Episode 23 – Paul McSweeny and Pioneer Aero

Guest: Paul McSweeny

Host: Dave Homewood

Duration: 114 minutes, 59 seconds
(Recorded 10th of July 2012)

Topic: Paul McSweeny tells us the story of his career in aviation, starting with his time in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and his subsequent career working on the restoration of warbird fighters at Pioneer Aero Restorations Ltd., at Ardmore. He details his time on various squadrons and RNZAF maintenance units and talks about the restoration of the unique Avro 626 with the Air Force, and various projects with Pioneer. In particular we discuss the Strikemaster that is now in the care of Pioneer, and the next big project – the Hawker Tempest II.

Paul and the Strikemaster

Related Links Include:

•  Pioneer Aero Restorations Ltd. Website

•  Pioneer Aero Restorations Ltd. Facebook Page

By the way the small music clip comes from Danosongs and is called Magic Ghost

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