17 January 2020

3C 401 to Norfolk Island - Air Chathams' International Service

This morning I got to fly on Air Chathams' international service from Auckland to Norfolk Island...

...but I did get 8D!

Our ride to Norfolk - Convair 580 ZK-CIE having being towed to the gate...

After being bussed to the gate

Safety briefing

Air Chathams mixing it with the other international airlines

All set to line up 05

Departure over south Auckland

That's Waiheke Island with the Coromandel Peninsula in the background

The burial ground of the Walsh brothers' Boeing floatplane???


Whangaparoa Peninsula

Headwaters of the Kaipara Harbour

Whangarei Harbout and the Heads

Focussed on the the safety card... but the Air Chathams fare in green cups

Doubtless Bay

Karikari Peninsula

First glimpse of Norfolk Island

Passing Kingston

The airport

Ship and barge unloading the ingredients for resurfacing the runway at Norfolk Island

On the ground at Norfolk

The smiling face of Air Chathams' - Captain Duane Emeny, Air Chathams' General Manager


  1. Amazing photos. What an interesting journey. Enjoy Norfolk Island.

  2. Neat one Steve. Great spot eh.

  3. Is there any privately owned aircraft based on the island at all?

  4. I believe so... I think there is a Chieftain here and there are supposedly a could of single engine aircraft but no sign of them

  5. Bolt Brothers?
    Did not know George had a brother!

    (Presumably substitute 'Walsh' for 'Bolt')