WONZ 197 – Christmas Forum 2018

Guests: Bevan Dewes and Matt Austin

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 20th of December 2018

Released: 23rd of December 2018

Duration:  2 hours 12 minutes 23 seconds

This episode of the WONZ Show sees the return of the popular “The Forum” format where Dave talks with guests Bevan Dewes and Matt Austin in a panel style show. They discuss that latest aviation news around New Zealand and Australia, and look at upcoming events on the aviation calendar on both sides of the Tasman Sea. And they talk about their aviation highlights of 2018.

Highlights of the discussion include Bevan going into detail about flying the Curtiss P-40N Warhawk fighter that he had the pleasure to experience this year; and Matt talking about his scariest moment as a pilot. Matt also talks about the Australian National Airline DC-3’s that ended up in New Zealand. And they both talk about their aviation heroes. There’s a lot more in there too.

This was the first episode in The Forum format for over a year, after an enforced break when Skype changed so that recording such conversations were impossible. Now however the technical challenges have been overcome and this episode was a sort of test piece to make sure it works. It went OK, and we hope you enjoy the discussion. The WONZ Show will hopefully bring more The Forum panel discussions to listeners again in the future.

(By the way, if you wait till the very end of this episode, for the first time ever in WONZ Show history, some out-takes are included)

Quick Links:

•  The Wings Over New Zealand Forum

•   The RNZAF P-40 Serials Matched To Buzz Codes and Letters

The RNZAF P-40’s With White Noses

The Wings Over D-Day Tour Series

Above: Bevan Dewes at Wanaka in April 2018 (Photo Dave Homewood)

Above: Matt Austin (photo supplied by Matt)

Note: The music in this episode is ‘The Warmth of Winter’ by Ross Bugden. Find his Youtube channel here

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