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're on our 15th season of this show and we've mastered a thing or two in nearly 170 episodes. We can find great movies, songs, and books.  We can make fun of each other.  And maybe even talk about aviation...if we have extra time.  Each show is full of surprises-like this: Which show co-host and his band opened for the Rolling Stones in the 1960's? Listen to this action-packed episode to find out.

Movie/TV Series:  Masters of the Air (2024)

Book: The Thinking Pilot’s Flight Manual by Rick Durden   

Interview:  Sully Sullenberger-Minute by Minute Description of the Miracle on the Hudson

Website: Celebrity Private Jet Tracker

Song: Air Travel/Ray and Bob (1962)

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Delta Flight Museum, Atlanta, GA

Comedy/Sound: Michael McIntyre-Best Jokes about Planes and Airports

Direct download: H49Ep168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm PDT

In this show, we run down airshows in the Pacific Northwest and ponder how we will attend all of them.  Plus, the usual breaking news, breaking movie, breaking music, breaking interview, and broken comedy.  Oh, and it's the 88th anniversay for the Spitfire.  All that and more on this episode of Hangar 49.

Movie:  Flight (1929)  

Book:  Spitfire-A Very British Love Story 

Interview:  Andrew Shepard-Aviation’s Next Great Adventure

Website: Density Altitude Calculator

Song: Angus & Julia Stone/Big Jet Plane

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

Comedy/Sound: Armstrong & Miller-Best of the RAF Pilots

Direct download: H49Ep167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm PDT

We are leaping into the 15th season of Hangar 49!  And…we’re doing it on Leap Day….February 29th!  Please enjoy our usual drivel as we fly into a whole new season.  Thanks for listening.


Movie: Airplane II (1982)

Book:  Final Authority by Robert & Joseph Dobransky

Interview:  A Plane You Can Drive-Anna Dietrich

Website: The Points Guy

Song: I’m Like A Bird/Nelly Furtado

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Cape Canaveral Space Force Museum

Comedy/Sound:  Typical Pilot Interview/Studio C

Direct download: H49Ep166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm PDT

Hangar 49 has gone full circle.  That’s a wrap for our 14th season and our 165th show.  So, business is business and our corporate bigwigs for the huge media conglomerate that owns the show has put their foot down.  Yep, this show contains a commercial break, just before the news segment.  Stay tuned after that for the top aviation news of the day, movie, music, interviews, and more.  All in this great show.

Movie: The Hindenburg (1975)

Book:  Aircraft-The Definitive Visual History by DK Smithsonian

Interview:  Jeanie Brady-Practicing Kindness at 30,000 Feet

Website:  FAA Flight Delay Information

Song:  Joni Mitchell/Amelia

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Airports in low places-Death Valley

Comedy/Sound:  Nathan McIntosh-Pilots Should be Richer Than Rap Stars

Direct download: H49Ep165.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Welcome to the Hangar 49 Christmas special episode!  It’s a special, and busy, time of year.  Santa’s workshop, and the H49 studios have a lot going on.  Just like Santa’s place, the H49 elves are busy. So, when one elf doesn’t show up for work, it makes it tough.  Somehow, with only two of us, we managed to get the show on the roof…er…runway.


Special Christmas Movie Feature: The Shepherd (2023)

Special Christmas Video Feature: The Star Wars Holiday Special 

Special Christmas Musical Feature: Royal Guardsmen/Snoopy’s Christmas

Special Christmas Destination /Places to Fly To:  The North Pole

Special Christmas Gift Ideas for your Pilot website:  The Hangar 49 book list

Book: Sky Kings-Flying Adventures with John & Martha

Interview: Dan Boedigheimer-Advanced Aircrew Academy

Song: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors/Fly

Comedy/Sound:  Two for One-- Sabastian Maniscalo & John Crist

Direct download: H49Ep164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am PDT

So, the Reno air races might be moving south…to the Las Vegas Spaceport!  Are space aliens invited to participate? Will there be a new flying saucer class?  Yep, you heard it (and many other things) here first on this new episode of Hangar 49.

Movie:  Birdy (1984)

Book: Lost in Shangri La by Mitchell Zuckoff

Interview: Samantha Thresher-Corporate Angel Network

Website: Aviation Fanatic

Song: Blue Oyster Cult/ME 262

Destination/Places to Fly To: Nimmo Bay Resort, Nimmo Islet, BC

Comedy/Sound:  James Gregory-Drunk Pilots and More



Direct download: H49Ep163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm PDT

Hangar 49 is on the cutting edge of aviation.  And we have a new aviation breakthrough: You can now “Teach Yourself How to Fly!”  Listen to this show for all the details.

Movie: Interceptor

Book:  : Teach yourself How to Fly by Nigel Tangye 

Interview:  Ric Elias/Three things I learned while my plane crashed

Website: Sat View-Tracking Satellites

Song:  - Jimmy Buffet/Treetop Flyer 

Destination/Places to Fly To:  The Hangar Flight Museum-Calgary, Alberta

Comedy/Sound: Barry Brewer-Airport security is out of control

Direct download: H49Ep162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm PDT

We were originally going to release this show in July, but we got caught in a time warp.  So, here we are on July 41st.  Hey, it could have been a star date, but we are still stuck in the dimension….maybe.  Tune in for the usual aviation news, aviation movie, aviation song, and aviation comedy.

Movie:  A Yank in the RAF (1941)

Book: Truckin’ the Skies-Alaska Aviation Stories by Gary Tupper

Interview:  How Do Airplanes Actually Fly-Raymond Atkins

Website: Aviation Museums List

Song:  Queensryche/Jet City Woman

Destination/Places to Fly To: Black Rock City AirportBurning Man

Comedy/Sound:  James Gregory—You Don’t Realize How dangerous flying Can Be

Direct download: H49-Ep161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

We understand the high cost of everything nowadays, that’s why we have cut our cost and service down to the bare minimum allowed by law.  For example, in this show, we only have two hosts instead of our usual three. (OK, Tony just got back from across the pond and still has jet-lag.) But please, listen anyway. We’ll get you there….probably.


We understand the high cost of everything nowadays, that’s why we have cut our cost and service down to the bare minimum allowed by law.  For example, in this show, we only have two hosts instead of our usual three. (OK, Tony just got back from across the pond and still has jet-lag.) But please, listen anyway. We’ll get you there….probably.


We understand the high cost of everything nowadays, that’s why we have cut our cost and service down to the bare minimum allowed by law.  For example, in this show, we only have two hosts instead of our usual three. (OK, Tony just got back from across the pond and still has jet-lag.) But please, listen anyway. We’ll get you there….probably.


Movie:  Flight to Mars (1951)

Book: Upside Down Dreams by Michele “MACE” Curran

Interview: James Green-Advancing Airline Single-Pilot Concept 

Website: The Aviation History Online Museum

Song:  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers/Learning to Fly

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Castle Air Museum-Atwater CA (Near Merced)

Comedy/Sound:  No Frills Airlines-Nikki Howard




Direct download: H49Ep160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am PDT

May the fourth be with you! Yep, this month’s show was produced on Star Wars Day! We couldn’t believe that, in 158 shows, we never reviewed this classic film.  So, here we are.

Movie:  Star Wars (1977)

Book:  Unlocking the Sky by Seth Shulman

Interview:  Jack Hohner/FeelFlight Grip

Website:  Rod Machado’s Aviation Learning Center-YouTube Channel

Song: Theme From Star Wars/London Symphony Orchestra-John Williams

Destination/Places to Fly To: USS Midway Museum-San Diego, CA

Comedy/Sound:  Nate Bargatze

Direct download: H49Ep159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

The world of aviation has great people, and when they get together it creates great vibes.  When the Hangar 49 team gets together, our mission is to create more of those vibes.  In this show, we create some great vibes…and we get to listen to some great music created with vibes.  You gotta to listen to find out….and that’s a fact!  Oh, we also do a lot of fact-checking in the show, including checking our own facts.

