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Our busy skies

C 130H NZ Hercules aircraft flying by.
Photo by Miraz Jordan.

It pays to keep an eye on the sky at Waikawa Beach. For one thing, there’s a low-flying zone just off Strathnaver Drive. For another, probably because Ohakea Air base is only 60 Km away as the plane flies, we see a lot of military aircraft.

Today’s flypast was a bit special though: Air Force marks 85 years of service to New Zealand:

Saturday, 2 April 2022 … C-130H(NZ) Hercules aircraft … Leaving Dunedin approx 1100 and heading North over … Picton and Hokio.

C 130H NZ Hercules aircraft flying by.

Watch out again (you have to be quick!) on Sunday 03 April 2022 for the Air Force Heritage Flight of NZ (1x Avenger, 2 x T6C Texan II, 1x Spitfire):

  • … 1445 Nelson
  • 1513 Paraparaumu
  • 1518 Ōtaki
  • 1522 Levin
  • 1525 Foxton
  • 1530 Ōhakea

This item was updated on 2 April 2022 15:37:06