Well this sure is a very rare moment and a first I believe into New Zealand.
This is the People Liberation Army Air Force arriving in their Illyushin 76, 21047, at the RNZAF Whenuapai Base on Saturday 9th June.
This sure is my first time seeing this aircraft type and, finally got a shot, and probably wont be seeing to many more visitors like this. Good to see it arrive in daylight hours and the sun kind of out.
On a recent trip to the South Island, I managed to get these shots out the window on the trip north again out of Wellington, after a transit stop. The light was just great, even through the window, dark skies to the east and sunny to the north.