WONZ 240 – The Piako Gliding Club

Guest: Aidan Cartwright, Gareth Cartwright, Scott Montagu, Derek Shipley and Ian ‘Iggy’ Wood.

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 10th and 24th of July 2021

Released: 24th of July 2021

Duration:  1 hour 9 minutes 48 seconds

In this episode Dave Homewood spent a couple of days, two weeks apart, at Waharoa Aerodrome, Matamata, with members of the Piako Gliding Club. Interviewed are 14-year-old glider pilot Aidan Cartwright, his father Gareth Cartwright who is also a keen pilot, the club’s Chief Tow Pilot Scott Montagu, gliding instructor Derek Shipley, and club president Iggy Wood.

Quick Links:

 The Piako Gliding Club

 Gliding NZ

 Matamata Aerodrome (Waharoa)

  See lots more photos from the recording days on Facebook, here

The Piako Gliding Club’s president Iggy Wood, next to one of the club’s Puchacz gliders. Puchacz is Polish for Owl. (Dave Homewood photo)
Left to right: Gareth Cartwright, Aidan Cartwright and Derek Shipley. (Dave Homewood photo)
Chief tow pilot Scott Montagu with the Piako Gliding Club’s Piper Pawnee tow plane. (Dave Homewood photo)

NB: The music at the end of this episode is Daedalus by Kai Engel

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