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Paw Patrol: Cartoon not cancelled despite White House comments
"To the contrary from the White House, the popular Children's show featuring a police dog is still on the Air Patrol cartoon about rescue dogs who protect their community clarified on Friday that it has not been canceled after White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany claimed it had been as a result of canceled culture. The show's official account tweeted a couple of hours after McEnany made the statements in the White House briefing. No need to worry. Papa Troll is not canceled, she said. The show cops was canceled Live Petey was canceled, Lego halted the sales of their Lego city police station. Cops and liability were cancelled earlier this year, But Lego still sells its police station on its website and Papa Troll remains on the air Bernie
"air patrol" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Sure they're actually her Xenia we had to believe that in the face of exhaustion and cynicism and division are got back not for a live on campus I am six forty more now with the release from people who report the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant his young daughter and seven others one caller says he heard a boom then a dead sound this guy pointed out that if the pilot didn't have night vision he had to have had I. F. R. or instrument flight rules that were my head we can call out and then I heard a pop and it immediately stop another caller said he was hiking the trail in Calabasas last Sunday morning when he said he saw a helicopter crash into the side of a mountain weather reports indicated heavy fog that morning and the NTSB says it will determine if that was a factor in the cause of the crash Steve Gregory king a fine is the civil air patrol squadron at March air reserve base in riverside called up a schedule meeting because of the nearly two hundred people quarantined at the base over concerns about the new coronavirus machine a chain China he's the commander of the civil air patrol squadron says there's no threat to members help they're just being overly cautious sentences because public health department says two people from another country county who been diagnosed with the new coronavirus are in the hospital in San Francisco officials say the infected people do not pose and an elevated risk to the public therefore known cases of the new crown buyers the bay area to in Santa Clara county two in San Benito county the number of cases in the US up to eleven and I was Democratic Party been hearing him talk about says talkers results have been delayed because of quality checks some of the earliest results though the Iowa caucuses have come in from thousands of miles away in Glasgow Scotland Bernie Sanders when the most support in a small satellite caucus for Iowans living abroad Elizabeth one ended up with six and of the nineteen supporters bush does she got three what's going on the freeways angel it's a slow drive.
Civil Air Patrol Squadron Meeting Canceled At March Air Base Out Of ‘An Abundance Of Caution’
"Is the civil air patrol squadron at March air reserve base in riverside called up a schedule meeting because of the nearly two hundred people quarantined at the base over concerns about the new coronavirus machine a chain China he's the commander of the civil air patrol squadron says there's no threat to members help they're just being overly cautious sentences because public health department says two people from another country county who been diagnosed with the new coronavirus are in the hospital in San Francisco officials say the infected people do not pose and an elevated risk to the public therefore known cases of the new crown buyers the bay area to in Santa Clara county two in San Benito county the number of cases in the US up to
An interview with 16-year-old author Solomon Schmidt
"Today we have a guest on the podcast by the name of Solomon Schmidt. Now Solomon then Schmidt is still a kid but he's an author he's sixteen years old he's already written five books and all the books are history books he also plays piano and is a member of the Civil Air Patrol. Pretty good track. He's got going right now. Solomon Welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me on. It's very good to meet you you too so all of the books that you've written our history books. What made you start to get interested in history? Well my mom has been reading to me from the time. I was really young For as long as I can remember she was putting books in my hands. And she's the one who taught me how to read and write and I guess there never really was a time when I wasn't has an interest in history I can remember specific children's book. It was an overview the statue liberty and how it was built was brought to America. There was a little picture book for eight eight nine year olds. But that's that's the first American history book I can clearly remember. I remember from that. I was really interesting. That titanic for the longest time so. We're not a lot of books on that. I watched the nineteen fifties sixties version of it. And like you said I just can't remember a time when I wasn't interested in history and it it spiraled into getting interested in specific topics like World War Two which I was on for the longest time Winston Churchill all the battles and generals and civil war American Revolution Revolution usually military history so what fascinates me the most. But I can't remember a time when I haven't been learning about it and intrigued to learn more on read more and study more. Know if I've heard correctly is there some connection to your family in the military and specifically Pearl Harbor. Yeah my great grandma who turned ninety eight just a couple of weeks ago he was actually at Pearl. Harbor was attacked. Is One of only a few survivors left he was. He was removed from the main area of attack. He was getting his ammunition. Inspected in officer ran into the tent. And he said grab your guns. We're at war. And he said by the time everything was got everything was pulled out and gun ready for the attack to to fight against the Japanese planes. The first wave was gone and around. He he told me that he didn't have a big part in actually fighting against the Japanese. But it's it's always something that has stayed with him and he still villas memories of being there and a fighting the Japanese in the Pacific he drove trucks around. That was his job he i. I'm not sure if he was ever actually in like battles where he shot people but he he served in the war for four years and I really think think that's something that I can look back on and that's a tidy history right there in my own family. You know one of the few people that's actually survivor. Pearl Harbor is my great Grandpa by bombs. GRANDPA and he's he's just a great guy he's He's still plays his harmonica nursing homes. You know he's almost a century old but I I just I love people who have continued to keep the legacy alive by teaching people about history by carrying about our country and knowing knowing that patriotism and a love of country especially when you're serving in the military is is so important and he did have that and he loves America and Pearl Pearl Harbor. I think is something that has always stayed with him. He's usually pretty quiet when I talk about his military service or when I want to ask him about that but Pearl Harbor is something. He opened opened up to me more. I think because it's something that I said He. He wasn't like in the main part of the attack but he was definitely impacted by it. Yet will the military is a giant into organization and the Mount of people that are actually on the frontlines. Fighting is usually very very small much smaller than what people think. But in order to get those troops on the front lines to actually be able to fight there is a massive amount of logistics. What does the logistics means? It means that people need food. The people need fuel. The people need ammunition for their weapons. They need medical supplies. There's all these things that the soldiers that are on the front lines need and so your great-grandfather you said. Greg Great-grandfather for data admit is his name. And he played the role that he played for in serving. His country was to deliver those logistics in the front lines and even though he might not feel or you might think oh he. He wasn't fighting on the front lines. Trust me as a front as a guy that was on the front lines. If you don't have those back back logistics behind you to support you. You're not going to be able to make anything anything happened. So that's why whenever somebody tells me that they served no matter what capacity they served in the military. I always thank them for their service because they were doing what their country needed him into. New -solutely yeah. So you transitioned at some point from reading about history into writing about history. How old were you you when you wrote your first book I started writing it when I was twelve and I had been struggling for a little while to kind of wonder you know? What should I do what? What should my thing be? I started by making a board game called politics power and it was a little makeshift game. Made the book. The board game politic power. I started that I think when I was eleven. That's interesting and I started putting it together just so you know when I was eleven my friends and I were throwing mud at each. Yeah I think you're you're already progressed a little bit further than me. Okay so you make the board game politics power. Yes so I mean it just had it was Kinda like monopoly. It had a board exactly like a go position. And you know you sent to jail you commit a an illegal act in in politics but it had all these pieces and I. I've got everything but of course then it comes down to actually okay. But how do you finish and actually make it a board game so struggling to not to do that and I came down to the basement one day to my dad's workbench and we started talking and he said you know Sama. What do you really love? And I said well history debt and he said well. Why don't she writes history book for Kids Your Age and other time? I think it was eleven when that happened. And I was intrigued by the idea. And we know this man who's written over over a hundred bucks and he gave me a piece of advice. He said well actually told my dad. He said never do a project if somebody else has already done and done it very well focus on. You're just wasting your time so my dad told me okay. I'm glad for you. You should do this but be sure there isn't anything already out there like it so I did my research. I looked around around and couldn't find anything in the format or for the audience targeting about US history. And I knew that's what I wanted to do. And I finished D- I worked on it for several months. Finishing the sections and I can remember one time we run vacation in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. I remember. That's where I wrote the Cuban missile crisis. This is on the way. Remember that but certain things stay in my memory from all different points of writing the books Yeah that's how. US History Bites game to be now how you kind of breezed over the fact that in a few months you finish the book now as you know I've written a bunch of books as well and it's not easy to write a book and I always tell people people the books don't write themselves you actually have to get. You actually have to do the work. What was there any particular thing that you did to to ensure that you got your project done? Well I can remember with. I don't specifically remember with us. History Bites I remember that my goal was because at the time. I didn't think I was going to be writing any other one so my goal was just okay. I just want to read this book so I didn't have a specific time. I think no of course the research process is a completely different process and takes by itself. I think I left myself six months to actually write the thirty sections and I I can remember clear with my last books though With my most recent books I would. I would figure out what day of what month I needed to be done by and I'd figure figure out. How many sections I would need to do in order to achieve that goal and how I would need to break it up and I'd get it done and it really just came to a matter of each day I'd go okay whether I have a headache or not whether I feel like it or not? I have to get this section done today. I have to get this part of research done. I have to read about Gandhi today. And that's what I need to do and kind of like you talk about your books. I went to bed feeling great and I woke up the next morning feeling ready to go onto whatever was next one of the things things that I talk about when it comes to my writing process is I write a thousand words a day when I when I'm writing a book. I read a thousand words every a single day. It takes me about forty five minutes to an hour to get that done and what it does is a couple big benefits to it. We'll number one. You're slowly chipping away at this big giant project. And if you try if you woke up today and you said I'm going to write a hundred thousand words today. That