Monday, December 30, 2013

Smaug at Sunrise - ZK-OKO

Sorry for not posting many photos lately, been busy with festive season and work etc....

Anyway here is a couple of shots of ZK-OKO, Smaug Livery, arriving into Auckland at sunrise from LAX. I wish these shots were a little bit better actually.

Hope you all enjoyed Christmas and a Happy New Year to Everyone around the world...

Stay Safe.


Wing at Sunrise

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tasman Cargo Airlines (DHL) 757 Freighter

At last I have managed to get some good shots of the Auckland based Tasman Cargo Airlines,  VH-TCA, B757-236PCF freighter. DHL is the main operator as you can see.
DHL has also become the Official Logistics Partner for the Rugby World Cup 2015, as noted by the newly applied logos at the rear on each side.

The 757-200 is another favorite of mine, and after having flown many hours in the passenger version they are great to fly on. and these machines look awesome also. 






Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Big and Small.......

A size comparison this time. SQ7293 to Melbourne 9V-SFP taxis out and holds short of Runway 23L at Auckland while a Cessna Centurion T210R, ZK-TRO taxis pass also holding for a departure on 23L.

Caught in the Middle...
Air NZ,  ZK-OKE, NZ105 to Sydney is ready to roll on 23L while ZK-TRO and SQ hold.



Monday, December 9, 2013

Wing Flex - ZK-NCJ

A couple of sequence shots of a powerful takeoff by Air New Zealand's
 B767-300ER ZK-NCJ, and showing some impressive wing flex as she climbs out of Auckland.




Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ZK-OKO - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The second aircraft of Air New Zealand's Hobbit themed liveries was reveled today in Auckland.

Sir Peter Jacksons, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the fearsome dragon "Smaug" is shown in all its glory on ZK-OKO.

Smaug (the graphic) is 54 meters long and 942 square meters and took 400 man hours to apply to ZK-OKO

So here they are, my first pics of the new and stunning ZK-OKO.

First Flight for "Smaug"
NZ6 02nd Dec 2013

NZ6 and "Smaug's"
First Flight