New Zealand

Milford Sound for MSFS now available

NZA Simulations has released Milford Sound for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New Zealand declares Poseidon fleet operational as final aircraft arrives

The Royal New Zealand Air Force declared its newly acquired Boeing P-8A Poseidon fleet operational on July 1, just weeks before the air arm welcomed its fourth and final example of the US-built maritime patrol aircraft to RNZAF Base Ohakea, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, on July 17

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Air Chathams DC-3 – A chance to fly back in time

In the April 2016 issue of Aviation News, Geoff Jones reported how a Douglas DC-3 made a return to scheduled passenger services in New Zealand.

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Highlights from the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow 2023

The Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow was held over the Easter weekend at Omaka, on New Zealand’s South Island. Steve Kilvington was there for Aviation News

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How New Zealand is preparing RNZAF Base Auckland for future operations

In a time of change and fleet recapitalisation, Barry Ambrose visits RNZAF Base Auckland to discover how New Zealand is working to modernise its capabilities, replacing old workhorses with newer, more capable platforms

New Zealand receives third P-8A Poseidon

The Royal New Zealand Air Force welcomed the third of four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to RNZAF Base Ohakea, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, on May 19

United announce huge South Pacific expansion

The carrier said it is the “largest South Pacific expansion in aviation history”

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XII: New Zealand

In this review, we travel to New Zealand and discover what the latest World Update from Microsoft has to offer.

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RNZAF using King Air 350i fleet to bridge ISR capability gap

Two of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s four sensor pod-equipped King Air 350i aircraft were signed off in February to perform operational ISR missions in addition to their existing crew training roles

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New Zealand’s multirole military Boeing 757s

For 20 years the Royal New Zealand Air Force has operated two Boeing 757s. The aircraft have performed many and varied missions from Antarctica to the Pacific Islands, and from the Middle East to Europe, but a replacement is overdue. Jim Winchester reports