Wednesday, February 27, 2019

American Airlines - Afternoon Arrival

American Airlines usually arrive into Auckland early morning, so an afternoon arrival does not normally happen. Back on the 14th Feb AA82 had a technical issue just over an hour out of AKL heading for LAX and was forced to turn back to AKL.

B787-9, N831AA was the aircraft and seen here making an overweight landing back into Auckland.

You have just got to love the wing flex of the B787's

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Friday, February 8, 2019

RNZAF Seasprite NZ3612

A surprise visitor to Auckland on the 5th February with the RNZAF's Seasprite NZ3612 taxing out, unusual, for 23L. I don't think he needed full length either. Anyway it was a nice surprise to see the Seasprite at AKL, all be it very briefly.




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Korean Air Force B747-400, 10001

The South Korean President visited New Zealand very briefly this week and departed Auckland on the 4th Dec.

Some photos of his Korean Air Force B747-400, 10001, taking off in sunshine after a massive thunderstorm and lightning passed through Auckland earlier in the day.





Monday, December 3, 2018

Air Tahiti Nui Brand New B787-9, F-OMUA

Air Tahiti Nui has added to the number of airlines operating the Dreamliner, B787-9 into Auckland.

The super fuel efficient Boeing B787 is the newest addition to the Air Tahiti Nui fleet and is the replacement for their aging A340-300's in service.

Seen here is the first Dreamliner to enter service, F-OMUA, named "Fakarava" arriving into Auckland as TN101 from Papeete. F-OMUA first flight to Auckland was on the 8th Nov.

They sure have done a great job with the livery.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Pink Sky Sunsets

Sorry haven't posted for a while, been out of action for a few weeks.

Some pink sky shots from earlier in the year during late autumn and sun setting getting further to there north. Nice time of day for warm coloured shots.





Friday, September 21, 2018

Air New Zealand's B787-9, ZK-NZN Enters Service

Air New Zealand's brand new B787-9, ZK-NZN has been delivered to New Zealand arriving into Auckland from Boeing's Paine Field on Sunday the 16th Sep 2018.  The aircraft is configured with 275 seats, dubbed (Code 2) in the airlines B787 fleet.

ZK-NZN entered into commercial service on Thursday 20th Sep 2018 operating its first revenue flight, NZ101 from Auckland to Sydney, and returning back to Auckland mid afternoon as NZ102.

It was nice to be able to get these shots of NZN's first day in action and of NZ102 arriving back into Auckland for the first time, with passengers on board. The moon sure was in a great spot in the first photo.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

EVA Air B777-300ER, ZK-OKT

Well Air New Zealand's leased B777-300ER, ZK-OKT from EVA Air has been in service for several weeks now, and at last some decent weather to get some better shots. It sure is a clean looking aircraft  looking from the outside and I understand the interior is in excellent condition also.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

DHL Freighter B767-300F, G-DHLH

Tasman Air Cargo currently have a new freighter flying the Auckland - Sydney - Auckland run, while VH-TCA the B757 is away for maintenance I believe.

The replacement is a DHL B767-300F, G-DHLH and it was nice to see it arriving in daylight hours after running late from Sydney. Usually a night flyer.