de Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth
David White is Air Boss for the Waterloo Ontario Air Show and a Board Member of the North East Council of Air Shows. We talk to David about what it takes to produce an air show and what the Air Boss does. Also, how the performers are booked and what they require. David discusses the impact of military demo team cutbacks driven by budget concerns, and the state of civilian jet teams. We discuss the role of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS), who it’s members are, and what issues it faces.
David can be found flying his 1975 177 Cardinal RG. In 2009 he flew with a friend in an open cockpit de Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth from Ontario to the East Coast and back in one week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada.
David White’s 1975 Cessna 177 Cardinal RG
The week’s aviation news:
- Airline mergers haven’t raised fares, report says
- Aviation perspectives: Airline mega-merger impact on the US domestic airline industry
- Fuel Control Malfunction Caused F-18 Crash
- CF-18 Crash Alberta International Airshow (video)
The Story of the Week:
“The Flight Before Christmas,” written by David Vanderhoof.
In this week’s Australia Desk report:
The Australian Government is enquiring with the US Government about the potential cost of purchasing additional F-18F Super Hornets for the RAAF – up to 24 more aircraft. The new Air New Zealand boss is talking of further strengthening ties with Virgin Australia. Meanwhile, Virgin Australia is increasing funding to Tourism Australia and hints at a possible corporate HQ relocation to Sydney. Qantas begins retiring its Rolls Royce powered B767s as VH-ZXB, formerly British Airways G-BNWF (cn 24338) is placed into storage in the USA.
Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124. Australia Desk archives can be found at www.australiadesk.net.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
This week we celebrate 100 Across The Pond segments by asking some of our guests back onto the show to see what the number 100 means to them from an aviation perspective. Appearing are: @Gareth_Stringer, @AviPlatform, @FlightLevel150, @KarlenePettit, @Pilot_NGB and @DLopezSalazar
Mosquito in action at the Pearl Harbor Air Show, Ardmore, Auckland, New Zealand by Ian Allen
- A silent message from Ian Kershaw
- GA Fly-by-Wire: Diamond Says Three Years
- Brazil announces construction of 800 airports
- The Untold Story of the Concorde Disaster
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.