Sunday, August 07, 2016

A ride as a passenger today

Today I got to go on a flight from Wellington to Omaka and back as a passenger. The weather was surprisingly good [albeit rather cold!] and despite winds gusting up with 30 knots at Wellington, there were smooth flying conditions everywhere we went.

As I was a passenger, it was a good day to take photos. The aircraft was Wellington Aero Club's Cessna 172N, ZK-FLT. Thanks to Lawrence for taking me along for the ride!

Anyway, here are some photos from the trip.

Just after takeoff from Wellington

Just after takeoff, looking back to Wellington Airport

Island bay looking north, with a bit of rain

Over Cook Strait, looking north

"White Bluffs" reporting point approaching Omaka aerodrome

Looks like a bit of snow on the hills from the cold of the past few days!

Omaka Aerodrome [NZOM]. Runway 07 goes right to left, middle of the airfield

Final approach to NZOM, runway 07

Gippsland GA8, ZK-KBZ, operated by Wings over Whales of a Kaikoura address

Wellington City looking north as we came back

Wellington City, looking South East as we returned

Looking west towards the sun, rain showers and wind turbines

Another view of Wellington Airport [NZWN] and the Mirimar Peninsula

Looking west again over Wellington City
Many thanks to Lawrence and Jelle for allowing me to come along for the ride!

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