Saturday, October 18, 2008

Guess who has come to town?

The weather reports for Wellington for the past few days had been rather variable, so to have a fabulous day this morning was a welcome relief... especially as I had a couple of people to take for a ride. Euan and Susan were visiting from Hamilton ["hi!"], with Euan being another pilot and aviation blogger [click here].

I was doing the flying, so not airborne pictures from me, although I imagine that Euan will have something up soon enough. The flight itself was smooth with a calm day [no more than 8-10 knots at 2000'] and 50km visibility. We received the requested Eastbourne Departure, got a good look at the Lower Hutt area, across to Mana Island then down the coast for a Sinclair Arrival.

The South Island looked fantastic with snow on the mountains and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.

After lunch we ended up back at the airport for Euan and Susan's departure [they'll be touching down in Hamilton as I write this].

Of the pictures I did get, first is a Pa28-181, ZK-EBQ, registered to Southern Wings Ltd in Invercargill. The next is an Air NZ B737, ZK-NGK, about to depart the gate and a Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NER, registered to Air Nelson Ltd [part of the Air New Zealand group].

Southern Wings, Piper PA28-181, ZK-EBQAir New Zealand, B737, ZK-NGKAir Nelson, Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NER


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Euan Kilgour said...

Thanks for taking us up Rodney. I owe you one.

Rodney said...

No worries, anytime mate!