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!

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