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The Wings Over New Zealand Show

English, Aviation, 1 seasons, 299 episodes, 5 days 6 hours 47 minutes
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The Wings Over New Zealand Show is all about New Zealand's aviation scene, past and present and the people involved - from the current RNZAF and Air Force veterans, to airshows and warbirds, to airlines, agricultural aviation, recreational flying, history and much more.
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WONZ 298 – Wings Over Britain: RAF Hunsdon

Guest: Denis Sharp and Jim Cosgrove Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of July 2023 Published: 18th of February 2024 Duration: 1 hour minutes, seconds In this episode of Wings Over Britain Dave Homewood is given a guided tour of the remains of former RAF Hunsdon by local historians Denis Sharp and Jim Cosgrove on a drizzly day. Hunsdon was a [...]
17/02/20242 hours 13 minutes 42 seconds
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WONZ 297 – Wings Over Britain: Bottisham

Guest: Jason Webb Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 26th of July 2023 Published: 15th of February 2024 Duration: 16 minutes, 31 seconds In this mini-episode of Wings Over Britain Dave Homewood meets Jason Webb at the Bottisham Airfield Museum, at former RAF Bottisham in Cambridgeshire. The museum presents the history of the wartime station, which has now reverted back to countryside, including [...]
15/02/202416 minutes 32 seconds
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WONZ 296 – Wings Over Britain: IWM Duxford

Guest: Rebecca Greenwood Harding Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of July 2023 Published: 6th of February 2024 Duration: 33 minutes, 15 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, and caught up with Rebecca Greenwood Harding, the Head of Technological Objects for the collection there. Following a tour of the museum with Rebecca [...]
05/02/202433 minutes 15 seconds
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WONZ 295 – Wings Over Britain: Hornchurch

Guest: Tony Philpot Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 18th of July 2023 Published: 19th of January 2024 Duration: 50 minutes, 8 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visits the RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre, on the site of the former RAF Station Hornchurch, and he talks with the museum’s chairman Tony Philpot. RAF Hornchurch is synonymous with the Battle of [...]
19/01/202450 minutes 8 seconds
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WONZ 294 – Wings Over Britain: Steve Bridgewater

Guest: Stephen Bridgewater Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 13th of July 2023 Published: 20th of December 2023 Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes, 9 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with well known aviation journalist Steve Bridgewater about his career and his passion for aviation. Steve is a multiple award winning aviation author, journalist and photographer [...]
20/12/20231 hour 8 minutes 9 seconds
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WONZ 293 – Fletcher McKenzie

Guest: Fletcher McKenzie Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of October 2023 Published: 14th of December 2023 Duration: 59 minutes, 46 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood chats with Fletcher McKenzie, an entrepreneur and former advertising executive who turned his hand to television and, with Malcolm Clement, produced the very popular FlightPath TV, which was seen in 61 countries around the [...]
13/12/202359 minutes 46 seconds
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WONZ 292 – Wings Over Britain: Andy Saunders

Guest: Andy Saunders Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of July 2023 Published: 10th of December 2023 Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes, 14 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood caught up with author, journalist and historian Andy Saunders in his ‘War Office’ writing room in Eton, under the flightpath to Heathrow. Andy talks about his childhood [...]
10/12/20231 hour 26 minutes 14 seconds
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WONZ 291 – Wings Over Britain: RAF Museum Midlands

Guest: Darren Priday, Manager of the RAF Museum’s Conservation Centre Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 11th of July 2023 Published: 18th of November 2023 Duration: 46 minutes, 39 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visited the terrific Royal Air Force Museum Midlands, at RAF Cosford, with friend Nigel Hitchman, and he met the Manager of the RAF Museum’s [...]
18/11/202346 minutes 39 seconds
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WONZ 290 – Wings Over Wairarapa 2023

Guests: Tracy Dixon, Airside Manager for Wings Over Wairarapa 2023 Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 14th of November 2023 Published: 14th of November 2023 Duration: 21 minutes, 28 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood speaks with Tracy Dixon, the Airside Manager for the Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival, which will take place over the 24th to 26th of November 2023 [...]
14/11/202321 minutes 29 seconds
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WONZ 289 – Wings Over Britain: The de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Guests: Ian Thirsk, Mosquito Team Leader Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 7th of July 2023 Published: 11th of November 2023 Duration: 53 minutes, 09 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visits the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney, Hertfordshire, and he interviews Ian Thirsk, the Mosquito Team Leader with the museum. Whilst the museum preserves the history and products [...]
10/11/202353 minutes 10 seconds
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WONZ 288 – Wings Over Britain: The BBMF

Guest: Julian Maslin, BBMF Guide. Host: Dave Homewood, with Barbara Hunter. Recorded: 6th of July 2023 Published: 3rd of November 2023 Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visits The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. He was accompanied by Barbara Hunter of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association, and [...]
03/11/20231 hour 4 minutes 27 seconds
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WONZ 287 – Wings Over Britain: Dave Gledhill

Guests: David Gledhill, Author and Aviator Host: Dave Homewood, and also heard are Dave’s hosts in Woodhall Spa, Ken White and Barbara Hunter. Recorded: 6th of July 2023 Published: 29th of October 2023 Duration: 41 minutes, 52 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visits former RAF navigator and author Dave Gledhill at Thorpe Camp, Lincolnshire. Dave owns [...]
29/10/202341 minutes 53 seconds
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WONZ 286 – Wings Over Britain: The International Bomber Command Centre

Guests: Dr. Dan Ellin and Peter Jones Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 5th of July 2023 Published: 6th of October 2023 Duration: 50 minutes, 5 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visited the International Bomber Command Centre, where he met Dr. Dan Ellin, of the University of Lincoln, who is the archivist for the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. [...]
05/10/202350 minutes 5 seconds
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WONZ 285 – Wings Over Britain: East Kirkby

Guests: John Marshal-East and Andrew Panton Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 4th of July 2023 Published: 29th of September 2023 Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visited the former RAF Station at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire, home of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. This museum is famous for its taxiing Avro Lancaster NX611 Just [...]
28/09/20231 hour 10 minutes 35 seconds
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WONZ 284 – Grace Hills

Guest: Grace Hills Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 5th of September 2023 Published: 23rd of September 2023 Duration: 35 minutes, 26 seconds Dave Homewood talks with Grace Hills in this episode to mark the annual international Girls In Aviation Day! Grace is an aircraft technician in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and she is also a private pilot. [...]
22/09/202335 minutes 27 seconds
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WONZ 283 – Wings Over Britain: Conversations from Shuttleworth

Guests: Darren Harbar, Steve Darlow, George Dunn DFC and David Bremner Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st and 2nd of July 2023 Published: 16th of September 2023 Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood met with several friends at the hallowed ground that is Old Warden aerodrome, the home of the world famous Shuttleworth Collection. He [...]
16/09/20231 hour 10 minutes 21 seconds
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WONZ 282 – David Barnston

Guest: Flt Lt David Barnston, RAF/RNZAF retired Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of September 2023 Published: 10th of September 2023 Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes, 47 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with 99-year old fighter pilot veteran David Barnston, who was born in London, and went to school next to RAF Hendon as a lad. He joined [...]
10/09/20231 hour 17 minutes 47 seconds
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Warbird Radio Downunder Ep 1 – John Parker

This is an introduction to the new series Warbird Radio Downunder which starts today on the Warbird Radio Network. The Jolley Company, LLC|9/8/2023 WARBIRD RADIO – The Wings Over New Zealand Show LIVE host Dave Homewood is back on Warbird Radio, with a similar show but the new name is Warbird Radio Downunder. He and occasional co-host Grant [...]
08/09/202342 minutes 22 seconds
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WONZ 281 – Wings Over Britain: Sandy’s Spitfire

Guest: Tony Hoskins Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2023 Published: 20th of August 2023 Duration: 1 hour 59 minutes, 38 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Tony Hoskins who is leading the team who are restoring Supermarine Spitfire PR.IV AA810, known as Sandy’s Spitfire. This Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) Spitfire was flown by Flight Lieutenant [...]
20/08/20231 hour 59 minutes 38 seconds
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WONZ 280 – Wings Over Britain: The Fleet Air Arm Museum

Guest:  David Morris, Principle Conservator at the Fleet Air Arm Museum Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 28th of June 2023 Published: 15th of August 2023 Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes, 31 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visits The Fleet Air Arm Museum, part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, at Yeovilton in Somerset. There [...]
15/08/20231 hour 30 minutes 31 seconds
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WONZ 279 – Wings Over Britain: Biggin Hill

Guests: Dave Cole and Margaret Wilmot Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2023 Duration: 1 hour 41 minute 46 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Dave Cole, a guide and local historian at the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, at former RAF Biggin Hill. Dave talks about the fascinating history of the famous [...]
08/08/20231 hour 41 minutes 47 seconds
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WONZ 278 – Wings Over Britain: Brooklands Museum

Guests:  Andrew Lewis and Allan Winn Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 29th of June 2023 Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 13 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Andrew Lewis and Allan Winn at the Brooklands Museum, at Weybridge, Surrey, in England. Brooklands was the home of British motor racing, and also the home of Vickers Weybridge, a [...]
22/07/20231 hour 1 minute 13 seconds
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WONZ 277 – Wings Over Britain: Navy Wings

Guests:  Lee Howard and Rob Jones Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 28th of June 2023 Duration: 57 minutes In this episode Dave Homewood talks with naval aviation historian Lee Howard and Navy Wings’ marketing manager Rob Jones during a walk around the Navy Wings hangar at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, in Somerset. Aircraft in the hangar included two Fairey Swordfish (one [...]
15/07/202357 minutes 1 second
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WONZ 276 – Wings Over Britain: Ross Boyens

Guest:  Flight Lieutenant Alan Ross Boyens, RAF (Retired) Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of June 2023 Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes, 30 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Ross Boyens, a New Zealander who joined the Royal Air Force in 1972. Following his initial officer training at Wigram with the RNZAF, he then went off to [...]
30/06/20231 hour 5 minutes 31 seconds
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WONZ 275 – Lew Day

Guest:  Lewis James Day, MNZM, DFC Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 11th of June 2023 Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes, 12 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks via Zoom with Lew Day, who was just five weeks away from turning 100 at the time of the recording, and Lew’s son Brian Day was also sitting in to help [...]
19/06/20231 hour 22 minutes 31 seconds
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WONZ 274 – Jason “Easty” Easthope

Guest: Group Captain Jason Easthope, RAAF Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 16th of May 2023 Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes, 41 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks via Zoom with Group Captain Jason Easthope, RAAF. Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, Easty became inspired by a visit of the RNZAF Strikemasters to Rotorua, and an airshow [...]
16/05/20231 hour 39 minutes 42 seconds
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WONZ 273 – Harvard NZ1044

Guest:  Bevan Dewes Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of April 2023 Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes, 54 seconds In this episode we welcome back Bevan Dewes to the WONZ Show to discuss the restoration and return to flight of his award winning North American Aviation Harvard Mk. IIA NZ1044, aka ZK-OTU. Bevan purchased the aircraft in [...]
28/04/20231 hour 13 minutes 54 seconds
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WONZ 272 – Classic Fighters 2023

Guest: Gavin Conroy Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 2nd of April 2023 Duration: 40 minutes, 32 seconds The Yealands Classic Fighters 2023 Airshow kicks off this week on Good Friday at Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim. In this episode Dave Homewood talks with the Airshow Director, Gavin Conroy. Gavin gives a preview of what to expect at [...]
01/04/202340 minutes 32 seconds
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WONZ 271 – Wings Over Britain Preview

Guest:  James Kightly Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of February 2023 Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes, seconds James Kightly of Australia joins Dave via Zoom to discuss the plans for the upcoming Wings Over Britain tour that Dave is undertaking later this year in late June and through July 2023. They discuss some of the [...]
09/03/20231 hour 15 minutes 22 seconds
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WONZ 270 – Wally Steward: Army Pilot

Guest: Captain Walter Steward (retired), RNZA, Air OP pilot, known as Wally. Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 18th of October 2022 Released:  27th of January2023 Duration: 1 hour 47 minutes 46 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood speaks via Zoom with Captain Wally Steward, who was an officer with the Royal New Zealand Artillery, in the New Zealand. [...]
29/01/20231 hour 47 minutes 47 seconds
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WONZ 269 – To The Four Winds: No. 40 Squadron

Guests: Wing Commander Blair Oldershaw, No. 40 Squadron CommanderFlight Sergeant Dave Wood, Air Load Master InstructorFlight Sergeant Robyn Claffey, Flight Engineer InstructorWarrant Officer Darryn “Durry” Wells, Maintenance Warrant Officer Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 16th of November 2022 Released: 23rd of December 2020 Duration:  51 minutes 45 seconds In this episode of the WONZ Show, Dave Homewood visits No. 40 [...]
22/12/202251 minutes 46 seconds
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WONZ 268 – Changing Times at No. 5 Squadron

Guests: Wing Commander Glen Donaldson, Commanding Officer of No. 5 SquadronFlight Sergeant Tony Strugnell, Flight EngineerSquadron Leader Paul Barrett, MFC, Flight Engineer, Engineer OfficerFlight Lieutenant Tom Peterson, PilotFlying Officer Holly Graham – Air Warfare OfficerCorporal Nikita Crookbain – Air Warfare Specialist Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 16th of November 2022 Released:  12th of December 2022 Duration: 1 hour 17 [...]
12/12/20221 hour 17 minutes 53 seconds
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WONZ 267 – Vampire Month: Brett Emeny

Guest: Brett Emeny Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 24th of November 2022 Released:  30th of November 2022 Duration: 1 hour 21 minutes 14 seconds November 2022 marks 50 years since the RNZAF’s de Havilland Vampire fleet retired from service. The Air Force operated 58 Vampires within New Zealand, and at least 44 more leased Vampires in Cyprus and Singapore. [...]
29/11/20221 hour 21 minutes 15 seconds
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WONZ 266 – Vampire Month: Jim Barclay

Guest: Air Commodore James Barclay AFC, RNZAF (retired) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 20th of September 2022 Released:  25th of November 2022 Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes 11 seconds November 2022 marks 50 years since the RNZAF’s de Havilland Vampire fleet retired from service. The Air Force operated 58 Vampires within New Zealand, and at least 44 more leased [...]
24/11/20221 hour 42 minutes 11 seconds
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WONZ 265 – Vampire Month: Mayn Hawkins

