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Since the dawn of recorded history, mankind has been scattering his many tools of war across the globe. Sometimes lost in the heat of battle, and other times just thrown away by warriors too tired to carry them further, these implements of war have often become treasured finds of archaeologists, historians, and collectors around the world. Among the most prized, since the dawn of combat aviation in the early 1900s, are the wrecked and crashed aircraft that have been lost in both war and peace. However, such recovery and restoration efforts are not for the faint of heart, or those without substancial financial resources.These efforts can take place anywhere from polar ice packs in Greenland, to swamps deep inside savannah country. And despite this, across the globe, aircraft recovery teams are continuing their dirty, difficult, and often dangerous efforts to find and preserve the lost warplanes of bygone eras.
To learn more about recovering the wrecks of downed aircraft, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (@Writestream at #MilitaryMonday) at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is aviation historian Nicholas "Nick" Veronico, author of the books Hidden Warbirds I and II from Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press). A long-time collector of warbird memorabilia, Nick Veronico is an expert on the wide variety of recovery and restoration efforts for wrecked military aircraft across the world. Listeners are encouraged to call in and offer questions to both gentlemen, in what will be a lively hour that is part Indiana Jones, and part museum restoration.
For aviation enthusiasts around the world, there is no greater thrill than the rare chance to watch and hear a flying warbird on a sunny afternoon at an airshow. Such sights and sounds are becoming rarer every day, as more of these vintage aircraft are either grounded or lost to accidents. However, there is one special place and collection which is keeping the practice of flying warbirds alive today: The Flying Heritage Collection. Based in Everett, Washington, the collection is owned by Microsoft cofounder and billionaire Paul Allen, who has placed his fortune and reputation into building the finest collection of flying vintage aircraft in the world.
To learn more about the Flying Heritage Collection (@flyingheritage) join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitartMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream) today at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is Zenith Press (@ZenithPress) writer Cory Graff, a curator at the Flying Heritage Collection and author of the new book FLYING WARBIRDS. Together they will discuss this fascinating collection of "vintage flying iron," and provide listeners with some real insights into the care and feeding of these rare artifacts.
Vince Hammons at PI Aero
I was introduced to Mr. Hammons through Mr. Tony Barnes and after talking to him I knew I had to do a show. Vince is a USAF Veteran who owns his own Aircraft business and has lots of stories to share. I cannot wait to hear them and I invite all to join in. The hard part was trying to fit an extremely impressive resume into space provided
PI Aero: Providing first class Restoration, Consulting, Inspection, Repair, Pre-Purchasing and Pilot Services for all types of General Aviation, Homebuilt and Warbird Aircraft.
www.fighterfactory.com: Fighter Factory: A&P/Inspector/Pilot
Aviation Institute of Maintenance: A&P Instructor and Educator
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry
Experimental Aircraft Association : Aircraft Mechanic/Flight Engineer
Aviation Museum of Kentucky: Vice President of Restoration. Restored T38 and F4 on display. Visit website for details and location. Great place to visit!
Stevens Aviation , General Manager of FAA Approved Repair station. Business, regulatory and compliance of all FAA approved inspections, repairs and alterations of all aircraft 12,500 lbs. and under. Contract maintenance for all air carriers into LEX.
The Lost Squadron: Restoration Team Member
Restoration Team member of WW2 P38 buried in 300 feet of ice in Greenland and restored to original flying condition. Visit P38 Association website for details.
Crew Chief USAF Thunderbirds Flight Demostration Squadron
Our guests this morning are Cindy Macha and Chris LeFave.
Cynthia Macha serves as Director for the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance Airport which is her vocation as well as her passion.
She comes from an aerospace family and is an aerospace industry veteran with a natural affinity for all things aeronautical.
Her devotion to the Western Museum of Flight stems from a far stronger motivation than that.
The work of the museum serves to preserve and promote the rich heritage of the aerospace industry in southern California and she feels strongly that we must accomplish this preservation before the opportunity is lost.
Chris LeFave is a commercial pilot who voluntarily flies for the Commemorative Air Force Museum.
The CAF is a non-profit museum which is headquartered in Texas but has over 125 airplanes on display throughout the US.
The plane he will be giving rides in this Saturday is based at the Inland Empire Wing of the CAF at Riverside Airport.
The plane is a North American built Harvard II. It was built in 1941 at Mines Field which is now known as LAX.