would be very intimidating. And I don't recommend doing that. And if you wake up and you say look I'm GonNa find forty five minutes today. I'm GonNa find an hour and I'm going to do what I'm supposed to do. Which is hammer out these thousand words? What's good about it? That's that's good. You Get don little bits at a time. Which is it's easier you ever heard that expression about eating an elephant? How do you eat an elephant? One limited time. What one bite at a time right one bite at a time? That's all you can do. You can't eat that you can't stop that whole elephant in your mouth. Not that I advise Edna elephants but if you were to have to eat an element elephant you'd want to do a little bit at a time so the thing is that you're taking little bites of your project the other thing that's good about writing every day in my opinion is if I skip three days Of writing when I open back when I opened a computer backup to start writing again. I forgot what the last thing I wrote was. Now I have to go back and spend twenty minutes or thirty minutes or maybe even forty five minutes to an hour reading what I wrote to get myself back up to where I can start writing again. I have to redeploy my brain and that redeployment time takes time. So that's why I always recommend you. You take that and you you do every single day and what's good the reason I'm spending a little bit of time talking about this is that this applies to really anything really anything that you you WanNa get good at. Whether it's you WanNa get good. I play guitar. I know you play piano. You don't want to try and save up for a month worth of practice at piano and say oh well going to do is just one weekend. I'm going to practice eighty nine hours. You know. I don't even know if that's mathematically possible but you don't WanNa do that you will. It's much much better and and it's better for your skill to practice that instrument every single day. If it's a sport you want to get good at. If you want to get good at dribbling a basketball don't just say okay. Well one week before basketball. Ask Ball season. I'm just going to dribble a basketball a lot for for eighteen hours a day. That's not
Those They Left Behind: The Victims of Roy Melanson
"His cabin they stopped at a gas station to put some air in the leaky tire and they had to buy some more beer because they're all out and it continued on their driver car jerked so the two men the shows with that day no surprise turned out to be Chuck Mathews in Roy Melanson so chuck gone out of the car underneath the chassis and so that Iraq had put a hole in the oil pan so michelle offered to give them in a ride in her car when they made it to town got to her car matthews got into the backseat with oak and Melanson wrote up front with Michelle Michelle drove them back to gunnison asmir thieves bonded with Oak Michelle Cherif Melanson yes it was late afternoon they arrived back at the Columbine Bar Matthews was really surprised though because then he overheard Melanson asked Michelle if she could drive him a few more blocks to where he left his truck now he hadn't even mentioned a truck Matthews Matthews didn't think he had a truck I mean if he had a truck why they've been riding around in his old terrible junker were to prove in itself untrustworthy in absolutely breaking down and leaking air and stuff that's terrible so that's a good question where we take in my old junker but he didn't say anything in Melanson told Matthews he'd be back in a while and rode off in the passenger seat of Michelle's car so matthew went into the bar but he was confused and he decided he'd wait for Melanson to come back and maybe he could give him a ride home in his truck but when Melanson and returned by nine pm matthews called a friend to pick him up and he thought that would be the last seat here this whole thing but the next morning Melanson Grove Michelle Wallace's Redman Asta station wagon to the JC penney storing gunnison and he wrote a fraudulent check to purchase a dress shirt and pants Georgia and Megan Wallace Michelle's parents were back in Chicago thinking that everything was Fine Michelle was alive and well and would be back soon they were really happy that she was going to working as a photographer in North Carolina but September second came and went without a call from Michelle and she promised Maggie that she would call her that day so Maggie called the sheriff in Gunnison to report Michelle Missing Ecorse it had only been a couple of days she was an adult so the dispatcher told her not to worry her daughter and probably just decided to camp for another day or two forgot to collar but Maggie knew better she knew Michelle and she insisted that Michelle would never do that so she persisted and she actually got the sheriff's Department to talk to her and to search scofield part so the next one warning the under sheriff went to Michelle's apartment and saw that she had never returned from her trip so they figure that Michelle could have had an accident the rugged country so the undersheriff co the crested Butte Police Department an SM to look for her car they call them back that evening saying there's no sign ever car. The Maggie's calling repeatedly she's just worried sick a massive search was started by the gunnison sheriff the crested butte police department and the Civil Air Patrol rose also many volunteers helping in the search also Michelle's remained gave the police Michelle's hairbrush I glass says to hold his evidence and this would pay off much later not right away because we're in nineteen seventy four technology and advancements in science in a long way to go through certainly did very minimal right right so it was on September six when Chuck Mathews heard about a missing girl on the radio and we heard the description of Michelle in her dog along with her last known whereabouts he knew that she was a young woman that he had met with Melanson on August thirtieth but of course all he knows about Melanson is his first name was Roy so matthews called the sheriff's department and gave them a description of Michelle of her dog and of her Red Mazda wagon the last time he had seen her was outside of the Columbine bar she drove away with a man who the only numerous Roy and this really sounded bad this made the case sound a lot worse were here it should have been less seen with a man she really didn't know right she just met no one knew who roy was or afraid even his real name then the next day ranch called the sheriff's Department to report that he had shot and killed a dog on September fourth in his dog matched oak description he'd get the thanks caller which had a tag with shells name on it and other people called until the sheriff that they'd seen the dog wandering around in the area since August thirty first again bad news because Michelle and oak had been inseparable yes she's missing in her dog is dead so it's really looking like foul play frakes but a fora was contacted after Chuck Matthews told the police that Roy had told him he had been killing coyotes for a sheep rancher in Scholefield Park Spatafora told them that he had employed Roy and he knew his last name it was worry Melanson regarded her name mill food yeah yeah but of course Melanson had left the area he had arrived in Pueblo and Michelle's Mazda on August thirty first and he had spent the night with sally the fourteen year old and got one of her sisters to drive him to where he had parked the Mazda he told her that a friend had left it there for him to us so at this point I really have to question Sally's mother Lucille Burdens judgment here what the Hell's going on it's almost like she's prostituting her daughter you know well he's kind of staying at their house it's very weird and I don't know where the father was I know he was working it didn't ever come home and see what's going on it's really strange disturbing situation that's an understatement for this time though Melanson seemed to be doing much better financially than the last time the Burton girls had seen him he had new clothes new camping equipment and a really nice camera now salad use the camp took a picture of Melanson laying on the couch behind one of her friends yes oh what's this man doing in the House with these teenage girls laying on the couch it's also creepy Dick I just don't understand it we don't have any information or any any reasons why her mother true things the way she do now I mean what I've read about the case there was always just the idea that he was such a smooth talker in so convincing but to me nobody's that convincing that you're going to let him hang around your fourteen year old weird hat royals yeah Melanson didn't stay in Pueblo very long on September eighth in Cedar Falls Iowa when he was there he joined Michelle's camera backpack and sleeping bag than in elk city Iowa he made a guy named Thurman Wilder in a bar and the two started talking while they're told him that he was a heavy equipment raider looking for a job and Melanson told him that he had a friend in Pueblo who owned a construction company and he was sure that his friend would hire wilder I think he was just trying to get a ride there I guess he was always trying to get something from someone he was with the conman are always still have was in his white Cadillac and when they got to Amarillo Texas Melanson duck the Mazda and he ended up writing the rest of the trip with wilder in the Cadillac Hitt told wilder that his car needed repairs and he was taking it to shop and they'd pick it up on the way back then on September twelfth an anonymous caller are reported a suspicious white cadillac that was hanging around a high school and the Cadillac was pulled over and Melanson said that he and Wilder just waiting to pick up Sally Burton at school which is pretty creepy right there your suit is but when Nelson's driver's license was checked the police discovered that he was wanted for rape and Texas so both Melanson and wilder were arrested and wilder gave permission for his car to be searched and the these funds several different items belonging to Michelle Wallace in the Cadillac these things included her car registration her driver's license insurance discard and also some of her camping equipment so there's no explanation that he's going to be able to give for that wouldn't appear to be so melanson was searched police found his unused best ticket from gunnison to Pueblo and found Semis two keys and two point tickets sleeping bag in a backpack then one of the offices remembered the beyond the lookout for a red monster station wagon on by Michelle while so let's solve this crime didn't we well no not really into which is a long way to go with that the Pueblo detectives are pretty sharp they contacted gunnison and learned about the search for Michelle the Amarillo police found Michelle's car it was abandoned one block from a bar recalled the hard hat lounge now the car was searched but nothing was found that would have indicated foul play so nothing they give us evidence and nothing that would help them and find Michelle of course they interviewed Melanson and he finally did admit to spending time with the Burton's and having a relationship with the teenage Sally but he denied that he'd ever had sex with sally you know they would just hanging around 'cause they had so much in common together you're just good friends sure I'll grown men have fourteen year old girl says their friends interviewed sally she told him that she hadn't Melanson in July your family's cabin and she said that she did actually have sex with him so restores here I'm thinking I'm going to bully sally absolutely he had traumatized her quite a bit and so isn't the statutory rape yes should be but you know you're gonNA find here that he really gets away with a lot for long time it's really frustrating after extensive interviews Melanson insisted on speaking to the FBI and eventually he said that he did remember Eating Michelle he said he had a drink with her in a bar and she had left her dog tied up outside then he said he'd made up an excuse to borrow her car and she had led him so he just taken off in her car and it never seen her again not very believable story no bishop since he had all her things on his position Russian was stopped that anyway we'll we'll take a story so investigators suspected Nelson in Michelle's disappearance so in three other Texas rapes and Texas murder and then the police in Louisiana also wanted to question mallets about a series of murders in their state great so it looks like he's just done a lot of crimes that he's gotten away with Chuck Mathews was brought in and he was able to identify Melanson as the man Michelle's car when he last saw them after that detectives were convinced that they had Michelle's killer but without a body the prosecutor wouldn't charge him with murder so they were kind of step yeah I mean I know this is forty five years ago so things are different because we've done some cases where they've prosecute you didn't prosecuted successfully people with nobody well it certainly can be done but you need a lot of other evidence where it sounds like they got your amount the first thing you know you have to be able to prove the person's dad that's the first obstacle where you have to be able to maybe not prove but beyond a shadow of doubt so did now same thing to me or care so searchers though they continue to look on the ground and from the for Michele Maggie and George Wallace her parents held out hope that Michelle would be found alive of course but a new about Melanson story and they knew it was a lie she wouldn't have loaned her car to a stranger but unfortunately no evidence was found that Michelle had been killed or like I said even that she was dead Maggie she'd never see her daughter again that started to set in and she fell into a really deep depression she was crying every day and people said she just looked totally lost six weeks after Michelle had disappeared the Colorado detectives asks for her dental
