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  

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

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE:  warbirdradio

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