Post by Dave Homewood on May 12, 2017 11:25:09 GMT 12
Wings Over New Zealand Show Episode 145 features Paul Brennan as guest, talking about the ambitious "Bring Our Birds Home" project. Paul represents a group of airline history fans who are aiming to repatriate hopefully five important aircraft that once flew with our national airline, Air New Zealand.
They are a Lockheed Electra, a Douglas DC-8, a Douglas DC-10, a Boeing 737 and a Boeing 747.
Paul talks about their current locations and conditions, the plans in place to hopefully secure and rescue them, and the processes that they hope to utilise to get the aircraft back to New Zealand. The ultimate goal is to have them all restored and on public display in a city museum, but the current aim is to ensure they are not scrapped and lost forever as in most cases each is the last of their fleet that served in Air New Zealand service.
Paul also talks about his “AirSide Radio” podcast, which he produces with Martin Noakes.
Thanks Dave, that was great to listen to, like you I'm not a big airline fan but as Paul says three are flyable and two are not so the job of getting them here is not as big as you may think. Good on him for giving it a good go, because once they have gone that is it.
Just imagine how many Corsairs, Kittyhawks etc we would have in NZ if someone had thought of the future.
I'd never heard of Paul or his podcast before BOBH came onto the scene so it was good to learn a bit about him - he has a wonderful radio voice! I can understand how he's achieved success in broadcasting.
After this show I have a lot more insight into the BOBH campaign so I'll share my thoughts over on that thread, but I'm very glad to have heard more from Paul directly.
Last Edit: May 13, 2017 19:54:55 GMT 12 by ZacYates