Quite an imposing sight at the gate shwing off its large fuselage and enormous wing span. She would depart later to Guangzhou.
Seen here arriving from Port Villa as NZ 789.
Departing Vegas in the first light of the day.
Flaring on 05 as she arrives from Fiji.
"All that and a bag of blue chips" seen here departing in some beautiful morning light.
An American 738 sits number 2 for departure during the busy morning rush out of LAX.
My flight home to Sydney on this bird proved to be dramatic with a depressurization warning over the Hawaiian islands that caused oxygen masks to drop during 5 minutes of panic.
On finals for LAX's 25L after 4 hours from New Orleans. My first time riding the semitar.
OXB arriving into a dark and rainy Auckland Airport.
A light Easterly breeze meant runway 05 right was in use allowing me to get a different angle of Big Black coming in from Brisbane.
Take off on 03.
Smaug, the second Hobbit Jet from Air New Zealand, was repainted to a normal c/s on 21 April 2015. Seen here departing Los Angeles for London Heathrow as NZ2.
On final from Sydney. Inaugural first service SCL-AKL-SYD-AKL-SCL replacing the Airbus A340.
Take off for display at Classic Fighters 2015.