Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 28, 2021 12:13:55 GMT 12
WONZ 238 is now online. In this episode Dave Homewood and Nigel Godfrey sat down with Andy Higgins to record what he remembered about his days working with James Aviation Ltd on the conversion of the Douglas C-47 Dakota ZK-AZL to become an aerial topdresser. Andy worked as the draftsman on the project and was most probably the last member of the team who was involved in the conversion of the very first DC-3 topdresser in the world.
He also talks about his days as a pilot in the RNZAF, and working for other aviation firms. And he discusses his amazing collection of photos he took while with James Aviation, which were made available through the Wings Over New Zealand Forum.
Andy was rather unwell at the time of this interview, and this was to be the last opportunity to get his memories recorded before his death. This episode is pieced together from that conversation.