Episode 105 – WOA – Murray Wallace

Guest: Murray Wallace

Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly

Recorded: 16th of November 2015

Duration: 1 hour  12 minutes  25 seconds

In this Wings Over Australia episode, Dave Homewood and James Kightly speak with Murray Wallace who spent five years as an engine fitter in the RAAF in the 1950’s before transferring to the Australian Army in 1961 to become a test pilot. He learned to fly the Army’s Sioux helicopters and their Cessna C.180 light aircraft, in which Murray spent considerable time flying over the jungles of Papua New Guinea flying into rough strips and dropping supplies to Army patrols.

Murray also now owns an ex-Army Cessna C.180 that he actually flew as a young man up in Papua New Guinea, and he also talks about his two other aeroplanes, an NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer, and a SIAI-Marchetti SF.260.

Murray Wallace with his ex-RAAF NZAI Airtrainer

Above: Dave Homewood with guest Murray Wallace, and his Cessna C.180 behind (Photo James Kightly)


Above: Dave and Murray during the recording, with Murray’s dog helping (Photo James Kightly)

Murray’s ex-Australian Army Cessna C.180 including interior photos


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Murray’s SIAI-Marchetti SF.260

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Murray’s ex-RAAF New Zealand Aerospace Industries CT/4A Airtrainer

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Murray’s CT/4 with Matt Henderson’s CT/4 at Temora Warbirds Downunder 2015


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