On Saturday 6th June the NCO’s had a training day at TS Taupo. The day focused on Drill and leading by example. All the attending NCO’s inspected each others uniforms and any issues were addressed by a visit to Store.
On Sunday 17th May a small contingent of advanced cadets deployed to Heli Solutions in Palmerston North for a flight in a Robinson R22 helicopter. The cadets were taken through a briefing, pre-flight checks and then took turns to head for the skies. Some flew along the river whilst others flew up and checked out … Read more
Cadets has so far afforded me with many different privileges and opportunities that I would have otherwise gone without; Cadet 150, a trip to Australia, my numerous flying sessions and best of all; shooting. Most recently however, I was lucky enough to attend the Junior NCO Course. This course is a difficult opportunity to attain, … Read more
On the 11th-17th of April I attended the seniors NCO course with CPL. Hawinkles. The SNCO course is the leadership course that is attended after the JNCO course (which I had attended last year) at Royal NZ Air Force Base Ohakea near Bulls. The courses aim was to provide selected NZCF Cadets the knowledge and … Read more
It all started on April the 11th 2015. We arrived at RNZAF base Ohakea before some of the cadets from the JNCO course from the previous week had left. Most of the course staff seemed to think that it would take the students a while to break the ice and get to know each other, … Read more
When I first arrived at Paraparaumu Airfield it was a hot day and I thought “Wow the view will be great” and it was! I went out to the Cessna 152 and hopped into the seat, where I was taken through the controls and what each one does by my pilot/instructor Josh. After that we … Read more
Congratulations to the No 41 (City of Porirua) Squadron A Team who finished 4th out of the NZ Teams in the Ffennell Commonwealth Shooting competition. The team scored 1208 points. Congratulations also to the No 41 (City of Porirua) Squadron B Team who finished 8th with 1094 points.
Over the weekend of the 27th to the 29th of March, the Squadron deployed to Kaitoke Regional Park to undertake the annual Squadron Bushcraft Camp. Despite the rather wet weather the cadets were taken through the basics of selecting and setting up a camp before learning about a variety of survival techniques. At the end … Read more
Corporal Brooker reports on the squadron visit to RNZAF Ohakea Air Base:- “On the 16th to the 18th of May No. 41 and 49 squadrons visited RNZAF base Ohakea. We got the Friday off school and No. 41 Squadron met at TS Taupo at 7.15am. We travelled up and all were reunited at the entrance … Read more
Cadet Rowe reports on here first flying experience:- “Flying is like being on a rollercoaster with no tracks! It’s terrifying but awesome at the same time! Being in control of a 2 person plane is one of the most daring things I have ever done, and I can’t wait to do it again!”