Friday, December 2, 2016

United Airlines B787-8, N20905

I took these shots back on the 19th October with United Airlines flight UA817 running a little late, and with the sun coming up earlier now.

This is N20905 arriving from San Francisco, and check out the wing flex in the third photo, and touch down smoke on the main gear.

N20905 
N02905
N20905 
N20905
N20905

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hi Fly A340-500, CS-TFX

Another rare visitor to Auckland arrived yesterday the 28th November from Papeete, Tahiti.

This is Hi Fly's A340-500, CS-TFX landing on 23L in rather windy and overcast conditions.
Hi Fly is a Portuguese based Charter Airline and also operates a A321, and some A330's

CS-TFX
CS-TFX 
CS-TFX 
CS-TFX


Monday, November 28, 2016

Long Range A319 Charter, D-ALXX

Arriving into Auckland early Saturday 5th Nov was this K5 Aviation's A319, D-ALXX on a charter.

K5 Aviation is German based VVIP Charter Operator specializing in long range flying.

D-ALXX has been to New Zealand previously on other charters.

D-ALXX
D-ALXX
D-ALXX
D-ALXX

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Philippine Airlines B777-300ER, RP-C7778

This Philippine Airlines B777-300ER, RP-C7778 arrived into Auckland direct Lima, Peru, as PAL 1 late morning on the 22nd November, returning from APEC, carrying the Philippines President.

RP-C7778
RP-C7778
RP-C7778

Friday, November 25, 2016

China Southern B777-300ER's,

China Southern have switched to B777-300ER's for the peak summer months on their late afternoon/evening CZ305/CZ306 flight. The morning flight CZ335/CZ336 have also switched to B787-8's from the A330-200.

First photo is of B-2009 arriving on the 16th Nov and the last two photos are of B-2049 wearing the Sky Team Livery on the 17th Nov.

B-2009
B-2049
B-2049

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Japan Defence Force Kawasaki P-1, 5505

Boy was I lucky to get these photos after a mad dash.

This is the Japanese Defence Force Kawasaki P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft,  5505, taking off from the Whenuapai Air Force base on Monday the 21st Nov. The P-1 was in Auckland as part of the New Zealand Navy's 75th celebration's but unfortunately was unable to fly over the Auckland Harbour in the air display because of poor weather last Saturday.

I love this little four engine jet and was just so happy to get a photo of one at last.

Kawasaki P-1
5505
Kawasaki P-1
Kawasaki P-1
Kawasaki P-1
Kawasaki P-1
Kawasaki P-1

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Singapore Airlines A380, 9V-SKC

Singapore Airlines have again commenced their summer season A380 services into Auckland, instead of the winter operations by the B777-300ER.

Some quick photos of 9V-SKC arriving last week.

9V-SKC 
9V-SKC
9V-SKC
9V-SKC



Sunday, November 20, 2016

RNZAF Texan's

Yesterday I made the drive to out the Whenuapai Air Force base in expectation  of some action, in regards to the fly over event for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary, which was planned  including the RNZAF's Texans's and the Japanese visiting Maritime P-1's and a Korean P3 Orion.

Well the weather was crap so say the least and the flyover was unfortunately cancelled due low cloud and persist rain. So was lucky to even see the RNZAF, Texan's taxi out as they headed for home at Ohakea, where they are based. These photos were taken in the worst conditions I've every tried to.