Friday, August 24, 2012

Jetstar A330 VH-EBQ & A320 VH-VGP

A few shots of some Jetstar departures from Auckland on Runway 05R, on a beautiful still winters morning. The Jeststar livery is actually great for capturing on camera in different light conditions and looks great at sunset time.

Flight 3K 402 Departing Auckland Non-Stop Singapore

Off to Wellington on another Domestic Sector

Monday, August 13, 2012

Atlas Freighter N493MC

Atlas began operations in 1993 with one aircraft, a Boeing 747-200.
Today, Atlas Air is the leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, and is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft. Atlas Air's B747 currently has a fleet of
3, B747-800 Freighters & 24 B747-400 Freighters.
Atlas Air fly to Auckland, Operated by Qantas Cargo.

N493MC On final approach AKL

Great Wing Flex on the B744

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Out the Window

I have only been to Papeete, PPT, once, and it was only for a few hours.
Just a few photos taken out the window on the way there and back.
Photos taken on board NZ40, NZ41, ZK-OKE
Looking north over the Pacific Ocean, on board

Heading out over Whitianga, and Mercury Bay
 on the Coromandel Peninsula

Just after Takeoff from Papeete Runway 22, looking south
down the coast of Tahiti

At 37,000ft heading south west back to AKL, on NZ40

Last sunlight of the day.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Waikato Flying

On a recent visit to the Waikato area I managed to visit Hamilton Airport. HLZ,  for about an hour. I have not been to Hamilton Airport for quite some time so was good to see what changes had taken place around the airport. Good to see the new, well not that new, Terminal.
On the other side of the Airfield is where you will find the local Flying Schools.
The  CTCwings Waikato and Waikato Aero Club are the two most noticeable flying schools on the western side of the airport. The CTCwings Aviation setup is pretty impressive, with great facilities and a large fleet of training aircraft mainly consisting of Diamond DA42 Twinstar and the Diamond DA-20 Katana

Diamond DA42 Twinstar

Diamond DA42 on approach for Touch & Go
Hamilton Airport

Looking down Runway
at Hamilton Airport, NZHN

Cessna 172S, CTCWings, Hamilton, NZ

A friendly wave from one of the crew 

ZK-WKF, Alpha 160A
Waikato Areo Club