Movie:  Airport 1975

Book:  Airport by Arthur Hailey

Interview:  Ravn Air-Diana Miller

Website: Seat Guru

Song:  Flying Home/Lionel Hampton Quintet
and a vocal version by Ella Fitzgerald and the:

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival/University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 

Destination/Places to Fly To: Historic Aircraft Resoration Museum-Maryland Height Missouri

Comedy/Sound:  Bob Newhart-Air Traffic Controller (from the Smothers Brothers Show)

Direct download: H49Ep158.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT

So, it’s time for our March show…and just in time…since March is almost over.  Yes, we’re running late-just like most airlines.  In this show, Tony referees while Jim and Al argue about Elvis.  To find out who wins, just listen.


Movie: Con Air

Book:   Hornet Flight by Ken Follett

Interview: Trent Moyers from Pangborn/Wenatchee Airport (KEAT

Website: History of Spy Balloons

Song: Higher and Higher/Moody Blues

Destination/Places to Fly To: Pacific Coast Dream Machines

Comedy/Sound:  SNL-Southwest Airlines

Direct download: H49Ep157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm PDT

Sometimes it’s hard to understand what people are saying.  Sometimes it’s a foreign accent, sometimes it’s a fast-talking approach controller in busy Bravo airspace, possibly a mega rock and roll star, or maybe babbling podcast hosts.  Listen to this show and you decide.

Movie:  Dawn Patrol (1938)

Book: Into The Silk by Ian MacKersey

Interview: TED Talk-Ryah Whalen: Three ways to make flying more climate friendly

Website:  Project Blue Book

Song: Flight 505/The Rolling Stones

Destination/Places to Fly To: National Naval Aviation Museum-Pensacola, Florida

Comedy/Sound:  Ismo/Flying Through Time

Direct download: H49Ep156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am PDT

All pilots know what keeps an airplane in the air: Magic! OK...money is an important component.  In this show, we take a desperate journey, help you build an airplane for very little money, introduce you to some sorcery, invite you to a museum that you can't visit, see some great aviation photography, and learn what bored pilots do behind that closed cockpit door.

Movie: Desperate Journey (1942)

Book: Advanced paper Airplanes for Kids and Adults by Andrew Thorne

Interview:  Derek Schmidt-Lightspeed Aviation Headsets

Website: International Society of Aviation Photography

Song:  Flying Sorcery/Al Stewart (Suggested by Tony Simpson in Ireland)

Destination/Places to Fly To:  US Air Force Flight Test Museum
Edwards Air Force Base, CA

Comedy/Sound:  Monty Python-Bored Pilots

Direct download: H49Ep155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am PDT

It’s our annual holiday episode, so gather ‘round the tree and take a listen.  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever you celebrate.

Movie:  Devotion (2022)

Book: Wing Leader by Johnnie Johnson

Interview:  Marci Veronie/Avemco

Website: The Last Boeing 747-News Story and Boeing’s 747 Stats

Song:  The Kinks/Supersonic Rocket Ship

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Bradbury Science Museum-Los Alamos, New Mexico

Comedy/Sound:  Benny Hill/Scuttle Airlines

Special Holiday Bonus Song: Royal Guardsmen/Snoopy's Christmas


Direct download: H49Ep154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am PDT

Better late than never, right? We didn’t hit the numbers, but at least we were able to turn off the runway before the end of November.  So, you get to decide, was this show worth waiting for, or is it just another bomb? Let us know at: h49flying@gmail.com or tell everybody by commenting on our Facebook posts.


Movie:  Fighter Squadron (1948)

Book: Wager with the Wind/The Don Sheldon Story by James Greiner

Interview:  Dave Hubner-SiriousXM Aviation Services

Website: ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)

Song: The Byrds/Eight Miles High

Destination/Places to Fly To:  The Aviator Casino/Delano, CA

Comedy/Sound:  MadTV/Flight Attendents with Susan Sarandon


Direct download: H49Ep153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm PDT

Help Wanted!  Hangar 49 has been plagued by technical issues such as lost recordings, bad microphone quality, editing delays, and bad jokes.  We blame our production staff for everything.  So, we are looking for help.  We need a production team member who is an experienced and qualified audio engineer, network administrator, editor, news director, web designer, script writer, comedy writer, commercial pilot, CFII, and janitor who can work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while being supervised by crazy micro-managers.  There is no salary, no insurance, no sick days, and no paid vacation.  If this sounds like your dream job, please send us your resume.

Oh, and listen to our latest episode:

Movie:  The Skydivers (1963)

Book: First Light by Geoffrey Wellum

Interview:  James Polivka/Cubcrafters

Website: FlightRadar24

Song: The Kinks/(Wish I could Fly Like) Superman

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Barra Airport/Scotland

Comedy/Sound:  Mad TV/Prohibited Items at The Airport

Direct download: H49Ep152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm PDT

Yikes! Technical problems, internet crashes, infestations, and you name it-this show has it.  Tune in and find out why.  Plus, the usual drivel and Jim rejoins us.  Why? We still aren’t sure.


Movie: Angels One Five (1952)

Book:  The first Fighter Pilot by Ed Cobleigh (about Roland Garros)

Interview: Sully Sullenberger

Website:  Sierra Hotel Aeronautics-Aviation Humor page

Song: I Wish I Could Fly/Roxette

Destination: AOPA’s The Hangout/KSFF

Sound/Comedy: MAD TV-Funny Low Cost Airlines

Direct download: H49Ep151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

Wow! Over 12 years in the making!  There’s 149 episodes of these guys working up to this very day.  Through trials and tribulations, this team has worked tirelessly to produce the most entertaining aviation podcast in the world.  So, here it is.  The Best of Everything.  And….please welcome our special guest host, Hangar 49 founder, Jim Leighty

So: Sit down.  Shut up. And hold on.

Top 10 Movies:
#10: Pushing Tin
#9: Fail Safe
#8: The High and the Mighty
#7: Planes-Fire and Rescue
#6: The Dam Busters
#5: Memphis Belle
#4: The Blue Max
#3: One Six Right
#2: Airplane
#1: Top Gun & Top Gun

Top Destination/Places to Fly or Drive To:  Oshkosh

Top 10 Books:  
#10: Tales of An Old Bold Pilot Who Lived To Tell His Story Of Flying The North by Jack McCallum
#9: Airframe by Michael Chrichton
#8: Flying Tigress by Norah O’Neill
#7: Forever Flying by Bob Hoover
#6: Straight On Till Morning: The Life Of Beryl Markham by Mary S. Lovell
#5: 99 Ways to Make a Flight Attendant Fly--Off the Handle!: A Guide for the Novice or Oblivious Air Traveler by Joann Deveny
#4:  Naked in Da Nang: A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam by Mike Jackson
#3: The Wild Blue-Men & Boys Who Flew The B-24's Over Germany by Stephen Ambrose
#2: Flight-The 100 Greatest Airplanes by Mark Phelps
#1: Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang Langewiesche

Best all time Interview:  John & Martha King

Best Aviation Website/App:  Foreflight

Best Comedy/Sound:  Louis CK/Flying

Top 10 Songs
#10: Stephen Still/Tree Top Flyer
#9: Jefferson Airplane/Planes
#8: Chilliwack/Fly At Night
#7: Fifth Dimension/Up, Up, and Away
#6: Frank Sinatra/Come Fly With Me
#5: Arlo Guthrie/Coming Into Los Angeles
#4: Elton John/Rocket Man
#3: Kenny Loggins/Danger Zone
#2: Mary Chapin Carpenter/Why Walk When You Can Fly
#1: Michael Jackson/Fly Away


Direct download: H49Ep150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm PDT

So….can Penguins Really fly?  Inquiring minds want to know.  Aeronautical engineers want to know.  We know turkeys can fly…we have the video.  Oh, check out out song, movie, and book and listen to this show for all the answers.

