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Strikemaster Jet takes to the Road


Strikemaster Jet takes to the Road

A house removal truck will become a jet transporter on Wednesday March 23, when it is used to move a Strikemaster jet.

The Strikemaster will be moved from RNZAF Base Woodbourne (Blenheim) to the Omaka Airfield, where it will form part of a ground display for this weekend’s Classic Fighters Airshow.

A crane will be used to lift the aircraft over a fence and onto the truck, it will then be transported along State Highway 6 to the Omaka Airfield.

It is the first time the Strikemaster has been moved on the back of a truck, a process that has needed careful planning from Flight Sergeant Deane Baunton.

“We’ve had to remove the wing tip fuel tanks to keep the width under 11 metres. We will also be using a sling, which is especially designed to lift the aircraft,” said Flight Sergeant Baunton.

The Strikemaster, which is over 10 meters long, with a wingspan of over 11 meters is used by the Aeronautical Training Squadron to train Aircraft and Avionics Mechanics.


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