Thursday, July 23, 2009
Here's a Wikipedia page that provides links to quite a number of New Zealand aerodromes. I can't vouch for accuracy of the information [in any case, there are authoritive sources for all of this information], but it still has some useful information. Click here for the site.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Top to bottom are:
Cessna 152, ZK-NPN, New Plymouth Aero Club
Piper PA38-112 Tomahawk, ZK-EYC, Canterbury Aero Club
Piper PA46-310P, N9099Z, registered to a Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA address, although I understand that it is based here in New Zealand
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Top to bottom are:
Cirrus SR22, ZK-YUG
Air New Zealand Boeing 737-300, ZK-NGJ
Air Nelson Bombardier DHC-8, ZK-NEU
Polynesian Blue Boeing 737-800, ZK-PBF
Helilink Agusta A119, ZK-ITR
At this stage, it appears that this aircraft diverted here from Christchurch, which has had fog-related issues most of the day, as evidenced by more aircraft than usual parked up in Wellington [perhaps surprisingly, the weather at Wellington has been absolutely fabulous all day...!].
As a comparison, I also saw the Air National-operated Gulfstream G-IV, ZK-KFB which departed later in the day.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I'm after a bit of advice!
I might be purchasing a new camera soon, and want some advice from those of you who know about such things :-) I'm still very much learning about DSLR cameras, so forgive me if the specs below seem a little basic.
Main gripes about my current camera [an Olympus SP-500UZ] are the speed of the auto-focus, no practicable manual focus and image quality can be a bit naff [and that's not all down to me :-)!!].
My basic requirements/features needed are:
10+ mega pixels [essential]
Fast auto-focus and manual focus option [essential]
5-6 frames per second capability [optional]
Interchangable lenses [essential]
Well-known/ respected brand [preferred]
My budget is under NZD$2000 [approximately USD$1000], so I know that it's not going to be super flash [entry level DSLRs are available for around NZD$900]! Oh yeah, I must be able to purchase and get support in New Zealand. Any suggestions about a particular camera? Even a particular brand? What's good about it, not so good? Other features I should consider?
Please leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Visitors spotted today include a Piper PA28R-200 Arrow, registered to Rick Lucas Helicopters, ZK-EKR. The Cessna 172M, ZK-DRM is registered to Waitomo Aero Club in Te Kuiti. Tucked in behind the Cessna is a Piper PA38-112 Tomahawk from Marlborough Aero Club.
Finally you'll see a few pictures of a Morane-Saulnier MS 893E, ZK-FOX. I don't know anything much about this type, but apparently they a good little performers. Note in the last picture I have highlighted the leading-edge slats in their deployed position.
Check out the details on this website and play the video.
Friday, July 10, 2009
It's not my photo this time, so "thanks" and a big pretend chocky bar to Silke for sending it and allow me to put it up! :-)
Saturday, July 04, 2009
I'm not sure if Jetstar have their third aircraft operating on domestic sectors yet, but if not, I might have just managed to photograph the entire fleet :-) ha ha ha
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
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