summer Camps

Sound:  Comedy/"First Class, Wrong Flight" By Mark Lowry

Direct download: H49Ep76.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:12am PDT
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It's our Diamond Jubilee (and 4th Anniversary)

It's our Diamond Jubilee.  Yep...our 75th episode and our 4th anniversary.  Listen for this special Tribute - To us...for hanging in there and keeping Jim's dream alive for 4 years.

Song - Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole

Movie - Keep 'Em Flying

Aviation History - The Besler Steam Powered Airplane (1933)

Book - Return to Rhinebeck: Flying Vintage Aeroplanes

Destination - Russian Federation Air Force Museum

Bonus Song - Flintstones/Happy Anniversary

Thanks for listening...and hanging in there with us for the last 75 shows and 4 years.  We hope you enjoy these shows as much as we enjoy creating them.  Here's to the next 75 and 4.

Jim, Al, and Tony.

Direct download: H49Ep75.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm 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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