Episode 103 – WOA Matt Henderson and the Airtrainer

Guest: Matt Henderson

Hosts: Dave Homewood and James Kightly

Recorded: 15th of November 2015

Duration: 1 hour 37 minutes 40 seconds

In this Wings Over Australia episode, Dave Homewood and James Kightly speak with Matt Henderson, who keeps his pristine NZAI CT/4 Airtrainer and Cessna Bird Dog at Kyneton Airport, in rural Victoria, Australia. They discuss the history of the Airtrainer, or Plastic Parrot as the RAAF colloquially knew them, on both sides of the Tasman Sea. And Matt talks about his own RAAF career, his learning to fly and owning and flying old aeroplanes, including flying his CT/4 in the trainer display team, and being the president of the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia.

Quick Links:
•  The Airtrainer

  The Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia

•  Kyneton Aero Club

Aerial Selfie with Dave Homewood (left) and Matt Henderson in the Airtrainer


Matt Henderson with his beloved “Parrot”

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And this is what happened after the interview, Matt took Dave for a fly in the Airtrainer

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