Arriving as "Virgin Seven" from LHR is "Lady Penelope" seen here being loaded for its return hop to LHR. The VS7/8 rotation is normally A346 ops with the 744 being used... (more)
Rotorua being towed to the maintenance base, note the chunk missing from the tail section.
Two company machines here seen leaving Auckland in the evening light. A6-ECR is operating Emirates 407 AKL-MEL-DXB while A6-EDD is Emirates 413 Super AKL-SYD-DXB
747 flying high above these chums.
"Emirates 407 - Dubia via Melbourne" climbs out in the last of the afternoon sun. Thanks to Nick, Colin and Fernando for letting me tag along.
This is a pritty typical scene here at NZCH, plenty of props and a lack of widebodies.
Air New Zealand Maintenance base with ZK-NBT parked along side ZK-NBU, further down the line is VH-VBV running engine tests after maintenance
Korean 12 super lifting of the runway for the long haul across the Pacific to Seoul.
"The Hobbit" seen here after push back and engine start. Final communications with the ground engineers and flick of the tail can be seen as she prepares for the short taxi for a 24R... (more)
Shortly after taking this photo I applied for the position of 'Bird Ranger'
"Rotorua" sits patiently awaiting it's next assignment while OKH roles in from Brisbane as New Zealand 136 - a route that previously belonged to the 747's
Delta 16 LAX-ATL" seperates from its shadow as she climbs out of 25R.