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LAC Scott Brider working with a Royal Thai Air Force serviceman to refuel a jet. OH-10-0500-080

Exercise Pitch Black

July 2010
70 NZDF personnel spent the month in the Northern Territory of Australia for Exercise Pitch Black 2010.  

An RNZAF C-130 Hercules with equipment and NZDF personnel. WN 10-0138-001

Exercise Tropic Twilight

1–17 July 2010
Three hundred and fifty New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed to Tuvalu as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight 2010 (TTW10).

SGT Glen Blay performing a check of the Iroquois above the mountains. OH-10-0503-019
Exercise Blackbird 2010

19–30 July 2010
No. 3 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force held its annual mountain flying exercise over the period 19–30 July 2010, at RNZAF Camp, Dip Flat.

An RAAF helicopter

Exercise Double Trouble

26 June–July 2010
Exercise Double Trouble was a bilateral Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise with New Zealand and Australian naval and air forces, which operated in the Western Australian Exercise Area (WAXA)

Evening approach. WN-10-0002-095

Exercise Precision Red - Combat Training

18 June 2010
Nine Royal New Zealand Air Force personnel deployed to Townsville on 18 June to participate in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Exercise Precision Red 2010. The Exercise enabled C-130 J Hercules pilots and aircrew to gain combat training and qualifications in preparation for deployment to the Middle East.

Exercise Wise Owl 94 held at Napier Airport from the 14th June till 23rd June. OH 10-0423-056

Exercise Wise Owl 94

14th - 23rd June 2010
Comprising 110 Royal New Zealand Air Force and three Army personnel, Exercise Wiseowl gives Air Force pilots under training the opportunity to hone their flying skills in a deployed base environment.

RAAF 3 Sqn F-18 Hornets. OH-10-0238-005

Exercise WILLOH

29 March–13 April 2010
Exercise WILLOH 2010 saw members of the RAAF on exercise with the New Zealand Army and Royal New Zealand Air Force, from 29 March–13 April.