Movie:  Lancaster Skies (2019)

Book:  Warbirds in the Cloak of Darkness

Interview:  Shane Woodson-Uavionix

Website or App:  Airmate EFB

Song:  Nice Little Penguins/Flying

Destination/Places to Fly To: Great War flying Museum

Comedy/Sound:  Saturday Night Live/Aer Lingus

Direct download: H49Ep149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT

Every airplane owner has had a little “hangar rash” but one of our news stories in this month’s show highlights an extreme example.  Plus, we have the usual movie, song, comedy and more for you to enjoy!

Movie: Island In The Sky (1953)

Book:  Flight-The 100 Worlds Greatest Aircraft by Mark Phelps

Interview:  Jamie Smith/Ameriflight

Website: Vatsim-The world’s Virtual Air Traffic Simulation network

Song: The Motors/Airport

Destination/Places to Fly To:  The Bahamas

Comedy/Sound:  Ricky Gervais-What He Hates About flying

Direct download: H49Ep148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm PDT

It’s our latest episode:  “Steamy Movie and a Graphic Novel!”  We understand marketing…and how to build a big audience with a catchy title.  See, we already got you to read this far.  Give a listen and find out what we are really talking about.  (Oh…by the end of this show, we’ll still be rated PG (Pretty Good.)

Movie: The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Book:  Hero’s of Flight by Dan Green

Interview:  Mark Baker/AOPA

Website: Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum-Kviv, Ukraine

Song: Walter Murphy Band-Flight ‘76

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Bella Coola, BC

Comedy/Sound: If Cops Talked Like Pilots

Direct download: H49Ep147.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am PDT


It’s been a long hard road…er…runway, but Hangar 49 is now entering our 12th season on the air…er…internet.  Crank up the hi-fi and listen to this episode with a movie, book, song, interview, and comedy.

Movie:  The McConnell Story (1955)

Book:   Wings of Gold/The Story of the First Women Naval Aviators by Beverly Weintraub

Interview: Peter Zaccagnino-Part 3-Books, TV, and what's next.

Website:  Flying to Mexico

Song: Up and Flying/Reba McIntire

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Abbotsford International Air Show

Comedy/Sound:  Saturday Night Live-Jet Blue Flight 292

Direct download: H49Ep146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19am PDT

Like all pilots, we dream about our next airplane. So, when a great deal opens up, we can’t wait to get going.  But, like most dreaming pilots…we’re a bit short on cash.  Here’s your chance to help us out.  We think we need a GoFundMe or Venmo money-raising campaign!  We’re sure all our loyal listeners would be happy to help us step into a great airplane.  Stay tuned for donation details!

Martin Mars for sale-Isn’t she a beauty?

Movie: Thunderbirds-Soldiers of the Air (1943)

Destination: Castle Air Museum

Interview: Peter Zaccagnino-Part Two-Air Racing

Book: The Vietnam Air War-From the Cockpit by Dennis Ridnouer

Song:  Airline Agent/James McMurtry

Website: Boldmethod

Comedy: Saturday Night Live-Flight Announcements

Direct download: H49Ep145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm PDT

Our special guest on this show has even been around the world.  So has Tony.  Our movie for this episode is Around The World In 80 Days.  Sometimes we talk to much.  In fact, in the time it takes to listen to this show, the International Space Station will travel around the world.

Movie:  Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Website: The Honourable Company of Air Pilots

Interview:  Peter Zaccagnino (Part One-How he started)

Book: Relevant by Peter Zaccagnino

Song:  Gotta Get the First Plane Home/The Kinks

Destination/Places to Fly To: Museum of Cosmonautics/Moscow, Russia

Comedy/Sound:  Steve Hofstetter/Stupid people Won’t Survive a Plane Crash

Direct download: H49Ep144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

It's finally here! A quick and easy way to learn how to fly in one easy lesson...just listen to this show.  Oh, and before we forget: Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate and happy new year.

(Oh...by the way this is show #142, but it's our 143rd episode.  Last months show was #143 but it was our 142nd episode.  Hopefully, you're just as confused as we are.)

Movie:  Air Force (1943)

Interview:  Gracie Johnson/TallyHo! Apps

Book:  Buffalo Air by Darrel Knight

Website:  Hawker Typhoon 

Song:  Alan Parsons Project - Blue Blue Sky #1

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Carolinas Aviation Museum/Charlotte NC

Comedy/Sound:  Fry and Laurie-How to Fly A Light Aeroplane In One Easy lesson


Direct download: H49Ep142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

Aviation Podcasting is a competitive business! So, the entire staff and management of Hangar 49 is pleased to announce that we are listed as number 13 in the Top 45 Aviation Podcasts list.  Wow, after over 10 years of grueling efforts, we are finally recognized.  Oh, we won’t let it go to our heads.  Our November show proves it.  Please listen to our usual lineup of breaking news, classic films, great music, tantalizing books, outrageous comedy, all punctuated by our amazing commentary.

Movie:  Fail Safe (1964)

Interview:  Carinex Gautreau/Helidosa

Book:  Tiger in the Sea by Eric Linder

Website:  Eat at the Airport-From the Airplane Geeks Podcast people

Song:  Too Late For Goodbye - Julian Lennon

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Atlantic Air Adventures

Comedy/Sound:  British Airways Safety Video Audition

Direct download: H49Ep143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm PDT

In this episode, Tony and Al give you all the inside tips on how to enjoy Las Vegas.  Al recently returned from the National Business Aviation show in Sin City with interviews and tips on staying in Vegas on a budget and getting started on your first million.  Oh….we talk about some aviation stuff as well.

Movie:  Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Interview:  John Thivierge/Aircraft Performance Group (Seattle Avionics)

Book:  Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Website: Aero News Net

Song:  Ozzy!  Flying High Again

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Queensland Aviation Museum

Comedy/Sound:  Billy Connolly - Flight to Australia

Direct download: H49Ep141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm PDT

We know that you can hardly wait until our next show.  Us too.  Well, here it is.  Mission Control is please to announce...It’s finally ZERO HOUR at Hangar 49!

Movie:  Zero Hour (1957)

Interview:  Juliet Siddons-Challenge Air

Book:  Go Flight-The Unsung Heros of Mission Control by Rick Houston

Website:  Real-Time Space Tracking—N2YO.com

Song: Daddy, Teach Me to Fly/Ken Dravis

Destination/Places to Fly To:  USS Midway Museum/San Diego

Comedy/Sound: Flight Attendants/Saturday Night Live

Direct download: H49Ep140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm PDT

We’ve seen the stories about nutty airline passengers going berserk when asked by the flight attendants to please put on their masks during the flight.  So, here’s the deal…please support your flight attendants and flight deck crews.

Movie:  The Flight Attendant 

Book:  I am a Flight Attendant by Jessica De Serre Boissonneauilt

Interview:  Scariest Tomcat Flight/Cmdr Matt Plaiser USN (Ret.)

