10 December 2022

Delta at GBZ

More Barrier Air action at Claris on 2 December 2022... this time Cessna 208 Grand Caravan ZK-SDD





 

09 December 2022

Charlie at GBZ

More Barrier Air action at Claris on 2 December 2022... this time Cessna 208B Grand Caravan ZK-SDC




 

08 December 2022

Islander Reveal

Something to look out for next week... Island Aviation's second Britten Norman Islander ZK-PIZ which will be joining ZK-SFK 


 

GB 587 to Great Barrier Island


 


While we were about to start so was Air Chathams' Saab 340 ZK-KRA

Cargo door open, Airwork's Boeing 737-400 ZK-TLM

Piper PA46 N9099Z had just arrived from Nelson

Number two for departure after Air Chatham's Saab 340 ZK-KRA 


After the landing American Airlines' heavy, line up 23 

The Auckland tarmac



High tide covering the Karore Bank of Manaukau Harbour

Laingholm Bay

Auckland city

Looking back towards Puketutu Island and the airport 

Onehunga

Out in the Gulf, Motuihe Island/Te Motu-e-Ihenga and Waiheke Island behind

Waiheke Island...

and its urban sprawl

And then there was cloud

Channel Island


Descending into Great Barrier Island

Tryphena Harbour to the right

Descending into Claris... Kaitoke Beach to the left, Medlands Beach and Oruawharo Bay to the right





Claris airport and Te Ahumata beyond 





Thanks to Jake King for a great flight... and the front seat!


How many doors are there on a Caravan?

07 December 2022

Bravo at GBZ

When plane spotting at Great Barrier Island it helps if you like Caravans... luckily I do... Here is Barrier Air's first Cessna 208B Caravan, ZK-SDB, at Claris on 2 December 2022