WONZ 219 – Te Kowhai Xmas Party


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Speakers: Dave Starr, Gavin McIvor and Des Gyde

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 8th of December 2019

Released: 3rd of April 2020

Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes 19 seconds

This episode features presentations made in front of a live audience at the 2019 Wings Over New Zealand Christmas Party, held at Te Kowhai Aerodrome, Hamilton.

The speakers are:

  • Dave Starr talking about topdressing Douglas DC-3’s, with a focus on the Te Kowhai resident DC-3 ZK-AZL.
  • Gavin McIvor, a member of the team who are striving to preserve the very historic ZK-AZL
  • Des Gyde, talking about his 50 years in aviation, including private flying, and his years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a Safety And Surface technician, then a Helicopter Crewman, and next an Air Ordnance technician, and more.

Anyone wishing to help with the restoration of Douglas DC-3 ZK-AZL should contact Gavin McIvor at ztcaldina53@gmail.com

Quick Links:

Te Kowhai Airfield

Te Kowhai Aerodrome on Facebook

Photos below all courtesy of Phil Treweek

Douglas DC-3 ZK-AZL
Dave Starr
Gavin McIvor
Des Gyde

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