Guest: Maynard Roger Hawkins, known as Mayn. Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 21st of July 2022 Released:  18th of November 2022 Duration: 1 hour minutes seconds November 2022 marks 50 years since the RNZAF’s de Havilland Vampire fleet retired from service. The Air Force operated 58 Vampires within New Zealand, and at least 44 more leased Vampires in Cyprus [...]
17/11/20221 hour 17 minutes 38 seconds
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WONZ 264 – Vampire Month: Dave Greenlees

Guest: Flight Lieutenant David James Greenlees 71637 (5 May 1929 – 13 August 2022) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 21st of July 2022 Released:  11th of November 2022 Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes 40 seconds November 2022 marks 50 years since the RNZAF’s de Havilland Vampire fleet retired from service. The Air Force operated 58 Vampires within New Zealand, [...]
10/11/20221 hour 38 minutes 41 seconds
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WONZ 263 – Vampire Month: Tommy Thompson

Guest: Graham Edward “Tommy” Thompson Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 22nd of July 2022 Released:  4th of November 2022 Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 44 seconds November 2022 marks 50 years since the RNZAF’s de Havilland Vampire fleet retired from service. The Air Force operated 58 Vampires within New Zealand, and at least 44 more leased Vampires in Cyprus [...]
04/11/20221 hour 25 minutes 45 seconds
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WONZ 262 – 2022-2023 Airshow Season

Guest: Tracy Dixon, Ed Taylor, Gavin Conroy and Frank Parker Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 19th of October 2022 Released:  20th of October 2022 Duration: 53 minutes 56 seconds In this episode of the WONZ Show, Dave Homewood chats with four of the key people behind New Zealand’s biggest airshows, Tracy Dixon (Wings Over Wairarapa), Ed Taylor (Warbirds Over Wanaka), [...]
20/10/202253 minutes 57 seconds
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WONZ 261 – Lancaster

Guest: David Fairhead Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 29th of August 2022 Released:  30th of August 2022 Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 30 seconds In this episode of the WONZ Show, Dave Homewood chats with British filmmaker David Fairhead, who was the director, producer, editor and main interviewer behind the new feature film ‘Lancaster’ which opens in selected New [...]
30/08/20221 hour 25 minutes 30 seconds
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WONZ 260 – Dave Cohu

Guest: David Stanley Cohu (8 June 1924 – 17 July 2018) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 29th of October 2015 Released: 17th of July 2022 Duration: 2 hour 14 minutes 18 seconds In this episode of the WONZ Show, Dave Homewood pulled an older interview from his archive that he recorded in 2015 with former pilot, [...]
17/07/20222 hours 14 minutes 19 seconds
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WONZ 259 – Larry Olsen: Strikemaster 50th

Guest: Squadron Leader Larry Olsen AFC Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of May 2022 Released:  15th of May 2022 Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes 17 seconds Today as this episode is released it is exactly 50 years to the day since the first flight of the first Royal New Zealand Air Force BAC167 Strikemaster Mk. 88, NZ6361. It [...]
15/05/20221 hour 45 minutes 17 seconds
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WONZ 258 – Great Escapes: Sean Singleton-Turner

Guest: Sean Singleton-Turner Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 20th of April 2022 Released:  22nd of April 2022 Duration: 41 minutes 19 seconds This episode is the fifth in a series called “Great Escapes”, covering stories of RNZAF ejections from aircraft that have saved lives in emergency situations. In this episode we hear from Sean Singleton-Turner about his ejection from RNZAF [...]
22/04/202241 minutes 20 seconds
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WONZ 257 – The Air Force Heritage Flight

Guest: Squadron Leader Michael Williams Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 7th of April 2022 Released: 7th of April 2022 Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes 36 seconds The Air Force Heritage Flight is the newest unit of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and in this episode we hear from its Flight Commander, Squadron Leader Mike Williams. [...]
07/04/20221 hour 16 minutes 37 seconds
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WONZ 256 – The Falklands Air War

Guests: Don Simms Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 20th of February 2022 Released:  2nd of April 2022 Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 52 seconds Don Simms, who has appeared on the show several times, has had a fascination with the 1982 Falklands War since he was a teenager when the war erupted. And he is particularly interested in the [...]
01/04/20221 hour 23 minutes 53 seconds
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WONZ 255 – Cris George – Wasp Pilot

Guest: Cris George Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 2nd of March 2022 Released:  11th of March 2022 Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes 51 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with former Naval Aviator Cris George. Cris served in the Royal New Zealand Navy from 1966 till 1978. During that time he attended 771 Wings course at Wigram, and [...]
11/03/20221 hour 51 minutes 51 seconds
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WONZ 254 – Airtrainer At 50

Guests: Alan Thoresen and Owen ‘OJ’ Jones Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of February 2022 Released:  3rd of March 2022 Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 54 seconds In this episode, to mark 50 years since the first flight, Dave Homewood talks with Alan Thoresen and Owen Jones about their memories of working on the team the built the [...]
02/03/20221 hour 7 minutes 55 seconds
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WONZ 253 – Great Escapes: Safety And Surface

Guests: Geoff “Polly” Polglase, Evan Allen and Terry “Gnome” Austin Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 6th of October 2021 Released:  7th of February 2022 Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes 20 seconds This episode is the fourth in a series called “Great Escapes”, covering stories of RNZAF ejections from aircraft that have saved lives in emergency situations. This episode is a [...]
07/02/20221 hour 18 minutes 21 seconds
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WONZ 252 – Max Speedy’s Navy Flying

Guest: Max Speedy Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 13th of December 2021 Released: 14th of January 2022 Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes 11 seconds This is the third and likely final interview with Max Speedy. Born in Levin, New Zealand in 1944, Max moved with his family to Australia when he was five years old. He joined the Royal Australian [...]
13/01/20221 hour 48 minutes 12 seconds
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WONZ 251 – Max Speedy’s Vietnam War

Guest: Max Speedy Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 23rd of November 2021 Released:  28th of December 2021 Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes 56 seconds In this episode, Royal Australian Navy Vietnam veteran and historian Max Speedy starts off by giving an overview of the background history of the Vietnam War, and how the Australian and New Zealand forces ended [...]
27/12/20211 hour 48 minutes 56 seconds
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WONZ 249 – Pacific War 80th Anniversary

Guests: Max Speedy, Marty Irons, and the late Geoffrey Fisken Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 22nd of Nov 2021 (Max Speedy, and Marty Irons) and 16th of Sept 2009 (Geoff Fisken) Released: 7th of December 2021 Duration: 2 hours 51 minutes 47 seconds This special episode is a three-part special commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Pacific War. On the [...]
06/12/20212 hours 51 minutes 47 seconds
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WONZ 248 – Great Escapes 3 – Phil Barnes

Guest: Phillip Barnes, aka Barnsey Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 4th of October 2021 Released:  5th of November 2021 Duration: 47 minutes 5 seconds This episode is the third in a series called “Great Escapes”, covering stories of RNZAF ejections from aircraft that have saved lives in emergency situations. In this episode Phil Barnes tells the story of his ejection [...]
04/11/202147 minutes 5 seconds
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WONZ 247 – Great Escapes 2 – Peter Lindsay

Guest: Peter Lindsay Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of September 2021 Released:  29th of October 2021 Duration: 39 minutes 19 seconds This episode is the second in a series called “Great Escapes”, covering stories of RNZAF ejections from aircraft that have saved lives in emergency situations. In this episode Pete Lindsay tells the story of his incredible ejection [...]
28/10/202139 minutes 20 seconds
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WONZ 246 – Great Escapes 1 – Geoff Hubbard

Guest: Air Commodore Geoffrey Hubbard OBE, RNZAF Retired Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of October 2021 Released:  22nd of October 2021 Duration: 53 minutes 27 seconds This episode is the first in a series called “Great Escapes”, which will delve into some intense stories of pilots, aircrew or passengers finding themselves in grave danger in the air, and [...]
21/10/202153 minutes 28 seconds
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WONZ 245 – Denys Jones: Hudson NZ2035

Guest Speaker: Denys Jones Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of October 2016 Released: 17th of October 2021 Duration: 46 minutes 43 seconds This episode is a recording of a fantastic talk given by Denys Jones of Ferrymead Aeronautical Society in Christchurch at a Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum [...]
17/10/202146 minutes 44 seconds
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WONZ 244 – Jim Sheddan

Guest: Cornelius James “Jim” Sheddan DFC, NZ412358 (3 March 1918-9 December 2010) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 19th of January 2010 Released:  17th of September 2021 Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 11 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood spoke with the RNZAF fighter ace Jim Sheddan in 2010. Jim was originally posted to No. 485 (NZ) Squadron on Spitfires [...]
16/09/20211 hour 9 minutes 12 seconds
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WONZ 243 – Syd Vincent

Guest: Sydney Arthur Vincent (1924-2011) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of December 2009 Released:  3rd of September 2021 Duration:  38 minutes 58 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood has dipped into the archive and pulled out one of his early interviews, with the late Syd Vincent. At the time Syd was the President of the Fleet Air [...]
03/09/202138 minutes 58 seconds
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WONZ 242 – John Lamont

Guest: John Lamont Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 14th of July 2021 Released:  20th of August 2021 Duration:  1 hour 23 minutes 57 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood caught up with well known and respected airshow pilot John Lamont, while they were both visiting Ardmore Airport. As a child, John lived next to the Omaka Aerodrome and he [...]
19/08/20211 hour 23 minutes 57 seconds
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WONZ 241 – Long Haul: Flying Boats to 747s

Guests: Captain Neville Hay and Peter Allen Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 13th of July 2021 Released: 6th of August 2021 Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes 35 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood interviews former TEAL and Air New Zealand aircrew members Captain Neville Hay and Peter Allen, inside the Boeing 747-200 simulator that is housed at MOTAT, the Museum [...]
06/08/20212 hours 32 minutes 35 seconds
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WONZ 240 – The Piako Gliding Club

Guest: Aidan Cartwright, Gareth Cartwright, Scott Montagu, Derek Shipley and Ian ‘Iggy’ Wood. Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 10th and 24th of July 2021 Released: 24th of July 2021 Duration:  1 hour 9 minutes 48 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood spent a couple of days, two weeks apart, at Waharoa Aerodrome, Matamata, with members of the Piako Gliding Club. [...]
24/07/20211 hour 9 minutes 49 seconds
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WONZ 239 – Pioneer Update

Guest: Paul McSweeny of Pioneer Aero Ltd. Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of July 2021 Released: 18th of July 2021 Duration:  16 minutes 32 seconds In this special mini-episode Dave Homewood does a walk-around the hangar with Paul McSweeny of Pioneer Aero Ltd., to give an update on all the projects currently happening and one one its [...]
18/07/202116 minutes 33 seconds
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WONZ 238 – Andy Higgins

Guest: The late Andy Higgins(Andrew William Higgins – 13 September 1931 to 2 January 2020) Host: Dave Homewood with Nigel Godfrey Recorded: 19th of July 2019 Released: 28th of June 2021 Duration:  51 minutes 15 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood and Nigel Godfrey sat down with Andy Higgins to record what he remembered about his days working [...]
27/06/202151 minutes 16 seconds
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WONZ 237 – Jack Godfrey

Guest: Jack Godfrey (1931-2019), with Jack’s son Nigel Godfrey Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 10th of October 2021 Released: 3rd of June 2021 Duration:  1 hour 27 minutes 22 seconds Dave Homewood sat down with the well known and respected modeller and aircraft builder Jack Godfrey in October 2019. Jack talks about growing up in Auckland and the Hawkes [...]
03/06/20211 hour 27 minutes 23 seconds
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WONZ 236 – Frank Parker

Guest: NZ Warbirds President Frank Parker Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of April 2021 Released: 11th of May 2021 Duration:  43 minutes 04 seconds On the 25th of April 1941, the very first North American Harvard to fly in New Zealand, NZ901, took off on its initial test flight following assembly at RNZAF Station Hobsonville. The Harvard would [...]
11/05/202143 minutes 4 seconds
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WONZ 235 – John Kelly, Peter Layne and Gavin Trethewey

Guests: John ‘JK’ Kelly, Peter Layne and Gavin Trethewey Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of April 2021 Released: 2nd of May 2021 Duration:  55 minutes 49 seconds On the 25th of April 1941, the very first North American Harvard to fly in New Zealand, NZ901, took off on its initial test flight following assembly at RNZAF Station Hobsonville. [...]
01/05/202155 minutes 49 seconds
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WONZ 234 – Nick Sheehan and Keith Skilling

Guests: Nick Sheehan and Keith Skilling Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of April 2021 Released: 26th of April 2021 Duration:  47 minutes 28 seconds On the 25th of April 1941, the very first North American Harvard to fly in New Zealand, NZ901, took off on its initial test flight following assembly at RNZAF Station Hobsonville. The Harvard would [...]
26/04/202147 minutes 29 seconds
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WONZ 233 – Malcolm Campbell

Guest: The late Malcolm Graham Campbell (5 Oct 1934 – 27 Nov 2020) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of April 2013 Released: 14th of March 2021 Duration:  57 minutes 50 seconds In this tribute episode Dave Homewood releases an old interview he did with the late Malcolm Campbell, who was well known as a pilot, airline founder and [...]
14/03/202157 minutes 51 seconds
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WONZ 232 – Gulf War 30th – W/C Bob Henderson

Guest: Wing Commander Bob Henderson, RNZAF, retired Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 5th of January 2021 Released: 17th of January 2021 Duration:  1 hour 45 minutes 33 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with former RNZAF Wing Commander Bob Henderson, who was the Commanding Officer of No. 40 Squadron RNZAF from 1989-1993. Bob discusses his Royal New Zealand [...]
16/01/20211 hour 45 minutes 33 seconds
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WONZ 231 – Alan Harrison

Guest: Squadron Leader Alan Harrison, retired Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 9th of February 2019 Released: 8th of January 2021 Duration:  1 hour 21 minutes 32 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Alan Harrison about his service in the Royal Air Force through the 1960’s, 1970’s and early 1980’s. Alan trained and served initially as an Air [...]
08/01/20211 hour 21 minutes 33 seconds
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WONZ 230 – Harley Cadwallader

Guest: Harley Cadwallader Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 14th of October 2020 Released: 8th of December 2020 Duration:  1 hour 5 minutes 30 seconds Harley Cadwallader was a career topdressing and spray pilot. He learned to fly at his home airfield of Masterton with the Wairarapa Aero Club, on Tiger Moths. He started in the agricultural aviation industry as [...]
08/12/20201 hour 5 minutes 31 seconds
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WONZ 229 – Karl Kjarsgaard

