Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hi Fly Visits Again...

Hi Fly to the rescue again for Air New Zealand, seeing a second visit to Auckland for their
A340-300, 9H-FOX.

9H-FOX was chartered for a 3 week period to cover the Auckland - Honolulu - Auckland, NZ10/9 flights due to the B787-9 engine issues again affecting Air New Zealand.

Got these shots of NZ9 arriving from Honolulu a few days before the contracted ended and 9H-FOX left NZ again.

9H-FOX
9H-FOX


9H-FOX

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Very Rare Visitor - Illyushin 76

Well this sure is a very rare moment and a first I believe into New Zealand.

This is the People Liberation Army Air Force arriving in their Illyushin 76, 21047, at the RNZAF Whenuapai Base on Saturday 9th June.

This sure is my first time seeing this aircraft type and, finally got a shot, and probably wont be seeing to many more visitors like this. Good to see it arrive in daylight hours and the sun kind of out.












Friday, June 8, 2018

Out the Window in Wellington

On a recent trip to the South Island, I managed to get these shots out the window on the trip north again out of Wellington, after a transit stop. The light was just great, even through the window, dark skies to the east and sunny to the north.




Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Qantas New Livery, A330, VH-EBN

Well Qantas have changed their livery slightly, and I mean slightly, with a Font change and a strip of grey in front of the red tail and a sliver of grey also at the back of the Kangaroo.
Looks ok, but not much of a change really.

Heres my first shots of the new livery worn by, VH-EBN as it departs Auckland for Sydney.

VH-EBN
VH-EBN




Friday, May 4, 2018

Singapore Airlines Cargo, Sunset Departure

Good to see nice weather in Auckland, even though winter is on the way. With the sun heading north, it sure does make for some great golden hour photos at this time of year.

Seen here departing for Melbourne with a very light load, is SQ's B747-400F, 9V-SFP earlier on in the week. In the second to last shot, an Air NZ A320 managed to photobomb just above SFP.

9V-SFP
9V-SFP 
9V-SFP
9V-SFP
9V-SFP
9V-SFP

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Deer Jet B787-8, 2-Deer

If you wanted to travel in Luxury on your own Chartered B787-8, well this is it. 2-Deer

If you had the available cash, you could Charter this very well appointed B787-8, operated by Deer Jet, and 2-Deer seen here arriving into Auckland on 24th Dec 2017.

2-Deer
2-Deer
2-Deer
2-Deer
2-Deer

Friday, April 13, 2018

China Airlines A350-900, B-18207

Well it sure is good to see another airline operate the A350 into Auckland.

China Airlines has become the second airline to operate the type into Auckland, along with Cathay Pacific.

Been trying to get some decent shots before the winter sets in and the days getting shorter which will make it hard to get some pics as the arrivals will be in the dark for winter.

Well lucky to get these of B-18207 arriving on the 6th April in the last of the Golden Hour.

B-18207 
B-18207
B-18207

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Gulfstream G550, B-8260

A few rear end shots of B-8260 parked at Auckland earlier in the month.

B-8260
B-8260