Monday, March 26, 2012

BAC Strikemaster

This Strikemaster has recently been repainted, and I believe she will be performing at the up and coming Ohakea Airshow later this month. I managed to get these shots while the Strikemaster was doing circuits at Ardmore Airfield.

A friendly wave from the Crew

Have a good flight..

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

KLM B747-400 Combi at LAX

There aren't that many passenger/cargo B747-400 Combi's in service but managed to catch this KLM Combi,Registration PH--BFR while in LAX waiting for my next flight. A couple of expensive European Cars being unloaded. Also managed to get this photo of a Virgin Atlantic B747-400 being serviced.

Smoke in background from a Lufthansa , MD11 Landing

Sunday, March 18, 2012

LAN Departs AKL

Lan Chile are the only carrier to operate non-stop flights from Santiago Chile to Auckland, with continuing service to Sydney, Australia. LAN operates to Sydney via AKL with a daily service in the summer months and usually cuts back to only 6 flights per week in the winter months with no flights in and out of AKL on Wednesdays. LA have a fleet of 5 A340-300 aircraft that alternate on this sector, which is a perfect route for the A340 which normally has a fuel load of about 81 tonne's for the 10 hours & 30 minutes back to SCL from AKL.
These shots are of flight LA800, CC-CQC, departing AKL runway 05R for SCL.

Monday, March 12, 2012

RNZAF B757 Display

Well I must admit that the B757 is one aircraft that I really like. I really enjoy flying in the 757 and I have almost lost count of how many times I've flown in one, but still look forward to getting on board each time.
These photos I took are of the RNZAF B757-200 NZ7572
It's not Taking Off or Landing !!!

Gear on it's way up

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High Speed Pass with no Flaps Out

The top photo in this post I think is actually one of my favourite photo's I have taken.
Still have many more to come though, and thanks for viewing my blog.
Well better get off to work I guess...again !!

Friday, March 9, 2012

London Heathrow

Well this time I'm in London at Heathrow. These photos I took were done just as the sun was setting and as I was running a little late to get to this spot for taking photos I only managed to get a few shots of the evening departures. These photos were taken at about 8.55pm.

Kenya Airways B777-200

The best shot of the day I think..

Quite a good place for a bit of spotting I reckon !!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012


This place is just great. Rarotonga is located 1873 miles north east of New Zealand in the Tropical region of the Pacific Ocean.  Flying time to RAR from AKL is about 3 1/2 hours.

Air Rarotonga Embraer EMB110P1 Bandeirante

Air Rarotonga operates to 10 destinations in the Cook Islands Group including Rarotonga with a fleet of Saab 340, Embraer Bandeirante and a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Air Rarotonga also Code shares with Papeete based Air Tahiti using the ATR72-500.  The main Tourist Island serviced by Air Rarotonga is Aitutaki Lagoon, 163 miles to the north of Rarotonga. Aitutaki used to be stopover on the Famous Coral Route operated by TEAL with the Shorts Solent Flying Boats. The runway in Aitutaki was built by the Americans during the Pacific War, and has just recently been Tar-Sealed.

Some shots of NZ46 Departing RAR heading back to AKL.

ZK-OKF Ramp Service

Only a short Taxi to the Runway


Climbing out to the North

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Boeing C-17 Globemaster

A few photos from the Whenuapai Airshow back in 2009. This demonstration was performed by the visiting USAF Globemaster C-17, and was in the Command of a female Captain.
Sorry about the grey sky in the back ground but it clouded over just in time for the display.
More Airshow photos to come over the coming months.

Performing a slow pass with Full Flaps & Gear Down

Plenty of SATCOM equipement

About to turn HARD Left !!