Very interesting interview with Graham Orphan Dave. I also like his take on ANZACs, basically brothers who squabble sometimes, give each other a hard time but mess with either of them and watch out cos the other one will back the other up!
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.
Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 13, 2015 11:15:49 GMT 12
I am very pleased to announce that in the March 2015 Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show on Warbird Radio I will be joined by a co-host - none other than my good mate Grant McHerron, of Melbourne.
Grant is already world famous for his co-hosting of the Plane Crazy Down Under Show podcast, and his Oz Desk spot in the Airplane Geeks podcast too. He has volunteered to join me in the live shows which I am thrilled about as it will lend another experienced and knowledgeable voice to the conversation, and as he's a New Zealander displaced in the West Island he has a big interest in our kiwi scene and he can also add a Trans-Tasman perspective to the show too.
We are lining up some pretty interesting guests for the March show too, so I am looking forward this one very much! Watch this space!
Post by Dave Homewood on May 8, 2015 13:07:17 GMT 12
The Wings Over New Zealand Live Show - which broadcasts live on Warbird Radio at www.warbirdradio.com - will be back next week at 1.00pm Wednesday (NZ time). I am very much looking forward to welcoming onboard the live show's new co-host Grant McHerron .
Our special focus for this episode is a very interesting interview that Grant and I did with Dee Bond, Peter Vause and Chris Snelson from the New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society about the restoration and operation of Catalina ZK-PBY. So be sure to tune in live,or if you are unable to, you can download the show afterwards as a podcast.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 17, 2015 10:28:12 GMT 12
Don't forget to tune into Warbird Radio live today at www.warbirdradio.com at 1.00pm NZ Time (9.00pm Eastern USA time) to hear my interview with Tony Wytenburg of Classic Aero Machining Service who builds the all new 're-manufactured' Gnome Rotary engines, and Andrew Carter of Tavas who owns and flies the beautiful Fokker E.III Eindekker below, which is powered by one of the kiwi-built Gnomes. If you miss the live show you'll find it later on Warbird Radio as a podcast!
We'll also have some Warbird news from around New Zealand and across the ditch in Australia, and hopefully speak with Nick McIndoe, the warbirds reporter from New Zealand Aviation News.
Also feel free to call in during the second half after the NZ Warbird News for a chat, either by Skype to Warbird Radio, or to the studio line by telephone on 01 478 787 4768
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 17, 2015 15:00:37 GMT 12
That show went very well I thought, and the podcast should be available on the page soonish. As well as pre-recorded pieces from Tony, Andrew and Grant, we also got live calls from Warren Denholm of Avspecs talking about the mission to get the Mosquito KA114 to Oshkosh, and from Nick McIndoe talking about the Warbirds Open Day and the happenings at Pioneer Aero. Have a listen to the podcast when you can...
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 15, 2015 11:45:29 GMT 12
Coming up in just over an hour...
This month's Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show, in which Grant McHerron talks with his father Jim McHerron about his five years spent as aircrew on Short Sunderland MR.5 flying boats with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. And in the second half of the show Dave Homewood talks with well known vintage aero writer James Kightly of Melbourne, about the upcoming Wings Over Australia tour. This is a special tour of Australian warbird collections and museums, plus the Warbirds Downunder airshow at Temora, which James and Grant have arranged for Dave Homewood. The results will be a special series of interviews with Australian warbird icons and Air Force veterans for the WONZ Show podcast, under the serial title of Wings over Australia. Plus we'll have the latest news from the warbird scene around New Zealand. Listen live at 1.00pm NZ Time Today at www.warbirdradio.com
Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 12, 2015 12:16:05 GMT 12
In today's episode of the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show on Warbird Radio we will be marking the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day, the the end of the Pacific War and of course of World War Two. We will be featuring the story of the near disaster when No. 14 Squadron attempted its first long range ferry flight of its Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawks from New Zealand up to the Pacific war zone, as told by four men who were involved - Noel Hanna, Geoff Fisken, Joe McVicar and Owen Hicks.
And for the second half of the show Grant McHerron and I will be discussing the Pacific War more widely with more RNZAF stories and likely some of the RAAF, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and US air forces too. Plus we'll have the usual round up of warbird news. Feel free to call in or Skype the show with your own Pacific stories. Phone in on (01) 478 787 4768 or skype in Warbird Radio
Tune in live at www.warbirdradio.com at 1.00pm (NZ time) or if you miss the live broadcast go to the Warbird Radio site to download the show as a podcast.
We ran out of time to tell all the stories we'd hoped to tell. We may have to do another Pacific War special in the future. However the September episode will be focusing on the Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary with (hopefully) Brendon Deere as our live guest.
Post by Dave Homewood on Sept 6, 2015 18:11:10 GMT 12
Just a heads up for listeners to the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show on Warbird Radio, if all goes to plan the Wednesday September 16th (NZ time) episode will have a Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary theme, and our live guest on the show will be none other than Brendon Deere, who is of course the nephew of the great Battle of Britain ace Alan Deere.
We'll be discussing the battle, Al Deere and the other kiwis who flew in the fight to defend Britain, and of course Brendon's own warbird collection including his Spitfire IX, Avenger "Plonky" and Harvard NZ1037. And as usual we'll have a warbird news round up.
As Brendon hopes to be live on this show, which airs between 13.00 and 14.00hrs NZ time, you can call in with any questions via either Skype at 'warbirdradio' or via telephone (to the USA) at (01) 478-787-4768.