Joint Russian and Chinese air patrol heightens tension in Korean peninsula
"China says its first joint air patrol with Russia wasn't aimed at third parties it comes after South Korea complain the war planes violated its airspace defense ministry spokesperson says the Chinese and Russian air forces conducted a patrol Tuesday over the sea of Japan and the East China Sea without entering other countries airspace South Korea fired several warning shots at that Russian
"air patrol" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"So your family is, is your cared for after that in very point actually the members do pay for some planes for some equipment. Some fuel hangar space, maintenance, stuff like that right now there are about five hundred thirty single engine planes in the civil air patrol in the United States. A lot of these are those, and I'm getting more and more into planes lately. The more we've talked about these planes. You're getting so old. I must be because I looked at a Cessna one seventy two and I was like I mean, does that seat? How much does that cost really? Like. Wow. Well, no, I can't afford to buy plane. That's that. But I'm saying like having that thought you've. Oh, sure threshold. Like there's, you know, planes or cool. Let's go to a museum to see a plane how much would it? For me to buy this plane and fly at myself. That's the transition in the transition to is the thoughts of, like, you know, when, when Emily and I are retired and ruby live somewhere. Sure would be nice to just hop in the Cessna and fly out and see her sure that is like the oldest of old man. Doc. Yeah. But then I saw there like two hundred thousand dollars. So I was like, okay, maybe not. You, you're like, maybe I can buy one of them houses with the fly up, driveways, like John Travolta. Yeah. I mean dude, he has his own passenger airliner. Yeah. It's crazy. Well, he's also rather wealthy. That's true. So there are more than four thousand planes, though, used in any given year. So I guess that's the official fleet that the civil air patrol runs is that five hundred thirty five thirty. Right. But if you are a member of the civil air patrol and you have your own plane, they'll be like can you bring your playing along? We need to use it for the search and rescue. Right. And they don't just do Sar stuff. They work also with the forest service and the DA. They look out for forest fires that conducts land surveys. They started to do more and more flies over farms in Kentucky. If you know what I'm saying to see what they're growing. Yeah. Yeah, they started in one thousand nine hundred eighty five I think the customs and border patrol said, hey, how would you guys like to look for marijuana plants to prevent? Oh on cigarettes from being smoked by choice. They were all over that. And yeah, they jumped on I read an article this is this is so civil air patrol the idea of like getting to to prevent drugs from hitting the streets. They the I guess the whoever was interviewed. I didn't catch it was. But in official at the civil air patrol I in the higher up in the, the national organization, Major General probably said something like they, they helped get a billion dollars worth of, of drugs. Sure, which is, of course, like the manufacturer's suggested retail price. Of drugs off of the street in two thousand seventeen and that they, they were on track to hit about the same number in two thousand eighteen that's it's a lot of marijuana cigarettes. Yeah. I can't help probably shouldn't even just say this. I gotta here, we can edit it outlaid. Who was the stand, your ground guy in Florida? Oh. Oh man. George zimmerman. Yeah. Some of this sounds a little bit like that. Like, hey, I'm not a copper in the military. But right, I'm gonna play like I am on a bus truck dealers. Well, that actually made me wonder do they do they patrol the southern border? I think for I couldn't see anything that said they did. Well, it's said they did they patrolled the southern border in World War, Two looking for saboteurs entering that's trigger. I'm like, well, wait a minute that, plus, you know, bussing you know, pot growers. They do they look for people crossing the border illegally, and I didn't see anything about them being used for that, that might off book use, it could be. Yeah. They don't report that, but it was hilarious. The, the guy interviewed maybe the Major General, who is talking about how they got a billion they helped with getting a billion dollars of drugs off the streets. Right. They were saying, we don't talk about the very much. We don't really press releases because we don't want. To basically step on the DA's operations or anything like that. But trust us, that's how much we get off the streets. It was pretty cute. They also work in just general aerospace, and flying education and advocacy. Now, they do lectures and seminars. They put together training manuals online just trying to advance aviation, and the knowledge and love of aviation and took I also saw in another article some other stuff that they do just pretty interesting. That is much more tied to the military. So you remember there under like the combat division. Yeah. Well the combat division puts them to, to pretty good use. Sometimes like if you are flying a drone under FAA regulations that drone has to be escorted by human plane over over regular airspace. Non-military airspace. And so to get out of the United States. Zone usually s to fly over non military airspace. And so one of the things that the civilian air patrol does is they escort drones, which means that, that's something that the military doesn't have to do. And for just one base with the drone escorts, they provided this commander figured that they saved the military something like four hundred grand a year by doing this gratis, basically, they also survey, military training routes. So they basically fly over the, the routes that test pilots are gonna fly to make sure that somebody isn't put up power lines since the last time they used them. They they simulate flyers that have accidentally entered restricted airspace, for intercept training, which has got to be kind of neat. And they're, they're actually learning to fly drones themselves now too, which is probably a pretty intimate and skill. If you're somebody going into the air force these days, I think it's a door doorbell that they saved the military four hundred thousand dollars a year. Well, it was just one base, too. But. Yeah. He he, he had enough self awareness that he was saying, like, I think he called it budget dust. Sure. He said, you know, it's still count Stallone that half a million bucks is budget dust. Yeah, it is. Then they had their cadet program. We mentioned earlier about cadet. This is if you are under the age of eighteen you can still be in their cadet program. Once you're over eighteen you, you don't have to do this until you're twenty one but you can at eighteen turn into a what's called a senior, which I thought it was interesting that could be like nineteen. Right. I can actually found out why. Because that seems kind of weird doesn't it what they're called seniors? Well, that so if you enter and you're over eighteen you have to be a your have to be considered a senior. Yeah. But if you enter the civilian air patrol before you're eighteen you can wait to become a senior till, you're twenty one and the reason. Why is because you get hammered when you get that rank you right? He's just keep putting it off. It's called delayed gratification. You can get your training to get your pilot's license of through the civilian air patrol for basically, like half price of what you'd pay a flight school. And it was it's such a great deal that flight schools. Complain does the government. And so this is unfair competition. So there's a rule with the civilian air patrol, the if you enter the civilian air patrol over the age of eighteen you are automatically considered a senior, and you do not qualify for instruction to get your pilot's license. If you start before then and you start getting your pilots license, you can delay being considered a senior till you're twenty one so you have an extra couple years to complete your training to get your pilot's license at half price. That's the reason why you can delay being a senior until you're twenty one. Hey sounds like quite a deal. Yeah, it is half price, everybody loves half price. And you know, like we mentioned earlier just to kind of put a cap on it, the, the cadets it is a bit like boy, scou-. Outs meets ROTC. They get to actually get in planes like if you know if you're a kid, if you got to be twelve years old. But if you are interested in flying and getting your license or going into the air force, you, can you can train, and you can get yourself up in the ranking system through the years, and you can get seat time and planes. Yep. And get flying experience learn to fly drones. It's a big. Yeah. So I think it's like a pretty cool program for kids to get into. Yeah. And if drug dealers just make you so, man. You can't even see straight. That's another thing you can do. That's right. Get rid of them. You got anything else? Got nothing else. John Ryan, never responded. Okay. I'm just going to go with his one statement, which was I'm a proud veteran of the civil patrol. Well, thanks for almost nothing. John rod rate story, if you want to know more about the civil air patrol. Well then go joined the civil air patrol.
"air patrol" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"So, like I said, Chuck, they were shuffled around after World War Two and then they're still under in, you know, kind of linked to the air force, but they are definitely civilian like all civilian. You can't get into the air force, and they do have this kind of quasi-military structure. They have ranks and things like that. But the ranks that they have are strictly limited to the civil air patrol like, if you become I think the highest you can become the civil air patrols, the Major General that would not translate over to the air force like you wouldn't be able to move to air force and be like, I'm a Major General, they'd be like. Let's, let's reset things shall we up the latrine private? Right. But like I said, if you start a work, your way up in the civil air patrol, you can transfer over to the air force with some credit like it's not like it's just a complete waste of time. If you wanted to go into the airforce, but in nineteen seventy five they got their first non-military commander for civilian commander. And that really kind of set the tone from what I understand, for this kind of division between the military air force and the civilian volunteers civil air patrol. They've that really kind of forever divided that lines and you guys can have your ranks in your guys March all you want and each other Surin salute, but your civilian in an auxiliary. Yeah. And like you said there under the air force still and ironically, the specific division of the air force there under the direction of now as the air combat command. Right. Even though they cannot be used in combat. You're not gonna get paid even eight dollars a day anymore. It is full volunteer at this point. In fact, you have to pay dues membership dues every year and you have to pay for your own uniform. And if you really wanna go large, you can buy fake epaulets and metals and. Really? I mean, I'm sure you can you probably get made fun of her yellow, whatever, but sounds like making fun of civil air patrol or said, I'm certainly not because I they definitely are great. And the idea and the whole purposes is pretty great. But I from reading about like, you know, people who had been in it, and some of their when they were asked online like, what did you what was your experience? I get the impression that there is a an element of blow hardness among some people in the civil air patrol, whereas summer there to learn to fly in for the love of flying and or because they do want to go into the air force. There are people there who might abuse their rank or status in the civil air patrol that you schmucks their schmucks, there for from what I understand here there, although it doesn't seem to be systematically monks everywhere. So, like I said at the beginning, they are nonprofit and there are a few people get paid a salary. Obviously, when you get to the administration, the national level, you have to pay some people to run this thing. The air force does pay expenses, if they are asked to.
