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Thread: RNZAF Air show and Open day, Ohakea base - 75th Anniversary (31st March)

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    RNZAF Air show and Open day, Ohakea base - 75th Anniversary (31st March)

    Thought I'd chuck this up as some of you may be interested. I believe some of you may be even taking part.

    RNZAF Air Show and Open Day, Ohakea base - join the RNZAF as it celebrate its 75th anniversary of providing air power to New Zealand.

    Date: Saturday 31 March 2012 (postponement date - Sunday 1 April)

    Location: RNZAF Base Ohakea (between Bulls and Sanson (off State Highway 1)
    Entry: $10 per person, $30 per car/family children under 5 years are free tickets through NZ Events - What's on in New Zealand - Eventfinder, Bulls Information Centre, Feilding Information Centre, Palmerston North i-SITE, Taihape Information Centre and limited cash sales at gate.

    0800 Gates open to the public
    0900 Static displays open
    1000 Air displays commence
    1515 Air displays finish
    1530 Static displays close and civilian aircraft depart

    Additional information:
    • Food and drink available for purchase
    • Kids' entertainment area
    • Limited EFTPOS cash-out facility onsite
    • FM radio commentary broadcast live throughout the day on 88.0 MHz so bring your portable radio
    • Alcohol free event
    • No pets


    RNZAF Aircraft - Flying Displays:
    • Red Checkers
    • Boeing 757
    • Kiwi Blue Parachute Team
    • C-130 Hercules
    • P-3K Orion
    • UH-1H Iroquois
    • SH-2G Seasprite
    • A109 LUH
    • B200 King Air
    • Historic Flight Tiger Moth, Harvard and Sioux


    Static Displays:
    • NH90
    • Upgraded C-130 Hercules (LEP)

    International Aircraft:

    Flying and Static Displays:
    • Royal Australian Air Force F-18A Hornet
    • United States Air Force C-17

    Static Displays:
    • Royal Australian Air Force B737 Wedgetail
    • Royal Australian Air Force C-17
    • Royal Australian Air Force C-130J
    • Singapore Air Force C-130
    • French Armed Forces of New Caledonia CASA 235
    • US Marine Corps KC-130
    • RAF A330 MRTT

    Warbirds and Civilian Aircraft:
    • Bristol Fighter
    • Fokker DVII
    • WWII types:
    • Spitfire IX
    • Spitfire Tr IX
    • TBM Avenger
    • Dakota
    • Auster
    • Anson
    • Beaver
    • 2 x P-40 Kittyhawk
    • FG-1D Corsair
    • P-51 Mustang
    • Teams:
    • Yak aerobatic team
    • Harvard aerobatic team

    Jets:
    • Vampire
    • Strikemaster
    • Hunter
    • Civilian:
    • MX2
    • Thunder Mustang
    • PAC750XL
    • Beech Texan
    • Gryocopters

    Air display programme is dependant on weather and serviceability.

    Source: RNZAF - Air Show information
    Last edited by Raging Bull; 27-03-2012 at 09:44 AM.
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    the hercules was flying low over the farm I work on in Te Aroha this morning then the orion went over about 15mins ago

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    yeah im going to take my son long for alook . just like my dad took me to there 50th.

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    i managed to not be working for this one.

    haven't seen any of the other nations cool toys turn up yet but they should be arriving over the next few days.

    the F18 display should be really good if it is a nice clear day.

    i hope everyone that goes has a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostlegend View Post
    i managed to not be working for this one.

    haven't seen any of the other nations cool toys turn up yet but they should be arriving over the next few days.

    the F18 display should be really good if it is a nice clear day.

    i hope everyone that goes has a good day.

    Just had a C-17 fly over me as I was driving through Sanson, unsure whether it was the one from Australia or the US.

    Hopefully the weather plays ball on the 31st.

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    Will be taking the young fella along, very keen to see the new NH-90...
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    please share pics of the air show would love to see them.

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    Shame I didn't find out earlier (one of the downfalls of listening to CD's and not reading the papers)...would have been a good excuse to go down and visit freinds...and that would have been good to see but a bit late to arrange

    Other things on now as well
    Fishing ... Hunting its all good

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    2 F18's just arrived, it's great to hear fast jets in the sky again.

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    And were off... Not looking forward to the traffic cues though.

    Will post photos later on today.
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    just got home - the kids were over it. We were going to go our run off which is on the boundary of the base (the planes take off over it) but the road (tangimoana) was closed so we wound up watching it from the hill on the other side of the road - still a really good view. The traffic was crazy.

    Some really cool stunts! I particularly enjoyed the Iroquois dropping a couple of cars from a great height!

    Bring on the 100th

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    Crazy traffic this morning, It took us 2.5 hours to get from Palmerston North to Ohakea (that was with our secret short cut) Mates on mine who left at the same time took 4 hours. There were a few motorcycles vs cars which also did not help the situation.

    Was great to finally get to see the new NH-90 do its thing. F-18s were the highlight from my son's point of view. The dropping the cars by the Iroquois never gets old and is a air show classic.

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    Had 3 jets through here on thursday, Used to get the skyhawks and trainers a bit so great to see something so low and fast again.
    Rules are for the obedience of fools
    and the guidance of wise men” Sir Douglas Bader.

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    One of the great thrills that I have had was once when I was out mustering on the farm in Nth'n Wairarapa and a sky-hawke flew around the hill under me. He was so close I could see right into the cockpit and the instruments and his gloved hands on the controls. It felt like I could have struck the plane with my mustering stick. It was amazing and the sight is burnt into my memory, albeit it was at least 25 years ago.

    We were in a low flying area and would often see them buzzing around. A great sight.
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    Yeah Tahr I used to have the same thing happen to me in the Wairarapa, Was friggen cool

    While NZ mighten have the need for a jet strike force it stilled made me feel proud to see the flyin kiwi
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