Episode #78. The Tuskegee Airman at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend Part 1.

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In this Episode, Pitchlock Pete and Whitey traveled to the -Dekalb-Peachtree Airport upon invite from the Commemorative Air Force-Dixie Wing to record and document some wonderful aviators and the remaining Tuskegee Airman from WWII.  This event marks the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airman.  We hope you enjoy this series of interviews.  We are so privileged to interview so many heroes.  Enjoy - Pitchlock Pete.

Episode #77. The EAA Pilots talk about the B-17G "Aluminum Overcast" at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend.

EAA's Aluminum Overcast

EAA's Aluminum Overcast

In this Episode, Pitchlock Pete and Whitey traveled to the -Dekalb-Peachtree Airport upon invite from the Commemorative Air Force-Dixie Wing to record and document some wonderful aviators and the remaining Tuskegee Airman from WWII.  This event marks the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airman.  We hope you enjoy this series of interviews.  We are so privileged to interview so many heroes.  Enjoy - Pitchlock Pete.

Episode #76. Retired U.S. Air Force Major General George Harrison at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend.

Major General George Harrison

Major General George Harrison

In this Series of Episodes, Pitchlock Pete and Whitey traveled to the -Dekalb-Peachtree Airport upon invite from the Commemorative Air Force-Dixie Wing to record and document some wonderful aviators and the remaining Tuskegee Airman from WWII.  This event marks the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airman.  We hope you enjoy this series of interviews.  We are so privileged to interview so many heroes.  Enjoy - Pitchlock Pete.

Major General (USAF, Ret) George Harrison is Director, Research Operations, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia. Before his retirement from the Air Force in July 1997 after over 35 years of active duty, he was Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He began his career as an F-4 pilot at MacDill AFB, Florida in 1962. Since then, he has flown combat in the O-1F from DaNang AB, RVN, the F-4 from Cam Rahn Bay AB, RVN and Udorn RTAFB. In later years, he flew combat missions in the F-16C over Iraq (Provide Comfort), the C-130E, E-3A and E-8C over and into Bosnia (Deny Flight and Joint Endeavor) and the E-3B over Iraq (Desert Storm). He commanded the 4485th Test Squadron, the 479th Tactical Training Wing, the USAF Air Warfare Center and served as the USAFE DO. As a civil aviator he is an FAA instructor in single and multiengine airplanes, instruments and gliders. He has flown 6200 accident-free hours in over 70 aircraft types, including 530 combat hours.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1962 - August 1963, student, flight training, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
2. August 1963 - October 1965, fighter pilot, 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (Feb. 1965 - April 1965, temporary duty as O-1F pilot and forward air controller, 2nd Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam)
3. November 1965 - September 1966, F-4 fighter pilot, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, South Vietnam
4. September 1966 - April 1969, F-4 replacement training instructor, 4531st Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Force Base, Fla.
5. April 1969 - December 1970, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania
6. January 1971 - January 1974, staff officer, directorate of operations, later joint training exercise planner, U.S. Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
7. January 1974 - June 1974, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
8. July 1974 - October 1975, fighter pilot, 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
9. October 1975 - July 1978, operations officer, later commander, 4485th Test Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
10. August 1978 - June 1979, student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
11. June 1979 - October 1981, chief of operational test and evaluation division, later assistant deputy director for operational support, directorate of operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. November 1981 - October 1982, vice commander, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, George Air Force Base, Calif.
13. October 1982 - August 1984, commander, 479th Tactical Training Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
14. August 1984 - November 1986, chief, joint operations division, J-3, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
15. December 1986 - September 1989, deputy chief of staff for plans, later chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
16. September 1989 - November 1991, assistant chief of staff for studies and analysis, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. November 1991 - October 1992, deputy chief of staff for operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany (May - September 1992, temporary duty as commander, Joint Task Force, Southwest Asia)
18. November 1992 - November 1993, commander, U.S. Air Force Air Warfare Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
19. December 1993 - present, commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Episode #74. Airplane Repo Star Ken Cage talks with the Hangardeck Podcast.