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"All right. So you said they made a difference and the numbers kind of back it up. First of all, they were only supposed to do this for ninety days. Well, they kind of got the real plan together for the military. They ended up doing this coastal patrol for eighteen months. So that alone kind of says it was working. Yeah. Or at the very least they weren't quick enough to get there. The real plan going. Right. But here's the stats one hundred seventy three sub spotted and ostensibly radioed in, you know, they weren't just spotted and then forgotten about right there. Like, I don't feel like. Eighty two depth charge bomb attacks against those subs in pretty impressive pretty impressive. And again, let's say they're not actually bombing them out of the water. It's got to be disconcerting to have civilians up there, dropping bombs on you. Sure. It's like the north avenue irregulars but. They, you know there were minds out there. They've found seventeen floating mines and rescued three hundred sixty three people and ninety one ships that had trouble reported which I don't think we mentioned like. America likes to think that, like, oh well, yeah the fighting didn't happen over here in the United States. But if you lived on the east coast, like on the water chances, are, you might have pulled a service person out of the water from one of these bombings. Yeah. Like it happened. There were people in the water that needed rescue and the civil air patrol was there. I read an account of a family that lived on the coast of Hatteras apparently Cape. Hatteras the waters off Hatteras called torpedo, junction house happened. So frequently, but they like their, the, the windows would rattle in your house when a torpedo struck like a tanker something, you know, eight miles away off the coast. You just do not get raised with that in history. This is not talked about, but it, it was a pretty big for six months. It was a big problem for the United States. Yeah. And this was there was a lot of bravery involved because these little planes, they were stretching these pilots and their experience in these planes and their mechanical capabilities to the upmost degree to fly these things that far offshore to do these patrols, and they still did it. They flew five hundred about five hundred thousand hours during the war combined, and they were not getting rich doing it. They're reimbursed for fuel, but they were paid eight dollars a day, which even back then was not a lot of money. Now, I calculates about one hundred twenty five dollars today. Let's not bad actually come to think of it. If you're not doing anything else, take it dropping bombs on Nazis. It's kind of fun and getting a hundred and twenty five bucks for it right. And then the thirty pilots of civil and this. Civil air patrol died flying in accidents. And that's in addition to the ones in the coastal patrol. That's just total twenty-six on the actual coastal patrol the died. I thought it was like sixty five now, this is twenty six deaths and okay. Lost ninety planes. Gotcha. So like this is a really big deal. I mean like it was it was saying, like you, you, and you, you know, you, you the guy who owns the TV repair shop, and you the guy who owns the barbershop next door getting these planes and start dropping bombs on these Ugo. Yeah, that was a big deal that to do two civilians, and in two thousand fourteen Obama posthumously in a lot of cases awarded the, the medal of honor the highest citizen honor that anybody in the US can get to everyone who was in the civil air patrol during World War Two all two hundred thousand people and you know what fun fact you're gonna love what. That Barbour dropped his scissors and ran out of the barbershop to go get in his plane halfway through a haircut. And that's how the mullet was born. Was it Floyd? It was Griffith was the first one with the mullet. In a bet. You didn't know that the mullet was born in the mid nineteen forties. I suspected as much business in the front bore in the rear right? Man, Wayne was the first mall created. You know, I remember. Very, very distinctly the first time I heard that term. Okay. I was onset of TV commercial and this was many, many years after the mullet. But when I was in high school, it wasn't called a mullet, it was just sort of kind of the cool hairstyle for a little while. Right. It's called the burnout but I remember when I heard them the mullet I was onset. And one of my friends said, I said, who is this guy who's Lee? And he said he, I don't know why they stuck with me. He said he is that wedge of grossness over there with the mullet head. I can see this sticking with us. Pretty Lena's who is poorly. What else did the civil air patrol do though? They did some other weird things. Yeah. The, the thing during World War Two that they're definitely remembered for was the, the, the bombing sorties in spotting you boats. But they did plenty of other stuff basically they did anything the air cord needed of them. Yeah. Which is things like we need to get this commander from, you know, Saint Louis to Louisiana. Can you give them a ride Saint Louis to Baton Rouge? They did that, like pretty much constantly ferried supplies around. They ferried people around that was a huge part of the war for here at home by the here's a cool thing that they did that also sounds frightening. They would tow. What's called target gliders for anti aircraft guns. So you're playing you're in your little. Single engine plane, your civilian, you were pulling behind you a glider that big guns on the ground are taking target practice at. Yeah, hopefully they've really long tow-line wonder how long that could be though. I don't know. But it almost seems mean spirited that assignment who did that fall to you guys? Drove the, the driving range, golf ball pickup Volkswagen. They. Yeah. He'd be prepared for that kind of thing xactly who did it. I'll bet. You're right. So that was a huge one apparently an equal amount to the danger of being shot out of the sky accidentally in that assignment was also excellently looking into the searchlights that they use in these training exercises. Because at least one pilot was blinded by them and crashed from being, I guess disoriented afterward. Here's one final mission in Texas. The civil air patrol was charged with culling the wolf poppy. Relation. So apparently, it re- you know, would reduce pressure on the cattle herds that these wolves were killing and they needed this, this beef to feed soldiers and citizens. So they said, get up there and your planes and start shooting at wolf's. Yeah. Net I when I was reading that I thought they were saying they needed the wolf meat to feed the troops. I was like. Then I understood what it was saying. Oh. Be. Yeah. They would shoot the, the wolves with handguns out of their planes and try, I think it said wolf's instead of wolves wolfs for so so World War, Two comes and goes civil patrol proves. It's metal and the army air corps is dissolved. And basically turned into the air force air force came after World War Two, and it was from what you're saying, kind of a bit of, like hot potato afterward to wear. No one really wanted the civil air patrol. Right. It sounds like it because one of these a law that was basically passed HR fifty seven forty four, which is really significant to you. If you're in the civil air patrol, it basically said, Nope. The, the civil air patrols and going anywhere. We're going to establish its its existence underlaw. But we are never ever going to arm them again. That's just not going to happen. Let's just not speak of this anymore. Pretended never happen, but no one's ever going to drop a bomb again with the civil air patrol. And so it doesn't seem like they were particularly sought after but they ended up falling under the, the command of the air force after it was established and bounced around a little way, a few places within the air force. And then finally landed in the air combat division. Yeah. You know, postwar. They really really made their name and continue to make their name with search and rescue. If you're lost in the woods or if there are natural disasters or big weather events. Then the civil air patrol is likely to be involved. There was a big earthquake in Alaska, in nineteen sixty four where the, the Alaskan civil air patrol and this was where Rodrick was in the civil air patrol in Alaska. Yes. Where he's from. But this was sixty four so he would have been just a little kid, then sure if not even alive, yet, actually. So I don't think he was in that one. He may have just been gleam, but their civil air patrols hangar in planes were all destroyed, so volunteers. You know, got it together, got eleven private planes, started flying supplies in there and these were good. You know, these are good pilots and these aircraft did things that military aircraft couldn't do a lot of times. Well, that's where that's where they're the role of the civil air patrol and search and rescue really kind of. Came a became obvious, almost out of the gate because they were doing search Inara rescues during World War Two as well. The just the fact that their planes weren't fighter jets was a huge advantage for them in search and rescue, because you want to fly lower you wanna fly slower when you're looking for somebody. So the fact that you have these this group of, you know, tens of thousands of civilians, who are either flying flight instructors learning to fly have their own planes partially funded by, by tax payers for even more planes. That's a really great resource to be able to tap into when something happens in disaster strikes. And you want to look for people, you just say, hey, can you guys go search for, you know, these people were go fly around this flood plain. See if there's anybody on any rooftops and then radio it in that was a huge role in probably the most prominent role that civil air patrol still holds today. In search and rescue. Yeah. And they didn't. You know, they don't just fly around and radio at down. They certainly do that. They are very active and in all manner an all parts of the search they are, you know, many of them cross train. And like horseback riding and cross country, skiing cross fit cross, of course. So they, you know, they can kind of then kind of do it all. Now they have these what's called cell phone forensic teams. And they can analyze cell phone tower Ping's and topa maps, and it's become a much more sophisticated sort of search and rescue largely because of the civil air patrol. Right. But ironically, some of the stuff that some of the talents and expertise they've developed in the search and rescue area like have nothing to do with planes. And so they might assistant a search and rescue without ever taking the air in some cases but they still had their cool uniform. Sure. And they still March when they're told to, to take a break. All right. We're gonna take another break. And talk about a little bit more about the evolution of the AP. Everyone. Everyone be quiet.
