Guest: Ross Brodie
Hosts: Dave Homewood
Recorded: 30th of October 2016
Released: 19th of January 2017
Duration: 41 minutes 13 seconds
Ross Brodie is an inspirational young aviator who is a fourth generation pilot, and grew up with aviation not only in his blood but all around him. He lives on the famous Brodie family airfield at Rangitata Island in Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand. In this recording he is speaking at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held on the 30th of October 2016 at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, in Christchurch.
Introduced by Dave Homewood, in this episode Ross talks about his life in aviation and his achievements with fixed wing aeroplanes of all sorts and gliding, his family background in flying, his love of aerobatics and of air-to-air photography, and he details the events of his 16th birthday where he went solo in 16 different aeroplanes all on the same day! He also talks about the family’s beloved de Havilland Tiger Moth which Ross now flies.
In a new move for the WONZ Show, we are also presenting an audio-visual form of this podcast on Youtube, so the listeners can actually see the photos that Ross presented, just as if you’d been at the Forum Meet. This is an experimental idea, if it is popular more audio-visual shows may be made in the future.
Here are a few photos of Ross, but to see all his presentation photos please watch the Youtube version of this episode, below: