What a pleasure it was flying on the first 787-9 Dreamliner flight of Air New Zealand. It was a great flight and I was lucky to grab a look at the flight deck afterwards. [Canon 7D]
[1600px]'New Zealand 1' starts to tidy up on departure from runway 27L back to Auckland via LAX. Canon 600D 100-400L IS.
One good looking plane!
Backtracking for departure back to Auckland.
The spectacular view after departing Queenstown as NZ638 to Auckland.
Just weeks later, Air New Zealand retired its 747 fleet flying its last flight from this San Francisco route. Notice the people boarding EMB-120s in the foreground. Interesting comparison of sizes... (more)
1400px "New Zealand 136" operated by the newest ANZ 77W and the first to wear the revised schem arriving from Brisbane. [Canon 7D]
1400px "New Zealand 104" taxiing onto bay 2 arriving from Sydney looking stunning with the beacons flashing. I would board this aircraft the following morning. [Canon 7D]
1200px "New Zealand 451" taxiing for departure to Wellington with ZK-OXE arriving RWY05R behind. [Canon 7D]
New Zealand 103 rolling out on RWY16R arriving from Auckland with the Virgin Australia and Singapore alliance members watching on. Dedicated to Andrew Coggan who was onboard this fli... (more)
The beautiful NZ 787-9 pushed back and ready to head for home.