Saturday, May 20, 2006

Trip to Nelson

I went on a trip from Wellington to Nelson today. Mainly, this was an excuse to get out of town, but also to test my navigation skills. All went well, and as you'll see from one of the pictures, it was very sunny in Nelson [as it was in Wellington]. Nelson is barely a 1 hour flight [each way] so it is perfect for a day out - it also gets the close to the most sunshine of any place in New Zealand.

Unfortunately the aerial shots are not much good as they were taken through cruddy perspex windows, but such is life - they still show some of the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds area [one of the best parts of the country].

The first shot is of EQS [my transport for the day] outside Nelson Aero Club. The second is looking north with Pelorus Sound in the foreground up to Beatrix Bay in the center-right. The third is half way across Cooks Strait looking towards Cape Terawhiti then to Wellington. Both of the aerial shots were taken at around 5000'.

EQS at Nelson airportMarlborough SoundsLooking towards Wellington

Peter Jackson's plane

Well, maybe. Someone said it was, maybe it is, but not sure. Anyway it's an awesome looking Gulfstream G-1V, and here it is on the Western Apron at Wellington.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Air New Zealand A320

Here's a picture of an Air New Zealand A320 at Wellington. Nothing too special, just one of the better ones that I have :-)
Air New Zealand A320

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Two more shots...

Here's a couple more pictures from Wellington airport. The first is an Origin Pacific Jetstream 31 just a couple of seconds before touchdown. The other is a Beech 77 Skipper from Wellington Flight Training. At first glance, the Skipper looks a bit like a Piper Tomahawk. If you're sober, it doesn't :-)

Origin Pacific Jetstream 31Wellington Flight Training Beech 77

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

AWESOME NEWS!!!!

Something wonderful is happenning in New Zealand's cyberspace! I won't repeat it all here, but this is the link to the post on my other blog:

http://irrelevantstuff.blogspot.com/2006/05/awesome-news.html