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!
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