Guest: Andrew Gormlie
Hosts: Dave Homewood
Recorded: 13th of January 2017
Duration: 25 minutes 13 seconds
With the first big New Zealand airshow of the year coming up, Dave talks with Andrew Gormlie of Classic Flyers Museum in Tauranga about their “Classics To The Sky 2017” airshow. This year’s event is subtitled “Strikemasters At Sunset” with Brett Nicholls’ two ex-RNZAF BAC167 Strikemasters headlining the event. This is an afternoon and evening event, and so like last year we can expect some magic flying displays in the late afternoon sun as it sets over Tauranga harbour to the west of the airfield. Other warbirds will include the Mustang, Catalina, Yak 52 team, and a recently returned to the air Devon. And the RNZAF will be displaying a T-6 Texan II, and a Kaman Seasprite.
Andrew also talks about recent projects that the museum has been working on, such as the project to return the Aermacchi MB339CB Macchi jet to running and taxiing condition; and the epic restoration to taxiing condition of the Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, both of which should be seen running and hopefully taxiing at the airshow. He also talks about the current project to restore three Airtourers, two to flying condition and the third as a static for the museum, Plus he hints there are some more big projects to come too.
To find out more about the Classics To The Sky Airshow and the Classic Flyers Museum, click the links below:
Note: The music in this episode is ‘Magic Ghost’by Danosongs