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3rd Time Lucky - Manawatu
Visit the RNZAF's Fighting Third Squadron, get up close and personal with the latest military helicopters, then fly one in the simulator. Air Tattoo tickets included.
The winner of this prize will get a personal tour of the very latest in military helicopters at RNZAF Bae Ohakea. This is your chance to get up close and personal with an NH90 medium utility helicopter, and the sleek A109 light utility and training helicopter. You'll get to climb inside them and talk some of the people who maintain them and fly them, before heading across the road for the best part of all - the simulator centre.
This is an opportunity most people dream of - to fly the Augusta A109 helicopter. With full motion in every axis and all-around visuals, this is exactly like flying the real aircraft. Sitting next to one of the Air Force's top instructors, you'll get the chance to hover, fly around Ohakea, try landing at the airfield and then fly out to the coastal training area or even try and land on the Navy's biggest ship. Winning this auction is the only way you can fly this without years of military training.