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  Reply # 1859021 5-Sep-2017 14:49
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Oblivian:

But in seriousness.


Look at the size of Singapore. They even come (or did) to Waiouru and Tekapo to do training. If they have live fire training in SQ, they hit a neighbor or something close. 


So similarly their jets are here with some nice terrain to hug and a bit of empty airspace.



Equally, on the subject of size, they have roughly our population but can afford a proper airforce....





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  Reply # 1859024 5-Sep-2017 14:52
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Geektastic: I used to get used as a practice target by the A10 tank busters stationed at the USAF be near the farm.

Be out ploughing or whatever and they would roll over the hill to practice aiming at moving targets. I did ring once and make sure the weapons weren't live just in case the pilot sneezed and shredded my Fendt in a spray of DU rounds!

 

 

 

BBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTT

 

 

 

*teary eyes*


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1859030 5-Sep-2017 14:57
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Sounddude:

 

Oblivian:

 

WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Was probably one of these:

 

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Wrong digits after the F :)

 

F16 falcons with external profile fuel tanks

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/111emergency/36210851913/ 

 

 

 

 

No he had it right. SG have their F15's here.

 

 

 

*edit* Should read the article. They do indeed have their F16's. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

You're forgiven. Despite the photogprahic evidence ;)

 

I spotted straight away they got wires crossed in the media release stating what the RSAF was made up of, vs what was actually arriving here as it mentioned both.


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  Reply # 1859033 5-Sep-2017 15:03
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Finally we have F-16's at Ohakea, after the many years since Helen cancelled our order and got rid of our strike force.

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  Reply # 1859045 5-Sep-2017 15:22
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Oblivian:

 

Sounddude:

 

Oblivian:

 

WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Was probably one of these:

 

Click to see full size

 

 

 

 

Wrong digits after the F :)

 

F16 falcons with external profile fuel tanks

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/111emergency/36210851913/ 

 

 

 

 

No he had it right. SG have their F15's here.

 

 

 

*edit* Should read the article. They do indeed have their F16's. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

You're forgiven. Despite the photogprahic evidence ;)

 

I spotted straight away they got wires crossed in the media release stating what the RSAF was made up of, vs what was actually arriving here as it mentioned both.

 

 

It is indeed Singapore F16D's at Ohakea

 

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/singapore-fighter-jets-train-new-zealand

 

My picture is also a Singapore F-15SG from the RNZAF Air tattoo at Ohakea. Those could be based at Ohakea long term, if accepted by the Government.

 

 


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  Reply # 1859053 5-Sep-2017 15:32
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It makes sense for the Singapore Airforce to base here, the RNZAF based Vampires, Canberras  then A4K's in Singapore along the 1st Battalion NZ Army for a long time. The Singapore Army brings their large Artillery Guns here for training on a regular basis.





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  Reply # 1859074 5-Sep-2017 15:50
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At the RNZAF Air Tatoo at Ohakea back in February, the Singapore F15's didn't fly, was only a static display, but the US Air Force did send 2 F16's. From Japan. They were awesome to watch, even the Aussie F18's weren't too bad either.


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Used to live right by the service airport for the Norwegian F-16s. Thats a lot of fun. This one is a special coloured one for their jubilee i 2012. Photo taken from my balcony.

 





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  Reply # 1859132 5-Sep-2017 17:19
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Geektastic:
Oblivian:

 

But in seriousness.

 

 

 

Look at the size of Singapore. They even come (or did) to Waiouru and Tekapo to do training. If they have live fire training in SQ, they hit a neighbor or something close. 

 

 

 

So similarly their jets are here with some nice terrain to hug and a bit of empty airspace.

 



Equally, on the subject of size, they have roughly our population but can afford a proper airforce....

 

 

 

A fighter/ strike force we do not need. 





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  Reply # 1859321 6-Sep-2017 02:56
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I used to live 10 miles from RAF Duxford, home to the Imperial War Museum aircraft collection. I used to sit in a deckchair in the back garden and watch Spitfires and things practicing for air shows. Brilliant.





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  Reply # 1859322 6-Sep-2017 02:57
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MikeB4:

Geektastic:
Oblivian:


But in seriousness.


 


Look at the size of Singapore. They even come (or did) to Waiouru and Tekapo to do training. If they have live fire training in SQ, they hit a neighbor or something close. 


 


So similarly their jets are here with some nice terrain to hug and a bit of empty airspace.




Equally, on the subject of size, they have roughly our population but can afford a proper airforce....


 


A fighter/ strike force we do not need. 



We have an army and navy we don't need per se....





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  Reply # 1859338 6-Sep-2017 07:16
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Geektastic:
MikeB4:

Geektastic:
Oblivian:


But in seriousness.


 


Look at the size of Singapore. They even come (or did) to Waiouru and Tekapo to do training. If they have live fire training in SQ, they hit a neighbor or something close. 


 


So similarly their jets are here with some nice terrain to hug and a bit of empty airspace.




Equally, on the subject of size, they have roughly our population but can afford a proper airforce....


 


A fighter/ strike force we do not need. 



We have an army and navy we don't need per se....


The Army, Navy and Transport Squadron of the RNZAF have been used in many roles such as peace keeping, search and rescue, disaster relief border and resource protection and so on. Number 75 Squadron or decades practiced and did airshows, they did not see active service since the 50s and never likely to. Most of the Kahu A4Ks sat in Northern Australia.




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Reply # 1859729 6-Sep-2017 14:22
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I live in Palmy, work on the 3rd floor of an office building so have a little bit of a view, out towards Ohakea direction one side and towards the airport/Ruapehu on another, and STILL havent seen a bloody F-16 since they arrived!  Give us a fly-by dammit!

 

 

 

Edit just heard some jet noises above us, but cant see anything through the clouds - aaarrrggghh!


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  Reply # 1859731 6-Sep-2017 14:26
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Negative ghost rider, the pattern is full


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  Reply # 1859742 6-Sep-2017 14:37
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WolfmanNZ:

 

I live in Palmy, work on the 3rd floor of an office building so have a little bit of a view, out towards Ohakea direction one side and towards the airport/Ruapehu on another, and STILL havent seen a bloody F-16 since they arrived!  Give us a fly-by dammit!

 

 

 

 

10 mins after your post they fly over Palmy.. I could hear, but not see them.. possibly above cloud.


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