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"Okay? When there were people in this country that loved their flying civilians, and they saw the beginning of the war in the late nineteen thirties, when Europe European fascist basically said nine no more civilian flying. It's all shutdown. Yeah. And so the aviators over here civilian aviators were like whoa. That's not cool. We like flying planes. Maybe we should get organized. And see if we can actually advance you to the military as civilians, because that was back when all Americans wanted to pitch in a little bit to help out the war effort. Right. Is there is the one guy in particular guy named Gill Robb Wilson, but he was not the only one there's another dude named Milton night. And both are credited with founding, basically civilian air force auxiliary program, right to say, hey military, we're not. Military. It's cool. But there's other stuff we can do to help you guys out. And let's also not forget that if we can use our collective clout to popularize flying in aviation, and just get more Americans interested in showing that, that, hey, you can actually learn to fly come hang out with us, we'll show you how will will be generating a pool of pre trained pilots who can transfer over to the military. If the US ends up going into World War, Two, yeah. Almost like a reserve unit. Even though it is not that now it's an auxiliary unit, which means it, it's, it's an auxiliary. It's on the side. It's in addition to it's not it's not like a reserve unit that can be called up to active duty military like the reserves. It's a civilian volunteer force. Right. So Gill Robb Wilson was working on this and kind of concurrently. There were some some. State based aviation groups for civilian civil civil defense units that were kinda cropping up here and they on the east coast. And so he kind of saw the writing on the wall and wanted to make things official. So he developed a plan in nineteen forty one for the civil air patrol. Got support very importantly, got support from gentlemen name Fierro LaGuardia. You don't put any mustard on LaGuardia now. It's just a credit airport. Okay. Actually, I like LaGuardia. It's six coming along, but yeah, still kinda crazy it. It's fine. None of the New York airports are great. Let's have you. Have you ever seen the, the pictures of the abandoned, TWA, terminal at LaGuardia Ohno from like the jet age the sixties? Awesome. It's amazing. It's like a time capsule frozen in time. And I think they converted it into a hotel recently. But, like go somebody did a really good photo spread like back in two thousand twelve or whatever just look up TWA terminal. Maybe it's JFK and not Liguori. I think it is JFK either way it's still worth checking out. I'll check it out. Okay. So laguardia. He was the director of the office of civilian defense at the time. He of course airport was named after him. He was mayor of New York City at one point, he was an aviator World, War One. So it was really a big deal to get him. On board. And they designed their little logo, which is a blue circle with a propeller three propellers in a white triangle. Yeah. And initially they were handled by because this was pre air force before the, the air force was officially established after World War, Two it was part of the US army air corps. Right. Was the US army air corps, which I think we, we made that distinction in the Teske airman. Yes. So remember correctly. So everyone kind of gets on board and LA Guardia signs the civil air corps, as it was known originally into existence on December first nineteen forty one and as you will note that date, very relevant because just six days later is when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened, and all of a sudden, we could use this help. Yeah. And I mean remember this is like a surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor. So it was pretty prescient of Gill Robb Wilson in Fiorello LaGuardia to, to get this thing organized. And. Together because. Yeah. Within a week. There were like, okay we probably can use you guys. Yeah. The problem is that the air corps initially was, like, what are we going to do with these like these civilians? You know, super gung ho civilians, too. I imagine. Right, exactly. Which, which is like even worse to have to deal with in, like, as regular old civilians who don't know what they're doing. Yeah. In some cases, it turned out that it was actually the civil air patrol was really helpful because one of the really overlooked things about World War, Two is that German, u boats. You know, like a variation of a submarine, but they just couldn't stay under quite as long. Yeah. They did little dives, they wreaked absolute havoc on the United States coasts, during World War. Two basically within a month of Pearl Harbor four to six weeks after Pearl Harbor the first US freighter the city of. Atlanta was sunk by a u boat off the coast of North Carolina. And that was the first of I think three hundred and ninety seven ships that were either sunk or damaged by u boats in six months off the coast of America. Yes. So this point, the civil air patrol has one wing is what they call it per state have no idea how many states there were, I think it was forty eight just kidding in each one of those wings was divided into squadrons, and they were operating out of civilian airports, mostly, but then in nineteen forty two they were they started opening up some dedicated civil air patrol bases in certain states around the country. So all of a sudden, there are in nineteen forty to forty thousand people enrolled in the civil patrol. Yeah. And these German, u boats are doing damage off the coast, and all of a sudden they were like, well, listen. We weren't sure quite what to do with you guys. You've been. Helping us out. You've been delivering some things and even some personnel at times, and munitions. But we think what you know, we don't have the resources in our, what will soon be called the air force to just patrol up and down the east coast all the time. So that's where you're gonna really be valuable to us. And that was really the first big kind of important use of the civil air patrol in World War. Two. Yeah. And it was affected too. Because with you boats part of the doctrine of, of u boat warfare. Subcommander nece. Was that if you saw a plane overhead you, dove sure to get away from that plane because they were very vulnerable from an aerial attack. So just seeing a civil air patrol plane overhead meant that the sub had to break off from pursuit of whatever tanker, freighter troop transport. It was about to sink. Yeah. And dive in innovate that plane just even unarmed civil air patrol plane because they didn't know they're unarmed at the time. I don't exactly. So this actually started working out pretty well, but there's one incident in particular off the coast of a right at Cape Canaveral from what I understand you boat got caught on a sandbar man, and was just laying there exposed trying to get free for about thirty minutes in a civil air patrol plane was circling. It had spotted it had called in for reinforcements. I think for an aerial strike from the air corps. For the sitting duck of U-boat and before the airstrike. Could get there to blow the u boat up. It got it self free and made it to scapegoat away. And this was enough of the frustrating enough event magin that pilot was, I want a bomb so bad. Well in very short order, the air, the air corps commander, hap- was his name. Henry hap Arnold hap. Arnold say give them those bombs in the civil air patrol, not in any way, a military organization. A civilian auxiliary group was given depth charges embalm to drop on u boats from that point on for the rest of World War, Two, he s so here's the deal with that. They, they had to bomb from very, very high up. They had to use improvised bomb sites because, you know this, they didn't just have this stuff lying around, and they needed this stuff for the real. I was about say the real planes for the military, right? So they weren't like, here's the best bomb. Mm sites. We have. So there's really no like. I think the civil air patrol probably likes to claim that they actually bombed u boats, but there, aren't any official on record bombings. That were carried out by civil air patrol that, like sank, u boats. Right. You talked to Germany was like, nah, never happened didn't affect us. They said nine civil air patrol is like no. It's more like ya. Right. So the, it is indisputable particular one sub that some civil air patrol guys dropped depth charges over in New Jersey. And they said a geyser of oil and water erupted from the water, which would indicate that they had sunk this, this U-boat like you're saying the Germans don't have any records, anything like that. Okay. So no. Or they probably didn't at the very least, though. They did harass the German, u boats. Sure. And whether it was directly because of civil air patrol patrols over the coastline. Or not by July about six months after the first attack German, u boats, like pulled off of American coastal waters, and stop the tacking. So it probably wasn't entirely coincidence. It probably wasn't entirely because of the civil air patrol, but it they almost certainly played a prominent role in Germany's discontinuation of their sub attacks in American waters. Yes. Oh, here's what we'll do. We'll do a stat cliffhanger. Okay. 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"air patrol" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Hey, welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark. And there's Charles Chuck Bryant, there's Jerry over there. And we're flying high. What were this for this episode of stuff, you should know? Civil air patrol. I I've got a different version of it. Okay. Civil air patrol till here. Civil air patrol. Oh, do you remember. I used to put that in your head. I yeah. It's like the good old days when used to earworm me. I think that's the greatest earworm of all. It's pretty good in my head now. Civil hair. I like that. So we're talking about the civil air patrol and we're going to just say what it is right. Out of the gate. Okay. Go ahead. Let's talk first about what eight breakfast. Okay. Bacon. No, I didn't eat breakfast. Civil air patrol is a nonprofit group. That's a civilian group of well of plane enthusiasts, but are much more than that. They are they have sort of eight quasi-military hierarchy, they are under the control of the US air force, and what they do a lot these days is things like search and rescue. We talked a little bit about them insert in our sorrow episodes. Yep. But they have a very cool kind of rich and colorful, colorful history. And I'm trying to get John Roderick of the indie rock band. The long winters my pal in from the podcast while he does a lot of podcasts, which one should we say, friendly fire? Sure his war movie podcast. He was a member of the civil air patrol. And I texted him and said, you know, I'd love to get a quote from you and your experience. And he says, heck, yeah. And then he never sent anything. So if it comes in will read it if not just know that John was a teenage member of the civil air patrol nice which you still can be. Yeah. You definitely still can't be it still around. There's, there's from what I saw something like sixty thousand strong today. Not bad. No. Not bad at all. And I get the impression it's a little bit like the eagle scouts of the air for, like, brendor under eighteen people. Yeah, the cadet program it sounded very much, like, sort of boy scouts meets ROTC. Yeah, because there's a lot of emphasis on, like public servants and being like an upstanding person. And you know, just just not stealing things I think there's a big emphasis on that. Yeah. But also, you get the feeling. There's a little bit of, like you want to go in the air force, right, son. Right. Well, I think that is kind of either. If it's not a stated part of it if it's. It's still a definite function of the civil air patrols. It's it feeds into the actual air force cadet program, and you can actually benefit from being in the civil air patrol, if you do plan to go into the air force. Apparently, you can enter the air force at a higher pay grade, if you have worked up to a certain rank in the civil air patrol. So if you're interested in being a good citizen, if you like to fly if you want to be in the air force, you could do a lot worse than joining the civil air patrol, tell you that if you wanna be a part of what they say is about one hundred saves a year. Yeah. Out in the wilderness. Or if you just want to be a part of an organization that had a very cool origin, which will talk about right now. Okay. Let's early on in aviation history and like the nineteen twenties, and thirties, still in its infancy, but it was big enough to where people could like own a plane. And they could buy their own personal plane, and get there pilot's license, which is that's really fast. If you think about I mean brothers, flew Kitty Hawk in one thousand nine hundred eight. Yeah, I mean, a couple of decades later, people are like I want to own a plane and fly, it, that's how everybody talk that mid Atlantic accent, and it's right. Hey, chuck. By the way, I wanted to shout out what I have come to think is one of the top three facts of stuff, you should know of all time that the Brits, originally sounded like Americans and the Brits lost their American accent, rather than the other way around. Is that drew? Yeah. Don't you remember in our accent when podcasts? And today when did they sound like Americans in start up to about the twenties or thirties? And then the BBC came along on the radio, and they made a conscious decision to sound like Oxford types, who had basically affected an accent in order to separate themselves in sound classier. So you're saying what the BBC adopt, if there was audio recording from nineteen ten then a guy from central London would sound like me right now. Basically. Yeah. So they're getting it wrong, and all those movies too, then, yes, but these are also the same movies where like Nazi sound like British people on the BBC. So it's all kinds of messed up. All right. I love that. You just bring out a random fact from an old show is the fact of stuff, you should know all time history. But let's go back in time. What's happened the way back machine and go back to the great war? The second World War,.
