Sunday, January 08, 2012

Not so nice today....

It is supposed to be mid summer here in New Zealand, but at the moment, it looks a bit like mid winter. OK, the temperature is a bit nicer [around the 15 deg Celsius mark], but it's windy and wet and "broken" (7/8ths) cloud at about 400 feet.

I popped down to the aero club for a short time. No flying of course, but I did get to see some of the Air NZ and Jetstar/ Qantas aircraft doing their thing. What follows are a few photos.

Note the take-off distances. The Jetstar A320 and the white/ blue Air NZ B737 get airborne on runway 16 before holding point Mike 4, so around 800 meters from the threshold. The All Black Air NZ A320 is off between Mike 4 and Mike 5, at around about 900 meters.

Aircraft are:

Airbus A320-232, VH-VGU, registered to Jetstar Airways
Boeing 737-33A, ZK-NGR, registered to Air New Zealand
Airbus A320-232, ZK-OAB, registered to Air New Zealand

No comments: