Exercise Albatross – Gliding 2012

Cadets from the Squadron will undertake glider flying training with the Upper Valley Gliding Club at Kaitoke Airfield at a discounted rate on Sunday 4th March and/or Sunday 18th March 2012. This will be the first flying opportunity for the new intake of cadets for 2012, as all cadets from the Squadron are eligible to … Read more

Report from National Aviation Power Flying Course

Below is a report written by Sergeant Andie Thompson, who attended the National Aviation Course earlier in the year:- “I was pleased to be selected for attendance on the National Aviation Power Flying course at RNZAF base Woodbourne during January 2012. At the time of the start of the course I was on holiday in … Read more

February Support Committee Meeting

The monthly ATC Association of NZ (ATCANZ) Squadron support committee (made up of cadet parents, caregivers and supporters) meeting took place on Monday 13th February. Amongst other things the support committee apply for grants and administer the funding of the unit in order to free the officers up to do their day to day tasks and … Read more

Day Tramp – Sun 19th Feb 2012

The Squadron’s first day tramp of 2012 took place on Sunday the 19th February.  After rendezvousing at TS Taupo to collect a few emergency supplies (flysheets, rope, gas cooker, sleeping bag and first aid kits) the assembled cadets loaded up into the cadet van and the officer’s cars for the ride over to Catchpool Valley … Read more

Another winner!

Congratulations to Cameron Barnes from Cannons Creek, who was the lucky winner of the Radio Controlled Helicopter prize on offer at the Squadron’s recruitment stall at the Festival of Elements celebration on Waitangi Day in Porirua. At 5yrs old Cameron is a little young to become a cadet at No. 41 Squadron just now, but … Read more

Porirua City Life Article

The Squadron’s recent recruitment drive at North City Shopping Centre has been captured in the Porirua City Life newspaper, with a front page photo and a page 3 article that explains the unit is currently recruiting, gives some details of what the Sqadron gets up to and gives the units contact details – hopefully this … Read more

Recruitment – Festival of Elements 2012

Waitangi Day, Monday 6th February, saw the annual Festival of Elements return to Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua and this year the cadets turned out in force for another recruitment drive! Originally we planned a single flight simulator for the event, based on the space we’d been allocated, but on arrival to setup we were told by the organisers we … Read more