Guest: Karl Kjarsgaard Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 13th of September 2020 Released: October 2020 Duration:  1 hour 18 minutes 23 seconds In a slightly different topic from the usual WONZ Show in this episode Dave Homewood talks with Karl Kjarsgaard of Canada about his efforts to ensure the Handley Page Halifax bomber is not forgotten by Canadians, [...]
29/09/20201 hour 18 minutes 24 seconds
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WONZ 228 – Alistair Marshall and Rod Dahlberg

Guests: Alistair Marshall, and Rodney Dahlberg Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: Al recorded 10th of September 2020, Rod recorded 13th of August 2018 Released: 24th of September 2020 Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes 15 seconds In this “MOSQUITO SPECIAL” episode Dave Homewood talks again with Al Marshall, the team leader of the exciting current move of [...]
24/09/20201 hour 39 minutes 15 seconds
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WONZ 227 – Alistair Marshall and Tony Williams

Guests: Alistair Marshall, and Sidney Arthur “Tony” Williams Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: Al recorded 10th of September 2020, Tony recorded 8th of August 2018 Released: 11th of September 2020 Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes 29 seconds In this “MOSQUITO SPECIAL” episode Dave Homewood talks first with Al Marshall, the team leader of the exciting current move of the world famous [...]
11/09/20201 hour 20 minutes 50 seconds
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WONZ 226 – Cliff Taylor

Guest: NZ44090 Aircraftman Clifford Noel Taylor, Aircrafthand (Tech) Host: Dave Homewood, with Gary McGuire Recorded: 19th of November 2019 Released: 27th of August 2020 Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes 29 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood and Gary McGuire have a chat with WWII veteran Cliff Taylor of Pukekohe. Cliff was born in Palmerston North, and grew up in [...]
27/08/20201 hour 4 minutes 30 seconds
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WONZ 225 – Lou Larsen – Rukuhia Graveyard

Guest: Lou Larsen Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 17th of December 2019 Released: 18th of July 2020 Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes 43 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood sits down with Lou Larsen, the adopted son of the late Rukuhia scrap dealer Jim Larsen. The Larsen family owned the aluminium smelting business situated on the [...]
18/07/20201 hour 9 minutes 44 seconds
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WONZ 224 – Laurie Hamlet

Guest: WWII veteran Cpl John Lawrence Ernest Hamlet (known as Laurie), NZ416754, RNZAF Instrument Repairer Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of November 2019 Released: 5th of July 2020 Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes 24 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood chats with Laurie Hamlet, who was born and grew up in Auckland. Before the war he was apprenticed [...]
05/07/20201 hour 28 minutes 25 seconds
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WONZ 223 – Typhoon Legacy 2020

Guests: Ian Slater, Cameron Wallace, Graham Allan and Martin Oldfield Host: Dave Homewood Recorded:  7th of June 2020 (6th of June 2020 in Canada) Released: 7th of June 2020 Duration:  1 hour 6 minutes 26 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood catches up with Ian Slater of Typhoon Legacy Co. Ltd in Canada and gets an update [...]
07/06/20201 hour 6 minutes 26 seconds
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WONZ 222 – The Forum 6 – Virtual Forum Meet 1

Guest Speakers: Mike Nicholls, James Kightly and Charles Davis Host: Dave Homewood, with Technical Support from Phil Treweek Recorded:  17th of May 2020 Released: 1st of June 2020 Duration:  1 hour 47 minutes 1 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood hosts the first ever WONZ Virtual Forum Meet, via Zoom, as a result of the Covid 19 [...]
01/06/20201 hour 47 minutes 1 second
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WONZ 221 – Eddie Leaf

Guest: Edward Leaf, Air Gunner Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 6th of December 2019 Released: 2nd of May 2020 Duration:  53 minutes 24 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood chats with WWII Air Gunner Eddie Leaf, who served with the Royal Air Force in Vickers Wellingtons, Short Stirlings, Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancasters. Eddie was born in the UK but [...]
02/05/202053 minutes 24 seconds
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WONZ 220 – Neville Worsley

Guest: Neville Worsley Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 9th of February 2020 Released: 17th of April 2020 Duration:  51 minutes 4 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood chats with longtime pilot Neville Worsley about his long career in flying as a commercial pilot in aerial topdressing and tourist flying, and his hobby as a recreational pilot and sport flyer. [...]
17/04/202051 minutes 4 seconds
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WONZ 219 – Te Kowhai Xmas Party

Speakers: Dave Starr, Gavin McIvor and Des Gyde Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 8th of December 2019 Released: 3rd of April 2020 Duration:  1 hour 34 minutes 19 seconds This episode features presentations made in front of a live audience at the 2019 Wings Over New Zealand Christmas Party, held at Te Kowhai Aerodrome, Hamilton. The speakers are: Dave [...]
02/04/20201 hour 34 minutes 19 seconds
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WONZ 218 – Lucy Newell – Canadian Bush Flying

Guest: Lucy Newell Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 18th of February 2020 Released: 29th of March 2020 Duration:  51 minutes 44 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood chats with Lucy Newell, a young Kiwi commercial pilot who is currently bush flying in Ontario, Canada. She is piloting Cessna Caravans off gravel strips and floatplane DHC-2 Beavers off lakes. Lucy began flying [...]
28/03/202051 minutes 44 seconds
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WONZ 217 – Ian Sexton – WWII Radar

Guest: Ian Munro Sexton, WWII RNZAF Radar Mechanic, then Pilot (Ham Radio Call Sign ZL1PZ) Host: Dave Homewood Also Sitting In: Bevan Dewes and Paul Radley Recorded: 16th of March 2020 Released: 27th of March 2020 Duration:  1 hour 3 minutes 40 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood sits down 99 year old veteran Ian Sexton, who served as a [...]
26/03/20201 hour 3 minutes 40 seconds
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WONZ 216 – The Forum 5

Guests: Aaron Pearce, Aaron Patchett, and Fletcher McKenzie Host: Dave Homewood Insert: Grant McHerron and Doug Hamilton Recorded: 5th of February 2020 Released:  6th of February 2020 Duration:  1 hour 43 minutes 40 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood is joined by Aaron Pearce, Aaron Patchett, and Fletcher McKenzie in this semi-regular The Forum episode. Aaron [...]
05/02/20201 hour 43 minutes 41 seconds
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WONZ 215 – Charles Darby

Guest: Charles Darby Hosts: Dave Homewood, Bevan Dewes Recorded: 19th of August 2019 Released:  31st of January 2020 Duration:  1 hour 3 minutes 47 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood and Bevan Dewes sat down with the legendary Charles Darby at his home in Auckland. Charles has always had a passion for historical aviation since he was a [...]
30/01/20201 hour 3 minutes 48 seconds
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WONZ 214 – Malcolm Flack

Guest: F/Lt Malcolm Flack RAF, RNZAF (retired) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of December 2019 Released:  19th of January 2020 Duration:  47 minutes 20 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood climbed into the cockpit of the Handley Page Hastings in the workshop of MOTAT – the Museum of Transport and Technology – in Auckland with 97-year-old Malcolm Flack, [...]
19/01/202047 minutes 21 seconds
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WONZ 213 – Nathan Bosher

Main Speaker: Nathan “Barf” Bosher Other Speaker: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of September 2019 Released:  12th of January 2020 Duration:  46 minutes 05 seconds In this final talk given at the 2019 Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch, the museum’s resident Safety And Surface Technician Nathan “Barf” Bosher [...]
12/01/202046 minutes 6 seconds
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WONZ 212 – Barry Lennox

Main Speaker: Barry Lennox Other Speaker: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of September 2019 Released:  4th of January 2020 Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 14 seconds In this talk given at the 2019 Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch, Barry Lennox gives a fascinating and very technical history of the design [...]
03/01/20201 hour 1 minute 15 seconds
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WONZ 211 – Paul Harrison

Main Speaker: Squadron Leader Paul Harrison (RNZAF, rtd) Other Speaker: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of September 2019 Released:  1st of January 2020 Duration: 56 minutes 13 seconds In this talk given at the 2019 Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch, S/Ldr Paul Harrison talks about his long and [...]
01/01/202056 minutes 14 seconds
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WONZ 210 – Alex Liggett – Mosquito HR339

Main Speaker: Alexander Liggett Other Speaker: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of September 2019 Released: 5th of December 2019 Duration: 38 minutes 3 seconds In this talk given by Alex Liggett, President of Ferrymead Aeronautical Society, at the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch, we hear about the de Havilland [...]
05/12/201938 minutes 3 seconds
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WONZ 209 – Buck Harrison – Helicopter Crewman

Main Speaker: Warrant Officer Keith “Buck” Harrison, RNZAF Retired Other Speaker: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of September 2019 Released: 31st of October 2019 Duration: 51 minutes 51 seconds This is the third episode from the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch. We hear a talk given by Buck Harrison who joined [...]
31/10/201951 minutes 51 seconds
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WONZ 208 – The Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand 50th Anniversary Fly-In

Guests: Loretta McGarry, Bob McGarry, Amanda Rutland, Jim Lawson and Keith Skilling Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 19th of October 2019 Released: 25th of October 2019 Duration: 56 minutes 43 seconds On the weekend of the 18th to the 20th of October 2019 the Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand held a special commemorative Fly-In at Taumarunui Aerodrome, in the heart [...]
25/10/201956 minutes 43 seconds
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WONZ 207 – Andy Love on Aerobatics

Main Speaker: Andrew Love Other Speaker: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of September 2019 Released: 11th of October 2019 Duration: 35 minutes 19 seconds This is the second episode from the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch. We hear a talk given by Andy Love about aerobatics. Andy is a pilot and [...]
25/10/201935 minutes 20 seconds
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WONZ 206 – Louisa Hormann on The Guinea Pig Club

Main Speaker: Louisa Hormann, Archives Technician at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand Other Speakers: Dave Homewood and W/C Brett Marshall Recorded: 1st of September 2019 Released: 25th of September 2019 Duration: 39 minutes 50 seconds This is the first episode from the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch. [...]
25/09/201939 minutes 50 seconds
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WONZ 205 – The World of Jimmy Ward VC

Main Speaker: Des Underwood Other Speakers: Jack Best (Introducing the event), Greg Brownless (Mayor of Tauranga) Recorded: 6th of September 2019 Released: 15th of September 2019 Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 52 seconds In this episode we hear a recording from the Fourth Annual Jean Batten Lecture, presented by Des Underwood to the Bay of Plenty Branch of the [...]
15/09/20191 hour 25 minutes 52 seconds
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WONZ 204 – W/C Brett Marshall

Guest: Wing Commander Brett Marshall RNZAF, Director of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 2nd of September 2019 Released: 5th of September 2019 Duration: 41 minutes 20 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood sits down with Wing Commander Brett Marshall, RNZAF, who was recently appointed to the role of Director of the [...]
05/09/201941 minutes 21 seconds
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WONZ 203 – Warren Denholm on Mosquito PZ474

Guest: Warren Denholm of Avspecs Ltd, aka Wal Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 19th of August 2019 Released: 24th of August 2019 Duration: 44 minutes 2 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood visits Wal Denholm in his office at Avspecs Ltd., the Ardmore-based warbird restoration company, to discuss the restoration and recent success with de Havilland Mosquito FB.6 PZ474. This [...]
24/08/201944 minutes 2 seconds
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WONZ 202 – Nevill Clarke

Guest: Nevill ClarkeF/Lt William Paul Nevill Clarke, AFC, (cvsa). (5 Nov 1921 – 22 Aug 2019) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 6th of February 2019 Released: 6th of August 2019 Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 27 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood and Bevan Dewes visited 97-year-old veteran RNZAF pilot Nevill Clarke at his retirement village home in Northcote. Nevill was [...]
06/08/20191 hour 15 minutes 28 seconds
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WONZ 201 – John Hansen

Guest: John Hansen Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 16th of June 2019 Released: 24th of July 2019 Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes 35 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood sat down with aeronautical engineer and recreational pilot John Hansen, in his hangar at his private strip at Pokuru. John talks about his life in aviation, from watching the topdressers as a kid [...]
23/07/20191 hour 48 minutes 36 seconds
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WONZ 200 – 200th WONZ Show

Guest: Bevan Dewes Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 8th of July 2019 Released: 10th of July 2019 Duration: 57 minutes 17 seconds The show is finally back after a long hiatus, and with our 200 Wings Over New Zealand Show. Host Dave Homewood is joined by one of his best friends, Bevan Dewes , who is [...]
10/07/201957 minutes 17 seconds
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WONZ 199 – Bill Rolfe

Guest: Bill Rolfe Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 29th of June 2013 Released: 19th of January 2019 Duration: 54 minutes 07 seconds To mark the return to flight of de Havilland Mosquito PZ474 (aka NZ2384, ZK-BCV and N9909F) on the 13th of January 2019, we have a special treat. Dave Homewood has pulled a fascinating and [...]
19/01/201954 minutes 8 seconds
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WONZ 198 – Chris Pote

Guest: Wing Commander Chris Pote, RAF Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 7th of January 2019 Released: 11th of January 2019 Duration: 57 minutes 55 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Wing Commander Chris Pote, of the Royal Air Force, who recently in November and December 2018 made an epic flight in a Eurostar light sport aircraft all the way from Great Britain to New [...]
11/01/201957 minutes 55 seconds
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WONZ 197 – Christmas Forum 2018

Guests: Bevan Dewes and Matt Austin Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 20th of December 2018 Released: 23rd of December 2018 Duration:  2 hours 12 minutes 23 seconds This episode of the WONZ Show sees the return of the popular “The Forum” format where Dave talks with guests Bevan Dewes and Matt Austin in a panel style show. They discuss that [...]
23/12/20182 hours 12 minutes 23 seconds
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WONZ 196 – Cold War Pilots

Guests: Graeme Gleeson and Dick Ingham Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 8th of December 2018 Released: 14th of December 2018 Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds This episode has the other two speakers at the recent WONZ Christmas Party 2018, which was held at the Fly DC3 Hangar at Ardmore Airport. This follows on from WONZ [...]
14/12/20181 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds
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WONZ 195 – WONZ Christmas Party: Allan Emett

WWII Corsair pilot Alan Emett talks to a live audience about his wartime experiences [...]
10/12/201859 minutes 8 seconds
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WONZ 194 – John Denton

