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.
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