Seen here arriving from Port Villa as NZ 789.
Flaring on 05 as she arrives from Fiji.
In from AKL.
Very happy to catch the "Hobbit"scheme today, when she comes in for rwy 27R
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.
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.