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!
When The Aliens Land....We Know Where They'll Be

In this episode, Tony reveals the secret alien landing zone so we can all be there when they land.  Then, come with us down memory lane when we review the entire series of "Airport" movies.  These are the films that started it all.

Song: Rose Garden-Next Plane to London

Movie: Airport

Sound: Nothing like a Merlin

Book - A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying With the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969 by Jim Hooper

Destination: White Rock/Hazelmore Field Intergalactic Airport

Fun Toy: Icon Aircraft

Cool website: www.skymasterjet.com

Direct download: Hangar49Episode47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am PDT
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Happy Birthday to Us

This is a very special episode of Hangar 49.  Yep...it's our 2nd birthday.  Jim, Al, and Tony have been entertaining pilots since February 2010.  Join us as we celebrate.  We even saved a piece of birthday cake for you.

Movie:  Top Gun (I can’t believe we’ve missed this one)
Song:  Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone (Ditto)
Bonus Song:  The Beatles – Happy Birthday 
Book:  Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks  by  Dave "Bio" Baranek 
Destination:  Miramar Air Show, Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Oct 12-14, 2012  
Web Site:  Miramar Air Show (Of course!!)
Sound:  Three Flight F-14 Carrier Launch 

Enjoy the show (and your cake...go ahead...you can eat it!)

Direct download: Hangar49Podcast46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm PDT
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Jim decided to show up for work

After an unexcused absence, Jim decides to show up for the show....only to leave early for "another engagement."  Stay with us while Tony and Al once again carry their own weight., plus Jimmy's, to keep this programme on the air..er...internet.  Why do we keep paying this guy?

Song:  Wooden Planes - Art Garfunkel

Destination: Pacific Northwest Aviation Conference

Movie:  The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Book:  The Rogue Aviator: In the Back Alleys of Aviation, 2nd Edition by Ace Abbott

Website:  Incredible Adventures

Sound:  Curtis Jenny

The next episode will be our second anniversary spectacular.  Hopefully, we will remember to celebrate.  (Or..even remember that it's our second anniversary.  We are getting older.)

Direct download: Podcast45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT
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Hey Jim!  Can Tony and I have the keys to the Gulfstream?

Jim was too busy hob-nobbing with corporate executives to join us on this episode...Big Mistake.  Listen to Tony and Al run Jimmy through the wringer.  Will he ever come back?

Movie: Red Tails

Song: Ozzie Osborne-Flying High Again

Book:  Tales of An Old Bold Pilot Who Lived To Tell His Story Of Flying The North by Jack McCallum

Destination:  Northwest Aviation Conference

Website:  The Airplanes of James Bond

Sound:  Several to choose from.  Just listen to the show.


Watch for our fabulous Second Anniversary show.  Coming soon!

Direct download: H49Podcast44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT
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Is the Malt Shoppe open?

This time we hop into the WayBack machine to the carefree 1940's with music, movies, and malt shoppes....until that day....

Movie:  Tora, Tora, Tora
Sound:  Japanese Zero
Song:  Remember Pearl Harbor - Dick Robertson and His Orchestra
Book:  The Attack of Pearl Harbor:  Strategy, Combat, Myths, and Deceptions - Alan Zimm
Destination:  Hawaii
Website:  A Pilot's Guide to Flying in Hawaii

Direct download: Podcast43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am PDT
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Those Three Looney Pilots Are Back!

Those Three Looney Pilots, Jim, Al, and Tony are back with flying news, movies, books, destinations, and more.  Even a cartoon!

Movie:  Above And Beyond – 1952  ( A story about Paul Tibbets,
Pilot of the Enola Gay)

Destination – Wendover, Utah/West Wendover, Nevada (A cool
museum at the Wendover Airport – Where they trained the Enola Gay crew)
Wendover Museum  Wendover Airport  Wendover Accommodations and Flights

Bonus Movie – Looney Tunes:  Go Fly A Kit – 1957 

Book: Flying Carpet-The Soul of An Airplane

Song - Take Me To The Pilot - Elton John

Website - Skychick Adventures

Sound - Japanese Zero

Tie Down Your Plane!  This video shows you why!

Direct download: Hangar49Episode42.mp3
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When in Wendover...

This episode Al takes a gamble!

We also talk movies, books, and music!

Movie:  Victory Through Air Power (1943)

Direct download: hangar49ep41WhenInWendover.mp3
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What's the runway number at the North Pole?

Welcome back.  Is this episode our three wayward aviators ask the question:  "What's the runway number for the North Pole airport?"

Song: The Fifth Dimension - Up, Up, and Away

Movie: A Gathering of Eagles

Bonus Song #1-
The US Air force Song

Bonus Song #2:
Brit and Canadian Airforce March
 
Book – Diary of an Unknown Aviator-War in the Air World War I
 
Sound – Lancaster Bomber bombing raid
 
Website – Target Aviation Photography

Destination - Tofino, BC

Return of the Red Baronc

Direct download: Hangar49Podcast40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm PDT
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the air

Those three zany pilots are back with incredible tales of their flying experiences, plus a glimpse into the world of air traffic control and the usual songs, books and movies.  Enjoy!

Movie:  Legend of Pancho Barnes
 
Book:  Captain Roy Brown: The Definitive Biography, Including His Encounter with the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen

Sound:  Curtiss Jenny

Song:  Come Josephine In My Flying Machine

Bonus Song:  Snoopy vs the Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen

Direct download: Hangar49Episode39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am PDT
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Why Walk When You Can Fly

Welcome to our latest episode of Hangar 49.  In this show we talk about Boeing, lost airliners, and the Reno air races.  We feature a special song from Mary Chapin Carpenter, and a great airplane picture book.

A year ago, Jim and Al visited the Smokejumper Museum in Missoula, Montana.  We discovered a cool movie titled, "Red Skies of Montana."  After a year long search, we found the flick, and it's our movie of the week.

One thing is missing from this show.............Jim.  Listen carefully as Al and Tony discuss the pros and cons of this concept.

Enjoy the show and keep those cards and letters coming!

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Book of the Week:  Military Low-Flying Aircraft: The Men Who Fly and the Skill of the Photographers That Capture Them by Michael Leek

Song of the Week:  Why Walk When You Can Fly - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Movie of the Week:  Red Skies of Montana  (Yay!  We found a clip on YouTube.  Enjoy!)

Destination of the Week:  Grand Coulee Dam/Electric City, Washington

Sound of the Week:  Reno Air Races 2011 - Galloping Ghost

Direct download: Hangar49Ep38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm PDT
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