The Wings Over New Zealand Show Live! – 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! – 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!

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


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 Live! – Australia Edition – Episode 10

WONZ-AustraliaEditionWARBIRD RADIO – In this month’s episode of the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE,  Dave and Grant are joined by well known aviation journalist and author James Kightly. Dave and James have spent the past 15 days travelling around the states of Victoria, Australian Capital Territories and New South Wales visiting aviation museums and private warbird collections, and attending the “Warbirds Downunder” airshow at Temora, NSW. Along the way they have been recording interviews with some very interesting people involved in warbirds, restoration, conservation, the airshow scene, aircraft recovery and archaeology, and other areas of Australian aviation. These recordings will be released from December onward, through the Wings Over New Zealand Show podcast, under the sub-series banner of “Wings Over Australia”.

This has been Dave’s first ever trip to Australia, so the theme of this episode will be a review of all the various places he’s visited and people he’s met, through a discussion with his Australian based co-host Grant McHerron and his very knowledgeable tour guide James.

(As this is being broadcast from rural New South Wales in Australia, we hope it does not lead to any technical difficulties.)

QUICK LINK:  Wings Over New Zealand

STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768

SKYPE: warbirdradio


The Wings Over New Zealand Show Live! – Catalina Preservation Society – Episode 4

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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