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Jim Leighty, Al Gilson, and Tony Roberts 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!

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Jim Leighty, Al Gilson, and Tony Roberts 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!

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Local flavor still golden

By Bushcaddy - Oct 03 2014
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Keep up the show I look forward to it almost each week. I listen to it on the way to work and it makes my drive so much easer. Bushcaddy

nothing beats friends talking about flying!

By AviatorDave - Apr 28 2012
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I just discovered Hangar49, and have been enjoying catching up. Thanks to the team (Al, Jim, and Tony - alphabetical order :-) ) that has been getting together regularly to produce this show. These guys are great! This is the first podcast that I've ever hear that has mentioned Priest Lake, the airport at Cavanaugh Bay, and Indian Creek, in North Idaho. Hope to catch them at Arlington WA at an upcoming Fly-In.

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16 Ratings
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Local flavor still golden

By Bushcaddy - Oct 03 2014
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Keep up the show I look forward to it almost each week. I listen to it on the way to work and it makes my drive so much easer. Bushcaddy

nothing beats friends talking about flying!

By AviatorDave - Apr 28 2012
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I just discovered Hangar49, and have been enjoying catching up. Thanks to the team (Al, Jim, and Tony - alphabetical order :-) ) that has been getting together regularly to produce this show. These guys are great! This is the first podcast that I've ever hear that has mentioned Priest Lake, the airport at Cavanaugh Bay, and Indian Creek, in North Idaho. Hope to catch them at Arlington WA at an upcoming Fly-In.

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Jim Leighty, Al Gilson, and Tony Roberts 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!

No fake news ever...we admit we make it up

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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

Apr 04 2019

1hr 26mins

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Crap! More technical difficulties!

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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

Feb 14 2019

1hr 10mins

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Our show's in trouble! Pull the chute!!

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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

Sep 21 2018

1hr 17mins

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Wow! Our 9th Anniversary Special!

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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

Mar 01 2019

1hr 11mins

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The Internet Police might censor this show!

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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

Jan 15 2017

1hr 4mins

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Bye, bye, Jimmy

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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.

Aug 21 2017

1hr 16mins

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Oops! Uh, oh. Warning, strong language!

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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)

Dec 19 2018

1hr 27mins

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We always "Tell the Truth"

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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

Dec 11 2017

1hr 14mins

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Was it worth the wait?

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 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

Jul 29 2018

59mins

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We Are Born to Fly

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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

Nov 18 2017

1hr 17mins

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We're Spaced Out

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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

Nov 20 2018

1hr 17mins

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Coming In On A Wing and a Prayer...Again

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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

Aug 16 2018

59mins

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Godspeed, John Glenn

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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

Dec 17 2016

1hr 14mins

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Any Pizza is a Personal Pizza

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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

Nov 12 2016

1hr 16mins

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This Isn't Our First Rodeo

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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 Interviews: Linda Allen/Will Allen Airshows Dave Whitelaw Recreational Aviation Foundation Jason Richert Kenmore Aero Services

Sep 29 2016

1hr 2mins

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Everybody's A Music Critic!

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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? Interviews Dean Baxter - Aircraft Judge John Smutny - Air Boss One DeWayne Spencer & Micayla Stephens - Spencer Aircraft

Sep 07 2016

1hr 11mins

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Ground Control? We're Out of Control!

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80bkfppcKjE Song:  Amy Grant/I'm Gonna Fly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDNtwwAFU6o Interview: Drew Jenkins-Vintage Aircraft Museum http://vintageaircraftmuseum.org Interview:  Betty Scott-Arlington Fly In Co-Founder http://www.arlingtonflyin.org

Aug 15 2016

59mins

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A Century of Great Aviation Entertainment

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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

Jun 10 2016

1hr 16mins

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

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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 Editionby Stephen E. AmbroseSong:  The Poor Co-Pilot -Oscar BrandDestination:  Fargo Air MuseumComedy Break/Sound:  Josh Blue-FlyingWebsite:  The 99's

Apr 15 2016

1hr 4mins

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Our Next Stop Is 1967

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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 KingBook:  Coffee, Tea or Me? The Uninhibited Memoirs of Two Airline Stewardesses by Trudy BakerInterview: Brittany Machelka/Red Bird Flight SimulatorsWebsite/App: B4UFLYSong:  Hillary Duff - FlyDestination:  Pima Air and Space MuseumComedy Break/Sound:  Brian Regan on Flying

Mar 18 2016

1hr 26mins

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Sorry, We Don't Take Cheques

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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

Dec 06 2019

1hr 29mins

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The "Multi-Accent" Show

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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

Nov 15 2019

1hr 19mins

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It's Another Road Show!

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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

Sound/Comedy:

  1. Airplane Difficulties/Carlos Oscar
  2. World’s Funniest Flight Attendant

Oct 08 2019

1hr

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We Are In Harm's Way (Again)

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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

Interviews:

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

Sep 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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We've Got Mighty Wings!

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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

Interviews: John and Heather Norman/Spirit of St. Louis replica

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Thomas Williams and Richard Gentry/EAA Chapter 84

Song: Cheap Trick/Mighty Wings

Destination: Boeing Factory tour

Sound/Comedy: Checking in at the airport/Sebastian Maniscalo

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The Acronym Song

Aug 20 2019

1hr

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Hold my drone and reach for the sky!

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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

Jun 06 2019

1hr 18mins

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No fake news ever...we admit we make it up

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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

Apr 04 2019

1hr 26mins

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Wow! Our 9th Anniversary Special!

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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

Mar 01 2019

1hr 11mins

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Crap! More technical difficulties!

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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

Feb 14 2019

1hr 10mins

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Oops! Uh, oh. Warning, strong language!

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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)

Dec 19 2018

1hr 27mins

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We're Spaced Out

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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

Nov 20 2018

1hr 17mins

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Our show's in trouble! Pull the chute!!

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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

Sep 21 2018

1hr 17mins

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Coming In On A Wing and a Prayer...Again

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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

Aug 16 2018

59mins

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Was it worth the wait?

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 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

Jul 29 2018

59mins

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We always "Tell the Truth"

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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

Dec 11 2017

1hr 14mins

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We Are Born to Fly

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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

Nov 18 2017

1hr 17mins

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Bye, bye, Jimmy

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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.

Aug 21 2017

1hr 16mins

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The Internet Police might censor this show!

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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

Jan 15 2017

1hr 4mins

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Godspeed, John Glenn

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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

Dec 17 2016

1hr 14mins

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Any Pizza is a Personal Pizza

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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

Nov 12 2016

1hr 16mins

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