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No. 3 Squadron

RNZAF A109 and NH90 helicopters

No.3 Squadron is one of the Force Elements under the command of the Air Component Commander HQ JFNZ. The squadron is based at RNZAF Base Ohakea, near Palmerston North.

No 3 Squadron operates eight NH90 and five A109 helicopters.

To meet NZDF Rotary Wing Transport Force (RWTF) requirements, the Squadron provides:

  • operational support and training for the NZ Army, specifically in tactical air transport, special operations and aeromedical evacuation.
  • helicopter conversion and operational conversion training for pilots and helicopter crewmen.
  • search and rescue, medical evacuation, NZ Police support, and assistance to other Government agencies.
  • VIP transport.

The Squadron is annually allocated approximately 1500 flying hours for the A109 and approximately 1700 flying hours for the NH90  to achieve the stated tasks.

Related Link: 3 Squadron Association.

For more information contact:
Physical Address: The Commanding Officer
No.3 Squadron
RNZAF Base Ohakea
Private Bag 1033
Palmerston North