Awesome to see a TBM Avenger here in Napier. Great looking aircraft. This paint scheme is based off NZ2518 "Plonky" which was CN 47733 and got shot down by flak during WWII. [1600px]
New Zealand 535 on taxi for a Christchurch departure after a runway change, recently repainted into the new scheme. I'd love to be down on the taxiway works!
New Zealand 175 on push for the 7 hour flight to Perth. This flight will end up being operated by the new 787-9s later in the year. [1600px]
Jetstar 214 finishing up on loading before pushback to Melbourne on the inaugural JQ 787 service to New Zealand. The MEL-AKL-MEL 787 flights will only last for a month. [1600px]
A vintage WWII aircraft kicking up grass, awesome light, topped off by great NZ scenery complete with dandelions blowing in the wind. What more could you ask for? [1400px]
There were no larger aircraft at the time at this airport. Guess this will do.
Etihad 473 arrives from Abu Dhabi and Singapore looking great in the sunlight. [1400px]
Captain Park Ji Sung as Xanadu 207 rolling down Charlie before departure to Kuala Lumpur. Shown is the Korean side. [1600px]
Mendooworrji as Qantas 860 finally arriving when I am not working, about to touch down from Sydney on a rather overcast morning.
Bo-eng Boeing on short final from Singapore as Scooter 006, Scoot's latest addition to the fleet. I'd love to live in one of the houses in the background! [1400px]
Bridgewater Bay as Velocity 1446 about to depart for Adelaide on the midday service.
New Zealand 84 getting pushed back for the long-haul to Vancouver just before sunset after previously arriving from Brisbane with me on board.
Singapore 255 on the late morning flight from Singapore operated by another one of the rapidly growing fleet of A330-300s.
China Southern 381 coming in from Guangzhou operated by a nice looking A330-200. A rapidly growing airline with big amibitions in the Aus/NZ-Europe market.
The beautiful F-16 Fighting Falcon. An amazing machine. [1600px]