Thursday, May 25, 2017

Global Express, N2020Q

This very smart Global Express, N2020Q arrived into Auckland on Monday the 22nd May direct from Tokyo, Japan. One of the best Global's I've seen in Auckland.

N2020Q 
N2020Q
N2020Q
N2020Q 
N2020Q

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Toll B737-400F, ZK-JTQ

Managed to get this Toll B737-400F, ZK-JTQ arriving back into Auckland from Brisbane on the 14th May.The next night it was out flying freight duties up and down the country.

ZK-JTQ
ZK-JTQ 
ZK-JTQ
ZK-JTQ

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ANA B777-300ER, JA783A

All Nippon Airways made a special appearance in Auckland on the 28th April and again on the 1st May, operating Charter flights into AKL as part of the Masters Games.

On both the 28th and 1st May their  B777-300ER, JA783A operated the flights and I managed to get these shots on the 1st May as flight 9409 arrived from Kansai and of flight 1978 taxing out and departed back to Kansai at 10:30am.


JA783A 
JA783A 
JA783A 
JA783A
JA783A 
JA783A
JA783A
JA783A

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gulfstream G550, N616RK

This Gulfstream G550, N616RK made a tech stop in Auckland, arriving from Queenstown, on its way back to Hawaii on the 26th April.

N616RK 
N616RK

Monday, May 8, 2017

China Eastern A330-200, B-5942

Some more shots of China Eastern arriving into town and this time it's B-5942, wearing a 60th Anniversary marking on the rear of the fuselage.

B-5942
B-5942 
B-5942

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Legacy 900, OK-SUN

There have not been many Corporate Jets operated by the Legacy 900, so it was great to see this Legacy 900, OK-SUN arrive in Auckland on the 26th April from Rotorua.

OK-SUN
OK-SUN

Saturday, May 6, 2017

China Eastern A330-200, B-5943

Making a very colourful arrival into Auckland back on the 27th April was this very smart looking and one of the best livery's on an A330 to visit Auckland.

China Eastern's, A330-200, B-5943 promoting the website eastbay,com

So glad it arrived on runway 05R, and the opportunity to get some shots as it taxing in slowly.

B-5943
B-5943
B-5943 
B-5943
B-5943 
B-5943

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gulfstream G550, N525KF

I missed this Gulfstream G550, N525KF on the 19th March when it arrived into Auckland but was lucky to be on hand to get these shots when it was back in Auckland on the 22nd March.

I guess the wait was worth it as the light was just perfect at the time.

N525KF
N525KF
N525KF
N525KF

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Emirates Sky Cargo B747-400F, OO-THD

First time visitor to New Zealand for this Emirates Sky Cargo B747-400F Freighter OO-THD arriving from Dubai via Sydney Australia on the 9th April.

OO-THD had the honours of being the first Emirates Sky Cargo B747 freighter to visit Auckland.

It arrived to collect Emirates Team New Zealand's yacht for the next Americas Cup Regatta which is due to commence in Bermuda in about 5 weeks time.

After loading its very precious cargo overnight on the 9th April it departed just before 11:00 am on the 10th April for Bermuda via Los Angeles.

Good luck Emirates Team New Zealand, Bring the Cup back home,

Some takeoff sequence shots of OO-THD departing runway 05R

OO-THD
OO-THD
OO-THD
OO-THD
OO-THD
OO-THD
OO-THD
OO-THD

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Airbus A400M Atlas, ZM401

The RAF sent their very brand new, Airbus A400M Atlas Heavy Lift Transport, ZM401 to Ohakea for the RNZAF's 80th Anniversary Air Tattoo for static display.

Its a very big machine, bigger than a C130 and smaller than a C17.
It has a maximum payload capability of 37,000kg, but 20,000 kg is a typical payload.
When empty if has a ferry range of 4800nm and with it maximum payload of 37 tonne, its range is still and impressive 2780nm.

The engines are super quiet and powerful.