The Wings Over New Zealand Show

DaveHomewoodWARBIRD RADIO – We’re proud to welcome Dave Homewood and the Wings Over New Zealand show to our family.  Join Dave each week for a new episode and some from his extensive broadcast archive.  For information on aviation in New Zealand just visit Dave’s website Quick Linked below.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand


Wings Over New Zealand LIVE – Restorer Paul McSweeny – 3/14/17 – 9pm ET

WARBIRD RADIO – On this month’s Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show our guest is Paul McSweeny of Pioneer Aero, one of the famous warbird restoration workshops at Ardmore, in Auckland, New Zealand. With a history of top quality rebuilds of WWII fighters and other aircraft, they have an exciting number of projects in the workshop right now. These include four Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk projects all being restored to fly, plus a Bell P-39 Aircobra, and two Vought Kingfishers. And they are also working on a Japanese B5N2 Kate for the museum at Pearl Harbor, and soon they will also be receiving two Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony projects. Pioneer also perform maintenance for many other airworthy warbird aircraft around Ardmore and New Zealand, and there’s always something interesting there.

QUICK LINK:  Pioneer Aero’s Website 

QUICK LINK:  Pioneer Aero’s Facebook Page 

QUICK LINK:  Previous WONZ Show’s In Which Paul Has Appeared 1

QUICK LINK:  Previous WONZ Show’s In Which Paul Has Appeared 2

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The Wings Over New Zealand Show – EAA’s Chris Henry – Episode 16

WARBIRD RADIO – In this month’s Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show host Dave Homewood is talking with special guest and former Warbird Radio show host Chris Henry. Dave and Chris are both passionate about recording interviews with veterans and the people who were there when history was being made. Chris works for the Experimental Aircraft Association and he runs the EAA Timeless Voices of Aviation programme, in which veterans and pioneers of aviation tell their stories and memories for Chris’s camera, and the films are made available through the internet. Chris is also very involved with the EAA’s B-17 and he’s been responsible for getting many veterans up for flights in that wonderful old WWII bomber.”

QUICK LINK- EAA Timeless Voices of Aviation

QUICK LINK:  The EAA Bomber Tour

QUICK LINK: The Warbird Rescue Facebook Page

QUICK LINK:  The Warbird Rescue Show

QUICK LINK:  The WONZ Warbirds Forum Meet 2017 

QUICK LINK:  The WONZ Warbirds Forum Meet 2017 Facebook Event Page


The Wings Over New Zealand Show LIVE! – Episode 15

WARBIRD RADIO – The Wings Over New Zealand Show is back for 2017!  As this is the first time the show has been on air since June 2016, the WONZ Live Show has a lot of catching up to do. So hosts Dave Homewood and Grant McHerron will be looking back over the past six months at all the happenings and achievements on the Kiwi and Aussie warbird, museum and military aviation scenes during our hiatus. And we’ll also be looking forward to coming events in the next few weeks. If you have any questions and comments feel free to call in too!

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QUICK LINKS:

Classics To The Sky – Strikemasters at Sunset Airshow 21st of January 2017 

The Vintage Aviator Collection Flying Weekend 28-29 January 2017 

Open Day at Omaka Airfield on Sunday 22nd January 2017

Great Plains Fly-In at Ashburton 3-6 February 17 

Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Fly-In at Omaka on 4th of February 2017 

Te Kowhai Airfield Open Day and Country Market – 11th of February 2017

Wings Over Wairarapa 17-19 February 2017 

Art Deco in Napier the same weekend 15th to 19th February 2017

RNZAF Air Tattoo – 25th and 26th of February 2017 

Sunderland Veterans Rolling Back The Years


The Wings Over New Zealand Show – Iroquois with Des Gyde – Episode 14

RNZAF_IroquoisWEBWARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show the date of broadcast here in New Zealand is the 15th of June 2016, which is exactly 50 years to the day since the arrival in New Zealand of NZ3801, the first RNZAF Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter. The type revolutionised Royal New Zealand Air Force operations and became an icon in New Zealand skies as it operated with the New Zealand Defence Force and many civilian organisations in an incredibly wide variety of roles.

The Iroquois fleet recently retired from RNZAF service and while a small few have now gone to museums, the rest of the fleet have been shipped to the USA to new owner Dakota Air Parts.    So in this show we will remember the glory days of the Iroquois. Dave will be speaking live to our guest Des Gyde who spent many years working with the Iroquois, first on the maintenance side as a Safety and Surface Technician, before becoming a Helicopter Crewman. Des will tell some great memories of the Iroquois from his days based at Hobsonville, Wigram and Singapore with them, and on deployment to in places like Antarctica and the Sinai.

We’ll also have a round up of warbird related news from New Zealand and Australia, and Grant will give a quick take on the RAAF’s operation of the Iroquois too.

QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand

Image courtesy Gavin Conroy


The Wings Over New Zealand Show – Hudson Stories! – Episode 13

Hudson_StoriesWARBIRD RADIO – The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show is back with another show for May 2016. Grant is away but Dave is joined by aviation journalist Nick McIndoe with some news from the kiwi warbird scene. And the feature story this month is marking 75 years since the first flight of the Lockheed Hudson medium bomber in New Zealand service. This aircraft type was revolutionary in military aviation in New Zealand and was the first bomber type that RNZAF was able to take to the fight on the front lines during the Pacific War. Dave interviews two aircrew members who served on the same crew during WWII, navigator Ron Wilson-Walker and wireless-operator/air gunner Merv Davies. They served in No. 3 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron, RNZAF, flying from Guadalcanal with the famous Cactus Air Force.

QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

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