Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 28, 2017 12:09:56 GMT 12
Episode 144 of The Wings Over New Zealand Show is now online. In this episode, which was recorded live at the Te Atatu RSA Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at Auckland in September 2016, we hear from former RNZAF Sunderland and Orion pilot Barrie Irvine.
He gives an excellent talk on life and the many adventures as a pilot on the Sunderlands at Lauthala Bay in Fiji and in New Zealand during the 1960's. And he details the period where he was posted to the USA to convert to the new Lockheed P-3B Orion. Barrie delivered the fourth new Orion to New Zealand, and then became a training officer to convert other members of No. 5 Squadron to the type.
Here's the Show Page Link - LINK And here's a Direct Listen Link - LINK
Related to this episode you will undoubtedly enjoy this film that I made with Barrie and his fellow crew mate Jim McHerron when they revisited a Sunderland for the first time in 50 years: