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No. 42 Squadron

King Air [cropped]

No. 42 Squadron is under the command of the Air Component Commander HQ JFNZ. Located at RNZAF Base Ohakea the squadron operates four Beech King Air twin-engine aircraft.

Annual flying hours for the squadron are approximately 2800. A commercial contractor provides maintenance support to the aircraft on site. The Squadron provides:

  • multi-engine conversion training of pilots qualified to fly single engine aircraft, including those on Wings courses
  • continuation training for multi-engine qualified pilots
  • a limited VIP transport role around New Zealand.