Forty young women from around the country got a taste of Air Force life at Woodbourne Base, near Blenheim, this week. The year 13 high school students were taking part in the School to Skies programme which is in its third year.
Underlying the course is the need to recruit more women into the military. Yesterday the students were on board a C-130 Hercules for a mock search and rescue mission. RNZ defence reporter, Jonathan Mitchell, joined them.