Thursday, March 28, 2013

Air New Zealand Hobbit, ZK-OKP

Well at last,,,,, I have at least two photos of the Hobbit. I have been trying to get some shots of
Air New Zealands Hobbit, B777-300ER, ZK-OKP, for a while now. Until now it has has not been my luck to be around when the Hobbit has.

These shots are all I have come up with so far, but will endeavour to get some more, before the Hobbit Decals are removed.
Air New Zealand (The Hobbit)
ZK-OKP
NZ103 Departing Auckland

Air New Zealand (The Hobbit)
ZK-OKP
NZ104 Arriving Auckland
(same day)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Learn to Fly at Santa Monica, KSMO

Based out of Santa Monica Municipal Airport, KSMO, is the PROTEUS AIR Flying School.

Great place to learn to fly in Southern California, and seen here during a training flight is one of the aircraft in the fleet.

N777VP - 1974 Piper Cherokee Warrior PA-28-151

N777VP

N777VP

N777VP

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

United Express (Skywest Airlines) N917SW

Some of United Express flights are operated by Skywest Airlines.
Skywest Airlines also operate flights for, Delta Connection, US Airways Express, American Eagle and Alaska Airlines.

Seen arriving in Los Angeles, United Express flight using a Skywest, Canadair CRJ-200ER Regional Jet, N917SW 

N917SW
United Express (Skywest Airlines)
Landing LAX

N917SW
United Express (Skywest Airlines)
Landing LAX

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gulfstream G-V, N50KC

Taxing out to Runway 23L for a departure. Heading non-stop from Auckland to Los Angeles today.

Gulftstream G-V. N50KC (c/n 659)

N50KC

N50KC

N50KC

Thursday, March 21, 2013

China Southern, Skyteam Livery, B-6528

Have been trying to get this Livery for a while now. At last !!!

China Southern's Skyteam Livery worn by and A330-200,  B-6528, arrives into AKL, as CZ305 nonstop from Guangzhou, China.

B-6528

B-6528

B-6528

B-6528

Monday, March 18, 2013

Cathay Pacific, Oneworld Livery, B-HXG

Cathay Pacific's Oneworld Livery worn by an A340-300, B-HXG (c/n 208) made a visit to Auckland on 24th February. The flight numbers operated into Auckland is now CX197, and the return leg, AKL-HKG as CX198.
B-HXG

B-HXG

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Three Boeing's & Three Airbus's

A full house at the Auckland International Terminal on the Eastern Side, were the Gate Numbers in the photo are all even numbers.

Gate 2: China Airlines - A330, Gate 4: Air NZ - A320, Gate 6: Air NZ B747-400,
Gate 8: Air NZ B777-300, Gate 10: Emirates B777-300
On a layover gate in the left of the photo is a visiting  Air China A330.

Full House

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Air New Zealand, ZK-NGG

Some up close shots of Air NZ's B737-300, ZK-NGG arriving into Auckland.

ZK-NGG

ZK-NGG

ZK-NGG



Thursday, March 14, 2013

ALOHA - Hawaiian Airlines

Back on the July 16th, 2012, Hawaiian Airlines announced that it will commence flights to Auckland beginning March 2013. Today the 14th March 2013 saw the first arrival of Hawaiian Airlines first commercial passenger flight to Auckland. Hawaiian Airlines will use their A330-200 on the Honolulu - Auckland - Honolulu run.

N381HA, touched down just before 7pm local time and was welcomed to Auckland with the traditional water canon salute.

HA will operate 3 flights per week, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays until the 16th Sep when a 4th service on Fridays are added, on a seasonal basis at this stage.

This will make Hawaiian the only US carrier to fly to New Zealand.

N381HA

N381HA

N381HA

N381HA

N381HA

Aloha, and Welcome to New Zealand

No Charge for the Wash !!!




A Couple of A320's

Arriving into Auckland on a Winters afternoon in 2011 seen in the one shot is, ZK-OJF in the foreground arriving at the International Terminal and in the back ground ZK-OJS, vacating Runway 23L for the Domestic Terminal.

Foreground -  ZK-OJF
Background - ZK-OJS

ZK-OJF

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Air New Zealand - B767 Wing Flex

Taking off for Sydney Australia, NZ105 and ZK-NCJ showing off a fair amount of Wing Flex.

NZ105, AKL-SYD
ZK-NCJ

Zk-NCJ

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Taken from my House, ZK-OKQ

Just managed to get the camera out in time for this shot of NZ6, ZK-OKQ last night as is departed Auckland for LA.

NZ6
ZK-OKQ

Air Pacific (FIJI Airways) DQ-FJL

Air Pacific's B747-400, DQ-FJL departing Auckland as FJ410 bound for Nadi Fiji.

The B747-400 usually services Auckland on Saturdays.

DQ-FJL

DQ-FJL

DQ-FJL

DQ-FJL

DQ-FJL
& a Beech 1900D

Monday, March 11, 2013

United Airlines B757-300, N57870

Departing Los Angeles Runway 25R is this United B757-300, N57870 (sn 33525)
This aircraft was built and first flew in 2003, and was operated first by ATA Airlines.
In 2009 it commenced service with Continental Airlines and in early 2011 with United Airlines.


N57870
Flying Pencil !!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gulfstream G650, New Zealand

Gulfstream's new and latest corporate jet the G650 made it's first trip to New Zealand on the 24th February arriving from Honolulu, registered as N650PH.

After a night in Auckland, the next day N650PH flew onto Wellington.

 As part of this down under demonstration trip, was time spent also at the Avalon Airshow, in Australia on static display.

Gulfstream G650 in Auckland, AKL
N650PH

N650PH

N650PH

N650PH

N650PH

N650PH

N650PH

Gulfstream G-IV, N962SS

This is one nice looking Gulfstream G-IV, N962SS

This Gulfstream is operated by Universal Jet (ujet) and with a seating capacity of 15, is available for charter on both Domestic Coast to Coast in the U.S.A and International sectors.

Gulfstream G-IV, N962SS

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Qantas A380, VH-OQH

Seen here in Los Angeles being towed from the Tom Bradley Terminal to the layover gate for the day is VH-OQH.
Note the Hollywood sign in the background.

VH-OQH