RNZAF Step Up Campaign
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28 October 2014
RNZAF 40 SQN and NZ Army 5 Movements Company are running two TACEX activities in the Wanganui and Taranaki regions. The first activity was from 20-24 October with drops in the Raumai Range area. The second will be undertaken as part of Ex Kiwi Koru from 4-7 November. TACEX is a regular training activity for both RNZAF and NZ Army to keep crews and units qualified in aerial drops.
NZDF support included a ceremonial parade, a flypast of 3 NH90s, and a 21-Gun Salute
Video of NH90s at Exercise Blackbird.
An NH90 Helicopter in a joint training exercise with 161 Battery to move four L119 Howitzer guns by air.
Seven newly qualified pilots gained their 'Wings' on Friday 3 Oct.
Exercise Blackbird involved over 80 personnel with three Iroquois, three A109 and two NH90 helicopters.
Four NH90 helicopters carrying out formation flying and navigation training