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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 took off from Warton Aerodr…
 
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 a…
 
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. The Ohakea-based unit co…
 
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 Falklands Air War. He…
 
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 then headed to B…
 
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 original AESL CT/4 A…
 
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. Th…
 
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 Navy in 1962 o…
 
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 ende…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 i…
 
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 …
 
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 [...]…
 
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 Spitfire…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 [...]…
 
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