Website: AirBus Zero Emission Electric Flight

Song:  Moody Blues/Fly Me High

Destination/Places to Fly To:   Tofino/Long Beach, BC

Comedy/Sound:  Funny Flying Story -Cale Yarborough 

Direct download: H49Ep139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am PDT

We are on fire!  No…not the plane or the studio (yet) but it seems like the entire western USA and Canada are covered in wildfires and high heat.  Tony and Al are also blanketed in wildfire smoke.  We huddled inside the studio to get a break and record this show.  It’s our July show and we’re a bit late in the month.  Luckily we still have time to release this on July 32nd.

Movie:  Boeing, Boeing

Interview:  Nancy Bradshaw

Book:  Flying on Instinct-Canada’s Bush Pilot Pioneers

Websites:  Wildfire Location information in the United States and Canada

Song:  Jason Aldean/Fly Over States

Destination/Places to Fly To:   Pima Air & Space Museum

Comedy/Sound:  Jimmy Stewart-Flying from Celery Field (now know as LAX)

Direct download: H49Ep38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am PDT

There’s been a heat wave in the US and Canada where we produce Hangar 49.  It’s kinda like flying too close to the sun.  Hopefully, the wax in our wings won’t melt.  We have news, a movie, classic, song, and some comedy.  Flip on some air conditioning or a simple fan and listen to this cool show.


 Movie:  Soul Plane

Interview:  Colonel Douglas Moore

Book:  Flying Too Close to the Sun by George Jehn

Song:  Boeing Boeing 707/Roger Miller  

Destination/Places to Fly to:  Wright Museum

Comedy/Sound:  George Carlin on Airport Announcements (Some obscene language)  

Direct download: H49Ep137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

We know these shows are great...but can be a bit long! If you listen to us during your flight, please make sure to keep an eye on the fuel gauges.  We cannot be responsible for pilots who run out of gas (or Jet A) while listening.

Movie: The Sound Barrier

Interview:  Richard Branson

Book:  Kittyhawk Down by Jonathan Nicholas

Website: Windy.com

Song: Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke& Lil Jon/Turbulence

Destination/Places to Fly To: North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Comedy/Sound:  Michael McIntyre

Direct download: H49Ep136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm PDT

We know that sometimes it’s hard to stay awake during those long flights.  Hey, sometimes it’s hard to stay awake during a long episode of Hangar 49…especially for al and Tony.  So, here’s a reminder:  “No Sleeping During This Show!”  You might miss something good.

Movie – Up In The Air

Interview - Christian Bailey

Book – l’ll take the 18 by Scott Glute 

Website -Airport Spotting

Song - Zayn - Flight of the Stars

Destination – TWA Hotel at JFK

Comedy - Dave Allen

Extra Stuff- Robb Report


Direct download: H49Ep135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm PDT

Whew! We got our March show uploaded without a minute to spare. Someday, we'll be able to get these shows done quicker by speeding up our commute with an electric air taxi.  We just need to find a charging station.  Learn how in our featured interview.  Plus, news, music, movies, and comedy in this jam-packed show.  As always, we have a few technical issues.  This time it's a bad auto-level on Al's voice.  It's OK.  He never has much to say anyway.....

Interview:  Joshua Portman/Electric Aeroplanes will be here sooner than you think-TEDx Perth

Book:  Flying Angels by Danielle Steel  

Website: Opensky network-ADS/B tracking

Song:  Eric Bogle/Flying Away

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Kelowna Aerospace Museum

Comedy/Sound: Barely Air


Direct download: H49Ep134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

We are pleased to announce that all the latest polls show that Hangar 49 is the number one aviation podcast on Mars.  All the cool NASA robots love this show.  Be like NASA robots.

Movie:  Fly Away Home

Interview:  Jimmy Stewart-Army Air Corps pilot

Book:  Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

Bonus Movie:  The Wind Rises

Website: The Flyer

Song: Turbulence by Bowling for Soup

Destination/Places to Fly To: de Havilland Aircraft Museum, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Comedy/Sound: Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant


Direct download: H49Ep133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am PDT

Since this show was founded by ex-disc jockeys, we love our listeners.  And since one of our hosts was once a struggling musician, we know that getting a free plug on the radio for your song (or movie) can make a big difference.  So, we take requests.  This month, our song suggestion came from John F. and our movie idea came from Marty D.  Notice that we didn’t use their last names.  There may be a reason for that.  You’ll just have to listen to the show.

Movie:  Horizon Line

Interview:  Country star and pilot Dierks Bentley at NBAA 2020

Book:  A Chick In The Cockpit by Erika Armstrong

Bonus Book:  By the Seat of My Pants by Chris John Rosslee

Website:  General Aviation News

Song:  Arthur Godfrey/Teterboro Tower

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Death Valley Airports

Sound:  David Gunson/Air Traffic Controller (from 2011)

Direct download: H49Ep132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

As we sat down in the Hangar 49 studios to record this show on December 8, 2020 word that general Chuck Yeager had passed away had just been announced.  We re-vamped our show to feature his book and an interview.  We also reached back about 100 shows and dusted off our review of the film, “The Right Stuff.” And, as the General would say, “Ya, got any Beeman’s, “ his favorite chewing gum.

(Oh, apologies in advance: Al had some issues with his microphone so there might be a few audio glitch’s.  As Chuck Yeager would say, “Al…ya gotta know your systems!”)

Movie:  The Right Stuff

Interview:  Chuck Yeager on Breaking the sound barrier.

Book:  Yeager-An Autobiography

Website:  Feedspot Pilot Blogs

Song:  Ken Dravis/Ain’t It Funny

Destination/Places to Fly To:  Places to fly with nearby snow skiing.

Sound: Brent Pella: Why you shouldn’t fly on Spirit Airlines

Direct download: H49Ep131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PDT

With all the fakery on the internet, robocalls to your telephone, and screaming pundits on your TV, it’s nice to find a place where real, honest, and truthful aviation information and humor abounds.  OK, maybe everything on this show is not totally true, we might make up a factoid or two, make an error, or even (gasp) screw up big-time.  But one thing is for sure…”We Are Not Bots!”

Movie:  Sky Fighters

Interview:  World War 2 German pilots

Book:  The Road to Station X

Website: Air Facts Journal

Song: Airplane/Plain White T’s

Destination/Places to Fly To: Nellis Air Force Base/Thunderbird Museum, Las Vegas

Sound/Comedy: Kim Waldauer-Worst Passenger on the plane

Direct download: H49Ep130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am PDT

We are a couple of busy guys.  Between Tony's work as an award-winning photographer and Al's career as a voiceover artist, we barely have time for lunch, much less flying around and doing podcasts, but here we are again.  If you listen to our podcast, but don't have time to catch this whole show, do yourself a favor (favour?) and listen to our special guest, Frank Abagnale. His talk comes at about 40 minutes into this episode. Happy flying!

Movie: Catch me If You Can

Interview:  Frank Abagnale-Catch Me If You Can

Book:  The flight-Charles Lindberg’s Daring and Immortal Transatlantic Crossing by Dan Hampton

Website: Simple flying

Song: Flying Crow Blues/Washboard Sam

Destination/Places to Fly To: Gisborne Airport, New Zealand

Sound: KPHL ATIS-Tropical Storm Isaias

Direct download: H49Ep129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am PDT

We don’t make you pay to listen to our show. (We have heard rumors that some of you think we should pay you to listen, but let’s not get off topic.) So, in this show, we give you free stuff and free money, (sort of).  You’ll have to listen to get the details.  Oh. Yes, this is our July show. Yes, we know it’s already August. Good, cheap, free help is hard to find.

