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.
United stopped sending the 747-400 to Sydney in March 2014 and replaced them with 777-200ERs.
The Evergreen supertanker sits idle, evidently with engines refitted after sitting around in storage. Meanwhile on the other side of the airfield, 3 fellow Evergreen 747s are about to be broken up... (more)
Thai Airways sends a 777-300ER to Los Angeles from Bangkok via Seoul Incheon.
What a sight to see, a 747 split in two. Pity it was not even 18 years old when it was broken up.. It probably had a lot of life still in it.
The Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, seen out the window as we fly over Southern Greenland.
NZ 176 on short final from Perth while the sun gets closer to the horizon.
Emirates 415 taxis to the 34L threshold for the predawn departure for Dubai. ISO8000 1/20
Qantas 11 departing for Los Angeles with the Sydney CBD beneath. Taken from the Qantas First Class lounge
The first 787-9 delivered sits in the Air New Zealand maintenance area after arriving direct from Everett.
Handheld blue hour panning of Swiss 41 departing Los Angeles for Zurich. 1/15th sec.
The 787-9 sits at the gate in Auckland after its first foray outside of USA, on its way to Alice Springs for hot weather testing. ISO 6400
Departing Auckland's 23L, with the sun rising over New Zealand.
The view over Sydney Airport as we turn to the southeast towards Auckland after departing Runway 34R.