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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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