Movie:  Command Decision (1948)

Book:  1001 Aviation Facts by Mike Machat

Interview: Randy Lervold-Glasair

Website:  FAA-Aviation Handbooks and Manuals

Song:  Mark Elliot/Stars In Their Eyes

Destination:  Rohn Roadhouse & Video

Sound/Comedy:  Ron White

Lightspeed Mountain Flying EBook

Women In Aviation Scholarships

Direct download: H49Ep128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm PDT

With all the excitement over the Covid 19 virus, economic issues, and travel bans, we haven’t been taking airplanes up anywhere. In reality, we’ve just been taking up excess internet bandwidth with this show.  There’s no better way to spend time relaxing at home than listening to this latest episode of Hangar 49.

Movie:  Dive Bomber (1941)

Book:  CFI.  The Book by Alex Stone

Interview:   Den Reed-Wild Sky Aircraft

Website:  Airport Webcams dot Net

Song:  Queensryche/Some People Fly

Destination: Hangar Hotel

Sound/comedy: SNL Airline Pilots

Direct download: H49Ep127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am PDT

Our May  episode kicks off with one of our favorite holidays, has a great movie, book, and song, then winds up with a hilarious comedy clip.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy some quarantine with us.

Movie:  The War Lover

Book:  Skyfaring Journey by Mark Vanhoenacker

Interview:   Kyle Fowler/Go EZ Aerobatics

Website:  Trade a Plane

Song:  Flight School/Miguel Campbell

Destination:   Walla Walla

Sound/Comedy:   Saturday Night Live/Tom Hanks & Alec Baldwin

Direct download: H49Ep126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am PDT

We live in crazy times.  We never heard of "social distancing" until now.  Luckily, aviation is a great way to put some distance between us.  And, since Hangar 49 has studios in the USA and Canada, we do social distancing all the time.  So, go hide in another room and listen to our latest show.

Movie:  Air Strike

Book:  A Higher Call - Adam Makos

Interview:   Mike Strasser-Chicken Wings

Website: Aviation Work Jokes

Song:  Flying On My Own - Celine Dion

Destination:   Barra Airport

Sound/Comedy:   Dean Martin, Foster Brooks, & Ken Lane /The Airline Pilot


Direct download: H49Ep125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am PDT

It’s our diamond jubilee!  Ten years in the making!  With over 120 shows!  Hundreds of star-studded interviews, aviation movies, flying songs and books!  Yes…it’s the 10th anniversary celebration episode of Hangar 49!  Plus, a surprise 10th anniversary guest host and flashbacks.

Movie:  Top Gun-Maverick (2020)

Book:  Flying Alone by Beth Ruggerio York

Interview:  Will Allen

Website: Pilot Mall  

Song:  You Can Always Go Around/Ken Dravis

Destination:   Pearson Field Air Museum

Sound/Comedy:   Louis CK-Babies on My Plane

Our email:  h49flying@gmail.com

Direct download: H49Ep124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm PDT

We may not take cheques (probably because we don’t sell anything) but we remember the glory days of freight dogs hauling cancelled checks from everywhere back to the banks.  Plus, we have music, movies, and funny stuff…plus the latest news and another interview by our foreign correspondent, Grant McHerron. It's all in this brand new episode.

Movie: Midway (2019 version)

Book: Hauling Checks by Alex Stone

Interview: Grant McHerron at Oshkosh with Gary Velasco

Website:  Live ATC dot Net

Song: Fly On/Coldplay

Destination: Historic Flight Foundation/Spokane

Sound/Comedy: Best and Funniest Air Traffic Control Conversations

Direct download: H49Ep123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am PDT

In this episode, Hangar 49 spans the globe in a quest to discover how many different English language accents we could cram into one show. Four isn’t too bad.  We go to Las Vegas, Oshkosh, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, and Mexico to bring you the latest in aviation entertainment.  And, if you're hungry, we found a really nice restaurant in Salzburg, Austria you might enjoy.  Oh, and say hello to our foreign correspondent, Grant McHerron, who traveled from down under on special assignment for Hangar 49.  So, sit down and tune in. 

Movie: The War Lover (1962)
Book:  Lancaster Squadrons by Jon Lake
Interview: Grant McHerron interviews Bevan Dewes
Website:  Lafayette Escadrille Documentary
Song: Moody Blues/We Can Fly
Destination: Hangar 7/Salzburg
Sound/Comedy: Airline Security/Tim Conway & Harvey Kormann on Carol Burnett Show

Direct download: H49Ep122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm PDT

It’s another road show! Tony and Al were still on the road when they recorded this show.  For the very first time, they operated from inside the mobile studio somewhere in the Pacific Northwest USA.  We were having so much fun, we forgot to talk about our book!  Guest host Philip Randolph joins in to interview our special guest.

Movie: Captains of the Clouds (1942)

Book:  Oops…we forgot!

Interview: Jody Rueger

Destination and Website: Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum

Song: Westlife/Flying Without Wings


  1. Airplane Difficulties/Carlos Oscar
  2. World’s Funniest Flight Attendant
Direct download: H49Ep121-Master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT

Yep. When we take this show on the road, sometimes we get in harm’s way. First Tony had motorhome engine problems. Then, Al had motorhome engine problems. We’re lucky we weren’t trying to fly an airplane on the road. (That would be a whole different issue.) Again, we are on the road and this show was recorded on the flight line at the Arlington Balloon and Aircraft Festival in mid-August.

Movie: In Harm’s Way (1965)

Book: Graphic War-The Secret Aviation Drawings & Illustrations of World War 2 by Donald Nijboer


John Sessions & Gene Vezzetti, Historic Flight Foundation

James Cooper, Evergreen Soaring

Matt Quinn, Great Lakes Drone Company

Song: Gordon Lightfoot/Early Morning Rain

Destination: Historic Flight Foundation

Sound/Comedy: Russ Nagel on Flying

Direct download: H49Ep120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm PDT

Hey! We've got some mighty wings! It takes some big wings to get this show set up and recorded in a remote location. (Oh, OK...we admit that we "flew" down the freeway in the mobile studio.) Yep, once again we've taken Hangar 49 on location at the Arlington Balloon and Airplane Festival. Tony and Al, plus special guests Phillip Randolph and Emmy-Winning producer Erik Utter babble their way through another thrilling episode...complete with authentic airplane noise in the background!

Movie: The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Book: Aircraft-The Definitive History by DK

John and Heather Norman/Spirit of St. Louis replica


Thomas Williams and Richard Gentry/EAA Chapter 84

Song: Cheap Trick/Mighty Wings

Destination: Boeing Factory tour

Checking in at the airport/Sebastian Maniscalo


The Acronym Song

Direct download: H49Ep119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm PDT

We are always reaching for the sky here at Hangar 49.  it doesn't matter if it's a Cessna, a Boeing, or a drone, (or on a cruise ship looking up.  Take a listen as Tony and Al babble about all this stuff.

Movie: Reach for the Sky (1956)

Book:  Stuka Pilot By Hans Ulrich Rudel  

Interview:  WW2 B-17 Pilot John Mscik

Website:   FighterSweep

Song: Grass Roots/Fly Me to Havana

Destination: Smiley Creek, Idaho 

Sound/Comedy: Ajax Airlines/Hudson & Landry


If you have any comments, compliments, or complanits, drop us a note at h49flying@gmail.com

Direct download: H49Ep118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am PDT

For over 9 years, Hangar 49 has been the go-to source for aviation news, insight, and entertainment. And…we are the first to admit…if we don’t know the facts, we’ll make some up. Apparently, we were years ahead of things. As Tony always says, “you heard it first here.”. So…sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight…er….show.

Movie: Flight 93

Book: Straight On Till Morning: The Life Of Beryl Markham by Mary S. Lovell

Interview: Andrew Shepherd-Aviation’s Next Great Adventure.

