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Welcome to the Royal New Zealand Air Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) consists of 2500 highly specialised professionals who are well-equipped to support New Zealand and respond quickly to situations both at home and overseas. We are based at three locations: Auckland, Ohakea and Blenheim, and operate around the world.

We fly the P-3K2 Orion, C-130H (NZ) Hercules, Boeing 757-2K2, Kingair 350, T-6C Texan II fixed wing aircraft, and NH90, A109 LUH and SH-2G(I) Seasprite helicopters. View our factsheets to learn more about our aircraft.

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If you think a career with the Royal New Zealand Air Force is for you check out our careers section.

We regularly fly all over New Zealand so keep an eye out for us in your town. We also participate in New Zealand air shows and hold exercises in regional locations.

Together with the NZ Army and the Royal New Zealand Navy we are a Force for New Zealand.