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  • new zealand RNZAF Base Ohakea

    Bulls, Manawatu-Wanganui

    New Zealand





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    23.8124NZPM Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui
    25.2127NZJM Palmerston North Hospital, Manawatu-Wanganui
    85.1202NZPP Paraparaumu, Wellington
    86.7163NZMH Wairarapa Hospital, Wellington
    87.0015NZRU Waiouru, Manawatu-Wanganui
    88.7166NZMS Hood, Wellington



    1939 to present

    40° 12' 0'' S - 175° 23' 0'' E
    10 nm W of Fielding
    ICAO: NZOHIATA: OHA
    Elevation: 164 feet





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    List of units at Ohakea

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2002/    3 SquadronNH90 TTH 2011/   
    A109LUH 2010/   
    Seasprite 1997/05
    205 1966/15
    47 1965/10





    Ohakea News


    New Simulator for New Zealand NH90, 09-Aug-18 : #training CAE to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) 700MR Series NH90 flight training device (FTD) for Ohakea airbase by 2020

    Husband and Wife Share Military Mission Together, 21-May-18 : #family Wife and husband Nicole Brooke and Andrew Stewart are both NH90 pilots in the Royal New Zealand Air Force’ 3 Squadron. They now deployed together aboard HMNZS Canterbury

    NH90 Supports New Zealand Earthquake Response, 13-Nov-16 : #eqnz Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) 3 Squadron NH90 dispatched to support emergency management after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit North Canterbury

    RNZAF Helicopter Fleet Integrated in 3 Squadron, 18-Dec-14 : New Zealand Air Force Helicopter Transition Unit (HTU), responsible for the introduction into service of the NH90 and AW109, was merged into 3 Squadron replacing the UH-1H as RNZAF main helicopter.

    Eight and final NH90 delivered to RNZAF, 30-Oct-14 : The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) received its eight and last NH90 helicopter at Base Ohakea.

    31-Jul-14 - Retrofit of New Zealand NH90 fleet completed


    Operations


    DatesOperation
    14-nov-1623-nov-16Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations



    List of aircraft and events at Ohakea

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    By Date | By Serial

    DatesOrg/TypeUnit
    1998 ExhibitRoyal New Zealand Navy Wasp NZ3906
    1998-mar-22 AS350B ZK-HZN
    1998-mar-22 UH-1H NZ3814
    2000-mar-05 AS350D ZK-HYO
    2004-apr-04 UH-1D NZ3803
    2008-mar-16 47G-3 NZ3705
    2012-mar-31 A109LUH NZ3401
    2014-may-04 RNZAF NH90 TTH NZ3305
    2016-nov-14 3 SquadronRNZAF A109LUH NZ3403
    2016-nov-14 3 SquadronRNZAF A109LUH NZ3401
    2016-nov-14 3 SquadronRNZAF A109LUH NZ3402
    2016-nov-14 3 SquadronRNZAF A109LUH NZ3404
    2016-nov-14 3 SquadronRNZAF NH90 TTH NZ3306
    2016-nov-14 3 SquadronRNZAF NH90 TTH NZ3305
    2016-nov-14 3 SquadronRNZAF NH90 TTH NZ3307



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