Episode 57 – Doug McElwain

Host: Dave Homewood

Guest: Doug McElwain

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes 44 seconds

Recorded: 15th of August 2013, at Hamilton

Topic: Dave Homewood talks with WWII veteran instructor and topdressing pioneer Doug McElwain about his life as a pilot. Doug gives a very detailed account of his RNZAF training, which is often overlooked in interviews with pilots who like to brush over the training side of things and skip to the action. As Doug remained in New Zealand as an instructor the training side of things was paramount. He went on to become a record-setting topdressing pilot postwar, and he tells a few tales from those days too.

By the way the small music is Magic Ghost from Danosongs

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