Friday, March 18, 2016

More from last Sunday evening

While at the airport last Sunday evening, I took the opportunity to try and photograph a few of the locals going about their business. Obviously, the arrival of the C17A overshadowed everything else :-) but I've eventually caught up with the remaining photos. It's a bit hard in the fading light, but here are a few of what I got.

First up, Sounds Air. Sounds Air just seems to keep getting bigger and better, with the company adding more C208's to the fleets over the past couple of years, plus the addition of the awesome PC12 for their Westport to Wellington, Taupo to Wellington and Napier to Blenheim sectors. They have recently had a nice little write-up in Click here for the writeup.

Anyway, on to the aircraft. First up is one of their Pilatus PC12/45's, ZK-PLT.

Pilatus PC12/45, ZK-PLT, operated by Sounds Air
 ... followed by a Cessna 208 Caravan, ZK-SAN.

Cessna C208 Caravan, ZK-SAN, also operated by Sounds Air
Next up are a couple of Airbus A320's. Firstly, an Air New Zealand-operated Airbus A320-232, ZK-OJQ, coming to a halt after landing.

Airbus A320-232, ZK-OJQ, operated by Air New Zealand

Now the competition, a Jetstar-operated A320-232, VH-VGT, taking off.

Airbus A320-232, VH-VGT, operated by Jetstar Airways
Next is an Air Nelson-operated Bombardier DHC-8-311.
Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NEM, operated by Air Nelson/ Air NZ
While there I thought this cloud looked a bit different and interesting. Ok, maybe I don't look up enough and it's common :-)

The weather

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