Sunday, March 20, 2016

A couple more Sunday pictures

Just a quick post with two more pictures from this Sunday afternoon at the Aero Club.

First up is a Diamond DA40, ZK-MTE, which is operated by the Massey University School of Aviation.

Diamond DA40, ZK-MTE, operated by Massey University School of Aviation
Next up is a Bombardier DHC-8-315, VH-TQM, which is operated by Eastern Australia Airlines on behalf of Jetstar. Slightly unusally this aircraft lined up and departed from stub taxiway A9 instead of full length before heading off to Nelson.

Bombardier DHC-8-315, VH-TQM, operated by Eastern Australia Airlines on behalf of Jetstar


minicooper said...

TQM didnt use much runway either, must have been quite empty.

Greg White said...


I fly the Dash 8 for Jetstar. We have a takeoff performance app which we use for takeoff and it optimises flap setting and reduced power takeoffs where possible. We can select which intersection we want the takeoff figures calculate from. So we often use A8, which means we can takeoff from there, and any holding point further back from that. Saves a couple of minutes, rather than heading up to A11.

I actually think that was me operating as I heard the Massey Diamond gets its airways clearance. I also trained at Massey!

Happy Easter,

Rodney said...

Hi Greg, thanks for the info. Always good to hear from someone who knows what they are talking about :-)