20 October 2014

Matamata Storch

Caught on 18 October 2014 at Matamata was locally owned Slepcev Storch U/L ZK-STO

A quick trip to Taupo

Having some work done on it was Heli Sika's Squirrel ZK-HIU. Photo taken at Taupo on 14 October 2014
I new one for me was Skydive Bay of Islands' Cessna 206 ZK-SKZ. Photo taken at Taupo on 14 October 2014
Locally owned Just Aircraft Super STOL ZK-RIM at Taupo's Centennial Park airfield on 14 October 2014

19 October 2014

The last Boeing 747 graciously bows out...

I have been out of communication this week and so I had scheduled posts for the blog each day... Thanks to Philip who sent in some photos taken by a friend of Air New Zealand's last Boeing 747-400 ZK-NBV departing Auckland for the last time on the 13th of November 2014...

18 October 2014

Heavies at Auckland

FedEx's McDonnell Douglas MD-11F N613FE on approach to Auckland on 5 October 2014
A comparison of colour schemes.... Air New Zealand's Boeing 777-200 ZK-OKC on 5 October 2014...
...and ZK-OKG on 7 October 2014
and the same with the 777-300s... ZK-OKN on 5 October 2014
and ZK-OKR on the same day...
...and ZK-OKM on 7 October 2014. Actually I prefer the black and white than the blue with the all white fuselage!

17 October 2014

Colourful New Colour Scheme

I just got to Auckland International on Sunday 5 October 2014 to catch Aircalin's new Airbus 320 F-OCNZ in its new colour scheme...
This is the previous colour scheme of the New Caledonia based airline... Airbus 320 F-OJSB on the taxi at Auckland on 6 July 2008

16 October 2014

A couple of Turbo Props at Auckland

The late afternoon sun was great for getting Inflite Charter's BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-ECJ on 7 October 2014...
and Airwork's Fairchild Metro 23 ZK-POE on the same afternoon.

15 October 2014

Other Tauranga Traffic

A couple of tandem skydiving outfits were at Tauranga on 12 October 2014... Above, Tauranga Tandem Skydiving's Cessna 172 and below Skydive Ballistic Blondes' Cessna 182 ZK-SBB

Island Air had two of their aircraft out... Above Cessna 172 ZK-WGE carries Adventure Aviation titles while Cessna 206 ZK-WWH (below) carries no titles. WWH did a trip to Motiti while I was there

Grumman American AA-5A ZK-TMR is now locally owned...
Within an hour a Q300 came from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch... ZK-NEE above, ZK-NEG middle and ZK-NFB bottom 

14 October 2014

Sunair Sunday

Sunair aircraft were enjoying the sun on Sunday 12 October 2014 at Tauranga...

Cessna 172s ZK-DHN and ZK-DKK were outside the Tauranga Aero Club

Piper Aztec ZK-MTY headed off to Great Barrier Island...
...while sometime late in the afternoon Sunair's latest Aztec ZK-WDP arrived back... a bit of a desperation shot!

13 October 2014

Sunday Sport Aviation at Tauranga

On Sunday, 12 October I had the opportunity to have a couple of hours plane spotting at Tauranga...

Down from its home base at Whenuapai was Lancair ES ZK-EDZ

L M Harris CASH Aviation Model 3 was arrived home just as I arrived at my vantage point so it was an against the sun shot.
Vans RV-7A ZK-RRV (above) and Vans RV-6A ZK-RVF (below) were doing some formation flying

TL-2000 Sting ZK-SAL was also visitng Tauranga

12 October 2014

Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9s

I was delighted to get a nice shot of Air New Zealand's second Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZF at Auckland on 5 October 2014
...and good to get ZK-NZE again a couple of days later on 7 October 2014