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]
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]