Royal New Zealand Air Force to celebrate 80th anniversary at Ohakea display

Five RNZAF T-62 Texan II aircraft performing an aerobatic display above Ohakea Base. PHOTO/Mark Mitchell
Five RNZAF T-62 Texan II aircraft performing an aerobatic display above Ohakea Base. PHOTO/Mark Mitchell

Aircraft are swooping in from across the globe to put on a jaw dropping display near Palmerston North.

The event will celebrate the Royal New Zealand Air Force's 80th anniversary. The military Air Tattoo will be held at RNZAF Base Ohakea on February 25 and 26.

There the Royal Australian Air Force will bring three F-18 Hornets, a C27J and a C17 aircraft, the United States will fly in two F-16 Fighting Falcons and a Globemaster C-17 and a KC-135 Stratotanker.

They will join the Royal New Zealand Air Force's fleet and the Black Falcons aerobatics team.

The air displays will run from 10am until 4pm each day.

The Royal Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defence Force, Singapore Air Force and Royal Malaysian Air Force will also attend the event.

- NZ Herald

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