Warbirds Over Wanaka Needs Your Help!

Mo with hurricane smaller EDITWARBIRD RADIO -The world famous Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow is looking for volunteers.  According to Event Manager, Mandy Deans the volunteers have a wide range of experience and backgrounds.  Working at London’s Gatwick Airport, living in Africa for twenty years and having a love of Spitfire aircraft made Wanaka woman Mo Schofield the perfect candidate for a new position at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.  Volunteers are now being called for to assist with the running of the event next Easter and Mo will be at the helm, managing the three to four hundred helpers.

The volunteer’s manager position had been created, she said, as the international airshow had grown and developed into a large event and responsibilities had to be spread among more people.  While her overseas experiences meant she would be well prepared for any situation, Mo also has a professional background in event management in New Zealand.  Since her and her husband Dennis moved to Wanaka seven years ago she has volunteered for many local organizations and first became involved with Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) in 2008.

“I keep returning to WOW because it is a super environment to work in. The other volunteers share the same enthusiasm so we all enjoy working together.”  While the airshow was still 10 months away volunteers were being asked to come forward now to enable the many roles they play, to be organised well in advance.  “There are as many as forty different areas such as media, merchandising, ticketing, program sales, looking after VIP zones and others.”  Mo, whose son, Mark, is a commercial pilot, said many retired people enjoyed being involved as well as students and groups like Air Cadets and St John.

Warbirds Over Wanaka Event Manager, Mandy Deans, said people could register their interest for volunteering through the airshow office at Wanaka airport or online at the events website (SEE QUICK LINK BELOW).  The event is scheduled for April 18, 19 and 20th at Wanaka Airport and ticket sales were going well, Ms. Deans said.

QUICK LINK:  Warbirds Over Wanaka

Tour The Palm Springs Air Museum!

WARBIRD RADIO – The Palm Springs Air Museum is truly an oasis in the desert for warbird fans.  Go inside and take a look for yourself via the Photo Tour in this story.  For more information on the museum just click on the Quick Link posted below.  Thanks for stopping by.

QUICK LINK:  The Palm Springs Air Museum


The Mighty B-52 – The WIX Warbird Show – Episode 90

B-52KEYImageWARBIRD RADIO – It’s B-52 time!  Join Zane Adams as he visits the 93rd Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base for this episode of the WIX Warbird Show.  Be sure and look through the PHOTO TOUR below before leaving this page.  A special thanks to the USAF for making this story possible.  For more information on WIX just click the Quick Link posted at the bottom of the story.  Thanks for tuning in!

QUICK LINK:  The Warbird Information Exchange


What Will They Think Up Next – The Hartman & Hilt Show! – Episode 2

Hartman&HiltLayingOnTheGrassWARBIRD RADIO – The boys overstep their boundaries with Andy this week and put him on the spot.  Plus, Buzzer and Starfish figure out how to debate the tried and true “wheel landing -vs- three point” question without ending up behind bars.  Fashion tips, questions from the mail bag and a buzz job by a Ryan Navion are all part of the fun.

Despite it’s redeeming qualities…listening to this broadcast will result in the loss of a perfectly good hour.  If you’re up for a good time…download the show now at your own risk.

QUICK LINK:  The Hartman & Hilt Show 

Mossie Pilot Mike Spalding &The Aviation Historian – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 503

MikeNMossie1WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE Matt Jolley catches up with Mosquito pilot Mike Spalding and Mick Oakey from The Aviation Historian.  With all the buzz around the Military Aviation Museum’s deHavilland Mosquito has been making we thought it would be fun to hear ( first hand ) from the pilot of the wooden wonder.

Mike goes into airspeeds, maneuvering and of course what she’s like on landing and takeoff.

Mick Oakey (Managing Editor of The Aviation Historian) is no stranger to warbirds or journalism.  For over 20 years Mick was the Editor at Aeroplane and has now struck out with Nick Stroud to create the new “gold standard” for all aviation journals:  The Aviation Historian.  Each edition is chock full of stories, pictures and first hand accounts of aviation’s treasured past.  This is not your typical “airplane magazine” it’s truly worthy of a leather binder and spot on your favorite shelf for safe keeping.

Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!  Feel free to post your comments below.

QUICK LINK:  The Aviation Historian

QUICK LINK:  The Military Aviation Museum

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