Guest: John Denton Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 23rd of September 2018 Released: 23rd of November 2018 Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes 43 seconds In this episode John Denton talks about his aviation experiences, from the days when he flew in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and later with Air New Zealand, and with New [...]
23/11/20181 hour 38 minutes 44 seconds
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WONZ 193 – CAA at Black Sands 2018

Speakers: Bruce Cooke (SAANZ Waikato and Bay of Plenty Chapter Secretary) Paula Moore (Flight Operations Team Leader, Recreational Aviation, NZ CAA) Doug Hamilton (Flight Operations Inspector, Recreational Aviation, NZ CAA) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 3rd of November 2018 Released: 6th of November 2018 Duration: 38 minutes 38 second In this episode we hear a live [...]
06/11/201838 minutes 39 seconds
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WONZ 192 – Denis Pothan

Guest: Denis Pothan Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 22nd of October 2018 Released: 23rd of October 2018 Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 1 second In this episode Dave sat in the sunshine chatting with former RNZAF Safety and Surface Worker Denis Pothan, who called into Cambridge on his way home after attending the Safety and Surface [...]
23/10/20181 hour 15 minutes 1 second
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WONZ 191 – Captain Geoff White

Guest: Captain Geoff White Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of October 2017 Released: 17th of October 2018 Duration: 1 hour 23 seconds In this episode we hear from Geoff White, who was a childhood friend of the legendary pilot Ray Hanna, serving together in the Air Training Corps during the 1940’s. Upon leaving school Geoff [...]
17/10/20181 hour 23 seconds
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WONZ 190 – Richard Waugh on NAC

The Jean Batten Lecture 2018 – The History of National Airways Corporation of New Zealand Speakers: Des Underwood (Royal Aeronautical Society Bay of Plenty Branch Chairman) The Reverend Richard Waugh (Main speaker) Graham Lister (Royal Aeronautical Society Bay of Plenty Branch Committee Member) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 14th of September 2018 Released: 15th of September [...]
15/09/20181 hour 19 minutes 19 seconds
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WONZ 189 – Ted Edwards

Guest: Edward Francis “Ted” Edwards, NZZ412303, RAF 59653 11th of Sept 1917 – 20th of Jan 2014 Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 17th of July 2012 Released: 7th of September 2018 Duration: 59 minutes 49 seconds This episode is a 2012 interview with the late WWII and postwar pilot Ted Edwards. Dave Homewood met and interviewed [...]
07/09/201859 minutes 49 seconds
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WONZ 188 – NASA Research Pilots

Guest: NASA Research Pilots Dave Fedors and Paul Newton Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2018 Released: 10th of August 2018 Duration: 58 minutes 17 seconds This episode features NASA Research Pilots Dave Fedors and Paul Newton speaking at the recent WONZ Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, at [...]
10/08/201858 minutes 17 seconds
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WONZ 187 – Michelle Sim – Bombs And Bulldozers

Guest: Michelle Sim Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2018 Released: 3rd of August 2018 Duration: 37 minutes 49 seconds This episode features Michelle Sim, the sixth speaker at the recent WONZ Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, at Wigram, Christchurch. Michelle is the Communications Manager at the Air [...]
02/08/201837 minutes 49 seconds
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WONZ 186 – Russell Brodie and Errol Martyn

Guest: Russell Brodie and Errol Martyn Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2018 Released: 27th of July 2018 Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 16 seconds This episode features the fourth and fifth speakers at the recent WONZ Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, at Wigram, Christchurch. Russell Brodie of [...]
27/07/20181 hour 10 minutes 17 seconds
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WONZ 185 – Barry Lennox on Kaman Helicopters

Guest: Barry Lennox Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2018 Released: 20th of July 2018 Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 21 seconds This is the third speaker at the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, at Wigram, Christchurch. Barry Lennox worked part-time in the [...]
20/07/20181 hour 3 minutes 21 seconds
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WONZ 184 – Philip Stewart

Guest: Flight Lieutenant Philip Stewart QSM, mid NZ404962, born 18th of October 1917 at Wanganui, aged 100 at the time of this talk Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2018 Released: 13th of July 2018 Duration: 42 minutes 37 seconds This is the second speaker at the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet [...]
12/07/201842 minutes 38 seconds
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WONZ 183 – Bryan Cox at Wigram

Guest: Bryan Cox Welcome From: Wing Commander Brett Marshall Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of June 2018 Released: 6th of July 2018 Duration: 53 minutes 20 seconds This is the first of the recordings from the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, at Wigram in Christchurch, [...]
06/07/201853 minutes 21 seconds
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WONZ 182 – Bill Edhouse

Guest: William John “Bill” Edhouse, NZ426311, Air Gunner, Royal New Zealand Air Force 16th of June 1922 – 28th of March 2017 Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 23rd of January 2010 Released: 16th of June 2018 Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes 35 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood interviewed the late Bill Edhouse, who was an [...]
16/06/20181 hour 51 minutes 35 seconds
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WONZ 181 – The Search For Tiny’s Corsair

Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of October 2016 Released: 9th of June 2018 Duration: 52 minutes 40 seconds This episode features a talk given by Matt Hayes about his and his brother Dan’s hunt for the missing Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair NZ5517. The fighter-bomber vanished somewhere into the thick forested hill country of the West [...]
08/06/201852 minutes 40 seconds
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WONZ Show 180 – Michael Murray

Guest: Michael “Mick” Murray, RNZAF Canberra Navigator Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 5th of March 2016 Released: 1st of June 2018 Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes 2 seconds This episode features a talk given by Mick Murray at a WONZ Forum Meet in 2016 at the Subritzky family’s hangars. Mick was a Navigator on No. 14 [...]
01/06/20181 hour 43 minutes 2 seconds
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WONZ 179 – Jack Davis and Colin Brown

Guest: Oswald John “Jack” Davis (RAF 1337768, Wireless Operator-Air Gunner,WWII, born 18 May 1921 at Castleton, Wales), plus Jack’s son Barry Davis, and Jack’s neighbour WWII RNZAF Wireless Mechanic Colin Brown. Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 16th of of July 2012 Released: 27th of April 2018 Duration: 32 minutes 08 seconds This episode is a conversation [...]
27/04/201832 minutes 9 seconds
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WONZ 178 – Classic Flyers Forum Meet Part 3

Guest Speakers: Wings Commander Brett Marshall (Executive Officer at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand) Arthur Gatland (former Royal Air Force Hunter, Hawk and Harrier pilot, glider pilot, author and more Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 4th of March 2018 Released: 15th of April 2018 Duration: 2 hour 2 minutes 13 seconds The Wings Over [...]
15/04/20182 hours 2 minutes 14 seconds
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WONZ 177 – Classic Flyers WONZ Forum Meet Part Two

Guest Speakers: • Mike Feisst • Bryan Cox • Matt McLaughlin • Group Captain John Mathewson (retired) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 4th of March 2018 Released: 13th of March 2018 Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes 28 seconds The Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum held another successful and entertaining Forum Meet on the 4th of [...]
13/03/20181 hour 32 minutes 29 seconds
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WONZ 176 – Classic Flyers WONZ Forum Meet – Part One

Guest Speakers: Andrew Gormlie (CEO, Classic Flyer NZ Museum) Des Underwood (former RNZAF Engineering Officer) Roger Dalziel (former RNZAF Grumman Avenger target tug pilot) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 4th of March 2018 Released: 6th of March 2018 Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes 20 seconds The Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum held another successful and [...]
06/03/20181 hour 44 minutes 20 seconds
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WONZ 175 – Harold Kelsey – Navigator

Guest: Harold Raymond Kelsey (NZ4213900, Pilot Officer, Royal New Zealand Air Force) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 19th of January 2018 Released: 27th of February 2018 Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes 46 seconds This episode is a conversation with Harold Kelsey, who was an RNZAF Navigator during WWII. He served operationally on Grumman TBF-1c Avengers at [...]
27/02/20181 hour 46 minutes 47 seconds
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WONZ 174 – Owen Hicks – Air Electrician

Guest: Owen Rundle Hicks (NZ427777, Corporal, Royal New Zealand Air Force) 24 November 1921 – 7 July 2017 Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 13th of May 2014 Released: 2nd of February 2018 Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 11 seconds Owen spent time in the Territorial Army in the early war years whilst working as an electrician [...]
01/02/20181 hour 3 minutes 11 seconds
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WONZ 173 – Hugh Findlater

Guests: Hugh Graham Findlater, NZ416969, RNZAF Pilot, WWII Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 19th of January 2018 Released: 26th of January 2018 Duration: 51 minutes 7 seconds Hugh Findlater joined the RNZAF in 1941, and spent a period as an ACH (AMD), or Aircraft Hand (Aircraft Maintenance Duties), at RNZAF Station Taieri while he awaited his [...]
26/01/201851 minutes 7 seconds
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WONZ 172 – The Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School

Guests: Steve Scott (Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School Chief Flying Instructor) John Hamilton (Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School Director) Rod Milne (Flying Instructor) Andrew “Simsy” Sims (Flying Instructor) Jeshneel Singh (Flying Instructor) David Jupp (Executive Officer) Janelle Rouse (Flying Instructor) Tessa Mowbray (Flying Instructor) Jack Boyd (Student, fourth year) Jakob Merson (Student, second year) Rachel [...]
21/01/20181 hour 29 minutes 31 seconds
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WONZ 171 – Peter Waller – Vietnam FAC

Guests: Peter Waller Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 7th of April 2017 Released: 7th of January 2018 Duration: 48 minutes 31 seconds Peter Waller was an officer in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He learned to fly in the mid-1960’s on the North American Harvard, before progressing to the Vampire jet fighters of No. 75 [...]
07/01/201848 minutes 32 seconds
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WONZ 170 – WONZ Christmas Party – Geoff Cooper and John Denton

Guest: Geoff Cooper, and John Denton Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 3rd of December 2017 Released: 15th of December 2017 Duration: 1 hour 48 seconds In the second and final recording from the recent WONZ Christmas Party we hear initially a short piece from Captain Geoff Cooper of Fly DC3 New Zealand giving his pre-flight briefing [...]
14/12/20171 hour 48 seconds
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WONZ Show 169 – WONZ Christmas Party: Paul McSweeny

Guest: Paul McSweeny Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 3rd of December 2017 Released: 7th of December 2017 Duration: 36 minutes 22 seconds Paul McSweeny of Pioneer Aero Ltd was one of the guest speakers at the WONZ Christmas Party, held in the Fly DC3 New Zealand hangar at Ardmore Airport, Auckland, New Zealand. Paul talks about [...]
06/12/201736 minutes 22 seconds
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WONZ Episode 168 – Ken Lee

Guest: Kenneth Charles Lee, Squadron Leader NZ39924 and 75419, Royal New Zealand Air Force (25 September 1919 to 18th of January 2013) Interviewers: Dave Homewood and Richard Carstens Recorded: 19th of January 2010 Released: 24th of November 2017 Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 34 seconds Ken Lee was studying engineering before WWII, and as he [...]
21/11/20171 hour 1 minute 35 seconds
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WONZ Show Episode 167 – Charles Sharp – PRU Pilot

Guest: Charles Ernest Sharp, 157688, Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, WWII (21 May 1920 to 11th of October 2011) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 17th of July 2012 Released: 27th of October 2017 Duration: 54 minutes 25 seconds Charles Sharp joined the Royal Air Force in October 1939, though his training did not begin till late [...]
27/10/201754 minutes 26 seconds
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WONZ Episode 166 – Bill Hilder

Guest: William Albert “Bill” Hilder, a.k.a. ‘Sandy’, 150046, Acting Sergeant, Royal Air Force (27 January 1923 to 14th of September 2011) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 3rd of December 2009 Released: 20th of October 2017 Duration: 33 minutes 59 seconds Bill Hilder joined the Royal Air Force in 1940 and trained as an Armourer. Following his [...]
19/10/201734 minutes
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Episode 165 – Don Subritzky’s Oxford

Guest: Don Subritzky Host: Dave Homewood Introduced by: James Kightly Recorded: 29th of November 2015 Released: 13th of October 2017 Duration: 48 minutes 54 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with well known and much respected collector-restorer of old aeroplanes, Don Subritzky. The episode is introduced by aviation journalist James Kightly, as it was [...]
12/10/201748 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 164 – S/Ldr Sean Perrett

Guest: Squadron Leader Sean Perrett Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 24th of August 2017 Released: 6th of October 2017 Duration: 37 minutes 54 seconds In this episode Dave sits down with Squadron Leader Sean Perrett during a visit to the Central Flying School of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, at RNZAF Base Ohakea. Sean is [...]
05/10/201737 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 163 – The Forum 3

Guest: Dee Bond, Mike Slack and Brett Nicholls Field Report Guest: Brendon Deere Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of September 2017 Released: 26th of September 2017 Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes 5 seconds In this episode three more aviators join Dave Homewood on The Forum panel to discuss news and views, and tell some great [...]
26/09/20172 hours 41 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 162 – Christine Ody

Guest: Christine Ody Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of June 2017 Released: 21st of September 2017 Duration: 1 hours 16 minutes 16 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with airline captain Christine Ody, of Auckland. Christine grew up on a farm in Northland, New Zealand. She developed a desire to fly from a young [...]
21/09/20171 hour 16 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 161 – Flying The Knife Edge with Matt McLaughlin

Guest: Matt McLaughlin Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 2nd of September 2017 Released: 15th of September 2017 Duration: 1 hours 6 minutes 16 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks via Skype with Matt McLaughlin, a Kiwi pilot who lives in Hong Kong. Matt grew up in Gisborne and he joined the Royal New Zealand Air [...]
14/09/20171 hour 6 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 160 – The P-40 in RNZAF Service – Part Two

Guest: David Duxbury Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 3rd of August 2017 Released: 9th of September 2017 Duration: 1 hours 37 minutes 8 seconds In Part Two of this Curtiss P-40 special, following on directly from Episode 159, aviation historian David Duxbury once again joins Dave Homewood to conclude this Duxbury Files story. Together they continue [...]
09/09/20171 hour 38 minutes 7 seconds
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Episode 159 – The Curtiss P-40 in RNZAF Service – Part One

Sub-Series: The Duxbury Files Guest: David Duxbury Host: Dave Homewood Archive Voices: Geoff Fisken, Noel Hanna, Joe McVicar and Owen Hicks Recorded: 3rd of August 2017 Released: 1st of September 2017 Duration: 2 hours 18 seconds Aviation historian David Duxbury once again joins Dave Homewood on the WONZ Show for another in The Duxbury Files [...]
31/08/20172 hours 19 seconds
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Episode 158 – Escape: The Best Sport Ever!