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In this Episode, the Hangardeck Podcast talks with Airplane Repo star Mr. Ken Cage. He discusses his favorite episodes and many inside the show details with him and Danny.  We continue to love this show and hope they bring it back.  Look for the Hangardeck Podcast at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend Live.  The Hangardeck Podcast will be recording and internet broadcasting this event October 6, 7, 8, 2017.  Enjoy.

Episode #73. Jack Weber and the Restoration of EC-121 WV2 US Navy Constellation 141311.

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In this Episode, Pitchlock Pete talks with Jack Weber about the WV 2 EC-121 US Navy Constellation restoration efforts. Jack tells the story of the Yankee Air Museum adoption of this aircraft through the US Navy and it's debut at Thunder of Michigan Airshow.  Look for the Hangardeck Podcast at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend Live.  The Hangardeck Podcast will be recording and internet broadcasting this event October 6, 7, 8, 2017.  Enjoy.

Episode #67. Actor and Veteran Captain Dale Dye.

Actor and Veteran Captain Dale Dye

In this Episode, Actor and Captain Dale Dye joins Pete and Brad for a discussion on his movie project, No Better Place to Die.  This project is about the 82 Airborne on D-Day as they battle the Germans to take the causeway objective.  Captain Dale Dye has supported and acted in Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and many more great films.  Once again, we are proud to bring this great interview. 

Episode #66. WWII Normandy 101st Airborne Veteran, Sergeant Norwood Thomas Jr.

101st Airborne WWII Normandy Veteran, Sergeant Norwood Thomas Jr.

101st Airborne WWII Normandy Veteran, Sergeant Norwood Thomas Jr.

In this Episode, 94 year old WWII Normandy 101st Airborne Veteran Norwood Thomas Jr. Tells his an amazing story from his Jump into Normandy and Glider Operations.  This man is an amazing hero during WWII and tells his story to The Hangardeck Podcast at the Military Aviation Museum's Warbirds over the Beach.  We are pleased to bring this episode to our listeners.  Enjoy the story of SGT Norwood Thomas Jr.

Episode #65. WWII B-17 "Lazy Baby" Survivor, Flight Engineer and Waist Gunner Bob Cinibulk.

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In this episode, 96 Year Old B-17 Bomber Flight Engineer Bob Cinibulk tells his an amazing story.

On the morning of October 14th, 1943 along with 15 others from the 305th Bomb Group, Lazy Baby set off from Chelveston in England on Mission 115, the second Schweinfurt raid, later to become known as Black Thursday. By the time they reached Aachen on the outward leg only Lazy Baby and two others of the 305th were left flying.

They were then seriously damaged and three crew severely injured whilst two bailed out. Diving from 23,000 ft to only 3,000 ft, pilot Ed Dienhart managed to escape the attacking fighters. With the ball turret gunner trapped and navigator seriously injured they proceeded at 30 to 50 feet, hedge-hopping all the way, to Switzerland and safety.

Guided by the navigator Don Rowley who, despite having both arms virtually severed, managed to steer them from memory for over an hour to Switzerland where they made a dramatic crash landing only four miles from the German border. The navigator died the following day from his injuries."

On this 2017 Memorial Weekend take a moment to respect our fallen and give thanks to all our fallen who died to preserve our freedoms.  God Rest Your souls - Pitchlock Pete (Hangardeck Podcast)

Episode #64. The CAF Minnesota Wing B-25 Pilot "Jolly" Roger at Warbirds over the Beach 2017.

The Commemorative Air Force, Minnesota Wing, B-25 "Miss Mitchell"

This episode was recorded with US Air Force Pilot "Jolly" Roger.  We recorded this interview in the Navy Hangar at the Military Aviation Museum during the Warbirds over the Beach 2017 event.  Thanks to all the Pilots at the Commemorative Air Force for supporting The Hangardeck Podcast.  Enjoy "Jolly" talk with the crew on the CAF B-25 "Miss Mitchell."

Episode #62. The "Project" with Screen Writer - John Orloff on site at Warbirds over the Beach 2017.

Screenwriter John Orloff

Screenwriter John Orloff

This episode was recorded with Band of Brothers Screenwriter, Mr. John Orloff.   We recorded this interview in the Navy Hangar at the Military Aviation Museum during the Warbirds over the Beach 2017 event.  Thanks to Museum Director Mike Potter for coordinating this great interview.