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WONZ Review

By arod138 - Dec 21 2016
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Dave Homewood is clearly is passionate about Aviation History, and it comes through in all of his interviews. If you enjoy listening to stories from veterans, museum curators and aircraft restorers in New Zealand and Australia, or around the world, this podcast is one of the best!

Great Interviews. Great Stories.

By Neptune_17 - Dec 19 2016
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Even if you're not a Kiwi, this podcast is a "must listen" for anyone interested aviation history. Dave Homewood does some fantastic interviews with veterans and aviators from a number of different periods and perspectives ranging from the Second World War to the present day. He also provides plenty of insight into warbirds and restoration projects happening around New Zealand and Australia. This is, without a doubt, a top-class avatrion programme.

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WONZ Review

By arod138 - Dec 21 2016
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Dave Homewood is clearly is passionate about Aviation History, and it comes through in all of his interviews. If you enjoy listening to stories from veterans, museum curators and aircraft restorers in New Zealand and Australia, or around the world, this podcast is one of the best!

Great Interviews. Great Stories.

By Neptune_17 - Dec 19 2016
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Even if you're not a Kiwi, this podcast is a "must listen" for anyone interested aviation history. Dave Homewood does some fantastic interviews with veterans and aviators from a number of different periods and perspectives ranging from the Second World War to the present day. He also provides plenty of insight into warbirds and restoration projects happening around New Zealand and Australia. This is, without a doubt, a top-class avatrion programme.
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The Wings Over New Zealand Show

Latest release on Sep 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 19 days ago

Rank #1: WONZ 220 – Neville Worsley

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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.

Neville flew all sorts of topdressing aeroplanes including the early Fletcher, the Airtruk, the Beaver and the Douglas DC-3 all around New Zealand. In the tourism industry he flew out of Rotorua in the Tiger Moth and Pitts S2. He has also test flown a lot of aeroplanes among the 80 or so different types he has flown.

He and his sons fly an Acro Sport II ZK-CAW these days. Neville is a keen member of the Sport Aircraft Association of New Zealand, the Hawera Aero Club and the Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand.

This was one of those recordings where the opportunity arose and we grabbed it while we could. The venue was the Hawera Aero Club rooms, where unfortunately there was a little background noise from other club members and visiting pilots. But it was worth getting Neville’s story recorded regardless.

Here is a selection of photos from Neville’s career, thanks to Bernice Hintz and Les Worsley for kindly supplying them. All photos are copyright Neville Worsley.

Neville Worsley preflight checking the Acro Sport II ZK-CAW
Neville with de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth ZK-BCI
Neville in Piper PA-18A Super Cub ZK-BOX at Stratford in 1962
Neville climbing into an Air Contracts DHC-2 Beaver
Fieldair Beaver ZK-CZO in the snow
Neville with DC-3 topdresser ZK-AWO at Woodbourne
Neville with DC-3 topdresser ZK-APB
Checking the oil on a DC-3
Neville dropping a load of superphosphate from ZK-AWO near Napier
A Fieldair DC-3 dropping its load on a hilltop
Neville in de Havilland DH89B Dominie ZK-AKY
Neville, left, when flying tourists from Rotorua to White Island
Neville with the Acro Sport II biplane ZK-CAW at Dannevirke
Neville with Vans RV-4 ZK-RVG
Neville with his sons and ZK-CAW at Taumaranui

NB: The music at the end of this episode is Wild Flower by Joakim Karud

Apr 17 2020

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Rank #2: Episode 78 – Frank Parker on the FW190

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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 [...]

Feb 21 2015

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Rank #3: WONZ 211 – Paul Harrison

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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 [...]

Jan 01 2020

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Rank #4: WONZ 210 – Alex Liggett – Mosquito HR339

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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 [...]

Dec 05 2019

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Rank #5: WONZ 209 – Buck Harrison – Helicopter Crewman

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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 [...]

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #6: WONZ 208 – The Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand 50th Anniversary Fly-In

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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 [...]

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #7: WONZ 207 – Andy Love on Aerobatics

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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 [...]

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #8: WONZ 206 – Louisa Hormann on The Guinea Pig Club

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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. [...]

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #9: WONZ 205 – The World of Jimmy Ward VC

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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 [...]

Sep 15 2019

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Rank #10: WONZ 204 – W/C Brett Marshall

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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 [...]

Sep 05 2019

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Rank #11: WONZ 203 – Warren Denholm on Mosquito PZ474

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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 [...]

Aug 24 2019

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Rank #12: WONZ 202 – Nevill Clarke

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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 [...]

Aug 06 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #13: WONZ 201 – John Hansen

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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 [...]

Jul 23 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #14: WONZ 200 – 200th WONZ Show

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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 [...]

Jul 10 2019

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Rank #15: WONZ 199 – Bill Rolfe

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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 [...]

Jan 19 2019

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Rank #16: WONZ 198 – Chris Pote

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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 [...]

Jan 11 2019

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Rank #17: WONZ 197 – Christmas Forum 2018

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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 [...]

Dec 23 2018

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Rank #18: WONZ 196 – Cold War Pilots

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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 [...]

Dec 14 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: WONZ 195 – WONZ Christmas Party: Allan Emett

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WWII Corsair pilot Alan Emett talks to a live audience about his wartime experiences [...]

Dec 10 2018

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Rank #20: WONZ 194 – John Denton

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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 [...]

Nov 23 2018

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