I listened to the Iroquois episode, my only complaint is that because it was the live show it was only an hour! The episode was over before I knew it. Des was a great storyteller and I look forward to hearing more from him in the future.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 18, 2017 15:54:03 GMT 12
After six months off air (mainly due to either the producer Matt or myself and Grant being unavailable during the scheduled slots) the WONZ LIVE Show returned to Warbird Radio today for our first show in 2017.
As we'd been away so long Grant and I decided to recap the past six months in warbirds, museums, airshows and other aviation here in New Zealand and across the ditch in Aussie. And we previewed the many events coming up over the rest of the summer too. You can listen to the show here as a recorded podcast:
Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 15, 2017 10:51:18 GMT 12
In this month's Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show, coming up at 3.00pm (NZ Time), I will be talking with special guest and former Warbird Radio show host Chris Henry. Chris and I are both passionate about recording interviews with veterans and the people who were there when history was being made. Chris works for the Experimental Aircraft Association and he runs the EAA Timeless Voices of Aviation programme, in which veterans and pioneers of aviation tell their stories and memories for Chris's camera, and the films are made available through the internet. Chris is also very involved with the EAA's B-17 and he's been responsible for getting many veterans up for flights in that wonderful old WWII bomber. Tune in live or listen to the podcast version later at www.warbirdradio.com/
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 13, 2017 20:58:33 GMT 12
Coming up in this month's Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show, on Warbird Radio at 2.00pm (NZ time), Grant McHerron and I are very pleased to have Paul McSweeny of Pioneer Aero Ltd. as our guest.
Pioneer Aero Ltd is 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 including four Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawks, 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 will soon be receiving two Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony projects. Pioneer also perform maintenance for many other airworthy warbird aircraft around Ardmore and New Zealand, so there's always something interesting happening there.
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 12, 2017 11:59:42 GMT 12
If the technology works OK, fingers crossed, I'll be broadcasting live from the Aviation Heritage Centre at Omaka at 1.00pm today NZ Time for the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show on www.warbirdradio.com
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 12, 2017 15:16:33 GMT 12
Errol, yes that is indeed the case. But I was very pleased to have Graham and Rachael on the show live, they were great. I hope the broadcast came across well, all the technology seemed to play the game in the end. The podcast version will be up very soon.
Post by Dave Homewood on May 24, 2017 10:16:37 GMT 12
WARBIRD RADIO – On the Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show for May 2017 Dave and Grant run down the latest warbirds happenings from New Zealand and Australia in a pre-recorded news segment, as Grant cannot make it to the live show. And following the news Dave is once again joined live by Matt as co-host and good friend of the show Bevan Dewes as guest. Almost certainly the youngest pilot in the world currently flying WWI aeroplanes, Bevan recently took part in the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow. He is also looking forward to an upcoming trip to Britain and the USA. STUDIO LINE: 478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio
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.