Children clamber over No. 3 Squadron Iroquois static display. The Iroquois was one of two at the show.
A popular attraction - King Kong’s Helldiver
Despite strong winds, which prevented many World War 1 vintage aircraft from taking to the skies, the two-hour display at Masterton’s Hood Aerodrome on Sunday 22 January was a roaring success that attracted over 2000 people, says event spokesperson (and Navy Today editor) Richard Jackson. Despite the winds hangars were open to the public for an up close look at the machinery of a bygone aviation era. Highlights of the day included aerobatics from three Soviet-era YAK-52 aircraft and static and air displays by two No.3 Squadron Iroquois. The event, held in even years, alternates with the two-day Wings over Wairarapa show which will be held next year.
No.5 Squadron Association has commissioned author Paul Harrison to write a book on the history of the P3-B/K Orion in service with the Air Force from 1966 until the present day. The book, to be published in September 2006, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Orion’s service with the RNZAF. Paul is seeking contact with current and ex-members of No.5 Squadron who flew, serviced or supported their operations. Anecdotal stories, photographs etc, are sought to make the book a worthy record.
His contact details are: P. Harrison 12 Parakai St PARAPARAUMU Tel/Fax: 04 902 3751 e-mail: email@example.com
AFN67 FEBRUARY 06
NEW AIR FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
SQNLDR Glenn Davis has taken up the role of Air Force Public Relations Manager. He was previously Staff Officer Air Force Recruiting, and says he is looking forward to promoting the Air Force in his new role and building contacts with media. He has taken over from SQNLDR Sue Connolly who is on 12 months leave.
His contact details are: Phone (direct): 04 496 0294 Mobile: 021 420 899
Transported by C130 Hercules, the 65 members of the Central Band of the Royal NZ Air Force have descended upon Tauranga and Whakatane this month, presenting school and public concerts.
Returning after nearly a 10-year absence the band is sure to prove a hit with any audience who see it, young or old. As part of its annual tour the band presents school concerts and workshops as well as public evening concerts. The band’s schedule is: Mon 13th Feb TAURANGA 12.15pm Lunchtime Street March and performance. Devonport St. to ‘Red Square’ Tue 14th Feb TAURANGA 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church Wed 15th Feb WHAKATANE 6.30pm Thu 16th Feb RUATORIA 1.30pm Ngata College Fri 17th Feb GISBORNE CHARITY PERFORMANCE 7.30pm War Memorial Theatre Sat 18th Feb TOLOGA BAY 6.30pm Reynolds Hall Sat 18th Feb GISBORNE COMMUNITY MUSIC WORKSHOP 9.00am – 12.00pm.
School Concerts: Tue 14 Feb Tauranga, Holy Trinity Church 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.30pm Wed 15 Feb Whakatane, Trident High school 11.30am, 1.30pm Thu 16 Feb Ruatoria, Ngata College 1.30pm Fri 17 Feb Gisborne, Ilminster Intermediate School 11.30am, 1.30pm