New Zealanders in Foreign Aerobatic Display Teams

Royal Air Force Teams

Royal Australian Air Force Teams

Civil Teams

 

 

Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Teams

No. 25 Squadron Aerobatic Team

No. 73 Squadron Gladiator Aerobatic Team

Four-ship Hunter Team 1957

The Blue Diamonds

The College of Air Warfare Team

The Red Arrows

 

 

No. 25 Squadron Aerobatics Team

Display Dates
Venue
New Zealand Pilot
Notes


The No. 25 Squadron Aerobatic Team _______________________...Hawker Fury

June 1933
Hendon Air Day

F/O Arthur Clouston

_


Note:

No. 25 Squadron flew a nine-ship formation tied together for the Hendon display

The Dangerous Skies by AE Clouston; and Alex Crawford (Hawker Fury expert)

 

 

No. 73 Squadron Aerobatics Team

Display Dates
Venue
New Zealand Pilots
Notes


The No. 73 Squadron Aerobatic Team 1937___________________..Gloster Gladiator

29th of May 1937
_
Empire Air Day ,
RAF Upper Heyford

Dereck 'Bill' Kain

_

Bill Kain's logbook


The No. 73 Squadron Aerobatic Team 1938 ___________________..Gloster Gladiator

28th of May 1938

Empire Air Day, RAF Hendon

Dereck 'Bill' Kain

Edgar 'Cobber' Kain

_


Note:

 

Bill Kain's logbook

 

 

1957 Hunter Four-ship Team

Display Dates
Venue
New Zealand Pilot
Notes


The ?? Team _______________...........................................________..Hawker Hunter

1957
_

Ray Hanna

No. 1


Note:

This was a four-ship team of Hunters lead by Ray Hanna

The Old Flying Machine Company website

 

 

The Blue Diamonds (The No. 92 Squadron RAF Display Team)

Display Dates
Venue
New Zealand Pilot
Notes


The Blue Diamonds ____.......................___________________ ..Hawker Hunter F6

9th of Sep 1961

 

September 1961

20th of Oct 1961

23rd of Oct 1961

14th of Oct 1961

16th of Oct 1961

17th of Oct 1961

 

13th of Oct 1962

Farnborough Air Show

Furstenfeldbruck, West Germany

RAF Gaydon

Teheran, Iran

Elefsis, Greece

Akrotiri, Cyprus

Nicosia, Cyprus

Episkopi, Cyprus

Malta

RAF Middleton St George

Trevor Bland

_


Note:

The team (and No. 92 Squadron) were based at RAF Leconfield. Their first public display was at the Farnborough Air Show on the 9th of September 1961

In Malta the No. 92 Squadron Blue Diamonds team competed with teams from many other countires, including Iran, Greece, Italy, USA, France and Belgium

The Middleton St George, County Durham, display on the 13th of October 1962 was the last display for this team

Out of interest, the Blue Diamonds used the following Hawker Hunters in their team:

Hawker Hunter F.6
XE520 Hawker Hunter F.6 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XE532 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/679907 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XE592 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/679950 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XE656 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680000 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XF521 Hawker Hunter F.6 S4/U/3367 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XF522 Hawker Hunter F.6 S4/U/3368 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XG137 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680005 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XG186 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680011 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XG198 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680023 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XG207 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680032 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XG211 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680036 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XG231 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680043 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond
XG232 Hawker Hunter F.6 41H/680044 92 Sqdn. Blue Diamond

Hawker Hunter F.7
T.7 XL571/V
T.7 XL605 was used as the lead aeroplane on several occasions

NZ Wings September 1993 article by Trevor Bland; And from posts on this forum thread http://forum.planetalk.net/viewtopic.php?t=4495 - thanks to the contributors there

 

 

The College of Air Warfare Meteor Team

Display Dates
Venue
New Zealand Pilot
Notes


The College of Air Warfare Team 1963_................................________..Gloster Meteor

_
_

Ray Hanna

_


Note:

The Old Flying Machine Company website

 


The College of Air Warfare Team 1964_................................________..Gloster Meteor
_ _ Ray Hanna _


Note:

The Old Flying Machine Company website

 

 

The Red Arrows

Display Dates
Venue
New Zealand Pilots
Notes


The Red Arrows 1964/65______________________________..........___Folland Gnat

_ _ Sqn Ldr Ray Hanna Red 3
 

The Red Arrows 1966_________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
_ _ Sqn Ldr Ray Hanna Red 3
 

The Red Arrows 1967_________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
_ _ Sqn Ldr Ray Hanna Red 3
 

The Red Arrows 1968__________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
1968 _

Sqn Ldr Ray Hanna

Wg Comm Ian Dick

Red 3

 

Notes:

Wing Commander Ian Dick was origianlly trained by the Canterbury Aero Club, Christchurch, New Zealand


The Red Arrows 1969__________________________________..........___Folland Gnat

1969

_________________

_

Wg Comm Ray Hanna

Wg Comm Ian Dick

Red 1

 

