WONZ 239 – Pioneer Update

Guest: Paul McSweeny of Pioneer Aero Ltd.

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 12th of July 2021

Released: 18th of July 2021

Duration:  16 minutes 32 seconds

In this special mini-episode Dave Homewood does a walk-around the hangar with Paul McSweeny of Pioneer Aero Ltd., to give an update on all the projects currently happening and one one its way. The team are finishing up the P-40E for an Italian client, which will fly again post-restoration very shortly. They are working on the rebuild to flight of the ex-RNZAF P-40N-1, NZ3147, which will stay based at Ardmore with owner Brett Nicholls. They are also working on the wings of the John Saunders P-40E, having built the fuselage for that project which is already down at Omaka. And they are starting another P-40E for a Netherlands-based syndicate. Also on the water right now as this is published is the fuselage and centre section of Jerry Yagen’s Douglas SBD Dauntless, which will be restored to fly by Pioneer.

Quick Links:

Pioneer Aero Ltd.’s Website

Pioneer Aero Ltd.’s Facebook Page

The Video


NB: The music at the end of this episode is Wild Flower by Joakim Karud

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