Guest: Arthur Gatland Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 21st of August 2017 Released: 26th of August 2017 Duration: 44 minutes 37 seconds Arthur Gatland is a pilot. His father Frank Gatland DFM mid was also a pilot. Frank joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1941 and following his flying training he became a Short [...]
26/08/201744 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 157 – “Full Noise” To Reno!!

Guest: Graeme Frew Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 14th of August 2017 Released: 15th of August 2017 Duration: 36 minutes 1 second History is being made right now as the first ever New Zealand race team is on its way to the Reno Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Graeme Frew will be flying his Yakovlev [...]
15/08/201736 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 156 – The Brodie Family 100 Years In Aviation

Guests: Russell Brodie and Ross Brodie Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 10th of August 2017 Released: 11th of August 2017 Duration: 1 hour minutes seconds Russell Brodie and his son Ross Brodie join Dave via Skype from their home at Rangitata Island Aerodrome, near Geraldine in the South Island of New Zealand. The Brodies are a [...]
11/08/201759 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 155 – The Forum 2

Panel Guests: Andrew Gormlie, Don Simms and Peter Rowley Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 6th of August 2017 Released: 7th of August 2017 Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes 02 seconds This is the second of our semi-regular “The Forum” show, featuring a panel of aviation minded folks discussing the latest news and views, projects and events, [...]
07/08/20171 hour 54 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 154 – Stan Walker

Guest: Stan Walker (F/O Stanley James Walker, RNZAF, NZ4214446, Pilot) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 17th of June 2017 Released: 28th of July 2017 Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes 42 seconds Back on the 1st of April 2017, 95 year old Stan Walker was one of the speakers at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet [...]
28/07/20172 hours 15 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 153 – Phillip Leech

Guest: Phillip Leech (Flight Lieutenant Phillip Winfield Leech, RAF, Navigator-Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 15th of July 2017 Released: 20th of July 2017 Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes 43 seconds Phillip Leech was an English-born member of the Royal Air Force, but he served as a Navigator on the Coastal Command Bristol Beaufighter [...]
19/07/20171 hour 20 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 152 – Bomber Command Ceremony 2017

Speakers: Squadron Leader Jonathan Pote MBE, AE (Master of Ceremonies) Ron Mayhill DFC (New Zealand Bomber Command Association President) Group Captain Ants Hawes (RNZAF Chaplain) Flight Lieutenant Ken Diekema (RNZAF Chaplain) His Excellency Rob Zaagman (Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands) Master Aircrew Andrew Burrows (Royal Air Force) Pat Johnson (Area President of the [...]
13/07/20171 hour 23 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 151 – Connie Bickford

Guest: Connie Bickford (Constance Elsie Bickford, Wartime WAAF 2003787, known as “Lucky”) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 9th of June 2017 Released: 7th of July 2017 Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes 4 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with 97-year-old WWII Women’s Auxiliary Air Force member Connie Bickford. Connie was a window dresser in London [...]
06/07/20171 hour 24 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 150 – The Forum

Panel Guests: Bruce Cooke, Alistair Marshall and Peter McQuarters Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 29th of June 2017 Released: 30th of June 2017 Duration: 2 hours 37 minutes 2 seconds The Wings Over New Zealand Show has reached another milestone, our 150th episode! And to mark the occasion the show is trying a new format, a [...]
30/06/20172 hours 37 minutes 3 seconds
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David Duxbury’s Early Air Force

Guest: David Duxbury Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of May 2017 Released: 7th of June 2017 Duration: 59 minutes 23 second In the first of what is planned to become an occasional series that celebrates the history of our Air Force marking the RNZAF’s 80th year, eminent RNZAF historian David Duxbury of Christchurch joins Dave [...]
07/06/201759 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 148 – Operation Millennium

Guest: David Duxbury Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of May 2017 Released: 30th of May 2017 Duration: 31 minutes 1 second In a special and rather impromptu episode the Wings Over New Zealand Show marks 75 years to the day since the first “1000 Bomber Raid” was mounted by the Royal Air Force. The target [...]
30/05/201731 minutes 1 second
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Episode 147 – George Barclay

Guest: George Barclay Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 6th of June 2010 Released: 26th of May 2017 Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes 59 seconds George Barclay joined the Territorial Army on the 8th of May 1940. However he hated the Army lifestyle and in 1940 he volunteered to switch to the Royal New Zealand Air Force [...]
25/05/20171 hour 45 minutes
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Episode 146 – Jim Richmond – Wartime RNZAF Meteorologist

Guest: James Callister ‘Jim’ Richmond (10 January 1915 – 8 September 2013) Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 3rd of June 2010 Released: 19th of May 2017 Duration: 32 minutes 15 seconds Jim Richmond was a Meteorologist in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two. He served at RNZAF Station Waipapakauri, with No. 7 [...]
19/05/201732 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 145 – Bring Our Birds Home

Guest: Paul Brennan Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 11th of May 2017 Released: 12th of May 2017 Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds Paul Brennan is a professional broadcaster, cameraman and media personality, who has taken on the task to run the “Bring Our Birds Home” campaign. This is an ambitious but doable plan to [...]
11/05/20171 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 144 – Barrie Irvine

Guest: Barrie “Irv” Irvine Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of September 2016 Released: 28th of April 2017 Duration: 45 minutes 25 seconds 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 [...]
28/04/201745 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 143 – The Black Falcons RNZAF Display Team

Guests: Squadron Leader Brett Clayton RNZAF (Falcon 1) Flight Lieutenant Dan Pezaro RNZAF (Falcon 2) Squadron Leader Hayden Sheard RNZAF (Falcon 4) Flight Lieutenant Mike Williams RNZAF (Falcon 6) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 14th of April 2017 Released: 20th of April 2017 Duration: 15 minutes 50 seconds In this episode Dave managed to grab a [...]
20/04/201715 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 142 – Derrick Hubbard

Guest: Derrick Hubbard Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 28th of October 2016 Released: 6th of April 2017 Duration: 57 minutes 40 seconds Derrick was born in England, and as a young man he joined the Royal Air Force as an engineer during WWII. He trained at RAF Halton and worked in the RAF for 10 years. [...]
06/04/201757 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 141 – The Te Atatu Forum Meet

Guests: Peter Mason, Peter Lewis, Warwick Jones, Cliff Hawley and Norm Sanson Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of September 2016 Released: 29th of March 2017 Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 29 seconds In this episode we hear some of the speakers who appeared at the WONZ Forum Meet at Te Atatu Memorial RSA, in Te [...]
29/03/20171 hour 15 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 140 – Captain Michael Cater

Guest: Captain Michael Cater senior (retired) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 17th of February 2017 Released: 23rd of March 2017 Duration: 2 hours 33 minutes 48 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with his good friend Captain Mike Cater, who served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and then flew as an airline [...]
23/03/20172 hours 33 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 139 – New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation

Guests: Julie Bubb, Neroli Henwood and Judy Costello Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 18th of March 2017 Released: 19th of March 2017 Duration: 34 minutes 05 seconds In this episode, recorded in the open air at Te Kowhai Aerodrome, Hamilton, Dave Homewood talks with three ladies at a Fly In of the New Zealand Association of [...]
19/03/201734 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 138 – Josie Miller

Guest: Edith Josephine “Josie” Miller (nee McGovern) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: July 2012 Released: 8th of March 2017 Duration: 1 hour 06 minutes 37 seconds In this episode Dave delves into the archives to present this great interview with Josie Miller, who was a member of New Zealand’s Womans Auxiliary Air Force during WWII. She [...]
08/03/20171 hour 6 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 137 – Bud Rose

Guest: Flight Lieutenant Alwynne ‘Bud’ Rose Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of September 2016 Released: 2nd of March 2017 Duration: 40 minutes 35 seconds In this episode, which was recorded live during the Te Atatu RSA WONZ Forum Meet, former RNZAF engineer and flight engineer Bud Rose talks about his career. He worked on the [...]
03/03/201740 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 136 – Ric Martini on The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald

Guest: Frederic ‘Ric’ Martini Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 6th of March 2016 Released: 22nd of February 2017 Duration: 46 minutes 29 seconds In this episode, which was recorded live during the March 2016 WONZ Forum Meet at the New Zealand Warbirds Association hangar at Ardmore, guest speaker Ric Martini tells the story of his father, [...]
22/02/201746 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 135 – Jack Marshall

Guest: Jack Marshall DFC (pff) Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of October 2016 Released: 17th of February 2017 Duration: 40 minutes 8 seconds Jack Marshall was born in London in 1920, and moved to Napier, New Zealand in 1937, at the age of 17. He worked as a steward in a Gentleman’s Club, but when [...]
17/02/201740 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 134 – Forum Meet: Don Simms – RNZAF Skyhawks

Guest: Don Simms Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of October 2016 Released: 7th of February 2017 Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes 52 seconds RNZAF Skyhawk historian and author Don Simms gave a fascinating presentation at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held on the 30th of October 2016 at the Air Force Museum of [...]
07/02/20171 hour 27 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 133 – The Mallon Crew

Guest: Vic Jay Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 24th of January 2017 Released: 2nd of February 2017 Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 7 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Vic Jay, via Skype from England. Vic has recently released his book “The Mallon Crew” detailing his late father Bob Jay, an RAF Flight Engineer, [...]
01/02/20171 hour 1 minute 8 seconds
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Episode 132 – Ron Reid

Guest: Ron Reid (Warrant Officer Ronald James Reid NZ402821, RNZAF Pilot – 30/01/1918 to 02/03/2014) Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 25th of November 2010 Released: 26th of January 2017 Duration: 59 minutes 37 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood interviewed the late WWII Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot Ron Reid, at his home in Tauranga [...]
25/01/201759 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 131 – Ross Brodie

Guest: Ross Brodie Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of October 2016 Released: 19th of January 2017 Duration: 41 minutes 13 seconds Ross Brodie is an inspirational young aviator who is a fourth generation pilot, and grew up with aviation not only in his blood but all around him. He lives on the famous Brodie family [...]
19/01/201741 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 130 – Classics To The Sky 2017 – Strikemasters At Sunset

Guest: Andrew Gormlie Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 13th of January 2017 Duration: 25 minutes 13 seconds With the first big New Zealand airshow of the year coming up, Dave talks with Andrew Gormlie of Classic Flyers Museum in Tauranga about their “Classics To The Sky 2017” airshow. This year’s event is subtitled “Strikemasters At Sunset” [...]
13/01/201725 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 129 – The WONZ Christmas Birthday Special

Guests: Bruce Cooke, Matt Austin and James Kightly Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of December 2016 Published: 18th of December 2016 Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 27 seconds In this special Dave and his guests Bruce, Matt and James celebrate both the Christmas season and the Wings Over New Zealand Show’s 5th Birthday. This episode [...]
18/12/20161 hour 25 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 128 – WOA – Juanita Franzi

Guest: Aviation artist Juanita Franzi Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 27th of November 2015 Duration: 29 minutes 42 seconds In this final episode in the Wings Over Australia sub-series, Dave and James discuss aviation profile art with Juanita Franzi of Sydney. Juanita has a background in engineering and graphic design, and she is [...]
13/12/201629 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 127 – WOA – Terry Hetherington of the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Guest: Terry Hetherington, Manager of the Australian Fleet Air Arm Museum Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 26th of November 2015 Duration: 1 hour  21 minutes 15 seconds In this penultimate episode in the Wings Over Australia sub-series, Dave and James visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum of Australia at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, south of Sydney. There they met with the [...]
09/12/20161 hour 21 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 126 – Spitfire Pilot Haydn Finbow

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Haydn Finbow Recorded: 11th of July 2016 Duration: 2 hours 6 minutes 20 seconds Born and brought up in a small village in Suffolk, England, Haydn Finbow joined the Royal Air Force in 1941, with the desire of becoming a Spitfire pilot. In this episode Haydn details his journey through the [...]
01/12/20162 hours 6 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 125 – WOA – Historical Aircraft Restoration Society

Guests: Jim Thurstan, and Bob Delahunty Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 26th of November 2015 Duration: 59 minutes 35 seconds Dave Homewood and James Kightly continue the Wings Over Australia Tour with a visit to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society at Albion Park in Illawarra, New South Wales. They talk first with Jim [...]
24/11/201659 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 124 – The Air Force Museum of New Zealand Part Two

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Matthew O’Sullivan (Air Force Museum of New Zealand Keeper of Photographs), and Simon Moody (Air Force Museum of New Zealand Research Curator) Recorded: 28th of October 2016 Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes 20 seconds This episode, which follows on from the previous show here, continues our look behind the scenes at [...]
17/11/20161 hour 36 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 123 – The Air Force Museum of New Zealand – Part One

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Michelle Sim (Air Force Museum of New Zealand Communications Officer), and Nathan ‘Barf’ Bosher (Air Force Museum of New Zealand Safety and Surface Technician, in the Restoration Workshops) Recorded: 28th of October 2016 Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes 29 seconds Quick Links: • The Air Force Museum of New Zealand Website [...]
10/11/20161 hour 41 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 122 – WOA – The Australian War Memorial

Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 24th of November 2015 Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes 24 seconds In this Wings Over Australia episode, Dave Homewood and James Kightly visit the world famous Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This is a superb museum covering all aspects of Australia’s military history from the Boer War and [...]
03/11/20161 hour 49 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 121 – WOA – Jamie Croker and the AWM Hudson

Guest: Jamie Croker Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 23rd of November 2015 Duration: 1 hour 57 seconds Another stop that Dave Homewood and James Kightly made on the epic Wings Over Australia tour last year was to the Australian War Memorial’s Treloar Technology Centre in Mitchell, Canberra, ACT. There they met the facility’s [...]
25/10/20161 hour 57 seconds
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Episode 120 – No. 75 Squadron Reunion

Guests: WWII Period – Ron Mayhill (Bomb Aimer), John Swale (Lancaster Air Gunner), Jack Meehan (Wireless Operator-Air Gunner), and Alan John (Bomb Aimer) Mosquito Period – Jim Arnold Vampire and Skyhawks Period – Warwick Jones Canberra Period – Barrie Gilliver Skyhawk Period – Nick Osborne Skyhawk Period and Association Secretary Glen Turner Hosts: Dave Homewood [...]
20/10/20161 hour 55 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 119 – WOA – Matt Austin

Guest: Matt Austin Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 22nd of November 2015 Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds Whilst in rural New South Wales to attend the Temora Airshow during the Wings over Australia tour, Dave and James’ host for the weekend was Matt Austin in the historic town of Junee. They [...]
13/10/20161 hour 6 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 118 – No. 5 Squadron Reunion

