Saturday, November 07, 2015

Royal visit planes at Wellington today

Most of you will likely realise that we have a couple of royal visitors in the country at the moment. Charles and Camilla are visiting various parts of the country and a number of their flights are going through Wellington.

First up was this sght when I arrived at the airport this morning - two RNZAF Beech B200 Super King Airs, NZ7121 and NZ7123, and behind them, an Air Nelson/ Air NZ Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NER. It was the DHC-8 which was used for the royal visitors...

Beech B200, NZ7121 & NZ7123, RNZAF and Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NER, Air Nelson/ Air NZ
 Next up are two photos of the DHC-8 returning to Wellington just after 3pm.

Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NER, operated by Air Nelson,/Air NZ

Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NER, operated by Air Nelson,/Air NZ
Finally, here are three photos of an RNZAF operated Boeing B757-2K2, NZ7572, arriving at Wellington this evening. This aircraft did an overshoot on the first approach, followed by a harbour circuit before landing.  I believe that this aircraft [or possibly NZ7571 which may be arriving this evening also] will be used to transport the visitors to Auckland tomorrow morning.

Boeing 757-2K2, NZ7572, operated by the RNZAF

Boeing 757-2K2, NZ7572, operated by the RNZAF

Boeing 757-2K2, NZ7572, operated by the RNZAF

2 comments:

Reef Stewart said...

Those RNZAF aircraft are B757s not B737s.

Rodney said...

Yeah, that's a pretty stink typo... had it right elsewhere, but then copy and paste :-( Thanks for pointing that out, it is now corrected.

Cheers,

Rodney