"air patrol" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"Of up to seventy kilowatts which is according to this article ninety four horsepower or the equivalent of ninety four horsepower. And this is the e flyer to so the the operational costs of these things are are lower the plane itself costs about thirty five or three hundred and fifty thousand per plane, but it's the operating costs that are spectacular in comparison. They say that it costs a hundred ten dollars an hour to operate a conventional training plane, but these all electric planes only cost twenty dollars an hour. So that's a more than a or less than one fifth the cost pretty dramatic. You know, there's one aspect that. I had never thought of somebody. Brought it up to me. Over the weekend normally in an aircraft as you fly long you consume fuel and the aircraft later in lighter and lighter, which makes it more efficient here as you consume electronics ity her plane doesn't get lighter in let your so that's that's one negative in the equation for electrics. But I'm excited. I think they're going to be awesome for the training market in particular. Because a lot of our flights short and people are cost sensitive. So that's gonna help right. We heard from Mark Newton. And he sent a this is a YouTube video. I was just I think recently released. Yes, it came out from Mark Felton productions published just a few weeks ago, April fifth twenty nineteen. This is RAF. Hunter pilot goes rogue over London nineteen sixty eight and we we have this RIF pilot in Davie, he flew his hawker hunter jet. I think. He was trying to make a political statement or something. Yeah. Actually, the time. It was a major controversy because it was the fiftieth anniversary of the Royal airforce and parliament Al didn't want anything to do to celebrate it. So he went on a private air toward a celebrate the Oreo fiftieth and one of the adventures he did was he flew a hawker hundred under tower bridge now for all of those Americans. And you know, who you are who think that bridge is London bridge. That's not that is tower bridge. London bridge is further upstream and is much less exciting. And if you really wanna look at it, you should go see the brick by brick restoration in Arizona. But but yes, he he.
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"But usually when I say that I say, it's not a flying club res-. You certainly have to do your part. But but the flying is good, and it can be actually quite challenging. So if if someone who's a pilot or looking to build some hours in maybe, you know, personally provide this kind of service to others to the community and so forth. What type of a time commitment does it usually entail? So that's kind of up to the member. If you wanted to come in and just fly takes a couple of months to get used to air force flying or air force style flying flying somebody else's airplane. And and you're playing it for various Pacific purpose. So it takes a couple of months just to get used to the flying and sort of in return, you may take on a role in your local community organization or community. What we call a unit or a squadron where you may be an operations officer communications officer or go out and work with the cadets and train them on on those things that we were just talking about aerospace education. So really it's anywhere from a couple of hours a week to you know, I think at my high point as as a unit commander, I was probably working ten fifteen hours a week on civil patrol. So I'm onto you know, you give a little. A bit of your your bio a little bit of personal history. You started off in the civil air patrol. And you're now just a recently retired senior Master Sergeant from special operations command. Tell us how that happened in where you went and how that how that all took place. Well, yeah. So the civil air patrol sort of gave me that. That military enthusiasm. We're going to call it that I'm matched up with a family of aviation. My dad was an airline pilot, my brothers and airline pilot. So to came together, I said, well, I'll join the airforce I was a terrible student in high school was not ready to go to college. So I enlisted, and I said that this is a terrible idea for anybody. That's gonna go talk to recruiter. But I just said I want anything that's flying. Never tell a recruiter just put me in whatever you want. But I went right into the air force and became in it and enlisted aircrew what's kind of now, we don't call them about anymore, but it's kind of sensor operator. And and I've had a couple of different jobs in the air force. And man, I'm doing a lot of difference to today, but here, but enlisted aircrew is such an important part of the air force in when you going going back to our our story about the tenant. Colonel cole. The Doolittle raider that passed before him was staff sergeant Richard Thatcher who passed in two thousand six and I believe he was a gunner. So even on those those Doolittle raiders, you had a pilot navigator. But then the rest of the airplane was enlisted you had an engineer gunner radio operator waist, gunner tailgunner all those fields are enlisted aircrew career field. So I kind of navigated the majority of those through my twenty one years a Mondo. That's what I was going to. I got until I got my medical one thirty one thirty loadmaster wasn't going to be officer. But I was going to be flying. You know what? And the rivalry shall always continue as to which end of the of the airplane is the business, right? So. You know? And I think that's something our listeners would like to maybe no more about because when you think about going into the service that you think about aviation, you automatically think officer and a pilot..
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"Usually through either community events airshows warrant. During times of need. And that includes. Usually disaster events so civil air patrol both the cadets and mostly the senior members on the on the air crews responded to hurricanes Michael Huracan Florence. And if you go back to Katrina, if you even go back to nine eleven one of the very first aircraft that was allowed to take back off and fly in New York airspace was a civil air patrol says, no one eighty two they needed pictures and they needed him quick. So a lot of our missions at the time were for FEMA which later when when did the -partment of homeland security was established. They said, wait a minute. We we've got five hundred sixty airplanes in sixty thousand volunteers and the average cost for flight hours one hundred sixty five dollars. So why would we not take that take that on? So over my twenty five years, it's the organization as a whole. Has really really professionalized and gotten itself out there. And that's that's how we're we're out there sort of marketing and recruiting and trying to get into the schools, but it's usually through community events. Do you know the deep deep history of how the civil air patrol was started. I think we're all trained to at least learned the basics, and I will probably defer to David a little bit. But. But but similar as far as I understand it was established about a week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. So it would it goes all the way back to nineteen forty one. And it was civilian pilots and aircrews because a an aircrew is a pilot and observer scanner. It was these these people that were in the in the United States, and they had airplanes, and they had access to planes sort of if you go back in in US history. And you talk about the civil defence force was all volunteers all community-based. And these folks just said we're gonna take that. And then we're gonna add aviation and airplanes to it and bay started flying coastal patrols, and we'll work to we've been talking about the cadets. But if if you're a pilot pilot, for example, there's there's a role for you in the civil air patrol, of course. Absolutely. So at my peak, so while I was active duty military. I was flying over two hundred hours year for the civil air patrol and not that it's about money because it's about community service. But I paid for point eight. I think it was in two thousand sixteen I flew two hundred twenty hours, and I paid for point eight of it. So it's a great way to build build hours in what is now considered technologically advanced aircraft. So I was flying in New Mexico. Turbo. Two sixes glass. Cockpit. G one thousand equipped says no one eighty two's. And even the older says, no one seventy two's where quipped with. Secure radios radios that we could talk to firefighters first responders with. So it was it was great flying bet somebody else's paying for..
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"Mex- T as American Airlines flight three hundred from JFK bound for Los Angeles. It had to return after hitting a sign. How does how does an airplane hit the either the airplanes in the wrong place or the signs in the wrong place? No, I would agree with you. And I think most likely the airplane is in the wrong place. This is really quite surprising. When you look at most airports signing, it's usually pretty low close to the ground. So it's hard to imagine side being high enough to to hit a engine or hit a wing or anything like that. So I think this aircraft must have been quite a bit to the left or right of the centerline when it was taking off because it wasn't in the air for more than a half hour before they came back down again with what was described as a a bite missing from one of the wings. Again, we're speaking with are Mondo carry on. Let's let's talk about the civil air patrol are Mondo when I was at sun and fun because I was hanging out with the with Nikki for some of the time while she was volunteering. I got to to sort of watch the civil air patrol cadets in operation as they were providing ramp services safety crowd control things like that for for the show, but your involvement in the civil air patrol your interest kind of started at a pretty young age. Didn't it did that was actually one of those cadets that you saw? And if you can imagine being fourteen years old and getting the chance to go on the other side of the crowd safety line, you know in your marshalling airplanes and probably one of the one of the biggest events for our cadets. Is oskoui. So anybody that goes up to Oscar you'll see? Hundreds of cadets and the the thought of being fourteen fifteen sixteen years old, and you're marshalling in a c forty seven or your marshalling in or wing walking a beat twenty nine or just a fleet of p fifty one's. But at that age, really, you're just as wild by those airplanes as you are by bonanza. So it's just a great organization, and I'm actually really glad that you got to see those cadets sort of in their element. Because that's that's what it's about. It's it's getting them and their interest generated in aviation, and they really were they really were a great bunch of boys and girls both. I think they were it was a pretty good cross section a lot of diversity in the cadet population that I saw anyway in they they had this sort of confidence in wave conducting themselves that. That is impressive for someone. So young. It was interesting. They they did have some scheduled periods of free time. Well, I say free time what that meant was they had to go as a group, and they were to go off into the the areas where there were vendors and displays and things like that. So they they asked the cadets where do they wanna go, and they the almost unanimous desire was to go over to where the US army and the air force had flight simulators setup they want to go. You know, do some flight sitting. Yeah, that's one unique thing about our cadet program. Just as much as the adult senior members. We call them is that it's not tied to a school. It's not tied to a particular communities. So so one thing that we get a little bit different than than junior ROTC. You're the boy scouts or the girl scouts is that you get to to see kids from all walks of life. So if you take sort of any generic city in the US and take these kids some are coming from well to do families, and you put them with underprivileged kids that are getting a chance to get exposed to aviation and really all of the stem subjects and the subject matter that civil patrol has an in its cut syllabus it that's super unique because it's an interaction for those kids kids because they can be as old as eighteen for the cats..
