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

B-17 "Lazy Baby"

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.  


Episode #55. The Military Aviation Museum Director - Mike Potter.

In this Episode, Pitchlock Pete and Fast Eddie join the Military Aviation Museum Director Mike Potter.  The guys talk warbirds and the 75h Anniversary of the Goxhill Tower.   Enjoy and look for us this year at Warbirds over the Beach 2017. 

Mr. Mike Potter - Military Aviation Museum Director

Episode #51. The Sea Harrier with Art Nalls and Nalls Aviation.

In this Episode, Pitchlock Pete and Whitey have the pleasure of interviewing Art Nalls and his unique Sea Harrier Aircraft from the Nalls Aviation Hangar at the St. Mary's airport in Southern Maryland. 

Art provides to be an undisputed expert on Harrier Jump Jets and has a cadre of experts that work with Art to provide a really awesome experience for aviation enthusiasts to appreciate during his airshow routines.

This interview is an in-depth history of how Art has acquired on how he has come to operate the Harrier Jet.  Read more about Art Nalls and Nalls Aviation on their website Here.

Episode #50. Call sign "Gintac" and the Potomac Historic Warbird Formation Flight.

In this episode of The Hangardeck Podcast, “Pitchlock” Pete and Fast Eddie talk with US Navy Captain (ret.) Mike "Gintac" Ginter who has coordinated and leads a Warbird formation through the most guarded airspace in the United States.  Gintac outlines his plan and the history behind this awesome historic event and it was a true pleasure to join the guys and be a part of a great organization with really awesome aviators.

The Potomac Flight over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery is in honor of DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and pays tribute to the services and sacrifices veterans have made to secure our nation’s freedom. This annual ceremonial formation flight is visible from Alexandria, Arlington and Rosslyn, VA.  The Culpeper Air Fest serves as a home base for the ground-breaking flight.


In its day, the Texan represented the cutting edge of aviation technology, a mere 35 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight on a North Carolina beach. Over 15,000 “Texans” were built between 1938 and 1947, and approximately 400 are still flying today.

We are proud to support and bring this episode to our fans.  We look forward to bringing many more veteran based episodes for your listening enjoyment.  This ceremonial formation flight will be visible from Alexandria, Arlington and Rosslyn, VA. Culpeper Air Fest will serve as a home base for the ground-breaking flight.

Episode #49. Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Buzz Lockwood shot down 13 times in Vietnam.

The Hangardeck Podcast team with Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Buzz Lockwood.

In this episode of The Hangardeck Podcast, “Pitchlock” Pete, Fast Eddie and Raging Rick talk with Vietnam veteran Buzz Lockwood.  Lockwood is a decorated helicopter pilot. During his 2 ½ tours in Vietnam Lockwood received 3 purple hearts among other medals honoring his bravery during service.

Lockwood faced many hardships during his service, including being shot down a total of 13 times. Regarding his medals Lockwood was extremely humble stating, “There were tens of thousands of acts of valor, bravery, and courage done by Americans every day during the war – only a few people got recognized, most acts went unrewarded.”

He added that he would gladly return all three of his purple hearts, in turn for not having to endure what he did to get them, stating the hearts were basically rewarding any near death experience. Lockwood graduated from Fort Rutgers Alabama flight school, and three months later he was in Vietnam. He flew a light observation helicopter, nicknamed a Loach by the military men.

The loach helicopters took part in “Hunt and Kill” team, described less harshly by media as “Pink Teams” for the red and white pendants the aircrafts had. The Pink Teams were made up of three aircrafts – two gunships, and one scout.  Lockwood flew scout, his job was to fly extremely low to the ground and locate the enemy for the gunships in his team.

Lockwood was one of the brave men who volunteered to be in the war, he was not drafted. Also he volunteered to fly scout, which was a very dangerous job. Regardless of his voluntary service Lockwood expressed, “Not wanted to fight in a war, not wanting to be in a shooting match, or to kill someone – There isn’t anything unpatriotic about that.’

Lockwood shared much of his Vietnam experience with The Hangardeck Podcast, stating that he feels dealing with such an experience is much easier if he can talk about it.

Episode #48. Pilot Kevin Russo and his North American T-6 Texan.

In this episode, Pitchlock Pete and Fast Eddie are on location for the 2016 Culpeper Air Fest.  The guys set up location and interviewed many performers and event coordinators at the Air Fest.  In this interview, the guys talk with Pilot Kevin Russo who performs around the country at airshows in his T-6 Texan. 

Kevin is in his 18th year flying air shows with his SNJ-6/T-6 aircraft. His aircraft is a restored SNJ-6 the aircraft was built in 1944 and delivered to Pensacola NAS FL in August 1945. Kevin purchased the aircraft 21 years ago and restored it back to the Pensacola colors you see today. Kevin’s SNJ-6 is thought to be the lowest time Texan around with only 3,000 hours.