“We Span The Ocean” The No. 5 Squadron RNZAF 75th Anniversary Reunion Show Guests, As Below: • Wings Commander Daniel “D.J.” Hunt Current Commander of No. 5 Squadron, Navigator, P-3K and P-3K2 Orions • Wings Commander Gordon Ragg AFC, JP Former Commander of No. 5 Squadron, Pilot, P-3B Orions, and No. 5 Squadron [...]
06/10/20162 hours 33 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 117 – Ron Hildreth

Guest: Ron Hildreth Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: December 2011 Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 59 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood interviews Ron Hildreth of Hamilton, who joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in September 1942, and trained as a Rigger. Following his course at RNZAF Station Rongotai he was posted to No. 16 [...]
16/09/20161 hour 6 minutes
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Episode 116 – WOA Temora Part Two – Andy Bishop

Guest: Andy Bishop Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 22nd of November 2015 Duration: 53 minutes 54 seconds Following the Warbirds Downunder 2015 Airshow at Temora last year, Dave Homewood and James Kightly got the rare opportunity to sit down with Andy Bishop, the Temora Aviation Museum’s chief engineer, to record an interview for [...]
09/09/201653 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 115 – The Jean Batten Lecture 2016

Introduced by: Des Underwood MRAeS (Chairman, Bay of Plenty Branch, RAeS) Main Speaker: Brian Lockstone MRAeS Recorded: Friday 2nd of September 2016 in the Boeing Room at Classic Flyers Museum, 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, recorded by Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 2 second In this episode we hear a recording [...]
02/09/20161 hour 19 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 114 – WOA – Temora Part One

Guests: Mark Awad, Bevan Dewes and Stewart Wilson Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 21st and 22nd of November 2015 Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes 1 second Whilst attending the Warbirds Downunder 2015 Airshow at Temora, in New South Wales last year, Dave Homewood and James Kightly found some time between looking at air [...]
25/08/20162 hours 5 minutes 1 second
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Episode 113 – John Wall

Guest: John Wall Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 27th of July 2016 Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes 6 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood chats with Mr. John Wall, of Hamilton. Born in London in 1923, John fell in love with the Supermarine Spitfire at the age of 16 and determined he’d join the Royal Air [...]
19/08/20161 hour 43 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 112 – WOA – Steve Death

Guest: Steve Death Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 19th of November 2015 Duration: 59 minutes 14 seconds Dave Homewood and James Kightly continue the Wings Over Australia tour in this episode by dropping in on one of Australia’s most well known pilots, Steve Death, at his Hazair headquarters at Albury Airport in New [...]
12/08/201635 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 111 – WOA Daniel Leahy

Guest: Daniel Leahy Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 19th of November 2015 Duration: 31 minutes 24 seconds In this episode – part of the Wings Over Australia sub-series – hosts Dave Homewood and James Kightly met Daniel Leahy for lunch in the Albury Airport cafe in New South Wales, where they discuss Daniel’s [...]
04/08/201631 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 110 – Tim Costley: The Missing Wingman Trust

Guest: Tim Costley Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 23rd of July 2016 Duration: 24 minutes 15 seconds In this important episode Dave Homewood speaks with RNZAF pilot Tim Costley, who is one of the trustees of the Missing Wingman Trust. This trust was set up in 2010 as a means of supporting the families of RNZAF [...]
30/07/201624 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 109 – WOA – Judy Pay

Guest: Judy Pay Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 18th of November 2015 Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes 41 seconds 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, [...]
28/07/20161 hour 11 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 108 – Typhoon Legacy

Guests: Ian Slater, Bruce Slater and Graeme Sutherland Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 10th of July 2016 Duration: 54 minutes 20 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood speaks with Ian Slater, Bruce Slater and Graeme Sutherland, all of the Typhoon Legacy Co. Ltd. team who are working to rebuild WWII Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber JP843 back to [...]
21/07/201654 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 107 – WOA – THOR

  Guests: Tim Martin and Rickey Rau Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 19th of November 2015 Duration: 31 minutes 16 seconds In this Wings Over Australia episode of the WONZ Show Dave Homewood and James Kightly chat with pilots Tim Martin and Rickey Rau, the pilots who fly Coulson Aviation’s amazing civil Lockheed [...]
14/07/201631 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 106 – Don Mackenzie AFC

Guest: Don Mackenzie Hosts: Dave Homewood Recorded: 2nd of September 2009 Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes 39 seconds In this episode Dave Homewood has delved into his archive and pulled out one of his early interviews from back in September 2009 with the late Flight Lieutenant Donald Malcolm Mackenzie AFC, mid, RNZAF, retired (NZ401776) of [...]
08/07/20161 hour 20 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 105 – WOA – Murray Wallace

Guest: Murray Wallace Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 16th of November 2015 Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 25 seconds In this Wings Over Australia episode, Dave Homewood and James Kightly speak with Murray Wallace who spent five years as an engine fitter in the RAAF in the 1950’s before transferring to the Australian [...]
30/06/20161 hour 12 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 104 – Nick Veronico on NASA’s SOFIA Boeing 747SP

Guest: Nick Veronico (Public Affairs spokesman for NASA’s SOFIA project) Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 18th of June 2016 Duration: 49 minutes 48 seconds In this episode Dave talks with Nick Veronico of San Carlos, California, USA, who is currently working in Christchurch, New Zealand, with the NASA SOFIA project. SOFIA is an acronym for Stratospheric [...]
23/06/201649 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 103 – WOA Matt Henderson and the Airtrainer

Guest: Matt Henderson Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 15th of November 2015 Duration: 1 hour 37 minutes 40 seconds In this Wings Over Australia episode, Dave Homewood and James Kightly speak with Matt Henderson, who keeps his pristine NZAI CT/4 Airtrainer and Cessna Bird Dog at Kyneton Airport, in rural Victoria, Australia. They [...]
17/06/20161 hour 37 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 102 – Bomber Command Commemorative Service 2016

Recorded: 12th of June 2016 Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes 52 seconds In this episode we hear the recording of the New Zealand Bomber Command Commemorative Service held in the Hall of Memories of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. This annual event remembers the thousands of New Zealanders who served with Bomber Command in the [...]
13/06/20161 hour 26 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 101 – Wings Over Australia – RAAF Museum Point Cook

Guests: Andy Wright, Ron Gretton and Geoff Matthews Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 15th and 17th of November 2015 Duration: 2 hour 2 minutes 9 seconds   In this episode Dave Homewood and James Kightly visit the Royal Australian Air Force Museum at RAAF Point Cook in Victoria. James is [...]
30/05/20162 hours 2 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 100 – WONZ100

Guest: Matt Jolley, James Kightly Hosts: Dave Homewood and Grant McHerron Recorded: April-May 2016 Duration: 3 hour 16 minutes 11 seconds (179 MB) In this special episode we celebrate marking the 100th episode of the Wings Over New Zealand Show. Host Dave Homewood is joined by his WONZ Live Show co-host Grant McHerron, and together [...]
20/05/20163 hours 16 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 99 – Mac Bettjeman: Sunderland Pilot

Guest: Mac Bettjeman Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of October 2015 Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes 26 seconds (136 MB) In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Mac Bettjeman, who lives in a retirement home in Tauranga. Mac talks about his childhood in the fascinating wilderness settlement in the Maungapurua Valley, near the Whanganui [...]
29/02/20161 hour 39 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 98 – WOA – Ian Whitney

Guest: Ian Whitney Host: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 14th of November 2015, at Romsey, Australia Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes 20 seconds In this episode, in the Wings Over Australia sub-series, co-hosts Dave Homewood and James Kightly interview warbird recovery expert and restorer Ian Whitney. Ian talks about his background in aviation and [...]
22/02/20162 hours 5 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 97 – Lindsay Budge – B-17 Gunner

Guest: Lindsay Budge Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 30th of October 2015 Duration: 43 minutes 57 seconds (60.3 MB) In this episode Dave Homewood chats with WWII RNZAF veteran Lindsey Budge of Tauranga, who is now aged 96. He was a herd tester before the war,then spent some time in the Army before he transferred to [...]
21/01/201643 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 96 – Classics To The Sky Airshow

Guest: Andrew Gormlie Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: Friday 8th of January 2016 Duration: 28 minutes 36 seconds (41 MB) In this episode we hear from Andrew Gormlie of the Classic Flyers Museum in Tauranga about the upcoming “Classics To The Sky” Tauranga City Airshow, taking place on the 23rd of January 2016. He discusses what [...]
09/01/201628 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 95 – WOA – The B-24 at Werribee

Guest: Nat Eichler Host: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 15th of November 2015, at Werribee, Australia Duration: 59 minutes 27 seconds In this episode, another in the Wings Over Australia sub-series, co-hosts Dave Homewood and James Kightly are given a guided tour of the magnificent ex-RAAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator restoration at Werribee, near Melbourne, [...]
07/01/201659 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 94 – WOA – The Australian National Aviation Museum

Guests: Dave Sodastrom, Ewan McArthur and Ashley Briggs Host: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 14th of November 2015, at Moorabbin, Australia Duration: 1 hour 57 minutes 46 seconds In this episode the “Wings Over Australia” co-hosts Dave Homewood and James Kightly visit The Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne, in Australia. [...]
01/01/20161 hour 57 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 93 -Wings Over Australia – The Airways Museum

Guest: Phil Vabre and Maurice Austin Host: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 13th of November 2015, at Essendon, Australia Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes 30 seconds In this episode, in the Wings Over Australia sub-series, co-hosts Dave Homewood and James Kightly are given a guided tour of The Airways Museum at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, [...]
18/12/20151 hour 30 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 92 – WOA – Peter Isaacson

Guest: Wing Commander Peter Stuart Isaacson AM, DFC, AFC, DFM Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 12th of November 2015, in Melbourne, Australia Duration: 45 mins 47 seconds In this episode, part of the Wings Over Australia sub-series, Dave met and interviewed WWII veteran bomber pilot Peter Isaacson, who flew Vickers Wellingtons, Handley Page Halifax and Avro [...]
05/12/20150
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Episode 91 – Gavin Conroy – Fighters and Bombers

Guest: Gavin Conroy Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 20th of November 2015, at Temora, Australia Duration: 52 minutes 4 seconds (71.5 MB) In this episode Dave catches up at Temora with well known kiwi aviation photographer Gavin Conroy to discuss his latest book, “Fighters and Bombers”, as well as talking about doing photo shoots around the [...]
03/12/20150
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Episode 90 – Wings Over Australia – Keith Webb

Guest: Keith Webb Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Recorded: 11th of November 2015, in Melbourne, Australia Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds (File Size 108 MB) Kicking off the Wings Over Australia interviews, Dave Homewood and James Kightly talk with Keith Webb of “Image Control”, who devotes his time to filming and recording [...]
02/12/20150
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Episode 89 – Wings Over Australia Update

Six days into the Wings Over Australia Tour, Dave Homewood and James Kightly give an “as live” report to listeners and supporters of the WOA series which is currently being recorded along the way. The schedule is intense and there has already been a lot of places visited, people met and recordings made. We just [...]
16/11/20150
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Episode 88 – Black Sands 2015 Fly-In

Guests: Bruce Cooke, Alistair McLaughlan, Doug King, John Farmer, Peter Beere, Willie, Tony Quayle, Peter Merwood, Bruce MacDonald, Gary Williams, John Lissington, Gavin Magill, Don Wilkinson and David Wilkinson Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 6th, 7th and 8th of November 2015, at Raglan, New Zealand Duration: 2 hours 57 minutes 13 seconds In this episode Dave [...]
09/11/20150
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Episode 87 – Wings Over Australia Mission Briefing

Co-Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly Duration: 35 minutes, 28 seconds Recorded: 3rd of November 2015 Topic: This is the first episode in the Wings Over Australia sub-series of the WONZ Show. Co-hosts Dave Homewood and James Kightly discuss the plans for the upcoming Australian aviation tour that starts on November [...]
03/11/20150
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Episode 86 – Missing Aeroplanes in New Zealand

Guests: Gavin Grimmer, Chris Rudge, and the Reverend Richard Waugh Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour, 7 seconds Recorded: 10th of August 2015 Published: Topic: Over the decades many aeroplanes have simply vanished mid-flight in New Zealand, disappearing without trace. Most are thought to have gone down into the bush-clad [...]
10/09/20151 hour 8 seconds
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Episode 85 – Noel Kruse Part Eleven

Guest: Noel Kruse Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes, 28 seconds Recorded: 28th of July 2015 Published: 6th of September 2015 Topic: In this episode of the WONZ Show we continue the story of Noel Kruse’s aviation career. He talks about his time as a pilot, Flight Commander [...]
06/09/20151 hour 17 minutes 29 seconds
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Gallipoli Talk – Cambridge Historical Society

A recording of the speakers at a special evening hosted by the Cambridge Historical Society on the evening of the 13th of August 2015 about Gallipoli. The speakers heard, in order of appearance, are: Tony Gainsford (Cambridge Historical Society President) Grant Middlemiss (Evening Organiser) Sue Milner (talking about her trip to Gallipoli in April for [...]
02/09/20150
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Episode 84 – Bee Dawson

Guest: Bee Dawson Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 43 minutes, 11 seconds Topic: Dave talks with author Bee Dawson about her history-based writing, her RNZAF service, and her RNZAF-themed books, including High Flyers, Spreading Their Wings, Hobsonville, Wigram and her upcoming book on the history of RNZAF Station Lauthala Bay in Fiji. <p [...]
03/08/201543 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 83 – Peter Tremayne: Part Two

Guest: Peter Tremayne Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds Topic: In this second episode with Peter Tremayne we begin by revisiting a few of the stories from episode one to add some corrections and a little more information. We then get into his fascinating post-Air Force career, from [...]
15/07/20152 hours 20 minutes 43 seconds
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Episode 82 – Peter Tremayne

Guest: Peter Tremayne Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes, 5 seconds Topic: In this episode of the “Wings Over New Zealand Show” the host Dave Homewood speaks with Peter Tremayne about his flying in the Royal New Zealand Air Force between 1957 and 1977. Peter trained on Harvards and [...]
06/07/20152 hours 8 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 81 – Doug Smith DFC

Guest: Flight Lieutenant Douglas Stanley Peche Smith, DFC (NZ41948) Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 54 minutes, 20 seconds Topic: In this episode Dave Homewood talks with 97 year old WWII veteran pilot Flight Lieutenant Doug Smith, DFC, about his vivid and colourful memories from his flying days. Doug, who now lives in [...]
11/05/201554 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 80 – Ake Ake Kia Kaha – The No. 75 Squadron Story

