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Air Force Black Falcons ready for a busy few days up and down the country

The Ohakea-based Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aerobatics display team, the Black Falcons, is set to appear at several locations across both North and South Islands later this week.

13 March, 2024

Team member Squadron Leader Michael Williams said the pilots were looking forward to a busy few days.

“It’s a real pleasure to bring our displays or a flypast to people at any time, and on these flights we’ll be covering quite a bit of ground, so lots of people will get the chance to see us,” he said.

“Our T-6C Texan II aircraft is the one on which all RNZAF pilots learn to fly, so we also hope that seeing us at Feilding on Thursday, or in the South Island this weekend will inspire some of the young people who see us. It could be them up there one day.”

RNZAF Black Falcons details for this week

 Note: Flights and timings are all subject to weather conditions and other operational considerations.

Thursday 14 March:

Central Districts Field Days, Feilding - Flypast at 12pm

Saturday 16 March:

Caroline Bay Rock and Hop, Timaru - Display at 2:45pm

Sunday 17 March:

Tahunanui Beach, Nelson - Display at 12:25pm

View the team's full season display schedule here.