19 February 2017

A wet old day

Pacific Aerospace 750XL ZK-KDN looked as if it was ready to be exported... I photographed it an Hamilton on 17 February 2017 upon my arrival back from Gisborne...
Earlier in the day Air Nelson's Bombardier Q300 ZK-NER arrived into a damp Hamilton...
...while over at Gisborne the only aircraft I took was Cessna 206 ZK-FJH

18 February 2017

Sunair 22 back to Hamilton

There was a TORRENTIAL downpour (and this is a West Coaster speaking) in Gisborne immediately before our departure back to Gisborne yesterday... Bombardier ZK-NEO through a rain splattered window
Despite rain a few minutes before it was clearing off rapidly as we did a lazy turn out to sea before setting heading...

Level at 9,000 feet
In the distance, White Island
and Whale Island off Whakatane
Dropping into the Waikato
Lake Karapiro
Joining right base for Runway 36 at Hamilton

Pilot Andrew and a happy passenger!

17 February 2017

Sunair 40 to Gisborne

Arriving into Hamilton from Gisborne this morning was Sunair's Piper Aztec ZK-ERM 

Ready to board... look at the perfect horizontal position of the prop
Clearly it wasn't going to be a great dayh for sightseeing
An empty tarmac at Hamilton
Hamilton passing by as we climbed into the murk
Under the command of Andrew
Level at 8000 feet.... nothing to see...
Poverty Bay appearing on descent

Joining downwind Runway 32, Gisborn

Gisborne commuters... Air Napier's Seneca ZK-NAP and Cherokee 6, visiting Cessna 206 ZK-FJH and Sunair Aztec ZK-TDM

Sunair to return to Whangarei

Local Airline Wins Government Tender
‘All of Government’ (AoG) contract for Air Travel Services, winner at Tauranga City Airport.

Sunair Aviation , the only locally based scheduled air transport operator is proud to announce being selected as an approved supplier of air travel throughout the North Island for AoG, being the air transport of all Government personnel. We are delighted to be selected onto the AoG panel of preferred air carriers, allowing Government employees easier access to our services. Last year All of Government air travel was said to be worth $223 million, split between a number of large operators, this year Sunair is included in this esteemed group, as the only North Island, non-jet operator to provide air travel for AoG air travellers, said Company Director, Bev Power. With stiff competition and discussions held with Government panel in Wellington over the past year, we have now had the embargo lifted allowing us to make this exciting announcement. Sunair’s point of difference is flying region to region, offering more direct services and same day returns. This offers time and $$ savings for our clients not going via Auckland or Wellington to reach their destinations and often eliminates overnight accommodation costs and inconvenience. We are expanding with an increase to our scheduled services, soon to include Whangarei to Hamilton, Rotorua and Tauranga.

Source : Sunair Facebook page, 17 February 2017

08 February 2017

Two jets...

Parcelair's Boeing 737-400 ZK-PAQ was at Christchurch as we taxied out this morning on 8 February 2017

Cessna 550 Citation E5-TCM outside at Hamilton upon my arrival

07 February 2017

Waitangi Day at Christchurch

China Southern's Bowing 787-8 B-2727 arrives into Christchurch on 6 February 2017... Why is it that China Southern, Emirates, Singapore and China Airlines can operate long haul services to Christchurch but Air New Zealand can't...
Rush hour for Mount Cook Airline's ATR 72s.... 500 series ZK-MCW
...and 600 series ZK-MVF
...and ZK-MVO

Bombardier Q300 ZK-NEE

My first photo of Air NZ's Airbus 320 ZK-OJK in new colours
AIrbus 320 ZK-OXF on pushback
Sounds Air's Pilatus PC12 ZK-PLS arriving from Blenheim