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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Skytrain 08 aircraft - updated

There are 4 aircraft involved in Skytrain 08 - 3 Lockheed C-130 Hercules and a CASA CN-235

The CASA is 52-IH from Armée de l'Air (ALA) the French Air Force based in New Caledonia.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130H is NZ7005


There is a C-130H 730 from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

The second RNZAF C-130H has arrived and is NZ7001

I will post photos when/if I have them.

There has been plenty of action lately with Parachute drops around the WB and OM airfields.  
Last night (10-Mar-08) they were doing night flying from 24 at WB.  It wasn't really circuits as they crossed central Blenheim each time.  I believe they may have gone out to the beacon and established on finals there each time.  This involved two of the C-130s which followed one another, differentiated by two very different and distinctive sounds as they flew over.

1 comment:

Mike Condon said...

G'day
The Casa is 52-IH while the Singa Herc is 730.

Today, 06Mar, callsigns CARLIN2 noted flying Woodbourne-vicinity of Mt Cook-Woodbourne while CONDOR flew Woodbourne-Able Tasman NP-Woodbourne.

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