Episode 64 – WWII RNZAF Pilot Peter McKinlay

Guest: Peter McKinlay, with Trevor McKinlay

Host: Dave Homewood

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes, 44 seconds

Recorded: 19th of December 2013, via Skype

Topic: In this episode Dave Homewood talks with 94 year old World War Two veteran Peter McKinlay of Cromwell, in Otago, New Zealand. Peter was a pilot on the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and served as an instructor on Tiger Moths before joining No. 15 (Fighter) Squadron, flying Corsairs in the Pacific. He did a second tour with No. 26 (Fighter) Squadron up there too.

After the war Peter also flew Mustangs with No. 4 (Otago) Squadron in the RNZAF’s Territorial Air Force. As well as talking about these aspects of his life he also remembers his beloved Cessna C.180.

Dave and Peter were joined by Peter’s son Trevor McKinlay to assist Peter with the Skype technology and to throw in a few questions and memories of his own.

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

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