Debut: April 2015

 




   

.: Roger Stone's North American Harvard "Red Checkers"

Brand:

Academy

Scale:

1/72

Modelling Time:

~ hrs

PE/Resin Detail:

none

Comments:

"in progress, with canopy masked"

Red Checkers

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Red Checkers Air Trainers in formation

The Red Checkers are the aerobatic/precision flying Team of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The Checkers fly the Pacific Aerospace CT-4E Airtrainer. Previous aircraft used were the CT4B and North American Harvard (T-6). Until the year 1994 the Checkers were based at Wigram. Aircraft used by the team had a nose painted in a red and white checkered pattern, but this has now been reduced to a small checkered stripe.

The team is known for its mirror flying displays. It is the only RNZAF team to have a sustained history, the "Jetabatic" de Havilland Vampire team and "Kiwi Red" A-4 Skyhawkteam lasted only a few years.

The RNZAF Red Checkers Display Team performing during RNZAF Base Auckland Open Day 2007

Red Checker pilots are senior flying instructors from the RNZAF's Central Flying School and Pilot Training Squadron situated at RNZAF Base Ohakea.

The RNZAF Red Checkers Display Team performing during RNZAF Base Auckland Open Day 2007

Incidents

Squadron Leader Nick Cree was killed when the CT-4 training aircraft he was flying hit the ground while practicing aerial display manoeuvres near RNZAF Base Ohakea on 14 January 2010.[1]

On 1 March 2010 two aircraft touched during training with one aircraft incurring minor damage. The Red Checkers were grounded for the rest of the season.[2]

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June 2015

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June 2015

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