WARBIRD RADIO - Warbird Radio Downunder Hosts Dave and Grant talk about Grant's visit to Hastings, near Napier in the North Island of New Zealand, during which time he caught up with Jan and Jerry Chisum at their hangar home on Bridge Pa aerodrome. Jan and Jerry own the 1920s de Havilland DH60 Gipsy Moth that Jan's father (Stan White) purchased in England and then flew down to Sydney, Australia before shipping it to New Zealand.
Fascinating as that story is, for this episode, Jan talks about their Gardan Minicab aircraft, some of the history of Bridge Pa aerodrome, and the other aircraft they've had in their hangar. And Jerry talks about his experiences flying the P-51 Mustang and B-25 Mitchell before discussing his Bucker Jungmann and the long project he's got to restore it back to flight. It's a great chat, and we thank Jan and Jerry for inviting Grant into their home which is full of aviation memorabilia.
NOTE: You can hear more of Jan and Jerry's story, including the history of the Gipsy Moth and Jan's father's story, and bush flying in Boeing 737s, in episode S02E014 on the