[1280pix] Overflying Hamilton Airport while we were making a hold... Dedicated to Antoine Gallet !
On final for 23L.
On final for 23L. First Boeing 787 commercial flight to New Zealand. Replaces Airbus A330 on this route.
First visit to AKL
Reverse thrust applied as SQ lands 23L
Note the borrowed engine cowl on #1
Departing for Dubai via Brisbane in some epic light as Emirates 435. At the start of October this service was replaced by an A380 making it the end of 77W operations through Auckland... (more)
Arriving from Nadi Intl as New Zealand 57. Cant think of too many of Air New Zealand's routes that do not receive the 772ER, they seem to everywhere. A fitting aircraft to mark my 77... (more)
Returning to Auckland having diverted due to a runway blockage
Diverting from Auckland due to a runway blockage
Korean 130 approaching the rotation point as she thunders down Auckland's 23L for Seoul
Sitting at the gate in some golden light waiting for her late night service to Guangzhou as China Southern 306. From the 28th of October China Southern's operation into Auckla... (more)
"Christchurch" seen here starting her engines for the short haul to Brisbane as New Zealand 135. Come September next year the 747 will be all but history in the Air New... (more)