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Wings See New Pilots Take Flight

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

Media Release

2 July 2008

Wings See New Pilots Take Flight

Eight newly qualified Royal New Zealand Air Force pilots will be presented with their wings at a graduation parade at RNZAF Base Ohakea tomorrow, Thursday 3 July.

The presentation of the pilot’s brevet or wings signifies the successful completion of over a year of flight training.

Tomorrow’s parade will be reviewed by the Assistant Chief of Development for the New Zealand Defence Force, Air Commodore Kevin Short.

Deputy Chief of Air Force Air Commodore Steve Moore and Commander of Joint Forces New Zealand Major General Rhys Jones will also be attending the parade as special guests.

The students, from Auckland, New Plymouth, Taihape and Christchurch will go on to fly either Iroquois helicopters, C-130 Hercules, P-3K Orion or Boeing 757.


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