ANZAC Day Commemoration Fly-Pasts
New Zealand Defence Force Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
Friday 22 April , 2005
ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION FLY-PASTS
ANZAC Day is a special time for members of the New Zealand Defence Force, where they can reflect on the courage and sacrifice of all those who have died serving New Zealand in armed conflict, particularly those who went ashore at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915.
As part of these commemorations the RNZAF will be conducting fly-pasts of many dawn and civic ceremonies throughout the lower North Island and South Island. The fly-pasts will be conducted by aircraft from RNZAF Base Ohakea including Iroquois from No 3 Squadron, Air Trainers from Pilot Training Squadron and Kingairs from No 42 Squadron.
The Iroquois are carrying out night flying Exercise in Tekapo and will cover the central South Island while three Kingairs will fly over ceremonies on the West Coast. A formation of Airtrainers, a Kingair and a Harvard will attend ceremonies in the lower North Island.
Attached is a schedule of locations.
For further information please contact Flight Sergeant Paul Stein, Ohakea Public Information Officer, Ph: (06) 351 5490
Fly Past Schedule
West Coast - Formation 3 Kingairs
Moutere Hills 1205
Central South Island - Iroquois
during the 25 pound gun firing
Wanaka 1045 -1055 Flypast as
coordinated with Alpine Fighter Collection aircraft
Iroquois will be two aircraft per location.
Following fly-past the crew
will land and attend local functions.
Lower North Island - Single Kingair
Palmerston North 0600
Lower North Island - Airtrainer Formation
Palmerston North 0930
Lower North Island - Harvard
New Plymouth 1500