Episode 155 – The Forum 2

Panel Guests: Andrew Gormlie, Don Simms and Peter Rowley

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 6th of August 2017

Released:  7th of August 2017

Duration: 1 hour  54 minutes 02 seconds

This is the second of our semi-regular “The Forum” show, featuring a panel of aviation minded folks discussing the latest news and views,  projects and events, and all things aviation from across New Zealand and the world. The panellists this episode are Andrew Gormlie (private pilot, enthusiast and CEO of Classic Flyers NZ Museum in Tauranga); Don Simms (Skyhawk expert, ex-RNZAF Avionics Technician and Guide at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand); and Peter Rowley (private pilot, huge aviation enthusiast, webmaster of the popular Plane Crazy People Facebook page, and much loved comedy actor).

Don Simms

Andrew Gormlie

Peter Rowley


Quick Links to some of the topics discussed:

Sites Connected With The Guests

 Plane Crazy People – Peter’s Facebook Group

•  Classic Flyers NZ Museum Website

•  Classic Flyers NZ Museum on Facebook

•  Classic Flyers NZ Museum on the WONZ Show

•  Don Simm’s Skyhawk Book 

 The Classic Flyers Avenger NZ2539 Thread on the WONZ Forum

•  The New Zealand Air Show Association

•  New Zealand Gyrocopter Association

•  New Zealand Cadet Forces

•  The Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society

•  GAPS on the WONZ Forum

•  The Ferrymead Aeronautical Society 

•  Ferrymead on the WONZ Forum


The News Items

•  Fisherman Knocked Out By Deadstick Homebuild Aircraft on Matata Beach

•  Deadly Beach Emergency Landing in Portugal

•  The Embraer KC-390 Visits New Zealand

•  Waiheke Island Airfield For Sale

•  Death of Jim Pearce

•  The PAC750XL in North Korea

•  Flights Between New Zealand and Angola, and Myanmar Coming

•  The Airventure 2017 Airshow at Oshkosh

•  The Brodie Family 100 Years In Aviation Fly-In

•  Alexandra Wings And Wheels

•  The Battle of Guadalcanal on Wikipedia

•  Singaporean F-16’s To Visit Ohakea, New Zealand

•  NASA SOFIA Boeing 747 In Christchurch Again


The Great Escapes

•  Escape: The Best Sport Ever – by Frank Gatland

•  Dunkirk

•  Fighters And Bombers by Gavin Conroy

•  Precious Metal by Gavin Conroy

•  Vulcan 607

•  Highest Duty by Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger

•  Sully

•  Duty by Bob Greene

 Get Some In – 1970’s Air Force Comedy

The Most Daring Raid – Operation Black Buck


Related WONZ Shows
Don Simms Episodes
Episode 2
Episode 134

Andrew Gormlie Episodes
Episode 96
Episode 130

Peter Rowley’s Episode
Episode 58

Episode 104

Theme Music For This Episode is Wild Flower by Joakim Karud 

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