16 years on from this photo and Oz is now a Group Captain in the RAAF, Easty a Wing Commander (still flying Hornets) and Simon Rea and Andy Keith have flown in the Red Arrows in the RAF (and Boomer is now the Boss!).
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2017 7:26:59 GMT 12 by skyhawkdon
Nice photos Don, probably not my place to say but it is sad that all that training and talent has gone elsewhere, wish they had got the F16s.
Wonder if the RNZAF ever get a fast jet element again?
Yes a huge waste, especially when you add all of the groundies into the mix, but NZ's loss was others gain! I think it highly unlikely we will ever have a fast jet element in our Air Force again. It would take a major world conflict and threat to NZ to change the situation.