The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show – Episode 21

WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show co-hosts Dave Homewood and Grant McHerron speak with Ed Taylor, the General Manager of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust. As many will know Warbirds Over Wanaka is one of New Zealand’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s premiere airshows, and the 30th Anniversary Airshow is coming up in three weeks time over Easter. Ed talks about the background and history of the airshow, his role leading the organisation that puts the airshow together, and highlights of what people can expect to see this year, such as the ‘Dunkirk’ Buchon, the USAF F-16 team, the Yak 3’s, Mustangs, Spitfire, and much more.

Dave and Grant also chat afterwards about recent and current happenings on the warbird scene ‘downunder’ in New Zealand and Australia; including Dave’s report from the Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand Rally, the WONZ Forum Meet at Classic Flyers Museum, and a trip this week to Ardmore to visit Pioneer Aero and Avspecs. And Grant gives a preview of several airshows coming up in Australia.

Quick Links

QUICK LINK:  Warbirds Over Wanaka  

QUICK LINK: Warbirds Over Wanaka Facebook Page  

QUICK LINK: Geoff Soper Photography’s Warbirds Over Wanaka  

The Wings Over New Zealand Show – deHavilland Hornet Restorer Corin McCrae – Episode 20

WARBIRD RADIO – Dave Homewood and Grant McHerron are back with a new broadcast.  The guys are joined this month by deHavilland Hornet restorer Corin McCrae.  In this episode of The Wings Over New Zealand Live Show, Dave and Grant return after a long break, and as well as a round up of news and happenings from New Zealand and Australia, Dave also talks with guest Corin McCrae of Aerowood.  Corin’s business, Aerowood, is all about crafting the wooden parts required to rebuild or repair classic wooden aeroplanes. Unlike many companies rebuilding wooden aeroplanes however Aerowood uses computer CAD technology and a CNC automated cutting machine.  Personally Corin has created wooden parts for all sorts of projects from Tiger Moths to SE5a’s. But most famously Corin has been involved in rebuilding the wooden structure of several de Havilland Mosquitoes as flying projects. Two of them now flying in the USA – KA114 with Jerry Yagen’s Military Aircraft Museum, and TV959 with Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection. The third flying Mosquito project, Rod Lewis’s PZ474, should hopefully fly sometime in 2018.  And Aerowood has another exciting upcoming project, working with Pioneer Aero Restorations Ltd of Ardmore, and that is the de Havilland Sea Hornet TT193 project that is planned to be restored to fly too. He talks about all these projects and more.

SHOWTIME is 9pm ET / Tuesday / January 30th 2018 / Podcast will follow

QUICK LINK:  Aerowood

QUICK LINK:  Pioneer Aero Ltd

QUICK LINK:  Pioneer Aero Ltd on Facebook

The Wings Over New Zealand Show LIVE! – Aviator Bevan Dewes

WARBIRD RADIO – On the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show for May 2017 Dave and Grant run down the latest warbirds happenings from New Zealand and Australia in a pre-recorded news segment, as Grant cannot make it to the live show. And following the news Dave is once again joined live by Matt as co-host and good friend of the show Bevan Dewes as guest. Almost certainly the youngest pilot in the world currently flying WWI aeroplanes, Bevan recently took part in the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow. He is also looking forward to an upcoming trip to Britain and the USA.

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio

QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand

 

The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show – Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary – 9pm ET

Deere_WONZ_LIVEWARBIRD RADIO -September’s WONZ LIVE Show we will be marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a very significant battle in which New Zealand airmen took part. Our live guest will be Brendon Deere, who’s uncle Air Commodore Alan Deere was one of the more significant fighter pilots of the battle, and was among the top New Zealand aces. As well as remembering his uncle and the other kiwis who took part, we’ll also be talking with Brendon about his own warbird collection, which includes a Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IXe that accurately represents Al Deere’s personal aircraft, plus a Grumman Avenger and a Harvard, based at his Biggin Hill Hangar at RNZAF Base Ohakea. (coloured photos” Gavin Conroy)

QUICK LINK:  Spitfire PV270 and Biggin Hill Hangar Facebook Page

The Wings Over New Zealand Show – Catalina Preservation Society – 9pm EASTERN

PBY-NZ4017-WEBWARBIRD RADIO – Dave Homewood and Grant McHerron welcome members of the Catalina Preservation Society.  This show is all about PBY’s and specifically the one the Catalina Preservation Society is operating.  Tune in and hear the complete story LIVE 5/12/15 at 8pm (EASTERN).

For more information use the Quick Links posted below.

QUICK LINK: The New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society

QUICK LINK:  Dumbo Diary

QUICK  LINK:  Jenny Scott’s Catalina Flickr Page

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