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 with No. 3 Squadron and McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawks with No’s 2 and 75 Squadrons. We also discuss life on those squadrons in his time; the disposal of the Air Combat Wing and the current moves to get the Skyhawks and Macchis into museums; and the book Skyhawks that he co-wrote with journalist Nick Lee-Frampton, published by Willson Scott Publishing.
Don’s favourite threads include:
• Anything to do with Skyhawks, which brought him photos, and
• Anything in the Preservation Area