Red Checkers

New Zealand
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The "Red Checkers" were former Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) aerobatic display team.

The team consisted of seven CT-4E Airtrainers piston-engine aircraft, of which only five participate in airshows.

The airplanes were paint in an overall yellow color and were each equipped with white smoke generators.

All of the Red Checkers pilots were instructors from the Flight Training School at Ohakea airbase. The ground crew was also drawn from the school.

In December 2014, the team was disbanded due to retirement of CT-4E Airtrainers aircraft.

In 2015 the new team was formed within the RNZAF named Black Falcons.

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