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"Of course, Paul just passed away earlier this year, I believe and he was able to spend a lot of money on his program here after he passed away they scaled back a little bit in terms of their plans. But right now, it looks like they're gonna use this monstrous airplane too. Lift rockets up to perhaps about thirty five thousand feet and launched them from there and just to come to describe this looks like it's a twin fuselage with two fuselages separated by considerable distance a fairly unique airport to all the taxi are gonna be extremely large. They've got a custom hanger for this which is cut out because not only is the wing really long, but you have twin tails is well, which took up fairly high. And then it's got a total of six seven, forty seven engines three on each side outside of the two fuselage's. So it made its first flight in the past week. There's video vailable of that. And it looks pretty spectacular. I guess it holds the promise of lowering the cost of launching satellites in the space. You know, what I love about this aircraft? The most is that when you look at it as you can't haven't seen a picture of it yet. You just imagine an aunt and off to twenty-five that mated with a f eighty two twin Mustang. And you get this aircraft. Yeah. They flew this for two and a half hours over the Mojave desert up to seventeen thousand feet altitude for this for this test hundred eighty nine miles an hour speed. And I think most comments after first flight seemed to be nothing but positive maybe that's the case. Always I don't know. But same here, apparently, the the aircraft performed well, the straddle launch performed well, it was it was I think it was built by scaled composites. And I mean, those people know composites, and they know interesting aircraft designs, but Maxine I mean, you mentioned the the distance between the two fuselages. And I think that's so that they can suspend whatever vehicle or rockets, or whatever they are. Taking up to two to in order to to launch and give it quite a capacity. I think as I recall seeing has like five hundred thousand or maybe fifty five or maybe five hundred fifty thousand pound payload capacity, the separation between those two fuselages. I mean, it just looks kind of fragile in a way, you know, what I mean, it's pretty strong looks like it's what that has got to be close to eighty feet between the two fuselage. I was thinking about the earlier discussion here. Do you think? This might David be good ground attack vehicle all organs. We get up on that thing. Yeah. If you want a sitting target. Well. Yeah. No. I mean, it's just amazing. The amount of lift capability has originally believe it or not this is not a new idea. Would you believe this aircraft is pretty much based on a design on the original? What was going to be the space shuttle transporter, which was to C fives mated together with the center section engine Louis, but that was where the space shuttle was going to hang that was the original before they went with seven four seven, and then we can always go back to World War, Two Germany, and this kind of concept of having a long range aircraft with a nother aircraft slum between in between. It was one way that the Germans were planning to attack New York, which was going to have midway over the Atlantic. Ville larger aircraft was going to separate the smaller bomber and the smaller bomber was going to attack New York. Interesting. All right. Well, we've got a bunch of other stories in we're we're kinda using up our time..
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"Those kind of aircraft trying to find the right one, but it's kind of hard to tell congress. We want to spend millions of dollars on an aircraft that we're never going to buy one of the greatest aircraft that came out of this was the five tiger to or the five a which was designed for the counterinsurgency role. And we've got no money out of him. Because we just bought a punch more from Switzerland to act as adversaries their forty year old airframes, but it's a challenge because we're trying to provide an economic reason for allies like Iraq and Afghanistan to support their forces. And a lot of African countries we wanna build up our infrastructure there to support them. So they have but we don't want to you just can't. To provide a developing nation. You can't provide them F16.'s. You can't provide. I mean, we're not talking at thirty five we're talking like F16.'s and some of the nation's now are Quiring first generation of sixteenth from the seventies. So we want to be able to support be able support that if the structure, so that's what the low insurgency low cost aircraft Amado that I hit it. All. Yeah. Absolutely. So max, t do you have any idea where you're going to be able to strap that Browning m fifty m two fifty caliber machine gun vision yet? No, no. I was waiting till. We start talking about the town. I know that's the other topic that. Love to talk about here. You know, the only thing I'll add to to what David was saying is it has very little to do with the partner nations pilot capacity when when you become a fighter pilot in attack pilot or an air force pilot and these nations these are the country's best of the best. They're often chosen by Hyatt, the highest levels of government to become pilots. So it is it is very much when when we go to train these files when we send US pilots to go train in these aircraft. The you're you are training the best of the best for for those countries. And. That's a sort of a misconception that I've heard about this program as well. They can't handle an f sixteen they can't handle fifteen or something. Well, will they can't handle it from from financial and maintenance standpoint, but but the pilots are amazing pilots that I've personally worked with their pilots and aircrews and ground crews and also Afghanstan it was it was using these type of aircraft that we trained the Afghan first Afghan woman pilot, so. It's a way to leverage leverage developing countries. And and like like Mondo said, it's not so much piloting skills. You're right. They're the best of the best, but you have to be able to develop some sort of infrastructure for a combat aircraft. And these are good way to start that we can leverage our support our support for them. So that their best in the best. And interestingly enough, it's usually out of the air force's. And this goes back to my degree that sometimes the best of the best become our allies later in life as diplomats and presidents or in Jordan's case kings and using VA shin as a way of building cultural, and and inter lapping technologies as well as synergies that the best of the best are trained. But you know, what? Like Yamamoto, the dovetails who are first conversation like Yamamoto learned here in the United States. He learned what the United States was capable of. And he learned about the freedoms. And he learned about aspects of how you used to unfortunately against us in that case. But, but this is a way to leverage our democratic Bill thoughts, and and ideas and to be realistic and to support these growing economies in growing nations to get them out of developing status to move them up in the world. All right. Let's let's move away from military aviation. Thank God in talking about something big like really big like really really big as in the straddle in max, trescott, we see that that aircraft made its first flight it did and other spectacular about this aircraft. It is no the one with the longest wingspan apparently of any aircraft wingspan is three hundred and eighty five feet long. So quite a bit more than the length of a football field. It's not the longest aircraft around, but it's very distinctive design. Just a backup was designed by by Christoph to Paul Allen company. Of course, Paul just passed away earlier this year, I believe and he was able to spend a lot of money on his program here after he passed away they scaled back a little bit in terms of their plans..
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"All built into the airframe. And those kind of those kind of sensors and sweet and electric technology would be where the Chinese and the Russians would want it to they could learn to defeat it. So it's not the first time we've had an aircraft. Go go down, and we've sent lots and lots of aircraft and subs and recovery vehicles out to try to find it because we've done it with their fourteen we've done it with F fifteens. But over time any piece of any piece of damage that they recover. That our our foes recover or could be used against the aircraft to diminish it. And we already know that the f thirty five quite a few plans of it fell into Chinese hands. So them being able to having the plans, and then seeing the technology up close, even if it's damaged you can reverse engineer it, so it's it could be a devastating loss to the program and to the aircraft's capabilities if it's recovered by people who don't want to see the aircraft the another website that will probably list the drive talks about how it's possible that they have already spotted where it is. But haven't released it because they don't want people to know, but they expect it's down roughly a mile and don't think it's really particularly going to be easily recoverable with with the current submarine technology that we have in terms of naval submarines. They may be a couple that can can get down there. But it's it's below crush depth of many of them. And what the other thing that I found interesting. This is one of the Mitsubishi assembled the f thirty five as it was made in Japan and from our parts and assembly enough supervising very closely. But it's it's a pretty scary thing to think that it might be recovered from by a couple of other nations. Yeah. Yeah. There's also a little bit of information about the pilot forty one years old. He's called inexperienced pilot about thirty two hundred flying hours about sixty in the f thirty five A, of course, that smaller number because the f thirty five eight hasn't been in Japan for for too long and his Mike said this is kind of a freshly built one. Yeah. I was going to pretty much saying exactly what Mike which is. It's interesting because this is Jeff. Knees assembled one, but as far as other countries, recovering this Misawa air base, where the aircraft to cough from is essentially a US base. Also. So we we've got a an abundance of US forces in the area. So I saw one of the articles or as a p eight Poseidon that's flying. We've got fifteen in that area. We've got a various rescue aircraft. So if they know where or at least the general area, I'm sure it will be an international area. But but the US will probably saturate the area to prevent that or any pieces from from going to the wrong people. They even have YouTube in the sky looking for it. Apparently, it has some sensors that may be able to help detect it. According to some of the websites I've seen and keep in mind that the reason why the Russians and the North Koreans and the Chinese. As one access to it is this is a weapon system that's being pervasive in the Pacific region. It's deployed now in Japan. Australia Singapore, looking at purchasing it, South Korea is looking at purchasing it. So you can understand that this is a very important aircraft to that region from a a international perspective. So the foes of those countries in our Pacific alliance who are Quiring the aircraft would want to get it. So they because they view it as threat in that area, especially China. All right. One more military story in mica found this one. This is so calm commander says special.
