21 July 2013

A couple of exciting pics from Nelson

Today would have been a good day to be at Nelson plane spotting...


Warwick Young caught Vincent Aviation's Saab 340B VH-VNU visiting Nelson on 27 July 2013.
Meanwhile, Cessna185 caught Sounds Air's newest Cessna 208B Grand Caravan ZK-SAY. This was previously operated by Salt Air and Air Fiordland as ZK-MJL

3 comments:

  1. Random question, how long would it take for a saab to make it across the tasman?

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  2. It departed Wellington for the Gold Coast via Norfolk Island but previously Saabs have, when wind conditions allow, flown direct Auckland to Brisbane in just over 6 hours. That's without auxiliary fuel installed.
    Nothing to do with the Tasman but I recall some ex Air Nelson examples flying from Auckland to Christmas Island direct with big rubber fuel bladders installed, then they flew to a spot in northern Mexico, then to Nova Scotia before crossing the Atlantic to Sweden!! Most flights in excess of 14 hours each!

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  3. Man being on one of those flights would be amazing. Awesome aircraft. Would be a good workout for the aircraft. Any word of late about the 146 from vincent? will it be arriving back in NZ any time soon?

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