Website/App: FltPlan

Song: Dierks Bentley/Drunk On A Plane

Destination: Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum-Kalamazoo, Michigan

Comedy: Jack Whitehall

Direct download: H49Ep117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT

Wow! Has it really been 9 years? This little aviation podcast is growing up fast. From our humble beginnings in February, 2010 we have matured into one of the most respected and listened to aviation podcasts on the planet with listeners from around the world. But, after nearly 120 shows, we remain humble. In fact, we forgot to mention this landmark anniversary until nearly the end of the show. Frankly, we had so many topics to cover, movies and songs to review, plus a book and comedy clip, we were barely able to squeeze it in. So....as always, sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight...er ..our show.
Movie:  Left Behind

Book:  Wind, Sand, and Stars by Antoine Saint Exupery

Interview:  Autonomous Flying Taxis Could Change the Way You Travel/with Rodin Lyasoff

Website: Sleeping In Airports
Song: Second Row/Chris and Dave Hadfield
Destination: An evening with Dave Hadfield in Kelowna, BC on march 21, 2019
Sound/Comedy: Yorkshire Airlines with Hale and Pace

Direct download: H49Ep116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm PDT

Crap! We have a bunch of technical issues! Memo to us: Don't say bad things about Microsoft...they must listen to our show.

But hey...we fly little airplanes with technology from the 1940's...we got this. So, sit down and hang on. We're gonna have a show!

Movie: Fortress

Book: The Blue Angels: A Fly-By History: Sixty Years of Aerial Excellence

Interview: Dave Baile, Survival Pucks

Website: Open Airplane

Song: Steve Miller/Jet Airliner

Destination: Stonehenge Airplane Museum

Comedy/sound: Scottish air traffic controllers

Direct download: H49Ep115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm PDT

We pride our selves on being a “cutting edge” podcast. On this show we teeter on the edge of getting slammed into the Internet jail. Wanna know what we did? Just take a listen. (Oh…before we get arrested…we celebrate 115 years of powered flight in this-our 114th show.)

The Wright Brothers

The Wrong Brothers

Movie: Flight Command (1940)

Book: Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien

Book: Fly Girls by P. O’Connell Pearson

Song: Iron Maiden-Flight of Icarus

Destination: Tillamook Air Museum

Interview: A Day in the Life of a Regional Airline Pilot

Comedy: George Carlin-On Airlines and Flying (Warning: Strong Language)

Direct download: H49Ep114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm PDT

Every once in a while we get a little "spaced out" and forget what we're supposed to do. This time we almost spaced out our movie...about space. Come along as we explore the vast amount of space between our ears and babble about flying, flying books, flying music, flying people and, of course, flying movies.

Movie - First Man

Book - In Full Flight by John Hemingway

Song - Coming into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie

Interview - Katie Higgins - Fat Albert Pilot

Comedy - If Cops Talked Like Pilots

Destination - Arlington Balloon and Airplane Festival

Direct download: H49Ep113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am PDT

Yep, when we get into a bind at the Hangar 49 studios, we start to babble, and the show starts to crash, we just reach for the handle and pull the chute.  Easy, right?  Maybe.  In this show we talk about a flight where they, "pulled the chute," right in our own backyard.  Plus, another incident that "impacted" one of Al's favorite rental Cessnas.  Climb aboard...it's fate...and we have that movie, too.  Plus, we check our speed at nearly 2,000 nautical miles per hour.

Movie: Fate is the Hunter

Sound/Comedy: Major Brian Shul, USAF (Ret.) SR71 Blackbird Speed check

Book: Sled Driver by Brian Shul
Song: David Usher-Airplane


Direct download: H49Ep112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm PDT

Every time we do these shows, it seems like we always come in on a wing and a prayer. Like: We always “wing” it, and our audience has a “prayer” about when will the show finally be over. This show is no exception. Again, we recorded this show live at the Arlington Fly-In during July 2018 with interviews, noisy airplanes, music, books, movies, and unplanned interruptions. Join Tony, and Al with special guest interviewer Phillip Randolph and ace engineer, Erik Utter for a fun-filled hour of entertainment.

Song: Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer/Vera Lynn

Movie: Reach For The Sky

Comedy: When Thrift Flying is Not Recommended, Andrew Rivers

Book: 35 Miles From Shore by Emilio Corsetti

Destination: Abbotsford Air Show

Direct download: H49Ep110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

 OK...sure...it's been awhile since our last show, (about 6 months), but we know our fans are still with us.  You are still here, aren't you?  Hello....is anyone out there?  Hello.....hello....

Well, anyway, we are back with our traditional live broadcast from the flight line at the Arlington Fly-In.  Just a tiny bit north of Seattle in Washington State, USA.

Sit back, relax and listen to Tony and Al, plus Phillip and Erik as they babble through an entertaining hour of aviation news, interviews, and valuable information.

And, of course, the usual stuff:

Song: Nazz/When I Get My Plane

Movie: The Pilot

Comedy: Checking In at the Airport - Sebastian Maniscalco

Book:  81 Lessons From The Sky by Fletcher McKenzie

Direct download: H49-Ep109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

Of course, everything on the internet is true.  That means everything we say on this show is true.  We can prove it.  Just listen to this show.  We even have a "To Tell the Truth" segment on this show.

Song - John Fogerty - Flying Away.

Book - Flight of Passage – By Rinker Buck

Sound: To Tell the Truth-Kern Buck (Rinker Bucks brother)
Part One
Part Two

Website (and Museum Destinations): Warbird Alley

Movie - American Made


Direct download: H49Ep109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm PDT

Well, it's a new day. Jim has abandoned Tony and Al in cyberspace, leaving those two renegades to navigate through the skies without him. It's kind of like traveling through time to a different world...AJ: After Jim. So, we have a movie about that and a great song about how Tony and I will spread our wings and learn to fly without Jimmy. We tend to wander and without any clear direction from our founder, so Tony and Al talk about vacations, cruising, the usual destinations, and we are able to work in some aviation news, plus a variety of stuff nobody cares about. Thanks for listening.

Destination: Commemorative Air Force/Airbase Arizona

Song: Christian Andreason - Born to fly

Movie: Millenium (1989)

Comedy: Dave Allen on airplanes

Book: The Race by Clive Cussler

Direct download: H49Ep108-B.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT

So, in 2010 Jimmy had a dream: Create the world's best aviation podcast.  He brought on a couple of airplane pilot buddies, another ex-disc jockey and an ex British rock and roller.  The rest is history. 

Over 100 shows later, Jim is turning off his microphone. Why? We don't know.  Old age, mental disorder, confusion, lack of pay, no respect? It could be any of these.  Well, we opened up the studio and recorded this show in front of a live audience. And, with the production staff currently incarcerated in a third-world country, we produced it ourselves.

We have a song, movie, news, and comedy, plus that great pilot banter you know and love.

Movie: Bombers B-52

Song: Bread/Fly Away

Book: B-52 Stratofortress by Bill Yenne

Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld on Airplane Travel

Oh, Tony and Al are looking for the next great co-host. Send your tapes and resumes to: hangar49@comcast.net (hopefully, Jimmy will forward those to Tony and Al.  Jim is kind of protective of that account.

Direct download: H49Ep107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm PDT

The Internet Police might censor this show!

We pride ourselves to ensure that every episode of Hangar 49 is filled with cutting edge aviation information and entertainment. You be the judge. You better listen soon, before the internet police remove this show.  Watch for our bail/bond crowdfunding campaign.  Coming soon.

Movie: October Sky

Book: Sputnik: The Shock of the Century by Paul Dickson

Sound: Frustrated Pilot talking to SoCal Approach

Website/App: Cloud Topper Pilot Sight Level for iPhone/iPad

Song:Long John Baldry & Elton John (Reggie White)-Flying

Interview/Discussion: AOPA Safety Institute/Flight Following

Comedy: Why can't you use phones on planes

Direct download: H49Ep106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

Godspeed, John Glenn

In this episode we honor one of America's first seven astronauts, John Glenn, who passed away in early December.  It's just Jim and Al on this show, Tony had a much better offer.  So, strap yourself in and let's light this candle!

