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EXERCISE BLACKBIRD 2014

Helicopter Crewman SGT Timmy Wilson in action with one of three Iroquois training in low-level alpine flying at Exercise Blackbird

26 September 2014

For the next two weeks the Air Force will be conducting its largest annual helicopter training course in the Marlborough and Kaikoura regions. Exercise Blackbird will involve over 80 personnel with three Iroquois, three A109 and two NH90 helicopters.

Air Force Holds Year's Largest Helicopter Exercise in Marlborough

Earlier stories

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