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Topic # 173599 28-May-2015 20:56
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Anyone know why there's so many helicopters flying around auckland city/grey lynn/mt eden tonight? I live in town and saw a few take off from the old asb building with their lights off and a few smaller police helicopters flying around.

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  Reply # 1313719 28-May-2015 20:58
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Training or something someone was saying on twitter. Shame they never do it around these parts because helicopters are awesome.




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  Reply # 1313730 28-May-2015 21:06
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richms: Training or something someone was saying on twitter. Shame they never do it around these parts because helicopters are awesome.


Ahh ok. I saw a huge ball of light in the sky that they were flying around and I thought it was a planet but then it started moving. I've seen a few too many sci-fi movies I think hahaha.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1313759 28-May-2015 21:34
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Saw this on facebook

The New Zealand Defence Force is conducting routine training of Air Force and Army personnel from 24-28 May 2015.

The training will occur in and around the Kaipara Air Weapons Range and in the Auckland Central Business District during which time the public may see NH90 and A109 helicopters flying over the city in formation.

All flying will be concluded by 10pm each evening.



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  Reply # 1313776 28-May-2015 22:18
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blackjack17: Saw this on facebook

The New Zealand Defence Force is conducting routine training of Air Force and Army personnel from 24-28 May 2015.

The training will occur in and around the Kaipara Air Weapons Range and in the Auckland Central Business District during which time the public may see NH90 and A109 helicopters flying over the city in formation.

All flying will be concluded by 10pm each evening.


Wow! It's pretty cool seeing them so close. :)

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  Reply # 1313797 29-May-2015 06:01
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Gee I wonder what major event is on in NZ at the moment that might benefit from the NZDF and probably the NZ Police from practicing night helicopter ops?




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  Reply # 1313798 29-May-2015 06:06
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JohnR popping home for lunch.

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  Reply # 1313824 29-May-2015 09:12
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Sounds like some extra activity is happening this week then, but normally Thursday night is helicopter night over the central city area - I have always assumed its routine training. Usually around 10pm.




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  Reply # 1313829 29-May-2015 09:21
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Dingbatt: Gee I wonder what major event is on in NZ at the moment that might benefit from the NZDF and probably the NZ Police from practicing night helicopter ops?


Looking for Corrupt FIFA officials maybe?

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  Reply # 1313960 29-May-2015 11:09
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Dingbatt: Gee I wonder what major event is on in NZ at the moment that might benefit from the NZDF and probably the NZ Police from practicing night helicopter ops?


Looking for Corrupt FIFA officials maybe?


They'll never find them...no such thing as a corrupt FIFA official...except those that oppose Blatter. 




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  Reply # 1314212 29-May-2015 15:58
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Dingbatt: Gee I wonder what major event is on in NZ at the moment that might benefit from the NZDF and probably the NZ Police from practicing night helicopter ops?

There doesn't need to be a major event for police and military to train. Training is what they do, after all.

When TV3 did their doco about the SAS a few years back they mentioned doing regular training ops via helicopter over the CBD at night.

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  Reply # 1314214 29-May-2015 16:00
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Its the remake of Blue Thunder smile




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  Reply # 1314215 29-May-2015 16:00
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They are actually going round and round as I type. Noisy!




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  Reply # 1314225 29-May-2015 16:11
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Dingbatt: Gee I wonder what major event is on in NZ at the moment that might benefit from the NZDF and probably the NZ Police from practicing night helicopter ops?

There doesn't need to be a major event for police and military to train. Training is what they do, after all.

When TV3 did their doco about the SAS a few years back they mentioned doing regular training ops via helicopter over the CBD at night.


Exactally, no point in training just before you plan do something cause you might need it before then. espectially if your in the defense or police force

Being in the navy, we regularly provide the SAS a platform on which to train, its all good training for the navy as you get to interact with boats and helicopters, so Junior Officers can get familiar with operating with them for other tasks in the future

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  Reply # 1314227 29-May-2015 16:14
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Dingbatt: Gee I wonder what major event is on in NZ at the moment that might benefit from the NZDF and probably the NZ Police from practicing night helicopter ops?


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  Reply # 1314236 29-May-2015 16:25
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common theives, car chases, search and rescue, any number of reasons

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