He survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific and spent two years in a Japanese prison camp but the life of former Olympian Louis Zamperini is currently being played out on cinema screens across Australia. Continue reading →
He might be 96 but Cecil “Boz” Parsons still enjoys flying.
Born in Colac (Victoria), Boz joined the Air Force in August 1940 and up until very recently was still flying solo (he now needs to have his son in his aircraft when he goes up).
Training on Tiger Moths in Narromine before travelling to Canada where he flew Ansons in the middle of winter, 1941, Boz then found himself in England after the last heavy bombing raid on London. Continue reading →
Andrew Carter flying the TAVAS Fokker Dr.1 Triplane.
CanvasWings has debuted on ABC Digital Radio. The program will be able to be heard every four weeks at 1805 AEST and on podcast,
This program features the Royal Australian Air Force’s Air Commodore Phil Byrne talking about the Centenary of Military Aviation airshow at Point Cook, Andrew Carter from The Australian Vintage Aviation Society about his new flying Fokker Dr.1 Triplane and the first in a series looking at the wartime life of Colin Moreton, a P-40 Kittyhawk pilot.