 

The Red Arrows 1970__________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
1970 _ Wg Comm Ray Hanna Red 1
 

The Red Arrows 1971__________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
1971 _ Wg Comm Ray Hanna Red 1
 

The Red Arrows 1972__________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
1972 _ Wg Comm Ian Dick Leader
 

The Red Arrows 1973__________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
1973 _ Wg Comm Ian Dick Leader
 

The Red Arrows 1974__________________________________..........___Folland Gnat
1974 _ Wg Comm Ian Dick Leader
 

The Red Arrows 1984_________________________________..........__......_BAe Hawk

1984

_
Ross Boyens
Red 7 (Synchro 2)


Notes:

Ross Boyens was RAF-trained and was brought in in 1984 as a replacement for the designated Red 7 for 1984, Flt Lt Hirst, who left the team. He was a former Harrier pilot, and had served on No 1(F) Squadron, deploying the Falklands in 1982

 


The Red Arrows 1985_________________________________..........__......_BAe Hawk
1985 _ Ross Boyens Red 6 (Synchro Leader)

 

 


The Red Arrows 2007 _________________________________..........__......_BAe Hawk

25th of May 2007

26-27 May 2007

27-28 May 2007

2-3 June 2007

5th of June 2007

5th of June 2007

9th of June 2007

9th of June 2007

10th of June 2007

15th of June 2007
_

15th of June 2007

16th of June 2007

16th of June 2007

17th of June 2007

17th of June 2007
_

22nd of June 2007

23-24 June 2007

24th of June 2007

28th of June 2007

29th of June 2007

12th of July 2007
_

14-15 of July 2007

19th of July 2007

21-22 July 2007

22nd of July 2007

25th of July 2007

25th of July 2007

26th of July 2007

26-27 July 2007

28th of July 2007

28th of July 2007

29th of July 2007

29th of July 2007

11th of Aug 2007

15th of Aug 2007

15th of Aug 2007

16th of Aug 2007

17th of Aug 2007

18th of Aug 2007

18-19 Aug 2007

23rd of Aug 2007

24th of Aug 2007

26th of Aug 2007

29th of Aug 2007

30th of Aug 2007

31st of Aug 2007

1st of Sept 2007

2nd of Sept 2007

5th of Sept 2007

6th of Sept 2007

8-9 Sept 2007

8th of Sept 2007
_

13th of Sept 2007

13th of Sept 2007

15-16 Sept 2007

15thof Sept 2007
_

22-23 of Sept 2007

23rd of Sept 2007

30th of Sept 2007
________________

Private Event, Details Unknown

Spirit of Adventure, Abingdon, UK

Southend Airshow 2007, Essex, UK

Biggin Hill International Airshow

Isle of Man TT Races, Ramsey

Isle of Man TT Races, Douglas

HMS Collingwood Field Gun Day

Isle of Wight Festival

RAF Cosford Air Show 2007

Whitehaven International
Maritime Festival, Cumbria

GoldCoast Oceanfest, Croyde

Queen's Birthday Flypast, London

Margate Airshow, Kent

Kemble Air Day

Falklands Campaign 25th Anniversary Flypast, London

Fat Face Night Surf, Newquay

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Enniskillen Airshow, Nth. Ireland

Tain Gala, Ross-shire, Scotland

Private Military Event

Central Flying School Association Reunion, RAF Cranwell

RIAT, Fairford

Private Military Event

Blackpool Show 2007

Mablethorpe Illuminations

Private Military Event

Lyme Regis RNLI Show, Dorset

Weston-Super-Mare Air Day

Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival

East Fortune 2007, Scotland

Global Gathering, Long Marston

Windermere Airshow, Cumbria

Sunderland International Airshow

Whitby Regatta, North Yorkshire

Cromer Carnival, Norfolk

Weymouth Carnival, Dorset

Dawlish Carnival, Devon

Bournemouth 2007, Dorset

Yorkshire Airshow, Elvington

Eastbourne International Airshow

Fowey Royal Regatta, Cornwall

Clacton Airshow, Essex

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2007

Torbay Royal Regatta, Devon

Private Military Event

Dartmouth Royal Regatta, Devon

White Air Festival, Isle of Wight

Bex, Switzerland

Krumovo, Bulgaria

Private Event

Duxford Airshow, Cambs

The Northern Ireland International Airshow, Portrush, Nth. Ireland

Guernsey Air Display

Jersey International Airshow

Welsh Festival of the Air, Swansea

Middle Wallop Golden Jubilee Parade, Hants

Southport Airshow, Merseyside

Rennes, France

Great North Run, Newcastle
_____________________________

 

Andrew 'Boomer' Keith

___________________

Red 3


Notes:

Andrew 'Boomer' Keith was RNZAF-trained and joined the RAF after the Strike Wing of the RNZAF was disbanded. Boomer suffered a broken hand in a fall in June 2007 and missed several displays when the team was reduced to eight aircraft. he returned to the team for a private military display at Cranwell on the 12th of July.

