Light from the low sun greets Ningaloo Reef rotating on RWY01 bound for Perth as Qantas 597 during the "Plane Party" hosted by BAC. [1400px]
A member of a very comprehensive collection of NZ warbirds taking a well-earned rest after flying a series of sorties over Napier for Art Deco Weekend celebrations. So shiny! [1600px]
Maiden New Zealand taking me back to the Gold Coast on the climb out from Auckland as Velocity 79. Seen below is Manukau and Papatoetoe. Taken from seat 6A. [1400px]
What's an airshow without a Pitts Special?
Sir William Hudson as Qantas 154 heading out of the international apron to depart for Melbourne on one of many Jitconnict legs that day.
Mount Cook 201 on the inbound from Auckland arriving to take me on it's return leg and onwards to the Gold Coast on my way home. [1400px]
The Red Eagles Yak-52 team performing an aerobatic display at Napier's Art Deco Airshow. From left to right: (ZK) -YNZ, -ZAY, -PTE, -KGB , -YAQ
Singapore 286 slowly taxiing for departure home to Singapore. It was good to catch this from the obs deck.
Yess! Gotta love a smoky start up!
The Harvard pulling some sick moves during the Art Deco Airshow in Napier.
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]