Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 29, 2016 10:40:17 GMT 12
The Wings Over New Zealand Show proudly presents "Episode 109 - Wings Over Australia - Judy Pay", which is ready to listen to and download.
In this episode Dave Homewood and James Kightly interview legendary Australian warbird owner and pilot Judy Pay for Wings Over Australia, at her home airfield of Tyabb, on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne, Victoria.
Judy talks about her earliest days in aviation, learning to fly at Tyabb, and her introduction to owning and flying warbirds. She talks enthusiastically about the various aircraft types in her collection, and various adventures she has had in aviation over the years. Judy's maintenance facility on the airfield, The Old Aeroplane Company, not only keeps her collection in top condition but also carries out maintenance and restorations for other owners of warbird and classic aeroplanes.
On site during Wings Over Australia's visit were Judy's P-40F (VH-HWK) and CAC Mustang (VH-JUC) that were both being prepared for the trip north to the Temora Airshow later that week. Also in the hangars of the Old Aeroplane Company were Judy's first aircraft, the Tiger Moth (VH-BVB), her ex-RNZAF Harvard NZ1051 (now VH-NZH) looking spectacular in US Navy livery, and another Harvard and a Vampire, among various other types on site.
This is a rare interview with one of Australia's best known and loved warbird owners, airshow performers and aviators.