Guest: Murray Wallace
Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly
Recorded: 16th of November 2015
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 25 seconds
In this Wings Over Australia episode, Dave Homewood and James Kightly speak with Murray Wallace who spent five years as an engine fitter in the RAAF in the 1950’s before transferring to the Australian Army in 1961 to become a test pilot. He learned to fly the Army’s Sioux helicopters and their Cessna C.180 light aircraft, in which Murray spent considerable time flying over the jungles of Papua New Guinea flying into rough strips and dropping supplies to Army patrols.
Murray also now owns an ex-Army Cessna C.180 that he actually flew as a young man up in Papua New Guinea, and he also talks about his two other aeroplanes, an NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer, and a SIAI-Marchetti SF.260.
Above: Dave and Murray during the recording, with Murray’s dog helping (Photo James Kightly)
Murray’s ex-Australian Army Cessna C.180 including interior photos
Murray’s SIAI-Marchetti SF.260
Murray’s ex-RAAF New Zealand Aerospace Industries CT/4A Airtrainer
Murray’s CT/4 with Matt Henderson’s CT/4 at Temora Warbirds Downunder 2015