Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
Accidents
Acronyms
Jobs new
Airliners
Airshows
Future helicopters
For Sale
Contact


Database

47199 serials
20073 photos
4006 heliports



facebook     twitter     google     linkedin


Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here



Latest News

Russian Helicopters at Milipol 2017

First AW101 Delivered to Norway

JBI Helicopters in the Farming of Cranberry Bogs

Aeromedical Tilt Rotor Seminar in Australia

Falcon Aviation Orders Three More H160

ASU Delivered NVG Capable AS350 to HNZ Topflight

EDIC’ Horizon International Flight Academy

400,000 Flight Hours for V-22 Osprey Fleet


News

Air Force Helicopters Put Through Their Paces



  • Air Force Helicopters Put Through Their Paces


Royal New Zealand Air Force, July 29, 2013 - Three Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopters were put through their paces as part of an intensive flying training programme around Waiouru this week.

"The exercise was to test our ability to deploy in a more austere environment, away from the comfort of home base at Ohakea," said SQNLDR Chris Andrew, Commanding Officer for the exercise, based at Waiouru Military Camp.

"It’s an opportunity to train and test the aircraft and crew skills in a relatively controlled environment, undertake some intensive flying, and work closely with the NZ Army."

Around 90 Air Force personnel and 30 Army personnel from the Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles took part in the exercise. It was the first time that the NH90 had carried fully equipped NZ Army troops (with packs and weapons).

It was also the first time formation, low level flying had been undertaken away from Ohakea, which is a significant milestone in the training and testing of the aircraft and crew.

The focus was on completing Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) tasks as part of developing the full range of NH90 capabilities, some of which have already been released into service.

Two A109 Light Utility Helicopters were also deployed to Waiouru and trained alongside the NH90s as part of its OT&E for introduction into service.

Both helicopters will be used for tasks in support of the military and other Government agencies


This article is listed in :
NH Industries NH90 TTH in NZRoyal New Zealand Air Force

Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here