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No. 42 Squadron

No. 42 Squadron King Air

No. 42 Squadron is under the command of the Air Component Commander HQ JFNZ. Located at RNZAF Base Ohakea the squadron operates four Beech King Air twin-engine aircraft.

Annual flying hours for the squadron are approximately 1800. Hawker Pacific New Zealand provides maintenance support to the aircraft on the site. The Squadron provides:

  • Converstion to type training for fixed wing pilots
  • A  limited VIP transport role within New Zealand
  • Air Warfare Officer initial training
  • Non-Commissioned Officer Aircrew initial training