Monday, November 27, 2006

A rare visitor to Wellington - 2nd attempt!!!

This is a C17 Globemaster that I spotted, parked on the RNZAF Air Movements Base apron at Wellington recently. Even from this distance, its size is impressive!

Unfortunately, I missed the landing and will likely miss the takeoff... bummer!

[Many thanks to a visitor, 'Matt', who corrected the last version of this post when I said it was a C5 Galaxy... I was wondering just the other day when I would make such an obvious mistake!!]

C17 Globemaster

Friday, November 24, 2006

Another cool blog

Check out this blog I found - another Kiwi who flys. This chap is based at Waikato Aero Club an seems to have some good stuff to say:

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Redbull. Perth. 2006. Need I say more???!

WOW!!!!! That might be appropriate :-)

Unfortunately I was not there to see this spectacular event first hand, but through a friend ["hello Mother Goose"!], someone who was there has allowed me to post these pictures from the event ["thanks, Cosmo"!]. There are a lot of them, but well worth it!

The first three are of aircraft on the ground and of the temporary airfield at Langley Park [Perth, Australia]. The rest are the aerial shots. These pilots are amazing! Fantastic!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Hmmmm, not quite the welcome we were wanting...

Ooops! These pictures are of a B737 idle on the taxiway at Wellington. Appears that as it left the runway, it left it's nosewheel hydraulic fluid behind... which resulted in quite a little welcoming committee.

Again the photos had to be shot into sun and through a grubby window, so the are not great. The final shot is one of the aircraft about to be towed off to the terminal.

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Huey in Wellington

Here's an Airforce Huey visiting Wellington. The pictures aren't great [had to shoot towards the sun, through grubby windows], but still nice :-)

The first is on arrival, the second on departure a few minutes later.

RNZAF Huey ArrivalRNZAF Huey Departure