Saturday, July 04, 2009

Pilatus PC12 and Jetstar A320

The weather today was cold and dreary, so not much fun trying to get photos. Despite that, spotted today were another Jetstar A320, VH-VQD. Unless it was extremely late :-), I believe that this was the Auckland-Wellington aircraft and that it arrived on time. If so however, it still managed to leave around 15 minutes late. I guess that's a risk when you are planning on 30 minute turnarounds in a 177 passenger aircraft.

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

In other news, an unusual visitor was an Australian registered Pilatus PC12, VH-VTF. This aircraft has been seen making a number of arrivals/departures into Wellington. Rumour has it that it's here conducting demonstration flights and that an air ambulance operator may be taking a look. This particular aircraft is registered to Poolhurst PTY LTD, of a Brisbane, Australia address.

4 comments:

nzompilot said...

hey Rodney

JQ have got 3 a/c operating on Domestic, this began on June 24th.

A confirmed list of the JQ aircraft that will rotate thru NZ domestic operation is.
VH-VQA, VQB, VQC, VQD, VQE, VQF, VQR, VQS, VQT & VQU.

These birds are also the ones that operate the CHC & AKL trans-tasman runs.

zkarj said...

If you want to keep an eye on JQ's performance, just keep an eye on this page. I found it handy the other weekend when I was standing out there waiting for them.

Rodney said...

@nzompilot - yeah, I was a bit enthusiastic, although a bit tongue-in-cheek also :-) Thanks for the details - much appreciated!

@zkarj - Thanks - I use this as well as the other arrival/ departure pages on the airport website. Nice to have a resource that is airline-independant :-)

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesat subiectul postat de tine, m-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazu am sa mai revin cu siguranta.
O zi buna!