Host: Dave Homewood
Guest: Peter Rowley
Duration: 51 minutes 14 seconds
Recorded: 7th of January 2014, via Skype to Peter’s home in Melbourne
Topic: Dave chats with well known and much loved kiwi actor Peter Rowley about his aviation background. As well as appearing on kiwi screens in such hits as A Week Of It, McPhail And Gadsby, The Billy T. James Show, A Letter To Blanchy, and as the Dog in the acclaimed Footrot Flats: A Dog’s Tale, Peter grew up in an aviation family.
His father was a wartime fighter pilot and postwar ran several agricultural aviation companies.
Peter himself became a recreational pilot and is a massive enthusiast of aeroplanes. He is currently working on a documentary series on women in aviation.
Peter Rowley senior in front of his RNZAF Chance Vought F-4U1D Corsair in WWII
No. 16 (Fighter) Squadron, RNZAF.
F/O Peter Frederick Hodgson Rowley mid (and later OBE) is in the rear rank, third from the right.
One of the Japanese tanks destoryed by Peter Rowley senior
An Auster agricultural aircraft
Peter Rowley senior in his beloved Piper Super Cub
Peter Rowley junior, the interviewee
By the way the small music is Magic Ghost from Danosongs