Wed, 12 June 2013
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
-- posted at: 6:51pm PST
Mon, 15 April 2013
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
-- posted at: 6:20pm PST
Sat, 16 March 2013
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
-- posted at: 8:12am PST
Fri, 15 February 2013
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
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
-- posted at: 4:20pm PST
Fri, 25 January 2013
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
-- posted at: 6:14pm PST
Sat, 12 January 2013
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
-- posted at: 6:27pm PST
Sat, 15 December 2012
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
-- posted at: 9:30am PST
Fri, 30 November 2012
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
-- posted at: 6:41pm PST
Fri, 16 November 2012
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
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
-- posted at: 6:18pm PST
Thu, 25 October 2012
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
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
-- posted at: 7:11pm PST