RNZAF Skyhawk Team Display

In rather an unusual arrangement, one squadron of these Skyhawks is based in New Zealand and the other is stationed permanently in Australia, at Naval Air Station Nowra.


The aircraft based in Australia are scheduled to fly 800 hours each year, much of it exercising with the Australian Navy, with the New Zealand Skyhawks doing simulated low-level attacks on Australian ships (useful practise for when New Zealand finally flexes its muscle and really does attack Australia, at some later date I'll explain why this is inevitable).

As part of the arrangement, New Zealand pays for the first 400 hours of flying time each year, and Australia for the second half!