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ANZAC Day Commemoration Fly-Pasts

New Zealand Defence Force Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa
Media Release
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.

ENDS

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

Greymouth 0930
Ross 0945
Harihari 1000
Hokitika 1010
Blackball 1020
Reefton 1030
Murchison 1050
Karamea 1105
Westport 1120
Nelson 1200
Mapua 1203
Moutere Hills 1205
Motueka 1210
Takaka 1220
Collingwood 1225

Central South Island - Iroquois

Oamaru 1137 Flypast
during the 25 pound gun firing
Wanaka 1045 -1055 Flypast as
coordinated with Alpine Fighter Collection aircraft
Timaru 1045

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
Hunterville 0607
Bulls 0615
Foxton 0622
Feilding 0630

Lower North Island - Airtrainer Formation

Dannevirke 0915
Palmerston North 0930
Bunnythorpe 0945
Apiti 1000
Rongotea 1015
Levin 1030

Lower North Island - Harvard

Sanson 0930
New Plymouth 1500


ENDS

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