The weather forecasts for this weekend were accurate [unfortunately]. Windy and wet is the order of the day. The temperature is at the forecast high of 15 degrees, and the surface wind at the airport has been up around 45-50 knots at times.
In short, a nice winter day :-)
Clearly there was not going to be much in the way of light GA flying happening today [although I did see a Cessna 208 Caravan take off], and Wellington airport, being rather dead on a normal weekend, was certainly fairly quiet today. However, to give you a flavour of what it was like, here are a few photos of aircraft that were operating.
Top to bottom are:
Boeing 737-8FE, ZK-PBJ, registered to Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ)
Boeing 737-838, ZK-ZQC, registered to Jetconnect [part of the Qantas group]
Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NEQ, registered to Air Nelson
Aerospatiale-Alenia ATR72-212a, ZK-MCJ, registered to Mount Cook Airline
Airbus A320-232, ZK-OJF, registered to Air New Zealand [2 pictures]
and lastly, a picture of a Boeing 737 emerging out of the gloom on short final.
BTW - I should mention - these photos were taken early-mid afternoon today - yes, it really was that dark and gloomy!