28 October 2014
40 Squadron has been carrying out one of its regular tactical airlift and airdrop training exercises in the lower half of the North Island using two C-130H Hercules aircraft. Dropzones are in the Raumai, Stratford, and Waverley areas.
“This is one of the largest airlift and airdrop training exercises for the RNZAF this year. The Wanganui and Taranaki regions are an excellent training location for us and we are appreciative of the local support we receive,” said Air Component Commander, Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy.
“People might notice our aircraft flying at lower altitudes than usual but all RNZAF flying operations are conducted with safety in mind and meet civil aviation regulations.”
The C-130H's are based out of Ohakea with support from the NZ Army’s 5 Movements Company from Linton.