Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Former Hutt Valley Local in RNZAF Exercisice

Media Release

18 June 2014

Former Hutt Valley Local Set to Participate in RNZAF Exercise

Former Hutt Valley local, Aircraftman (AC) Janice Bond is ‘coming home’ for an Air Force flying training activity based out of Trentham Military Camp 19 – 25 June 2014.

“I am an aircraft mechanic usually based at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea”, said AC Bond.

“My job is to maintain the Iroquois helicopters to make sure they operate reliably. Going away on trips is a pretty fun part of my job, and it is really nice to have the chance to return home.”

The exercise, which will be run by 3 Squadron, will involve daytime and evening flying with RNZAF Iroquois helicopters taking off and landing at Trentham Military Camp.

“Operating in the city is a really good experience for our maintenance and flying crews. It’s very different to our rural home base at Ohakea with its wide open spaces and special aircraft hangar facilities.

“Exercising in an urban setting prepares us for being able to operate in the city when we are called upon, typically in emergency situations. So it is a vital part of our training”, said AC Bond.

AC Bond joined the RNZAF in 2012 after working in an office job for a few years and deciding she needed a challenge.

“I found the Air Force website one day and it looked like an amazing career opportunity. After talking to a couple of people I was convinced it was the right choice,” said AC Bond.

“I really enjoy my role and have had some really cool experiences, like being winched beneath a helicopter at night time; that was a highlight I’ll remember for a long time.

“With the Iroquois due to be decommissioned in the not too distant future it will be one of the last times to hear the iconic sound of the Iroquois flying through the Hutt Valley.

“But for now my family will know when I’m home in the Hutt and on the job”, said AC Bond.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news