02 January 2022

WLG on the 2nd

A couple of hours at the threshold of Runway 34 at Wellington on 2 January 2022 was a pleasant way to spend a real hot afternoon at Wellington... This is what I caught

The Wellington Aero Club's Cessna 172 ZK-EKE

Registered to the Wellington Aero Club but wearing WASSI titles, Piper PA38 Tomahawk ZK-FML

Flying an Air Kaikoura service from Kaikoura, Cessna 172 ZK-JCT

Life Flight's BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-LFT

Air New Zealand's ATR 72-600 ZK-MVU arriving from Hamilton

Bombardier Q300s ZK-NEA...

...back in service but not repainted ZK-NEG...

...All Black scheme ZK-NEM...

...and ZK-NEZ

Air New Zealand's All Black Airbus 320 ZK-OAB

and standard scheme ZK-OJS

Skyline Aviation's Beech Super King Air ZK-PLK

Sounds Air's Pilatus PC12 ZK-PLX was off to Westport

A better shot today of Air Wanganui's Beech Super King Air ZK-PMJ

Last photo of the day was Pelorus Air's Cessna 185 ZK-PRM

A couple of shots of Sounds Air's Cessna Grand Caravan ZK-SAA...

...Cessna Caravan ZK-SAN...

...and Cessna Grand Caravan ZK-SAY



  1. Lots of variety. I thought that ZKOJB has been retired already?

  2. Superb photos as always Steve. Just a note on the standard livery Airbus A320-232 in your photos: ZK-OJS is the registration. OJB has been in Tucson, Arizona since 15 September this year. Keep up the awesome updates.

  3. Fixed... thanks Doug and Jarden... I was rushing to get the post done

  4. Regarding your comment about ZK-NEG not being repainted; there are 8 Q-300s still in the blue livery. These are ZK-NED to NEH, NEJ, NEK and NEO. Starting from NEA, this one and NEB, NEC and NEM, were painted in the All Black livery in Townsville, Australia. Looking closely at the rego painted near the tail, the letter spacing of those done in Australia are closer together than those painted on New Zealand.


    I suspect that one day, the remaining 8 will head there too but not before not with Covid hanging over us.