Monday, January 24, 2011

Wings Over Wairarapa 2011: Post 5 - RNZAF Bell UH-1H Iroquois

The RNZAF also put on a display by one of their Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters, NZ3809. This included speed [?] and agility demonstrations - the sort of thing you expect from a helicopter I guess. There were also demos of spiral climbs and descents, a winching demo onto a moving vehicle and a couple of other manoeuvres.

I was particularly pleased to see this aircraft here as it is due to be replaced by the NH90 from around the middle of this year. This was probably one of the last opportunities for me to see the Iroquois being demonstrated by the air force, although I am very keen to see the NH90 being put through its paces perhaps next year.

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