Manage episode 297723256 series 30786
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 team are finishing up the P-40E for an Italian client, which will fly again post-restoration very shortly. They are working on the rebuild to flight of the ex-RNZAF P-40N-1, NZ3147, which will stay based at Ardmore with owner Brett Nicholls. They are also working on the wings of the John Saunders P-40E, having built the fuselage for that project which is already down at Omaka. And they are starting another P-40E for a Netherlands-based syndicate. Also on the water right now as this is published is the fuselage and centre section of Jerry Yagen’s Douglas SBD Dauntless, which will be restored to fly by Pioneer.
NB: The music at the end of this episode is Wild Flower by Joakim Karud