Monday, November 20, 2017

Random Shots....

Well its time again for some a selection of random shots with no particular subject matter. I think I'll try more of this and get a bit more creative if I can.







Friday, November 17, 2017

Sunset Departures...

There were sure some nice sunsets in the weekend, so a good excuse to get the camera out for some practice. The first shot is the DHL B757 Freighter, VH-TCA departing for Sydney and the second shot is Air New Zealand flight NZ8 departing for San Francisco.

DHL B757-200 Freighter, VH-TCA 
NZ8 Heads off into the sunset.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jeremy Clarkson Takes Flight....VH-TCA

Well these are kind of desperation shots, as it was really quite dark, and I am still trying to figure out how to set the correct settings on the camera for very very low light.

Well Tasman Air Cargo Airlines have applied Jeremy Clarkson to the tail of their Auckland based B757-200, VH-TCA, in promotion of his new TV series, "The Grand Tour"....

I'm looking forward to watching it....should be a laugh....

VH-TCA
VH-TCA
VH-TCA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Beechcraft Bonanza, ZK-DPT

Good to see something different for a change at Auckland with this Beechcraft Bonanza, ZK-DPT taxing pass the other day.

ZK-DPT
ZK-DPT

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Air Asia X Previous Livery, 9M-XXF

Just noticed I hadn't posted these photos, and yet again a different special livery worn by Air Asia X on their A330-300, 9M-XXF.

These shots were taken back in October 2016.

9M-XXF 
9M-XXF
9M-XXF
9M-XXF
9M-XXF
9M-XXF

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Korean Airlines Special Livery, HL8250

The colouring in department at Korean Airlines have also been pretty busy with yet another of their B777-300ER's getting a new special livery applied.

This time it's HL8250 to wear this new colour scheme. What will they come up with next.....

HL8250 
HL8250 
HL8250
HL8250 
HL8250


Friday, November 3, 2017

Welcome Back United Airlines

Good to see United Airlines back in Auckland for the summer months, and resuming flights from San Francisco after a break over the southern hemisphere winter.

United have also up gauged to the B777-300ER on the Auckland run, after initially planning on using the B787-9.

Some photos of the first arrival of UA917 from San Francisco operated by, N2136U, which also had the honours for being the first UA B777-300ER to visit Auckland.

N2136U 
N2136U 
N2136U 
N2136U
N2136U
N2136U 
N2136U
N2136U
N2136U

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Air Asia X A330-300, 9M-XXF

The colouring in department at Air Asia X is a very busy department.

Yet again their A330-300, 9M-XXF has been given a new colourful livery, this time in celebration of 10 years in service by the airline. They sure do a good job of making these special liveries colourful.

It would have been nice to have a sunny day with blue sky for these shots, but maybe next time.

9M-XXF 
9M-XXF
9M-XXF
9M-XXF

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Full Power Wet Runway Takeoff

Just after a very heavy downpour of rain Air New Zealand's flight, NZ28 from Auckland to Houston in ZK-OKE taxied out and departed on a very wet Runway 23L. As you can see dark clouds moving away to the south.

ZK-OKE
ZK-OKE
ZK-OKE
ZK-OKE
ZK-OKE

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Corporate Catchup

Once again, a while since since I posted some photos. So this time a catchup on some of the Corporate Jets that passed through Auckland this year, I don't think I have posted these ones yet, still lots of photos to sort out yet also.

Citation CJ3, demonstrator aircraft, N485CZ, in Auckland on the 26th July.

N485CZ

Citation, N1635M, arriving on the 7th Sep.

N1635M
Tag Aviation's Falcon 7X, G-STMT, seen here arriving into Auckland on the 20th Aug from Papeete.

G-STMT
G-STMT
G-STMT

Gulfstream G550, B-8132, arriving on the 1st October.

B-8132
B-8132

Executive Jet Global Express N44GX on the 12th Aug

N44GX
N446GX

Gulfstream G550, N415P arriving into Auckland on the 12th Aug from Shanghai and it departed again on the 13th Aug to Honolulu.

N415P
N415P
N415P
N415P
N415P

Gulfstream G550, N721M, departing Auckland on the 11th Aug for Macau.

N721M

Gulfstream, G550, N917GA, taxing out on the 12th Feb

N917GA
N917GA
N917GA

Global Express, B-8197, in AKL on the 14th Sep

B-8197

Global Express, N599CH, arriving on the 12th Jun from Brisbane.

N599CH
N599CH
N599CH
N599CH

Global Express, VH-FGJ, in AKL on the 19th Jun. Departing on the 20th Jun to Essendon.

VH-FGJ
VH-FGJ
Global Express, VH-IEJ, arriving on the 5th October.

VH-IEJ
VH-IEJ
VH-IEJ

Global Express, VQ-BCC, sitting in Auckland on the 26th Sep arriving from Melbourne, and departed the same day to Hong Kong

VQ-BCC