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 only FlugWerk FW190. This is a full sized, full noise replica of the WWII Luftwaffe fighter, the Focke Wulf Fw190. Frank gives a very interesting and entertaining account of the aircraft, from the first flight where much that could go wrong, did go wrong; through to what it’s like to fly and display.
I apologise that this recording is poor quality, due not only to the echo in the hangar that hampered previous recordings but also by the time this last presentation was happening we had rain outside that caused extra noise on the roof, and also forced around 20+ people who’d been talking outdoors inside, and sadly they continued to talk in the background. So I recommend you listen to this one in a quiet environment to be able to catch the story more clearly. It’s well worth it though, a great talk from Frank Parker.
By the way the small music clip comes from Danosongs and is called Magic Ghost