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.














Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Corporate Jets, Auckland

A bit of a catch up on some photos of the Corporate Jets through Auckland that I managed to get.
More to come soon.

Gulfstream 4, N104AD

Rather nice light at the time of these shots. N104AD spent one night in Auckland.

N104AD
N104AD

Gulfstream 4, N588LS

Nice livery on this Gulfstream in the late afternoon sun.

N588LS
N588LS


Global Express, N70EW

This is one of the smartest looking Global's Ive seen in Auckland for a long time, nice.

N70EW
N70EW
N70EW

Gulfstream G650, N650PA

Couple of shots taken back late in the afternoon on the 1st Sep 2016

N650PA
N650PA

Gulfstream G650, VP-COR

Seen here taxing out in Auckland very late afternoon heading for Hong Kong.

VP-COR
VP-COR

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Global Express N700GX

Some very quick shots of Global Express N700GX departing Auckland earlier on this week in perfect weather.

N700GX
N700GX

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Grumman Avenger TBF-1C, NZ2518

Well at last I managed to get some decent shots of NZ2518, Grumman Avenger at Ohakea during the RNZAF Air Tattoo. Nice to have the blue sky background and fairly low sun in the sky at the time.

Last time I took shots of NZ2518 was at the Wings Over Wairarapa Air Show back in 2015.








Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Japanese Defence Force, B767 KC-767J

Some nice weather for the arrival of the Japanese Defence Force KC-767J Tanker 97-3603 into Ohakea for the Air Tattoo back in February.

The KC-767J was only on static display at the show on both the Saturday and Sunday.