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"The brandy the soap E eighteen eighteen ninety six because that was the year that do little was born and that bottle and that display is the US air force museum, and it will no longer be be drunk from or or seeing Dave he wasn't Jimmy doolittle's co-pilot. He was doing co-pilot pilot. You said Mitchell if I've been saying Mitchell the whole time. Yes, you did. Oh my God. I'm sorry. All right. That's all right. Corrected here. Yeah. Jimmy, do those aircraft. They flew, folks. Not. And I'm just losing my mind. Okay. I'm going to shut up and go crawl into a hole the rest of the evening. Your emails to Mike at the US. Well, if you want to see there's a actually not so bad film that tells the story pretty well. It's called thirty seconds over Tokyo came out in nineteen forty four stars Spencer, Tracy, and I'd recommend you take a look at it to get the whole story. And actually, I actually was the twenty five Mitchell at the Pearl Harbor museum that I saw back in February actually is the splayed on an aircraft carrier deck and is labeled the ruptured duck. Likewise, the b twenty five also be twenty five also at the air force museum is Doolittle raider. So okay, I'm going to start now. All right. Oh, I'm really sorry. I'm humiliated. I'm going away. Now by. No, not at all. You know, when when we started talking about some of your guys questions to me. I'm sure you're going to fact, check me. So you get you get one hundred percent pass go. Couple of days ago, when I was visiting my mother, she hands me this clipping from the Washington Post. In. It's it's actually a bitchy wary for for coal. But anyway, it there's a there's a paragraph in here. It says as they reached Japan the tenant Cole said he saw beachgoers waving. And there's a quote from him. It was kind of like flying in Miami. He told the Dayton daily news. So those kind of a humorous humorous aspect to it. So, but yeah, so the last the last of the little raiders now history. So, you know, we we carry that tradition forward to or at least a memory forward honoring these guys who I mean, this was a one way mission which is. Normally missions you like to to have a return home, but this was kind of sketchy mission, but you know, the I think in in wartime in the the motivations for doing this where greater than the the individuals involved. But it was quite a feat. And max there is one other thing that's going to be the legacy for the Doolittle raiders. Yeah. And that is our new stealth bomber at the beach one has been named the raider in honor of the Doolittle. Oh, I didn't pick up on that. All right. Very cool. Very well. We have another military story. This is from the sun dot co dot UK race to find Japan's f thirty five stealth jet that crashed into see before China or Russia can steal top secret tech. Maybe the longest headline will run across today, but Japanese f thirty five eight. Fighter was lost about eighty miles east of the coasts of Japan. I guess as as we record this some of the wreckage has been found, I think the fate of the pilot is still still unknown. I think the pilot is still missing is that right? David. Have you heard anything more recent on the last time, I heard it was still considered missing in action? Yeah. So I guess this was a training mission in the the notion here is that if China or if Russia finds the wreckage I than that would be a great intelligence opportunity for them. So I guess what we have right now is a lot lot of surface and underwater vehicles to their or headed they're looking for the wreckage David wha-, what would the Russians or the Chinese? Be able to learn that would be important if they were able to recover and get away with the f thirty five the sensor, suite. I mean, the not necessarily the stealth. But the thirty five as far as an electronic capable aircraft. And all of the sensors that make it the force multiplier that the F thirty five is the ability to network with other aircraft, etc. That's.
Authorities Arrest Man for Allegedly Threatening to Murder Ajit Pai's Children
"The unitarian universalist church of annapolis to grieve and pay tribute to five murdered newspaper employees one of which was a member of that church when pastor described the mounting dread he had felt as it became clear that windy winters did not survive thursday shooting at the capital gazette in annapolis the sixty five year old winters was a special publications editor and a mother of four settle those attending the vigil gasped when another pastor noted that winters had participated in a training session at the church just three weeks ago on how to respond to an active shooter president trump made his public remarks about the deadly shooting at the newspaper speaking in the east room at the white house the president says the attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief journalists like all americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job the president was speaking at a previously scheduled event to mark the six month anniversary of the republican tax bill i california man's under arrest accused of threatening to kill the family of the chairman of the federal communications commission over internet speeds thirtythreeyearold mark horo man who lives here in southern california is accused of sending threatening emails to fcc chairman ajit pie federal prosecutors say the emails claimed pie was responsible for a child who man said committed suicide because of net neutrality regulations being repealed and they say he threatened to kill pies family when arrested they claimed man admitted that he had sent the emails because he was angry about the repeal of net neutrality rules in wanted to scare pie alex stone abc news los angeles if convicted man could get up to ten years in prison members of one arizona family you're being honored with congressional gold medals ktar's mark carlson tells us that those honored today served in the volunteers civil air patrol paul burke francis burke weeden and philipsburg were all honored today with congressional gold medals sharon franklin a phoenix is related to all three burks so proud of my family and what my parents and my grandfather did in the life of the community i'm just very proud of everybody john gruber received a gold medal for his grandfather paul burke my middle name is paul i'm named after him in that department and it's quite an honor needless to say the civil air patrols made up of civilian volunteers their mission.
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"Eight four four five hundred forty two forty two i'm reading now from the press release from the state police of internal state police audit of air a i r e that's down sounds stands for accident injury reduction f four air patrol shifts assigned to officers within troop and again that's the turnpike troop found evidence that ships assigned were not always worked in the troopers were still paid despite not having shown up for their shift that the findings of the internal audit were sufficient to merit further investigation so air air patrol ships so they were making up shifts out of thin air as i said ha ha ha ha and and they got caught in my understanding is that this was mainly people who are higher up in the ranks rather than the the rank and file people and so this is this is another scandal another scandal involving the state police in and what i found interesting was that not only was the the colonel they are today discussing this but the the secretary of public safety daniel bennett was also at the at the press conference this morning and daniel bennett i found amusing that he was there because he is accused in the in the lawsuit that's been brought by the two troopers who refused to broome the the case against the prostitute junkie daughter of the state judge bebo he is accused in the suit daniel bennett of engaging in multiple felonies in a in an overarching and far reaching conspiracy so i thought it was rather ironic that he would be showing up to to to make a statement in in this announcement of a major scandal when i would say he's he's at least you know i mean pe some people say he prob he was he wasn't involved in the scandal but he is publicly accused of taking part in this cover up an attempt to obstruct justice in in fixing the case of a judge judges daughter and the fact is this guy daniel bennett the executive secretary of public safety he was in the he was in the worcester county da's office at the same time judge bibo was there in the worcester county da's office and his top deputy jazz woman named jennifer queely she was also in the worcester county da's office and and i it's all it all runs back to what to worcester and one of the one of the crooked state troopers the.
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"And you can answer the call to volunteer your and become an average zero ever as a member of the civil air patrol klein the unit near you go civil air patrol dot com this is the savage nation let me remind you when the mobs get out of control there's a solution to that problem and that problem is sal berry easily the national guard is called out without rubber bullets and all of a sudden the bullets flight the next day unfortunately there are dead bodies on the ground and the college students gall cut their go back to work if these are the five nazis keep it up that is what the government is going to do michael savage who slugged no other michael savage weeknights 8 to 11 kelo newstalk 1320 1079 as we continue sean hannity show we're in vegas final days here today we're going to be going right over to the hospital immediately phoned this program and and meeting some of the people that have been injured here which is extremely humbling when i met this man last night the mary 32 years is at the concert with his wife holding her hand and she died in his arms i nearly lost at its but probably the hardest dinner be one of the hardest interviews i've ever done bill o'reilly is with us his book is no number one on the new york times list in a we're talking of vow this hardcore left you put the number at about twenty five percent of americans i would argue that might be inaccurate number of the media is certainly a 100 percent hard left or a ninety eight percent hard left i argued journalism is dead in america and then you have a bunch of people that just aren't really informed are susceptible to bumper stickers and slogans and the playbook that the the left plays every election season but last time you were on you talked about how ultimately the left the hard left would want to get rid of our constitution larry o'connell wrote a column about how michael moore is calling for the repeal the second amendment brad stevens is now with the new york times he's supposed to be there their loan conservative voice and he's not a conservative once worked for the wall street journal these these saying the same thing if they get to that.
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"Ground and has been for weeks and as soon as the crew thing they have the upper hand on something it just goes all over again so a hundred and twenty six that their seat down from leaked previous where we saw 100 an eighty closer to i think april first there have been a one nine hundred wildfires and in total four hundred ninety one thousand hectares have burnt i know you guys do acres so i'll let you do them at one point two million acres about moreland are you go so that's how much has burned and we are not even we haven't even hit the peak point of our wildfire season so you can imagine not only is it tougher people who are being forced from their homes but actually causing a lot of money we've burned two hour of firefighting budget and on a provincial level from the government level so for two hundred four million dollars spent just wanna fight the fires onlu one point two million acres is this affecting air traffic a yet at this this point up their way no i'm glad you asked that because just this morning we have the news 1130 air patrol that goes up in the air every morning every afternoon and it's been really tricky for a pilot and our traffic reporters to get out there so this morning uh daring grieve who is in our air patrol was forced to land very quickly they were able to get up and right for the six o'clock asked and and right after they had to come back down they couldn't see anything the conditions were extremely hazy and you know it's dangerous and not only that he can't breathe properly so what's the point of view being up there you can barely make it on the air young really very quickly they flew up and very quickly they landed i believe he didn't ab one live hit is what we call it and uh very quickly had to land and just said i can't do it i can't say anything and you know the risk as we get hit another plane are authorities doing anything pascal mass rioting there to help people get through all the smoke thirty two latter map deal like facemasks face master or anything like that are just tell knows they insider what are they what are the health authorities say well it essentially their thing look.