Episode 150 – The Forum

Panel Guests: Bruce Cooke, Alistair Marshall and Peter McQuarters

Hosts: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 29th of June 2017

Released:  30th of June 2017

Duration: 2 hours 37 minutes 2 seconds

The Wings Over New Zealand Show has reached another milestone, our 150th episode! And to mark the occasion the show is trying a new format, a panel style show under the series title of “The Forum”. Dave is joined by three guests from different areas of New Zealand aviation, and together the panel discusses news, current affairs, thoughts and ideas, and the guests tell interesting stories. If this format is popular it could become a semi-regular thing, perhaps once a month, or every six weeks or so, in the WONZ Show series with different panel guests each time.

In this prototype episode of “The Forum”, Dave is joined by Bruce Cooke, Al Marshall and Peter McQuarters.

Bruce Cooke (above) is a private pilot, an engineer, a home-building boffin, a WONZ forum moderator, and an SAA chapter secretary.

Al Marshall (above) is an ex-RNZAF engineer and ex-RNZAF pilot, currently a Virgin Australia Boeing 737 captain and still he’s getting his hands dirty on engineering projects from Bristol Hercules engines to miniature locomotives. He is also one of the few remaining current Bristol Freighter captains!!

Peter McQuarters is an ex-radio DJ who has done airshow commentary, he was the founder of the Ashburton Aviation Society, he has collected warbirds over the years including Harvards, a Devon a DC-3 cockpit and he’s even a former Fokker Friendship owner, and he’s an all round enthusiast of old aeroplanes.

News items discussed include:

Quick Links to some of the topics discussed,in no particular order:

•  Bruce’s Film “Their Own Wings”

•  Sport Aircraft Association of New Zealand

•  The National World War II Museum, New Orleans

•  The Commemorative Air Force

•  Avspecs Ltd., Ardmore, New Zealand

 Pioneer Aero Ltd., Ardmore, Auckland

•  The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), Auckland, New Zealand

•  SAFE Air Renamed Airbus (News Item)

•  Warbirds Over Wanaka DVD Re-Release

•  100 Years of Brodie Family Flying

•  Ashburton Aviation Museum

•  The Air Force Museum of New Zealand

•  Bee Dawson’s Laucala Bay Book

•  Xtended Podcast Falklands Air War Part 1

•  Xtended Podcast Falklands Air War Part 2

•  The Beech 18 on Platinum Fighter Sales

Mosquito TV959 Rebuilt By Avspecs Flying in the USA

The Theme Music for this episode is “Wild Flower” by Joakim Karud

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