Movie/TV: The Right Stuff (Encore)

Book: Project Mercury: NASA's First Manned Space Programme by John Catchpole

Sounds: 1962 John Glenn in Friendship 7

Website/App:  Project Mercury - America's First Astronauts | NASA

Song: Space Truckin'-Deep Purple

Destination: National Air and Space Museum (Re-Visit)

Interview: John Glenn

Direct download: H49Ep105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm PDT

Any Pizza is a Personal Pizza

Yes, we've been away for awhile, for our usual summer/fall vacation.  Jim was hungry, so we ordered pizza.  He ate it all...hence the name of this show.  We had some serious technical issues in the studio.  Hopefully, you won't notice.  Of course, there's the normal banter, drivel, nonsense, bad words, and confusion.  The stuff we're famous for.If you like the show, tell your friends.  If you hate it...oh..never mind.

Movie/TV:  633 Squadron (1964)

Book:  Sully (Highest Duty): My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger

Comedy Break/Sound: Louis CK-How to Land a Plane

Website/App: CSRC DUATS

Song: Joni Mitchell-This Flight Tonight

Destination: Seattle Museum of Flight-Deja Vu

Interview: Bob Hoover-Legend of Aviation

Direct download: H49Episode104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm PDT

This Isn't Our First Rodeo

Woo, hoo!  It's our third show recorded at the Arlington, Washington, USA Fly-In.  Al and Jim are gazing at airplanes as they taxi past the outdoor studio.  Where's Tony?  Apparently, he went to a rodeo (his other passion is photographing wild animals being piloted by cowboy pilots).  Hey, this isn't our first Rodeo...or Tony's.  So...sit back and relax as the zany team of Al, Jim, guest host Phillip Randolph, producer Erik Utter, and gopher Casey Stewart clutter up the internet with 60 minutes of aviation entertainment.

Movie/TV: Captains of the Clouds

Book:  The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann

Song:  Lionel Hampton-Flying Home and the
University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival


Linda Allen/Will Allen Airshows

Dave Whitelaw
Recreational Aviation Foundation

Jason Richert
Kenmore Aero Services

Direct download: h49-2016-07-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm PDT

We are two plus one on the flight line at the Arlington, Washington, USA Fly-In.  Yes, once again, Tony was turned away at the US Border.  It's like someone built a wall to keep that rascal out.  That's OK, we snuck him into the show via Skype.  Of course, had the production staff known that Tony and Jim would gang up on Al and criticize his musical tastes, both of those guys would have been arrested.  Pay no attention to those guys, we all know that Al has impeccable musical taste.  Thanks for listening....again.  Tell your friends.

Movie/TV: The Big Lift

Book:  Skunk Works by Ben Rich

Song:  Rolling Stones-Who's Driving Your Plane?


Dean Baxter - Aircraft Judge

John Smutny - Air Boss One

DeWayne Spencer & Micayla Stephens - Spencer Aircraft

Direct download: h49-2016-07-08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

Ground Control?  We're Out of Control!

We are on the ground, but we're out of control!  Yes, the three flying bandidos are back again on the flight line at the Arlington, Washington, USA Fly-In.  Once again, government officials have prevented Tony from entering the United State of America to join us live, so we connected with him through the miracle of Skype.  Had we only known that keeping him away from our single-malt stash was this easy, we would have done this years ago.

Movie: Ground Control

Song:  Amy Grant/I'm Gonna Fly

Interview: Drew Jenkins-Vintage Aircraft Museum

Interview:  Betty Scott-Arlington Fly In Co-Founder

Direct download: h49-2016-07-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm PDT

A Century of Great Aviation Entertainment

HANGAR 49 IS CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF BROADCASTING!!!  Huh?  What?  Oh.  That's the big deal?  Really?  Sounds kind of cheesy to me but OK...I'll start over.  HANGAR 49 IS CELEBRATING 100 "EPISODES OF BROADCASTING!!!  Sheesh, you guys will do anything to get some cheap PR for your show.

Movie/TV:  Target for Today (Full Movie Link) (Wikipedia site)

Book:  Wheels Up: Sky Jinks in the Jet Age by Steve Taylor

Comedy Break/Sound: George Carlin-On Airplanes and Flying

Website/App: Solar Impulse

Song:  Jimmy Buffet-No Plane on Sunday

Destination: Catalina Island

Interview: Catalina Pirep/Jeff Lustick

Plane Crazy Down Under Podcast

Direct download: H49Ep100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am PDT

99 epidodes of Hangar 49 on the wall....

What?  We've done 99 shows?  Really?  That's not just Tony's age?  Yep.  We are about ready to hit the century mark, but not quite.  Although, based on the songs, movies, and TV shows we pick, it may seem like we're alreay over the hill.  Nope.  We just like old stuff. So sit back, relax and "welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends!"

Movie/TV (Double Feature): Thunderbirds are Go (TV show-1966 TV show & movie and 2015 TV show)

Book: The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-1945 Kindle Edition
by Stephen E. Ambrose

Song:  The Poor Co-Pilot -Oscar Brand

Destination:  Fargo Air Museum

Comedy Break/Sound:  Josh Blue-Flying

Website:  The 99's

Direct download: H49Ep99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm PDT

Our Next Stop Is 1967

In this episode, we discover the airline world of the sixties via a best selling book, dip into the fifties for a classic flying TV show, fly without leaving the ground, and crawl through an airplane boneyard.  All of this, plus a glimpse into today's fun airline experience in just short of 90 minutes.  So, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.

Movie/TV:  Sky King

Book:  Coffee, Tea or Me? The Uninhibited Memoirs of Two Airline Stewardesses by Trudy Baker

Interview: Brittany Machelka/Red Bird Flight Simulators

Website/App: B4UFLY

Song:  Hillary Duff - Fly

Destination:  Pima Air and Space Museum

Comedy Break/Sound:  Brian Regan on Flying

Direct download: H49Ep98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm PDT

We are serious about aviation!

Seriously, folks.  We are serious about aviation, although you might have noticed that sometimes this show is not very serious.  In this episode we have a song entitled Sirius/Eye In The Sky.  Then we talk to the folks at Sirius XM.  Then we have an airline safety video that is not serious and feature a destination where you will be greeted by serious guards.  We also have a serious look at the future (OK, it was serious if you were a kid in the 1960's).  So, get serious and listen to this show!  Oh, in case you thought we forgot, it's the 6th birthday for Hangar 49!  We are seriously celebrating!

Music:  Alan Parsons Project - Sirius/Eye In The Sky

Movie/TV: The Jetsons (TV Show)

Book:  Tracon by Paul McElroy

Interview:  Dan Dickerson/Sirius XM Aviation Weather

Website/Mobile App: AeroWeather Mobile App

Sound: Virgin America Safety Video

Destination:  Area 51/Groom Lake, Nevada

Direct download: H49Ep97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT

It's not the first mistake we've ever made!

We've been doing this show for nearly 6 years and we strive for perfection.  But, hey, sometimes we make mistakes.  OK, sometimes Al makes mistakes.  Let's just move on.  It's a great show with a great flick, song, interview, book, sound, etc.