Part One – The Wellingtons Guests: Jack Wakefield and the late Nick Carter Co-Hosts: Dave Homewood and Glen Turner Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 38 seconds Topic: This is the first episode in a planned series detailing the long and proud history of No. 75 Squadron – both with the Royal Air [...]
31/03/20151 hour 57 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 79 – Ron Noice

Guest: The late Ron Noice Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes, 34 seconds Topic: In this episode Dave Homewood talks with his late friend Ron Noice, an RNZAF veteran who flew in RAF Bomber Command. Ron was a Navigator-Bomb Aimer, training in New Zealand, Canada and Britain, before being posted [...]
31/03/20151 hour 42 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 78 – Frank Parker on the FW190

Guest: Frank Parker Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 25 minutes, 24 seconds Topic: In this episode, another recording from the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the New Zealand Warbirds Association hangar at Ardmore, we hear from NZ Warbirds President Frank Parker, who talks about his experiences flying New Zealand’s one and [...]
21/02/201525 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 77 – WONZ Forum Meet – Bomber Command Veterans

Guest: Peter Wheeler, Roy Montrowe, Keith Boles, Bill Petersen, Reg Dunbar, Des Hall and Alan Taylor Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 39 minutes, 31 seconds Recorded: 28th of September 2014 Topic: In this section of the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet we had a panel in which questions were put to [...]
07/02/201539 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 76 – John Lanham on Wings Over Wairarapa

Guest: John Lanham Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 39 minutes, 06 seconds Recorded: 7th of January 2015 Topic: In this episode we hear from well known airshow display pilot John Lanham in his capacity of the Display Director for the famous “Wings Over Wairarapa” airshow which is coming up next week. John [...]
07/01/201539 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 75 – Mark Helliwell

Guest: Mark Helliwell Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 54 minutes, 33 seconds Recorded: 28th of September 2014 Topic: Former RNZAF Strike Wing pilot and current NZ Warbirds pilot Mark Halliwell talks about the history of the McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk, and what it was like to fly in the Royal New Zealand [...]
26/11/201454 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 74 – WONZ Forum Meet – Gavin Trethewey

Guest: Gavin Trethewey Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 36 minutes, 49 seconds Recorded: 28th of September 2014 Topic: Well known New Zealand Warbirds display pilot and former RNZAF combat pilot Gavin Trethewey talks about the English Electric Canberras that he flew with the Royal New Zealand Air Force through the 1960’s. <p [...]
22/11/201436 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 73 – WONZ Forum Meet – Brett Nicholls

Guest: Brett Nicholls Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 38 minutes, 21 seconds Recorded: 28th of September 2014 Topic: New Zealand Warbirds pilot Brett Nicholls talks about his two ex-RNZAF BAC167 Mk.88 Strikemaster jet fighter-trainers, which are based at Ardmore. Brett Nicholls By the way the small music [...]
11/11/201438 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 72 – Jonathan Pote

Guest: Jonathan Pote Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 2 hours 17 minutes, 34 seconds Topic: In this episode we hear about the amazing life in aviation that Jonathan Pote has had so far. He’s known to many as a regular article writer for vaious aviation magazines, and we hear about his life from [...]
22/09/20142 hours 17 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 71 – Les Munro Part Two

  Guest: Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO, DFC Host: Dave Homewood Interviewers: Dave Homewood and Richard Carstens Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds Topic: In this episode, part two of two, we continue with the very interesting interview with Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO, DFC, RNZAF. For part one please [...]
14/07/20141 hour 24 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 70 – Les Munro Part One

Guest: Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO, DFC Host: Dave Homewood Interviewers: Dave Homewood and Richard Carstens Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds Topic: In this episode, part one of two, we hear an extremely interesting interview with Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO, DFC, RNZAF. He was one of the original [...]
02/07/20141 hour 3 minutes 26 seconds
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Episode 69 – Noel Kruse Part Ten

Guest: Noel Kruse Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes, 04 seconds Recorded: 19th of May 2014 Published: 26th of June 2014 Topic: In another instalment of the life of pilot Noel Kruse we hear about his posting to No. 38 Squadron RAAF, where he converted onto the ubiquitous [...]
26/06/20141 hour 16 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 68 – Unveiling The Captain’s Fancy

Speakers: Phil Furner, Michael Frawley, Ron Mayhill DFC, Group Captain Mike Longstaff, Squadron Leader Stuart Hight, Squadron Leader Dr. Jonathan Pote MBE (rtd) Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 53 minutes, 36 seconds Topic: The New Zealand Bomber Command Association has recently had the Avro Lancaster bomber at MOTAT, which the NZBCA looks after, [...]
14/06/201453 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 67 – The Bomber Command Commemoration

Speakers: Phil Furner, Ron Mayhill DFC, Squadron Leader Stuart Hight, Boguslaw Nowak, Air Vice Marshal Mike Yardley (Chief of Air Force, RNZAF), and Group Captain Stuart Oliver (RAAF) Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds Topic: This recording was made by Dave Homewood during the annual Bomber Command Commemoration [...]
14/06/20141 hour 1 minute 11 seconds
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Episode 66 – Max Lambert

Guest: Max Lambert Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 38 minutes, 37 seconds Recorded: 25th of May 2014, published 13 June 2014 Topic: In this episode Dave Homewood chats with well known author Max Lambert, who wrote “Night After Night” about the New Zealanders in RAF Bomber Command; “Day After Day” about kiwis [...]
13/06/201438 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 65 – Betsy and Charlie

Guests: Geoff Cooper, Jessica Cooper and Noel Kruse Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 57 minutes, 14 seconds Recorded: 11th of May 2014 Topic:In this episode Dave Homewood talks with the operators of two classic aircraft that grace New Zealand’s skies. In the first interview we hear from Geoff Cooper and Jessica [...]
21/05/201457 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 64 – WWII RNZAF Pilot Peter McKinlay

Guest: Peter McKinlay, with Trevor McKinlay Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes, 44 seconds Recorded: 19th of December 2013, via Skype Topic: In this episode Dave Homewood talks with 94 year old World War Two veteran Peter McKinlay of Cromwell, in Otago, New Zealand. Peter was a pilot on [...]
03/04/20141 hour 40 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 63 – WONZ Forum Meet 2014 Part Four

Guests: Warwick Jones, Melanie Salisbury and Ian ‘Iggy’ Wood Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes, 17 seconds Recorded: 19th of January 2014, live at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet Topic: This is the fourth and final episode of recordings from the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet [...]
27/03/20141 hour 26 minutes 18 seconds
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Episode 62 – The Amiens Prison Raid 70th Anniversary Special

Special Correspondents: Denis Sharp and Tom Allett The Speakers: At Hunsdon, England – Denis Sharp, Lay preacher David Scott, Linda Gough, Martin Gough, Glen Thompson, Arthur Wingate, Roy Howe, Andrew Payne and Jim Cosgrove In Cambridge, New Zealand – Jenny Boon, Dave Homewood and Ray Tocker In Amiens, France – Tom Allett, Pierre Ben and [...]
02/03/20141 hour 20 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 61 – WONZ Forum Meet 2014 Part Three

Guests: Peter Wheeler, and Robert Peel Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 55 minutes, 59 seconds Recorded: 19th of January 2014, live at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet Topic: This is the third episode of recordings from the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet 2014 held at Karapiro, Cambridge, New Zealand. [...]
01/03/201456 minutes
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Episode 60 – Forum Meet 2014 – Part Two

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Richard Stowers, Jonathan Pote and Barry Tod Duration: 56 minutes 23 seconds Recorded: 19th of January 2014, live at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet Topic: This is the second episode of recordings from the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet 2014. The guest speakers in [...]
09/02/201456 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 59 – Forum Meet 2014 – Part 1

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Larry Hill and Reg Wellington Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 11 seconds Recorded: 19th of January 2014, live at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet Topic: This is the first episode covering recordings made at the recent Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum Meet 2014, held [...]
06/02/20141 hour 5 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 58 – Peter Rowley

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Peter Rowley Duration: 51 minutes 14 seconds Recorded: 7th of January 2014, via Skype to Peter’s home in Melbourne Topic: Dave chats with well known and much loved kiwi actor Peter Rowley about his aviation background. As well as appearing on kiwi screens in such hits as [...]
02/02/201451 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 57 – Doug McElwain

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Doug McElwain Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes 44 seconds Recorded: 15th of August 2013, at Hamilton Topic: Dave Homewood talks with WWII veteran instructor and topdressing pioneer Doug McElwain about his life as a pilot. Doug gives a very detailed account of his RNZAF training, which is often [...]
29/12/20132 hours 2 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 56 – Noel Kruse Part Nine

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Noel Kruse Duration: 37 minutes 54 seconds Topic: Noel Kruse continues his story of flying in the Royal Australian Air Force, this time as a Fighter Weapons Instructor, flying predominantly Vampires and Macchi 326H’s. By the way the small music is Magic Ghost from Danosongs  
09/12/201337 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 55 – Les Marshall Part Three

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Les Marshall Duration: 45 minutes 47 seconds Topic: Les Marshall completes his story of a life in aviation by talking about his lovely Ryan PT-22 trainer that is based at Ardmore Airport, and how he managed to find and buy it. He also has a few more tales [...]
30/11/201345 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 54 – Les Marshall Part Two

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Les Marshall Duration: 1 hour 00 minutes 12 seconds Topic: Les Marshall continues his story and talks about his time as a topdressing Douglas C-47 Dakota (DC-3) pilot with James Aviation Ltd. He also recalls several interesting and a few scary incidents from his long topdressing career. <p [...]
20/11/20131 hour 12 seconds
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Episode 53 – Les Marshall Part One

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Les Marshall Duration: 49 minutes 19 seconds Topic: Les Marshall very kindly sat down with Dave Homewood for a couple of hours in the Pioneer Aero Ltd hangar at Ardmore to talk about his long and interesting career in aviation. He talks about his dicovery of aviation in [...]
18/11/201349 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 52 – Noel Kruse on ‘Charlie’

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Noel Kruse Duration: 1 hour 00 minutes 17 seconds Topic: In this episode Cambridge-based pilot Noel Kruse discusses his Ryan STM-S2 which he recently completed a 33-year long restoration on, back to flying condition. Noel test flew his Ryan, which is known as “Charlie”, on the 16th of September [...]
17/11/20131 hour 18 seconds
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Episode 51 – Richard Small

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Richard Small Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes 15 seconds Topic: Richard is the CEO of Waikato Aero Club, based at Hamilton Airport. He’s also the President of the Royal New Zealand Aero Club (also known as Flying NZ). In this episode he talks about his own [...]
11/10/20131 hour 13 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 50 – Ardmore Special

Episode Fifty – Ardmore Special Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Niqui Taylor, Paul McSweeny, Roy King, Warren Denholm, Brett Nicholl and John “JK” Kelly Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes 29 seconds Topic: This special episode marks fifty episodes for the series so far, and was recorded at Ardmore Airport, where host Dave Homewood talks [...]
08/09/20130
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Episode 49 – Noel Kruse – The Race to Mach 1

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Noel Kruse, introduced by Roger Cruickshank Duration: 43 minutes 25 seconds Topic: This episode was recorded live at the Hamilton Airport Motor Inn on the evening of the 12th of July 2013, at the Royal New Zealand Aero Club Annual Dinner. The guest speaker was Noel Kruse, and he [...]
23/07/20130
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Episode 48 – The Macs

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Peter McQuarters (aka Peter Mac) and Jason McQuarters (aka Jason Mac) Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes 18 seconds Topic: In this episode Dave chats with father and son, Peter and Jason McQuarters. Peter has been involved with aviation preservation since he was a teenager, when [...]
20/07/20130
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Episode 47 – Noel Kruse – Part Eight

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Noel Kruse Duration: 54 minutes 45 seconds Topic: More wonderful and action packed memories from kiwi-born former RAAF test pilot Noel Kruse. In this episode he is still a test pilot at the Testing and Ferry Flight, No. 3 Aircraft Depot, at RAAF Amberley – but this episode covers [...]
19/06/20130
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Episode 46 – Noel Kruse – Part Seven

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Noel Kruse Duration: 1 hour 37 seconds Topic: Following the completion of his operational tour at Butterworth, RAAF Sabre pilot Noel Kruse was hoping on his return to Australia to be placed onto a Fighter Instructor’s Course. However to his shock and dismay he found he was actually posted [...]
14/06/20130
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Episode 45 – The Mosquito Honour Dinner

Episode Forty Five – The Mosquito Honour Dinner Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Peter McQuarters, Frank Parker, Peter Fahey, Peter Anderson, Allan George, Glyn Powell, Warren Denholm, Jerry Yagen, Richard Gates, Keith Skilling and Dave Phillips Duration: 53 minutes Topic: On the eve of the de Havilland Mosquito KA114 making its debut flight at [...]
06/05/20130
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Episode 44 – Barry ‘Patch’ Nelson

Episode Forty Four – Skyhawk Pilot Barry “Patch” Nelson Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Barry “Patch” Nelson Duration: 40 minutes, 16 seconds Topic: Dave talks with Wing Commander Barry “Patch” Nelson, who flew the McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk with the Royal New Zealand Air Force from 1987 through till 1997. During that time he [...]
05/05/201340 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 43 – Al Marshall

Episode Forty Three – Alistair Marshall Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Al Marshall Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes, 27 seconds Topic: Dave talks with Christchurch-based pilot and aero engineer Al Marshall. Formerly an RNZAF aircraft technician-turned-pilot, and currently a Boeing 737 First Officer with Virgin Australia, Al is better known for leading the restoration [...]
24/04/20130
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Episode 42 – Classic Fighters 2013

Episode Forty Two – Classic Fighters 2013 Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Dave Johnson, Colin Owers, Tony Wytenburg, Jessica Cooper, Melanie Salsbury, Jan Chisum, Jerry Chisum, Al Marshall Duration: 1 hour, 03 minutes, 16 seconds Topic: In this airshow special I wandered around the various stands and displays at Classic Fighters airshow at Omaka, [...]
03/04/20130
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Episode 41 – Noel Kruse – Part Six

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Noel Kruse Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes, 13 seconds Topic: In part six of Noel Kruse’s fascinating life story we hear his memories of flying the CAC Avon Sabre Mk. 32 fighter jets of the RAAF detachment at the Thai base of Ubon. Their role was [...]
25/03/20130
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Episode 40 – The New Zealand Lancaster Story

