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Anzac Day Flypasts 2024

Royal New Zealand Air Force squadrons will be conducting flypasts over the length and breadth of the country on Thursday, 25 April 2024 to commemorate Anzac Day.

23 April, 2024

Multiple flights will be occurring at the same time; all are subject to weather conditions and operational requirements. 

People looking skyward will be able to catch a glimpse of a range of aircraft, including the A109 Light Utility helicopter, NH90 helicopter, Boeing P-8A Poseidon, C-130H (NZ) Hercules, T-6C Texan II, SH-2G(I) Seasprite helicopter, and the Air Force Heritage Flight of New Zealand.

See the schedule below to see if they'll be flying near you. All times are approximate times. Check this page for any updates.

Page updated: 23 April 2024, 9.00pm

P-8A Poseidon (No. 5 Squadron)

0917 Oban Waterfront, Stewart Island
0923 Bluff Memorial Grove, Flagstaff Road
0923 Bluff Cenotaph, Marine Parade
0926 Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home, Invercargill 

Tuatapere RSA Hall, Tuatapere

0941 Otautau Cenotaph,  Otautau
0945 ANZAC Oval, Winton
0950 Mataura Cenotaph, Mataura
0952 Gore RSA, Gore
1001 Balclutha RSA
1004 Milton RSA, Milton
1011 Montecillo Veterans Hospital, St Kilda, Dunedin
1012 Dunedin Cenotaph, Queens Gardens, Dunedin
1018 Centennial Park, Copinsha Street, Palmerston
1022 Hampden Memorial Hall, Hampden
1024 Maheno School, Short Street, Maheno
1025 Alma War Memorial, Alma-Maheno Road, Alma

Oamaru Cemetery, Roxy Street, Oamaru

1026 Great War Memorial, Thames Street, Oamaru
1026 Turakina Memorial Lookout, Tamar Street
1027 Pukeuri War Memorial
1028 Papakaio War Memorial
1030 Enfield Church
1034 Georgetown War Memorial
1039 Waimate Event Centre
1044 Caroline Bay Sound Cheel
1049 Geraldine Cenotaph
1050 Woodbury Cenotaph
1051 Peel Forest Hall
1054 Mayfield Memorial Hall
1057 Hinds Community Centre
1100 Cenotaph, Baring Square
1103 Rakaia Hall
1108 St Johns Church, Hororata
1110 Greendale Hall
1115 Leeston Park
1117 Rolleston Memorial Clock
1119 Templeton RSA
1120 Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram
1121 Papanui RSA, Bellvue Road
1125 Cust Community Centre, Cust
1128 Rangiora Cenotaph
1131 Amberley Domain Pavilion, Douglas Road, Amberley
1144 Cheviot Cenotaph, Cheviot War Memorial
1153 Kaikōura Memorial Gardens
1211 Seymour Square, Blenheim
1216 Havelock RSA, Havelock
1222 ANZAC Park, Nelson
1225 Wakefield War Memorial
1229  Tapawera Memorial Hall
1234 Motueka Bowling Club
1239 Takaka War Memorial, Commercial Street
1242 Collingwood Memorial Hall, Tasman Street

C-130H (NZ) Hercules aircraft (No. 40 Squadron)

0630 Auckland Domain
0645-0700 Browns Bay
0920 Greenhithe
0925 Swanson
0927 New Lynn
0927 Avondale
0928 Grey Lynn
1015 Whitianga
1020 Whangamata
1025 Waihi
1100 Mt Eden
1102 Devonport
1107 Orewa
1110 Hobsonville
1120 Henderson 

T-6C Texan II (No. 14 Squadron)

One formation: Three T-6C Texan II 

1000 New Plymouth Cenotaph, New Plymouth
1031 Taupō War Memorial Cenotaph
1050 Hamilton Memorial Park 

Two formation: Three T-6C Texan II 

0901 Taradale Clock Tower, Taradale
0904 Eskdale War Memorial Church
0937 Rotorua 
0945 Memorial Park, Tauranga
0946 Mt Maunganui

Air Force Heritage Flight of NZ

One T-6C Texan II, Spitfire PV270 and P-51D Mustang aircraft. For updates check out the Air Force Heritage Flight of New Zealand Facebook page

0950 Base Ohakea
0951 Sanson
0952 Rongotea 
0955 Himatangi
0957 Rangiotu 
0959 Longburn
1000 Clock Tower, Palmerston North
1003 Ashhurst 
1005 Pohangina  
1009 Apiti  
1014 Hunterville  
1021 Aramoho Cemetery
1023 Queens Park Memorial Cenotaph, Whanganui  
1030 Marton Park, Marton
1032 Halcombe 
1034 Feilding Clock Tower   
1037 Bulls 

A109 and NH90 helicopter (No. 3 Squadron) 

0605 Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington (NH90 helicopter) 
0610 Bulls (A109 helicopter only)
0618 Paraparaumu (NH90 helicopter)
0623 Ōtaki (NH90 helicopter) 
0630 Levin (formation) 
0645 Palmerston North Square (formation) 
0649 Ashhurst (formation)
0654 Feilding (formation)
0710 Whanganui (formation)

SH-2G(I) Seasprite helicopter (No. 6 Squadron)

0545 Maungaturoto RSA 
0600 Lauri Hall Park, Whangerei
0625 Kerikeri 
0635 Kaeo RSA 
0930 Waiotemaramara
0935 Opononi 
0940 Whirinaki 
0940 Rawene
1000 Kerikeri
1005 Russell  
1005 Paihia
1010 Kawakawa
1025 Whangerei
1040 Hakaru 
1045 Wellsford 
1055 Warkworth  
1105 Helensville 
1110 Waimauku

Learn more about Anzac Day

Anzac Day, 25 April, is New Zealand's most important day of national commemoration. It marks the anniversary of the first major action by New Zealand and Australian forces during the First World War, landing on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

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