Country: New Zealand Region: Bulls
Locale: Palmerston North
Latitude: 40° 12' 21" S Longitude: 175° 23' 16" E
Area use / Military Branches: Airbase; training wing; 3 & 42 sqn
RNZAF Ohakea ICAO: NZOH. Former RNZAF Strikebase until phasing out of the A-4K Skyhawk fighter/bombers in 2002.
Currently also used as a diversion airfield for civil flights in case of emergencies.
Flight Trn School, 5x Bell-47 Sioux
3 Sqn, 14x UH-1H Iroquois
42 Sqn, 5x Beachcraft B200 King Air
3 Sq http://www.airforce.mil.nz/about-us/squadrons/3-squadron/default.htm
42 Sq http://www.airforce.mil.nz/about-us/squadrons/42-squadron/default.htm
Video footage of better times http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2CwV117aY4
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