No. 42 Squadron
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 350 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:
- Conversion 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