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Who We Are

A RNZAF NH90 brings essential aid supplies to Fiji after Tropical Cyclone Winston

In these pages you’ll find a range of information about the Royal New Zealand Air Force – from our leaders and our Mission statement, to our aircraft, our history, the Air Force Museum in Wigram to the Air Force Band.

Our Mission

In this section you'll find out more about the mission, vision and values of the RNZAF.

Our Ranks

Here you'll find images of the rank slides of the RNZAF so that when you meet us you'll know whether we're an Officer or an Airman.

Our Leaders

Find out more about the Royal New Zealand Air Force leadership team.


A squadron is the primary operational unit of an air force. Find out more about our flying squadrons.

Air Power Development Centre (APDC)

The Air Power Development Centre conducts research, formulates and shares information on air power, from a New Zealand perspective.

Parachute Training and Support Unit (PTSU)

The PTSU provides basic instruction for initial parachute trainees all the way through to advanced free fall courses for specially selected personnel.

The RNZAF Band

Read all about the RNZAF Band and order a copy of our latest CD featuring some of our most requested pieces, recorded in August 2012.

Air Force Museum

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand, located at the former RNZAF Base at Wigram in Christchurch, provides a fascinating insight into the history of the RNZAF from its formation to the present day.


During WWI young New Zealand pilots flew for the RAF. Read more about our history and how the RNZAF came to be established in 1937.