 


The Red Arrows 2008 _________________________________..........__......_BAe Hawk
2008 _

Andrew 'Boomer' Keith

Simon 'Kermit' Rea

_


Note:

Simon Rea was RNZAF-trained and joined the RAF after the Strike Wing of the RNZAF was disbanded. When selected to join the Red Arrows he was serving as a Harrier GR9 pilot from 20(R) Squadron at Royal Air Force Wittering near Peterborough

 


Royal Australian Air Force Teams

The Roulettes

Display Dates

Venue

New Zealand Pilot
Notes

The Roulettes 2002_...________________________________..........___Pilatus PC-9

24th of May 2002

6th of Oct 2002

6th of Oct 2002
_

1st of Nov 2002
_

26th of Nov 2002

?

Esperance Foreshore, WA

Narromine Air Show

Flypast of Narrowmine
War Cemetary

Flypast of RAAF Memorial Dedication, Canberra

RAAF Wagga Wagga

Albury Airshow 2002

Flt Lt Andrew Greaves

High Show

 


_


_

 

 


Notes:

Squadron Leader "H" Greaves is now the Chief Flying Instructor at the Central Flying School, RAAF East Sale. He also previously flew with the RNZAF and served in the Red Checkers. He is perhaps the only New Zealander to serve in both the Red Checkers and the Roulettes.

See news items here and here

http://rnzaf.proboards43.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=Aussie&thread=1186194789&page=1

 


The Roulettes 2007_...________________________________..........___Pilatus PC-9

3-5 Aug 2007
_

17-25 Aug 2007
_

19th of Aug 2007

1-2 Sept 2007

8th of Sept 2007

22-23 Sept 2007

7th of Oct 2007

14th of Oct 2007
_

18-21 Oct 2007

27-28 Oct 2007

10-11 Nov 2007
_

10-11 Nov 2007
_

17-18 Nov 2007
_

Wide Bay International Air Show , Bundaberg, Queensland

Hamilton Island Race Week , Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

Mareeba Warbirds Air Show

Riverfire , Brisbane

Peanut Festival , Kingaroy, Qld

Kite Festival , Coolum, Qld

RAAF Museum , Point Cook, Vic

Australian Motorcycle Grand
Prix,
Phillip Island, Vic

Indy 300 , Gold Coast, Qld

Defence Air Show, Adelaide

World Cup in Canopy Piloting (parachuting), Picton, NSW

Oz Tag Australian Champs,
Coffs Harbour, NSW

Tasmanian Triple Challenge
V8 Motor Racing

Flt Lt Derek Singer
Roulette 2


Note:

Derek Singer was born in Australia, at Port Headland, but to a NZ family who moved back home when he was two years old. So he grew up in New Zealand from a very young age and was trained by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, serving as a pilot for ten years with the RNZAF, flying Andovers with No. 42 Squadron. Also during the time he went on an exchange with the RAAF and flew Caribou. In 1998 he left the RNZAF and joined the RAAF where he flew initially Twin Otters and B-200's, before becoming a fling instructor in 2000 and serving at No. 2 FTS on Pilatus PC-9/A's.

Derek was then posted to RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria, flying King Air KA-350's, before returning to the Central Flying School in June 2006. With over 5200 hours flying experience, including more than 1000 hours on the PC-9/A, he joined the Roulettes in 2007

http://www.defence.gov.au/raaf/roulettes/team.htm

 

 

Foreign Civil Display Teams

The Aerostars

The Breitling Fighters

 

The Aerostars

Display Dates
Venues
New Zealand Pilots
Notes


The Aerostars 2007 ___________________________ ____..........___Yakolev Yak 50's

21st of Apr 2007

26-27 May 2007

27-28 May 2007

23-24 June 2007

21st of July 2007

21st of July 2007

26th of July 2007

28th of July 2007

25-26Aug2007

1-2 of Sep 2007

Birthday event in Lakes District

Irish Countrysports Fair

Southend on Sea

Newtownards

"Music in Flight", Sywell Airfield

Duxford Proms

Weston Super Mare

Wings over Walney Air Show

Rygge , Norway

Lydd

Mark Rijske

 

Aerostar 5

 


Notes:

Mark is in his sixth season with the Aerostars display team. He graduated from the Yak 52 formation school programme run biannually at North Weald airfield in Essex, where the Aerostars team are based.

He trained as a lawyer in his native New Zealand and now is a partner in a property business based in London. He holds a Private Pilot's Licence and has over 300 hours experience on Yaks.

See the website here

 

 

The Breitling Fighters

Display Dates
Venues
New Zealand Pilots
Notes


The Brietling Fighters ___________________________________..........___Warbirds

Easter 2004

Warbirds Over Wanaka, New Zealand_

Ray Hanna

Keith Skilling

Leader (P-40E)

Corsair


Notes:

 

 

 

 

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