Chris is a Southern California native. He is an amateur aviation archaeologist and enjoys aviation history.
He flies multiple warbirds from the WWII era such as the T-6 and Stearman along with many antique airplanes from the 40's.
He currently lives near Upland, CA where he shares a 1941 Porterfield airplane at Cable Airport.
This morning, they’re going to tell us all about the T-6 Flight Experience taking place this Saturday, November 16 at Zamparini Field.
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Are you tired of cancelled and delayed flights? Don't enjoy being groped by TSA? Do you realize that if you're a frequent flyer, particularly for business, it's far more convenient and economical to own and fly your own plane?
And today it's safer and easier to fly than ever before!
Join us today with Bill Cattley from Cirrus Aircraft talking about the benefits of private aviation, and David Stapp from Ocean Point Aviation in Maine who will show you how to start your flying adventure and find quality flight training!
We'll also talk about the launch of our new adventure, FlyingNorthAmerica.com and a tremendous event happening at Wiscasset, Maine on August 13 & 14 as we welcome the Texas Fying Legends warbirds!
Click here for Jim's blog on his first flight experience in the Cirrus SR-22!
Brian Krause is best known for his portrayal of white-lighter Leo Wyatt on Aaron Spelling’s popular, sci-fi program Charmed [1998-2006 / The WB] opposite Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. The actor played the ever-developing character for eight television seasons, and during the fifth season he showcased his writing skills by penning one of the episodes [Sense and Sense Ability]. In May 2006, starring in the series finale marked Krause’s 145th episode on the program.
Since completing the series, the actor has taken on a variety of television roles, including: a priest in Lifetime's Devil's Diary, a WWII Colonel in the Sci Fi Channel's Warbirds, a cryptozoologist in the Sci Fi Channel's Beyond Loch Ness, a murder suspect on CBS' CSI: Miami, a firefighter under suspicion on TNT's The Closer and a guest appearance on AMC's Mad Men. Krause will soon be seen as the title character in the independent feature Cyrus.
Among the actor's other television credits are: Highway to Heaven, Tales from the Crypt, Bandit, Family Album, Walker, Texas Ranger, High Tide, Return to Cabin by the Lake and Ties that Bind].
Krause’s additional film credits include: Return to the Blue Lagoon with Milla Jovovich, An American Summer with Brian Austin Green, December with Balthazar Getty and Jason London, Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers with Alice Krige and Mädchen Amick, The Liars’ Club with Wil Wheaton, Breaking Free with Christine Taylor and Jeremy London, Mind Games with Soleil Moon Frye, Trash with Jaime Pressly and Jeremy Sisto, The Mission with Jacklyn Zeman and Alex Hyde-White, Protecting the King with Tom Sizemore and Peter Dobson, Jack Rio, Desertion, Nowhere to Hide, The Gods of Circumstance and Growth. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com
Brian Krause is best known for his portrayal of white-lighter Leo Wyatt on Aaron Spelling's popular, sci-fi program "Charmed" opposite Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. The actor played the ever-developing character for eight seasons. In May 2006, starring in the series finale marked Krause's 145th episode on the program.
Since completing the series, the actor has taken on a variety of television roles, including: a priest in Lifetime's Devil's Diary, a WWII Colonel in the Sci Fi Channel's Warbirds, a cryptozoologist in the Sci Fi Channel's Beyond Loch Ness, a murder suspect on CBS' "CSI: Miami," a firefighter under suspicion on TNT's "The Closer" and a guest appearance on AMC's "Mad Men."
Krause will soon be seen as the title character in the independent feature Cyrus.
Among the actor's other television credits are: "Highway to Heaven," "Tales from the Crypt," "Bandit," "Family Album," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "High Tide," "Return to Cabin by the Lake" and "Ties that Bind."
Krause's additional film credits include: Return to the Blue Lagoon with Milla Jovovich, An American Summer with Brian Austin Green, December with Balthazar Getty and Jason London, Stephen King's Sleepwalkers with Alice Krige and Mädchen Amick, The Liars' Club with Wil Wheaton, Breaking Free with Christine Taylor and Jeremy London, Mind Games with Soleil Moon Frye, Trash with Jaime Pressly and Jeremy Sisto, The Mission with Jacklyn Zeman and Alex Hyde-White, Protecting the King with Tom Sizemore and Peter Dobson, Jack Rio, Desertion, Nowhere to Hide, The Gods of Circumstance and Growth.
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