Thursday, February 16, 2017

Gulfstream G550, B-8272

Another Chinese operated G550, B-8272 used by Doyen Industries arriving into Auckland on
the 2nd February.

B-8272 
B-8272
B-8272
B-8272 
B-8272

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Global Express, C-GCDS

The performing arts company Cirque Du Soleil flew very smart their Bombardier Global Express BD-700, C-GCDS into Auckland last Friday the 10th February.

It made a very brief stop for customs clearance and then continued onto Palmerston North in the lower north island.

G-GCDS
C-GCDS
C-GCDS

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Black Sands 2016, ZK-MCQ

Very nice colour scheme on this Just Aircraft Highlander ZK-MCQ at Black Sands 2016, I can't remember seeing it last year. Nice little machine.

ZK-MCQ
ZK-MCQ
Zk-MCQ

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Black Sands 2016, ZK-EOF

This Cessna 172N, ZK-EOF seen here also at Black Sands on an approach for the grass strip but due to a sudden wind gust moments from touchdown caused the pilot to perform a go around.

ZK-EOF
ZK-EOF

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Black Sands 2016, ZK-JFH

It was great to see this Bakeng Deuce, ZK-JFH at Black Sands last year, first time I'd seen it at the event.  Photos seen here of it departing late afternoon for its home just a short flight away in the Waikato region.

ZK-JFH 
ZK-JFH

Friday, February 10, 2017

LATAM B787-9, CC-BGB

The late afternoon sun was getting quite low in the sky and I managed to get these shots of LATAM's B787-9, CC-BGB. The almost all white livery looks much better at this time of day.

CC-BGB 
CC-BGB
CC-BGB

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Qatar commence Auckland - Doha

Monday 6th February saw the arrival into Auckland of Qatar Airways with their inaugural flight QR920 touching down in Auckland non stop from Doha.

Qatar will operate the B777-200LR on the ultra long haul flights between Doha - Auckland - Doha
making the sector one of the longest in the world.

A7-BBB had the honours of being the first aircraft to operate and seen here taxing out as QR921 for the 18 hour and 32 minute flight today back to Doha.

A7-BBB 
A7-BBB
A7-BBB 
A7-BBB 
A7-BBB

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cathay Pacific A350, B-LRG

Happy New Year everyone for 2017.

I would also like to thank you for following my blog and photos in 2016, and I hope I can keep it interesting in 2017 with a bit of variety along the way.  Sorry also for the long gap since I last posted some photos, have had a bit of a holiday and break away from plane photos, but will be slowly getting back into it.

My first photos of 2017 just happens to be of this early morning arrival of Cathay's A350, B-LRG arriving into Auckland on runway 05R. Its been a crap summer weather wise in Auckland this year but the weather gods were on my side today.

B-LRG 
B-LRG
B-LRG 
B-LRG
B-LRG
B-LRG
B-LRG 
B-LRG