Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Black Sands 2016, ZK-PPG & ZK-VAW

Well this was my second year in attendance at the Black Sands annual fly-in event at Raglan.
Sure was good to back again and some new photos to add to the collection.

The first three shots are of a Tecnam P96, Golf, ZK-PPG

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ZK-PPG
ZK-PPG

And some first time photos for me of this Aeroprakt A-22, ZK-VAW

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ZK-VAW

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cathay Pacific A350-900, B-LRA

At last some nice blue sky and a chance to get some nice airborne shots of this Cathay Pacific A350, B-LRA arriving from Hong Kong.

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B-LRA
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B-LRA

Friday, December 9, 2016

Air Tahiti Nui A340-300, F-OJTN

Must have been a light load today with this Air Tahiti Nui A340-300, F-OJTN operating TN102 from Auckland to Papeete, and rotating fairly early for an A340 off runway 05R.

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F-OJTN

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Qantas A330-200, One World Livery, VH-EBV

Some first time photos for me of this Qantas A330-300, VH-EBV, wearing the One World Livery departing late afternoon for Perth.

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VH-EBV
VH-EBV

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

World Global Airlines MD11F- N435KD

World Global Airlines made a special delivery of some pretty special cargo late last week on Friday the 2nd December arriving from Canada via Honolulu.

Their MD11F, N435KD touched down around 8am local time on 23L and back taxied all the way to the eastern end of the airfield where it parked for it's cargo offload next to the DHL Cargo Facility.

I think the MD11 is a great looking machine and hence quite a few shots below, something different and light in each shot though, so thought worth sharing them all. Photos of the landing, back taxi to parking spot and then again as it was moved again to a new parking spot down at the western end of the airport.

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N435KD
N435KD
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N435KD
N435kD

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.

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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

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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.

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D-ALXX
D-ALXX
D-ALXX