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Guest: Air Commodore Geoffrey Hubbard OBE, RNZAF Retired Host: Dave Homewood Recorded: 1st of October 2016 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 of New Zealand on the …
 
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 Arm Associatio…
 
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 caught the a…
 
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, th…
 
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 Glid…
 
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 way. The tea…
 
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 with…
 
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 Hawke…
 
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 [.…
 
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. [...]…
 
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 [.…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 Roya…
 
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…
 
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 indus…
 
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,…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 apprentic…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 […
 
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 la…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 ep…
 
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 [...]…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 d…
 
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 an…
 
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 h…
 
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 …
 
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, i…
 
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…
 
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 Zeal…
 
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 Bran…
 
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 […
 
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 Mo…
 
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 Nort…
 
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…
 
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 w…
 
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 [...]…
 
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