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The primary task of the eight NH90TTH helicopters in service with 3sq is to provide tactical air mobility.

(Masterton, Andrew Hamblyn)

The A109 Light Utility Helicopter is in use with 3sq for a variety of tasks. One of these is the training role, before pilots move on to the SH-2G(I) Seasprite or NH90TTH. Five are operational, with a sixth airframe as attrition reserve.

(Ohakea, Andrew Hamblyn)

Ohakea (MIL) (NZOH)

RWY 09/27, 15/33     POS 40°12'24"S 175°23'13"E     ELEV 164

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
3 Squadron A109LUH
Kimihia Ka Patu (Seek and destroy)
5 Squadron P-8A Keitou Kalawaca Na Wasaliwa (We span the ocean)
14 Squadron T-6C Kia Maia , kia u, kia ngawari (Active, ardent, adaptable)
42 Squadron Beech B350i Tara Ki Uta, Tara Ki Tai (We span the land, from coast to coast)
Central Flying School T-6C Puta-Ki-Te-Rangi (Come forth to the sky)
RNZAF Aerobatic Team T-6C Black Falcons
Air Force Heritage Flight Harvard Mk.III
Spitfire LF.IXe
Tiger Moth Mk.II
CFS draws aircraft from 14sq.

The Black Falcons are technically still part of the Central Flying School and draws its pilots from both CFS and 14 Sqn.

42sq at Ohakea operates four Beech 350i King Airs for transport duty, Air Warfare training and sensor suite training.

(Ohakea, Andrew Hamblyn)

NZ1401 is one of eleven T-6C Texan II aircraft in service with 14sq at Ohakea since 2014 in the pilot training role.

(Ohakea, Andrew Hamblyn)

Whenuapai (MIL) (NZWP)

RWY 09/27, 15/33     POS 36°47'16"S 174°37'49"E     ELEV 164

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
6 Squadron SH-2G(I) Vigilance with Patience
40 Squadron C-130H(NZ)
Ki Nga Hau e Wha (To the four winds)

The RNZAF has replaced its P-3K2 with the P-8A.

(Ohakea, Andrew Hamblyn)

The Hercules has been in service with the RNZAF since 1965. Originally acquired as C-130H, the five Hercules in service with 40sq have all been upgraded to C-130H(NZ) since 2010. The C-130H(NZ) is scheduled to be replaced by five C-130J-30 aircraft from 2024 on.

(Ohakea, Andrew Hamblyn)

Woodbourne (Civil/MIL) (NZWB)

RWY 07R/25L, 07R/25L, 10/28     POS 41°31'06"S 173°52'13"E     ELEV 109

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Ground Training Wing

Aeronautical Training Squadron
Various aircraft Hiranga a Mahi - Te Utanga a Pukenga

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