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!
We are watching the airplanes go by

Yep.  It's another fabulous year where we are broadcasting our podcast over the airwaves and internet from the flight line at the Arlington, WA (KAWO) Fly-In.  It's the third largest fly-in every year and we just sit a few feet from the airplanes as they taxi by to parking.  Join Al, Tony, and no Jim in this episode, originally broadcast on July 11, 2013.

Direct download: H49Ep66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm PDT
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A Cyber-Space Oddity


This is really an odd episode.  A cyber-space oddity.  Tony was under the weather and couldn't reach his computer mouse.  So we talked about him since he wasn't on the show to defend himself.  Then, Al went on vacation and Jim was left in charge of the production staff.  That didn't go well.  They ran roughshod over Jim and duct-taped him to a chair in the production dungeon.  When last seen, the production staff had escaped, swiped the keys to the Gulfstream, and winged back to the Caymans.  Al got back from vacation, found Jim, and saw all the clutter of the latest episode scatted around the studio.  An outside production company was hired to make some sense of all this, and the show is now ready.  The moral of the story:  Duct-tape Tony's mouse to his hand, duct-tape the production staff to their chairs, and never, ever leave Jim in charge of the wacky staff in the basement or he will get duct-taped!

Enjoy the show!

Song - Space Oddity - Chris Hadfield   

Book - Ice Pilots      

Website - Arlington Fly-In

Movie – Spirit of St. Louis

Interview – Pilot’s ‘n Paws

Direct download: H49Ep65.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT
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We'll have two movies for first class on this flight

Remember the good old days when you went on a loong airline flight, they showed two movies in first class.  Or even to the theater on a Saturday morning and got to see "two" movies for one price?  Well, probably only Tony (maybe Al) remember those days (Jim is just a puppy).  In the spirit of the good old days, we have two movies!  Plus our usual song, sound, and site.  We also have an interview with aviation pioneer, Norah O'Neill, plus a book, and a sound you won't hear this summer.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight.

Movie: Bat 21
Bonus Movie: Movie:  Planes
Song:  John Hiatt-Child of the Wild Blue Yonder
Book:  I Was Hitler's Pilot: The Memoirs of Hans Baur
Sound:  The Blue Angels
Destination:  Prosser, Wa (Jim and Al go winery-hopping)
Interview:  Norah O'Neill, the Flying Tigress

Direct download: H49E64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm PDT
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Say hello to our listeners, Mickey!

In this episode, Al and Jim lament over the silliness of control tower closings due to the "sequester," Tony finds his transponder, we turn the world upside down with Bob Hoover, plus Craig Fuller and Mickey Mouse drop by for a visit.

Movie:  Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Book:  Forever Flying by Bob Hoover
Song:  Blown by the Wind - Alan Parsons (Listener Mike Whaley suggestion)
Destination:  Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, WA (KVUO)

Direct download: Podcast63.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am PDT
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Put your tray table up and fasten your seat belt

Wow!  We're three years old!  (And I thought we were only two.  How time flies when you're having fun.) Yep, in February 2010 we began the historic journey of Hangar 49, now heard around the world in dozens of countries by millions...er...thousands of listeners.  So, put your seat tray up, turn off all electronic devices (except the one you're using) and fasten your seat belt.

Song: Steve Hackett - Tiger Moth
Movie: Up
Bonus Song:  The Beatles – Happy Birthday 
Interview:  Pilots n Paws
Book: Flying Tigress by Norah O’Neill
Website (and cool flying application for your iPhone or iPad): Cloudahoy

Direct download: H49Podcast62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm PDT
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Elvis....er....Jim has left the building!

So...we are all gathered in the Hangar 49 studio for the recording of this show.  The recording is going well.  Then, we get ready to introduce the interview and...poof....Jim disappears.  He's gone.  Just like Elvis.  He's probably driving a cab in Vegas and moonlighting as an Elvis impersonator.  Anyway...Tony and I handle the rest of the show with a great interview with Bruce Williams, a classic movie, a hidden gem of a song, and a good book to relax by the fire on a chilly winter evening.  It's all here in this episode of Hangar 49.  Enjoy!

Book:  Bound for the Backcountry-A History of Idaho's Remote Airstrips by Richard Holm
Song:  The Flying Song - Colin Hay
Movie:  Men With Wings  Part One and Part Two
Interview:  Bruce Williams-Stall/Spin/Upset Training at BruceAir
Destination:  Washington Aviation Association Trade Show

Oh...and if you're in Vegas and you see a familiar face with huge glasses, a karate gi, and bushy sideburns...tell Jim hello for us.

Direct download: Podcast61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm PDT
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Volare!!!

We are back from vacation (or "Holiday" as Tony, all Canadians, and proper British society would say) with another "really big shew."  Tony suggested "Volare" by Dean Martin as our song for this show.  "Volare" in Italian is "fly."  Of course.  Why not.  Plus, our residnet music expert Tony also suggested we listen to David Bopwies version.  We have them both.

Plus, we have a special guest star.  Bruce Williams is the expert on Microsoft Flight Simulator and we learn how to use the program as a training aid (and why not...Bruce wrote the book!).

Tony also has his personal story about the story behind our movie.

All that and more on this episode of Hangar 49!


Song:  Volare - Dean Martin
Bonus Song:  Volare - David Bowie
Movie:  Dam Busters
Book- Microsoft® Flight Simulator as a Training Aid by Bruce Williams  
Bonus Book:  Scenario-Based Training with X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator: Using PC-Based Flight Simulations Based on FAA-Industry Training Standards  by Bruce Williams
Website- Bruce Air

Direct download: Podcast60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm PDT
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OK....We're doing a Special Christmas show!

Join us as those three wacky pilots get serious (sort of) and gather around the tree for some holiday flying banter.  This episode is
filled with holiday cheer, great movies, music, and even some poetry (hey....we got culture) as we call a "wrap" to 2012.

Christmas Story: The Shepherd by Alan Maitland of the CBC
Christmas Song: Snoopy's Christmas by The Royal Guardsman
Bonus Christmas Song:  Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon
Christmas Movie:  The Flight Before Christmas
Christmas Book: 11 Days in December-Christmas at the Bulge 1944 by Stanley Weintraub
Christmas Gift:  2013 Calendar

We'll see you all in 2013.  Look for our next episode in mid-January (Yep.  We're giving the production staff more time off.)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Jim, Al & Tony

Direct download: Podcast59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT
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Let's all join the RAF!

We made a theme show this time.  It's all about the RAF.  Yep, the movie, song, book, and sound are all about the Royal Air Force.  Plus, we take another nostalgic trip with Al back to Palm Springs for another interview at the AOPA Summit.

Movie: Dark Blue World
Book:  RAF Fighter Command Pilot The Western Front  1939 - 1942
Song: Horrible Histories RAF Song
Aircraft Sound: Spitfire v Messerschmitt
Interview topic: The Aviators

Don't forget to join us at the Arlington Fly-In in July 2013.  We'll be there!

Thanks for stopping by.

Jim, Al & Tony.

Direct download: Podcast58a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm PDT
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This is a family show....really.

It's another episode of Hanagar 49.  Join us as Jim and Tony try to educate Al on music newer than 1979, we preview a new movie, Tony has a great book, plus, Al interviews a couple of great Flying Wild Alaska pilots.  Oh...Jim says a bad word and Mickey stops by.

Book:  West With The Night by Beryl Markham

Movie: Flight

Song:  The Aeroplane Flies High - The Smashing Pumpkins

Aircraft Sound - and super cool video: Dehavilland  Mosquito

Thanks for listening and tell your friends.

Direct download: H49Episode57.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm PDT
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