Sunday, May 19, 2024

Air Force squadrons prepare for ANZAC Day flypasts

Royal New Zealand Air Force squadrons will be conducting flypasts over the length and breadth of the country on Thursday to commemorate ANZAC Day.

People looking skyward will be able to catch a glimpse of a range of aircraft, including the A109 Light Utility helicopterNH90 helicopterBoeing P-8A PoseidonC-130H (NZ) HerculesT-6C Texan IISH-2G(I) Seasprite helicopter, and the Air Force Heritage Flight of New Zealand.

See the schedule below to see if they’ll be flying near you. All times are approximate.

P-8A Poseidon – No. 5 Squadron (pictured)

0732Oban Waterfront, Stewart Island
0737Bluff Memorial Grove, Flagstaff Road
0737Bluff Cenotaph, Marine Parade
0741Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home, Invercargill 
0744Tuatapere RSA Hall, Tuatapere
0752Otautau Cenotaph,  Otautau
0756ANZAC Oval, Winton
0800Mataura Cenotaph, Mataura
0805Gore RSA, Gore
0807Balclutha RSA
0815Milton RSA, Milton
0818Montecillo Veterans Hospital, St Kilda, Dunedin
0825Dunedin Cenotaph, Queens Gardens, Dunedin
0826Mosgiel Cenotaph, Gordon Road, Mosgiel
0831Lawrence Cenotaph, Lawrence
0810Roxburgh Cenotaph, Till Street, Roxburgh
0847Mossburn Hall, Holmes Street
0908Kingston Waterfront
0915Queenstown Memorial Gate, Queenstown Waterfront
0921Cromwell Cenotaph, Melmore Terrace
0928Tarras Memorial Hall
0933Lake Hawea Waterfront
0937Wanaka Waterfront
0945Pioneer Park
0957Omakau Memorial Hall
1000Ranfurly Bowling Club, John Street
1008Centennial Park, Copinsha Street, Palmerston
1018Hampden Memorial Hall, Hampden
1021Maheno School, Short Street, Maheno
1024Alma War Memorial, Alma-Maheno Road, Alma
1025Oamaru Cemetery, Roxy Street, Oamaru
1026Great War Memorial, Thames Street, Oamaru
1026Turakina Memorial Lookout, Tamar Street
1027Pukeuri War Memorial
1028Papakaio War Memorial
1030Enfield Church
1034Georgetown War Memorial
1039Waimate Event Centre
1044Caroline Bay Sound Cheel
1049Geraldine Cenotaph
1050Woodbury Cenotaph
1051Peel Forest Hall
1054Mayfield Memorial Hall
1057Hinds Community Centre
1100Cenotaph, Baring Square
1103Rakaia Hall
1108St Johns Church, Hororata
1110Greendale Hall
1115Leeston Park
1117Rolleston Memorial Clock
1119Templeton RSA
1120Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram
1121Papanui RSA, Bellvue Road
1125Cust Community Centre, Cust
1128Rangiora Cenotaph
1131Amberley Domain Pavilion, Douglas Road, Amberley
1144Cheviot Cenotaph, Cheviot War Memorial
1153Kaikōura Memorial Gardens
1211Seymour Square, Blenheim
1216Havelock RSA, Havelock
1222ANZAC Park, Nelson
1225Wakefield War Memorial
1229 Tapawera Memorial Hall
1234Motueka Bowling Club
1239Takaka War Memorial, Commercial Street
1242Collingwood Memorial Hall, Tasman Street

C-130H (NZ) Hercules aircraft (No. 40 Squadron)

0630Auckland Domain
0645-0700Browns Bay
0920Greenhithe
0925Swanson
0927New Lynn
0927Avondale
0928Grey Lynn
1015Whitianga
1020Whangamata
1025Waihi
1100Mt Eden
1102Devonport
1107Orewa
1110Hobsonville
1120Henderson 

T-6C Texan II (No. 14 Squadron)

One formation: Three T-6C Texan II 

1000New Plymouth Cenotaph, New Plymouth
1031Taupō War Memorial Cenotaph
1050Hamilton Memorial Park 

Two formation: Three T-6C Texan II 

0901Taradale Clock Tower, Taradale
0904Eskdale War Memorial Church
0937Rotorua 
0945Memorial Park, Tauranga
0946Mt Maunganui

Air Force Heritage Flight of NZ

One T-6C Texan II, Spitfire PV270 and P-51D Mustang aircraft. For updates check out the Air Force Heritage Flight of New Zealand Facebook page.

0950Base Ohakea
0951Sanson
0952Rongotea 
0955Himatangi
0957Rangiotu 
0959Longburn
1000Clock Tower, Palmerston North
1003Ashhurst 
1005Pohangina  
1009Apiti  
1014Hunterville  
1021Aramoho Cemetery
1023Queens Park Memorial Cenotaph, Whanganui  
1030Marton Park, Marton
1032Halcombe 
1034Feilding Clock Tower   
1037Bulls 

A109 and NH90 helicopter (No. 3 Squadron) 

0605Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington (NH90 helicopter) 
0610Bulls (A109 helicopter only)
0618Paraparaumu (NH90 helicopter)
0623Ōtaki (NH90 helicopter) 
0630Levin (formation) 
0645Palmerston North Square (formation) 
0649Ashhurst (formation)
0654Feilding (formation)
0710Whanganui (formation)

SH-2G(I) Seasprite helicopter (No. 6 Squadron)

0545Maungaturoto RSA 
0600Lauri Hall Park, Whangerei
0625Kerikeri 
0635Kaeo RSA 
  
0930Waiotemaramara
0935Opononi 
0940Whirinaki 
0940Rawene
1000Kerikeri
1005Russell  
1005Paihia
1010Kawakawa
1025Whangerei
1040Hakaru 
1045Wellsford 
1055Warkworth  
1105Helensville 
1110Waimauku

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