The Wings Over New Zealand Show Live! – Restorer Paul McSweeny – Episode 17

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

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Warbird Radio Travels To Monroe, NC Airshow


Enroute to Warriors & Warbirds Airshow in Monroe, NC. Jim Buckley flying the SNJ & Alan Armstrong flying the "Kate" with Matt in the back.

FRIDAY – Warbird Radio is now on the ground in Monroe, North Carolina.  If you’re in the area this weekend come take in the Warriors & Warbirds Airshow!  You can find the link on the right side of the page for directions and more information.  The SNJ (seen here) will be giving rides all weekend along with the SBD Dauntless and C-45.  If you’re interested in going for a flight the contact numbers are listed on the Warriors & Warbirds website.  Hope to see you this weekend!


Nice shot of Jim Buckley's SNJ flying to Monroe, NC.

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