17 Nov 2014

Allied Air Force chiefs gather in NZ

12:15 pm on 17 November 2014

The chief of the New Zealand Air Force will be hosting a conference this week, which will include Air Force chiefs from Australia, Canada, Britain and the US.

The P3K2 Orion on the last leg of its flight to the search area.

A RNZAF P3K2 Orion, seen here participating in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Photo: NZDF

The Air Chiefs' Conference is held annually and hosting is rotated among the participants.

Mike Yardley.

Mike Yardley Photo: NZDF

It starts today and will run until Saturday, with sessions at several locations.

New Zealand Air Vice-Marshall Mike Yardley said holding regular meetings with his closest counterparts and New Zealand's key defence partners was important.

He said each Air Force goes about its business in its own way and the conference was a good way of sharing information.

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