29 May 2021

S8 907 to Westport

So what Sounds Air routes have you flown on??? I have bolded and underlined the ones I have done.


Blenheim-Kaikoura (no longer current)

Blenheim-Kapiti Coast

Blenheim-Napier (no longer current)



Kaikoura-Wellington (no longer current)

Kapiti Coast-Nelson





Wellington-Whanganui (no longer current)

I had to go Westport late this week and so ticked off the Wellington-Westport route... This is Sounds Air flight S8 907 to Westport

My ride to Westport, Pilatus PC-12 ZK-PLT arriving as flight S8 906 from Westport on 27 May 2021... a desperation shot just on dark - photoshopped slightly but I like the effect.

The original shot

Flying on a Sounds Air PC12 or an Air NZ Q300??? A lot more fun on a PC12! 

Lining up Runway 34

Departure from Wellington

Last light of the day

Sounds Air flying over the Sounds as the day draws to a close

Cam's front office

I really need to learn how to get night shots on my my camera... a blurred Nelson as we passed slightly to the south

Caught the strobe on descent through the cloud to Westport

The warmly glowing terminal at Westport

ZK-PLT on the ground at Westport after another Sounds Air flight


  1. A nice trip report thanks Steve.

  2. I've only done CHC-BHE, NSN-PPQ and BHE-PPQ. Do want to try the WKA service at some point, maybe when WoW is on.

  3. All of them done! SA are a fantastic operator and a asset to the CP. Over 70 flights on SA according to Flightdiary for me.

  4. Rory WoodhouseMay 29, 2021 1:59 PM

    Havent flown on sounds yet. Never got the op when they were doing WAG WLG