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Phil Furner, Peter Wheeler and John Wilding Duration: 51 minutes, 24 seconds Topic: Dave Homewood interviews Phil Furner, Peter Wheeler and John Wilding about New Zealand’s only preserved Avro Lancaster, ND752 (formerly WU13). They discuss the history, acquisition, restoration and preservation of the Lancaster, and also what the aircraft [...]
21/03/20130
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Episode 39 – Noel Kruse – Part Five

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Noel Kruse Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes, 06 seconds Topic: Noel Kruse continues his story as a fighter pilot, now flying the CAC Avon Sabre Mk. 32 jets with No. 3 Squadron RAAF and No. 77 Squadron RAAF at RAAF Butterworth in Malaysia during the Indonesian Confrontation conflict.
16/03/20131 hour 17 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 38 – Noel Kruse – Part Four

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Noel Kruse Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds Topic: In this episode Noel tells us about his time with No. 76 Squadron RAAF at Williamstown and Darwin, flying CAC Sabres in peacetime and in a time of war. Noel Kruse next to a painting [...]
08/03/20130
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Episode 37 – Graham Orphan and Classic Fighters

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Graham Orphan Duration: 45 minutes, 24 seconds Topic: In this episode we hear from Graham Orphan, the man in charge of the world renowned Classic Fighters airshow held every second Easter at Omaka Aerodrome at Blenheim, Marlborough, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. We hear [...]
04/03/20130
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Episode 36 – Peter Wheeler and the NZBCA

Peter Wheeler and the New Zealand Bomber Command Association Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Peter Wheeler Duration: 37 minutes, 16 seconds Topic: In this episode Dave Homewood talks with Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association about the history and current activities of the NZBCA Quick Links: • The New [...]
04/03/20130
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Episode 35 – Noel Kruse – Part Three

Guest: Noel Kruse Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds Recorded: 22nd of February 2013 Topic:. In this third interview Noel Kruse details his conversion training onto the CAC Avon Sabre, the Australian-built and improved version of the famous North American F-86 Sabre fighter jet. Noel [...]
22/02/20130
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Episode 34 – Noel Kruse – Part Two

Guest: Noel Kruse Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 36 minutes, 56 seconds Recorded: 15th of February 2013 Topic:. In this second episode in the series, Noel talks to Dave about his flying training experiences in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1962, where he re-learned all about flying in CAC Winjeels and de [...]
18/02/20130
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Episode 33 – Noel Kruse – Part 1

Guest: Noel Kruse Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 36 minutes Recorded: 15th of February 2013 Topic:. Dave Homewood talks with pilot and author Noel Kruse in the first of a series of episodes covering Noel’s more than 51 years in aviation in Australia and New Zealand. In this episode Noel talks about his [...]
17/02/201336 minutes 1 second
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Episode 32 – Aviation Artist Carla McKnight

Guests: Carla McKnight Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds Recorded: 22nd of January 2013 Topic:. Dave Homewood talks with Cambridge-based artist Carla McKnight, who specialises in painting warbirds, horses and other animals in acrylics. Carla is soon moving away from Cambridge to Auckland due to a change in [...]
05/02/20130
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Episode 31 – Avro Anson Engine Run

Guests: Bill Reid, Robin Reid Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 20 minutes, 15 seconds Recorded: 19th of January 2013 Topic:. Dave Homewood recorded a full engine run of the Reid family’s Avro Anson Mk. 1 from inside the cabin, whilst at the Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 Airshow. This short [...]
30/01/201320 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 30 – Wings Over Wairarapa 2013

Guests: Greg Tyrrell, Bill Reid, Warren Denholm, Dave Phillips, Brett Emeny, Peter Anderson and Tom Williams Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 48 minutes, 29 seconds Recorded: 18th-20th of January 2013 Topic:. Dave Homewood talks live in the field to various people at the Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 Airshow, which was held at [...]
23/01/20130
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Episode 29 – Brian Farrell

Guest: Brian Farrell Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes, 59 seconds Recorded: 20th of November 2012 Topic:. Brian Farrell has had a long association with aviation. He joined the RNZAF in 1955 and trained as an Airframes Mechanic. Serving in that capacity on Vampires in New Zealand and Canberras in [...]
22/11/20120
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Episode 28 – Bernie Lewis – Test Pilot

Guest: Bernie Lewis Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 53 minutes, 10 seconds Recorded: July 2010 Topic:. Bernie Lewis joined the Royal Air Force in 1950 and served as a jet fighter pilot on Vampires and Sabres before becoming an instructor. He was then selected to attend the Empire Test Pilots School, one of [...]
24/10/20120
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Episode 27 – Forum Meet at Don Subritzky’s

Episode Twenty Seven – Forum Meet at Don Subritzky’s Collection, 30th of September 2012 Guests: Gordon Glynn, Bob De Le Hunty, John Beeching, Murray Lane, James Kightly and special guest Jerry Yagen Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 47 minutes, 30 seconds (Recorded 30th September 2012) Topic:. This recording includes most of the guest [...]
06/10/20120
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Episode 26 – W/C Tom Horton DSO, DFC*, (pff)

Guest: Wing Commander Thomas Welch Horton DSO, DFC* (pff) (retired) Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 51 minutes, 27 seconds (Recorded May 2012) Topic: Wing Commander Tom Horton was a pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during the Second World War. He was attached to the Royal Air Force in 1940, and [...]
12/08/20120
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Episode 25 – Ryan Daum: Kiwi Youth in Aviation

Guest: Ryan Daum Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 25 minutes, 29 seconds (Recorded 12th of July 2012) Topic: Ryan Daum is a longtime member of the Wings Over New Zealand Forum community, and though currently only 19 years old, he has quite an interesting background in aviation already. He took his first flying [...]
14/07/20120
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Episode 24 – Warren Denholm, Avspecs Ltd. and the Mosquito

Guest: Warren Denholm Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 38 minutes, 32 seconds (Recorded 10th of July 2012) Topic: Warren Denholm takes some time out of his very bust schedule to talk to us about his career in warbird restoration, and his company Avspecs Ltd. Recognised and followed around the world for a number [...]
13/07/20120
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Episode 23 – Paul McSweeny and Pioneer Aero

Guest: Paul McSweeny Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 114 minutes, 59 seconds (Recorded 10th of July 2012) Topic: Paul McSweeny tells us the story of his career in aviation, starting with his time in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and his subsequent career working on the restoration of warbird fighters at Pioneer [...]
12/07/20120
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Episode 22 – Dakota ZK-AZL at APS

Guests: Roy Browne, Phil Byrne and Lynnette James Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 25 minutes, 41 seconds Topic: Following up on the restoration of the Ossie James topdressing Dakota ZK-AZL, Dave Homewood makes a visit to the APS, or Aviation Painting Services, facility at Hamilton Airport. There he is given a tour of [...]
11/07/20120
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Episode 21 – Laurence “Bunty” Bunt

Guest: Laurence Harcourt “Bunty” Bunt, RNZAF, NZ405799 Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 67 minutes, 54 seconds Topic: Flying Officer Laurence Bunt, NZ405799, known as Bunty to all his mates, is a local legend around the Marlborough region. One of the enthusiastic team of guides at the Aviation Heritage Centre at Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim, [...]
01/07/20121 hour 7 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 20 – Dave Starr

Guest: Dave Starr Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 57 minutes, 44 seconds Topic: Dave Starr had a long career in agricultural aviation, first as a loader-driver and then as a pilot. He flew Fletchers and Dakotas as a topdressing pilot, including with James Aviation. He also talks about his early memories of growing [...]
30/06/20120
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Episode 19 – Wing Commander Owen Hardy DFC

Guest: W/C Owen Hardy DFC Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 25 minutes, 8 seconds Topic: Owen Hardy was a wartime fighter pilot. He flew Spitfires in combat in North Africa and Europe, including serving with No. 72 Squadron in Britain and in the desert, and No. 485 (NZ) Squadron. He is one of [...]
30/06/20120
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Episode 18 – Forum Meet At Biggin Hill Hangar

Episode Eighteen – Forum Meet At Biggin Hill Hangar RNZAF Base Ohakea 2012 Guests: Brendon Deere, with support from Guy Stevenson and Kelly Rankin Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 57 minutes, 03 seconds Topic: This is a recording of the really fascinating talk that warbird owner, historian and author Brendon Deere gave to [...]
30/04/20120
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Episode 17 – Anthony Galbraith

Guests: Anthony Galbraith Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 71 minutes, 7 seconds Topic: Anthony Galbraith is well known as one of New Zealand’s top scale aircraft modellers. He has a reputation for recreating exacting details with his kitsets, and he likes to concentrate on New Zealand aviation subjects, both RNZAF and civil. Many [...]
29/04/20120
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Episode 16 – Neville “Shorty” Mines

Guests: Neville Mines Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 79 minutes, 14 seconds Topic: Neville Mines, known as ‘Shorty’ in his RNZAF days and on the Wings Over New Zealand Forum, is a fascinating mine of information (pardon the pun). His long and extraordinary background in aviation includes Air Training Corps, volunteering at the [...]
29/04/20120
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Episode 15 – Rex Bunn talks about “King’s Crew”

Guest: Rex Bunn Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 29 minutes, 7 seconds Topic: Rex talks to us about King’s Crew, which is the unique Unit History of an exemplary Air Training Corps Squadron, No. 14 Squadron ATC, between 1941 and 2011. This is not merely a book, it is a multimedia history which gathers together the [...]
28/04/20120
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Episode 14 – Moving Dakota ZK-AZL to be Repainted

Guests: Lynnette James, Phil Byrne and Brett Puddle Host: Dave Homewood Duration: 14 minutes, 27 seconds Topic: An episode recorded on site on the 8th of February 2012, the day that Dougas Dakota ZK-AZL was disassembled and moved from Mystery Creek to Hamilton Airport for repair and repainting. Quick Links: • The Ossie [...]
27/04/20120
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Episode 13 – Dambusters Grand Slam Ceremony

Guests: Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC, AE Duration: 19 minutes, 34 seconds Topic: President of the Bomber Command Association in the United Kingdom, Squadron Leader Tony Iveson visited the Museum of Transport and Technology on Wednesday the 11th of January 2012 to address the New Zealand Bomber Command Association. This recording is of [...]
26/04/20120
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Episode 12 – RNZAF Hawker Hinds (and more…)

Host: Dave Homewood Guests: Jim Mungall and Don Subritzky Duration: 55 minutes, 7 seconds Topic: In this episode we discuss the history of the Hawker Hind in service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force from 1940 till 1943. Our guests are well known aircraft collector Don Subritzky and Hind owner and historian Jim [...]
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Episode 11 – Peter Lewis – Aviation Photo-Historian

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Peter Lewis Duration: 42 minutes, 46 seconds Topic: Peter Lewis has a renowned collection of photographs and data on New Zealand aircraft that he has keenly shared for many years on the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum. In this interview we hear how he first became interested in aviation [...]
31/12/20110
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Episode 10 – Ross Horton

Squadron Leader Ross Horton Dedicating Plaque Featuring: Squadron Leader Ross Horton – then Padre from RNZAF Base Auckland Duration: 7 minutes, 19 seconds Topic: This recording was made on Saturday the 13th of November 2004, during the official launch of the Wings Over Cambridge website and Air Force Reunion held at the Cambridge [...]
30/12/20110
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Episode 9 – Bryan Cox

Guest: Bryan Cox – WWII Fighter Pilot and Author Duration: 45 minutes Topic: This recording was made on Saturday the 13th of November 2004 at the Victoria Room of the Cambridge Town Hall, at the official launch of the Wings Over Cambridge website. The event was also a reunion of [...]
29/12/20110
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Episode 8 – Captain Geoff Cooper

Episode Eight – Forum Meet 2011 Part Four Guest: Geoff Cooper – Airline Pilot and Dakota Captain Duration: 13 minutes, 39 seconds Topic: This recording was made on the 14th of May 2011 at the Cambridge Club, in Cambridge at the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum’s annual gathering, which this year was [...]
25/12/20110
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Episode 7 – Alan Peart DFC

Episode Seven – Forum Meet 2011 Part Three Guest: Alan Peart DFC – WWII RNZAF Fighter Ace Duration: 40 minutes, 7 seconds Topic: This recording was made on the 14th of May 2011 at the Cambridge Club, in Cambridge at the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum’s annual gathering, which this year [...]
25/12/20110
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Episode 6 – Larry Hill

Episode Six – Forum Meet 2011 Part Two Guest: Larry Hill – Book Collector, Historian and Author Duration: 17 minutes, 29 seconds Topic: This recording was made on the 14th of May 2011 at the Cambridge Club, in Cambridge at the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum’s annual gathering, which this [...]
18/12/20110
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Episode 5 – Bob Glading

Guest: Bob Glading – WWII Fleet Air Arm Pilot Duration: 11 minutes, 29 seconds Topic: This recording was made on the 14th of May 2011 at the Cambridge Club, in Cambridge at the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum’s annual gathering, which this year was the Forum Meet and Veterans Day. The [...]
18/12/20110
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Episode 4 – Bruce Cooke

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Bruce Cooke Duration: 76 minutes, 09 seconds Topic: We hear from Bruce his early introduction into aviation, and his very brief career in the RNZAF, followed by his training as an engineer in civil aviation. We hear about working at Gulf Aeronautics, Aeromotive at Hamilton and CityJet, among other [...]
18/12/20110
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Episode 3 – Air To Air with Gavin Conroy

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Gavin Conroy – Aviation Photographer and Author Duration: 52 minutes, 23 seconds Topic: In this episode we talk with well known aviation photographer Gavin Conroy of Blenheim about his famous air to air photography, his beautiful calendars that he has released over the years, his involvement with the organisation of [...]
18/12/20110
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Episode 2 – Don Simms

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Don Simms – Moderator of the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum, former RNZAF Avionics Technicians and Co-Author of the book “SKYHAWKS” Duration: 113 minutes, 5 seconds total Topic: We talk about Don’s career in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as an Avionics Technician servicing Bell Iroquois helicopters [...]
18/12/20110
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Episode 1 – Introductions with Craig Brankin

Host: Dave Homewood Guest: Craig Brankin Duration: 75 minutes, 15 seconds Topic: In this introductory episode to the series I chat with the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum moderator Craig Brankin, aka corsair67, about the genesis of the Wings Over Cambridge website and the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation [...]
18/12/20110