Movie:  China Clipper (1936)

Song:  Top Gun Anthem - Harold Faltermeyer and Tony Scott  or someone

Book:  I Could Never Be So Lucky by Jimmy Doolittle

Website:  Ann Arbor Flyers Club, Ann Arbor Michigan (75th Anniversary)

Sound:  10 funniest airline parodies

Destination: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Interview:  Andrew Broom-HondaJet

Direct download: H49Ep96.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm PDT

We're Having Technical Difficulties

As you know, the electronic wizardry that goes on behind the scenes at Hangar 49 is really amazing, but sometimes there's a glitch.  You might hear Jimmy's voice crackle, fade, and sound funny sometimes....and that's in real life.  On this show, his microphone doesn't work very well, but the show must go on!  Once again, we have the latest news, music, TV, comedy, and a literary break.  Oh, and it's our Christmas show!  Give it a listen.

TV Show Montage:  Wings, Chopper One, and Pan Am.

Music:  Paul Revere & the Raiders - The Great Airplane Strike

Sound:  Hilarious Southwest Flight Attendant

Book:   Squawk 7700 by Peter Buffington

Website:  Airliners dot net

Bonus Christmas Music:  The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy's Christmas

Interview: Chris d'Acosta, CEO Swift Fuels

Direct download: H49Ep95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

The Isolation Chamber

With all the "bugs" going around, you can imagine Jim and Al's surprise when Tony showed up at the Hangar 49 studios with a terrible cold.  Reacting quickly, Jim tossed Tony into the back room, known to the production staff as "the isolation chamber."  Tony watched the show with his nose pressed up against the bulletproof window whilst Al and Jim talked about him, and a variety of aviation-related items...you know...the usual drivel that makes up this show.

Music:  Journey - Wheel in the Sky

Sound:  George Carlin - Airport Security

Book:  Ladybirds II-The Continuing Story of American Women in Aviation

Destination: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Website: The DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Inc.

Movie:  Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Interview:  Tech. Sgt. Harrison Southworth and the F-22 Raptor
USAF 27th Fighter Squadron

Direct download: H49Ep94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm PDT

It's a Spooktacular show!

Yep, it's close to Halloween, so this show is spooktacular.  Halloween is Jim's favorite holiday, so anything can happen.  We spend a few minutes flying through Jim's brain to see if we can get some aerial photos of his reality.  As a result, Jim and Al have some serious flashbacks to their radio DJ days and play an aviation-themed song that has nothing to do with aviation.  Wisely, our 60's child, Tony, stays out of the way as this experiment has the makings of real trouble.  Ha, ha.  Just kidding.  As usual, Tony flies in with both wings.  Oh..yes...we have a movie, book, and comedy clip.  OK...get your costumes ready.  let's trick or treat!

Movie:  Air Force (1943)

Music:  Pilot of the Airwaves/Charlie Dore

Book:  Higher:  100 Years of Boeing by Russ Banham

Sound:  Jerry Seinfeld - TSA Screening

Interview:  Skychick (Ramona Cox) and she also reps MotoArt

Direct download: H49Ep93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

Tony Is Surrounded By Yanks

OK.  Tony grew up in England.  Now he lives in Canada.  But he hangs around with Jim and Al.  We've got him surrounded.  In this episode we fire up the way-back machine to the 1940's with a newsreel, movie, song, and patriotic movie theater ad to get young men to join up.  Close your eyes and let us take you back to the battle won by the greatest generation.

Newsreel:  VE Day and VJ Day-Universal Newsreel

Movie:  A Yank In The RAF

Book:  Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII by David Alan Johnson

Song:  Army Air Corps song

Sound:  United States Army Air Corps Recruiting - World War Two Patriotic Educational Film

Interview:  Jay Best - Commemorative Air Force (Recorded at Oshkosh 2015)

Direct download: H49Ep92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm PDT

More Flight Line Fun (but Tony is missing!)

What the heck?  Now Tony is missing!  It'll be a struggle, but we will try to do this last show from the Arlington Fly-In without our neighbour from the north.  We have a great lineup with an exciting movie, a great book, and a fabulous song (one of the best we've found).

Movie:  Midway

Song: Jefferson Airplane-Planes

Book:  Skyfaring/A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker

Interview:  Robert and Dianne Dempster/Seattle World Cruiser Project

Interview:  Judy Moss & Rich Aldridge/QED Bee Gee

Interview:  Kam Keshavarzi/Flying from Canada

Roll the credits....

Tony Roberts, Jim Leighty, Al Gilson/Hosts
Philip Randolph/Guest Host
ERic Utter/Executive Producer (and substitute weather guy)
Mark Peterson/Arlington PA Announcer
Casey Stewart/GoFer

Recorded live in the Dale Comer Studio-AWO Airport, Arlington, Washington USA

Direct download: h49-2015-7-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT

Vee Arr Loo King For Moose and Squirrel!

Our second show from the Dale Comer Studio on the flight line at the 2015 Arlington, Washington Fly-In.  Tony joins us via Sky-pe from Kelowna and the usual gang gathers around the table.  We talk old airplanes and motorcycles in this show with a goofy movie and a great song.  An, vee are loo-king for Moose and Squirrel.  Just listen in to find out what vee are talking about.

Movie:  Hot Shots!

Music:  Suzy Boggus-Outbound Plane

Book:  Plane Insanity by Elliot Hester

Pemberton & Sons Aviation-Addison Pemberton

Aero Copters, Inc.-Amanda Rough and Kimber Wardner

Direct download: h49Ep90.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm PDT

What?  Jim is late again?  Sheesh!

We recorded this show live from the flight line at the Arlington, Washington Fly-In on Thursday, July 9, 2015.  And...once again, Jim is late!!  Tony was stopped at the border with no passport, and is forced to join us via Skype.  Al has to start the show by himself, but he is such a professional, everything works great! (Al also writes these show notes.  Can you tell?).  Of course, Phillip Randolph is here as our guest interviewer and Erik Utter is handling the electronic stuff.  We miss Dale Comer and his engineering wizardry and dry wit.  Sadly, he passed away last April.  We named the Arlington Flight Line Studio after him.  OK, it's just a table under a canopy, but Dale made it a welcome place ot sit and chat.  We interview Addison Pemberton who restored the Boeing 40C, Tracy Gety who has an amazing Russion motorcycle, and Kameron Blevins of North Wing Sports, makers of light sport and ultralite trikes.  Plus the usual movies, music, and literary features.  And, as always at Arlington, plenty of airplane noise in the background.

Movie:     The Great Santini

Music:    Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas-Trains and Boats and Planes

Book:    Ask the Pilot by Patrick Smith

Pemberton & Sons Aviation

North Wing Sports

Direct download: h49-2015-7-9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm PDT

We are going to lose all of our listeners

Our episode title is, "We are going to lose all of our listeners."  Well, we hope not, but sometime we just talk to much.  So, if you want us to just shut up and play the clip, or move on to another topic, please let us know.  Just drop us an email or facebook post.  We'll get the hint.  Other than that, just enjoy the show.

Song: Willie Nelson/Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground

Movie: Hell's Angels (1930)

Book: Unbroken

Destination and Website: Sky Combat Ace

Comedy: Louis CK/Contemporary Perceptions about Aviation and Pilots in the USA

Interview: Dave Whitelaw-Recreational Aviation Foundation

Direct download: H49Ep88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

Runway Roulette

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

Website:  www.PilotSafety.Org

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am PDT

Down To Our Last Dollar

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm PDT

We Can Fly!

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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am PDT

Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza

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

Beatles:  Birthday

Direct download: H49Ep84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

Hey!  Stop!  What's that sound?

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PDT

Another Fly By Night Episode!

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am PDT

Does your airport have an official song?

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am PDT

Fact check?  Really?  Awe...c'mon.

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT

Back On The Fly-In Flight Line

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm PDT

Sorry...You'll have to speak with my attorney.

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm PDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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