Rank #1: Our show's in trouble! Pull the chute!!
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
Rank #2: Oops! Uh, oh. Warning, strong language!
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.)
Movie: Flight Command (1940)
Destination: Tillamook Air Museum
Comedy: George Carlin-On Airlines and Flying (Warning: Strong Language)
Dec 19 2018
Rank #3: Crap! More technical difficulties!
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!
Interview: Dave Baile, Survival Pucks
Website: Open Airplane
Destination: Stonehenge Airplane Museum
Comedy/sound: Scottish air traffic controllers
Feb 14 2019
Rank #4: 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
Website/App: Cloud Topper Pilot Sight Level for iPhone/iPad
Interview/Discussion: AOPA Safety Institute/Flight Following
Jan 15 2017
Rank #5: Hold my drone and reach for the sky!
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)
Interview: WW2 B-17 Pilot John Mscik
Destination: Smiley Creek, Idaho
Sound/Comedy: Ajax Airlines/Hudson & Landry
If you have any comments, compliments, or complanits, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 06 2019
Rank #6: Sorry, We Don't Take Cheques
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)
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
Rank #7: We Are In Harm's Way (Again)
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.
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
Rank #8: Bye, bye, Jimmy
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
Oh, Tony and Al are looking for the next great co-host. Send your tapes and resumes to: email@example.com (hopefully, Jimmy will forward those to Tony and Al. Jim is kind of protective of that account.
Aug 21 2017
Rank #9: Wow! Our 9th Anniversary Special!
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
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
Rank #10: Our 10th Anniversary Show!
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)
Interview: Will Allen
Website: Pilot Mall
Destination: Pearson Field Air Museum
Sound/Comedy: Louis CK-Babies on My Plane
Our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 17 2020
Rank #11: We've Got Mighty Wings!
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)
Song: Cheap Trick/Mighty Wings
Destination: Boeing Factory tour
Sound/Comedy: Checking in at the airport/Sebastian Maniscalo
Aug 20 2019
Rank #12: We always "Tell the Truth"
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.
Website (and Museum Destinations): Warbird Alley
Movie - American Made
Dec 11 2017
Rank #13: Was it worth the wait?
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
Jul 29 2018
Rank #14: The "Multi-Accent" Show
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
Rank #15: No fake news ever...we admit we make it up
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
Comedy: Jack Whitehall
Apr 04 2019
Rank #16: We're Spaced Out
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
Destination - Arlington Balloon and Airplane Festival
Nov 20 2018
Rank #17: It's Another Road Show!
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.
Book: Oops…we forgot!
Interview: Jody Rueger
Destination and Website: Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum
Oct 08 2019
Rank #18: Coming In On A Wing and a Prayer...Again
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.
Movie: Reach For The Sky
Destination: Abbotsford Air Show
Aug 16 2018
Rank #19: We Are Born to Fly
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
Movie: Millenium (1989)
Comedy: Dave Allen on airplanes
Nov 18 2017
Rank #20: 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
Dec 17 2016