Saturday, December 30, 2006

Beech C90

This Air Wanganui C90 King Air is just getting airborne at Wellington. Quite an ugly aircraft - short and stubby, especially up front :-) Still, it is the first time that I've got a reasonable photo of it.

Air Wanganui Beech B90

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Square Trust Rescue Helicopter

This is the Square Trust Rescue helicopter that visited Wellington earlier today. I believe that it is based in Palmerston North [can someone confirm this?]. It is an Aerospatiale AS 350B2.

Aerospatiale AS 350B2

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Visit from the "Armee de L'Air"

Here's a picture of a French Airforce "Armee de L'Air" Transall C-160 departing from Wellington recently. Wikipedia [] has a reasonable description of the aircraft. These are not great photos [evening/fading light], but they do show the aircraft off "reasonably well".

Armee de L'Air C-160Armee de L'Air C-160

Monday, December 25, 2006

Air National BAE Jetstream 32

Here are 3 pictures of an Air National [charter airline] BAE Jetstream 32 landing at Wellington recently.

Air National BAE Jetstream 32Air National BAE Jetstream 32Air National BAE Jetstream 32

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Cessna Citation Jet

Here's a picture of a Cessna Citation Jet 3 [registration ZK-TBM] taxying for takeoff at Wellington. An awesome looking plane - almost as good as the IAI 1124a Westwind in the previous post!

Cessna Citation Jet

Sunday, December 17, 2006

IAI 1124A Westwind

These are pictures of an IAI 1124A Westwind [registration ZK-RML] on the western apron at Wellington earlier today. Designed and built in Israel, these aircraft apparently have good performance, as well as looking great!

Perhaps one of the most noticeable features is how low to the ground the fuselage appears to be [probably partly a consequence of the mid-mounted wings].

IAI 1124A
IAI 1124A

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Air2There Cessna Caravan

This is a picture of a Cessna 208B [Caravan] from local airline Air2There. This was taken as it lifted off from Wellington.

Air2There is based at Paraparaumu Airport [about 15 minutes flight north of Wellington Airport] and does a circuit that includes Blenheim and Nelson [the top of the South Island], Wellington and Paraparaumu.

Air2There Cessna 208B Caravan

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Piper Seneca II

These pictures are of a PA34-200T [Piper Seneca] taxying for takeoff at Wellington. Piper do tend to make some nice looking aeroplanes [maybe with the exception of the PA38-112 Tomahawk????] and the Seneca is no exception!

PA34-200T [Piper Seneca]
PA34-200T [Piper Seneca]

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Another picture of the B737-219C

Here is another picture of the Airwork Boeing departing from Wellington. This picture gives a good view of those older engines. The B737 has spent the past couple of days coming and going from Wellington.

Airwork Boeing B737-219C

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Airwork Boeing

Here's a picture of the Airwork B737-219C taking off at Wellington. This appears to be one of [if not the] last of type on the NZ register, and is an ex-Air New Zealand model [from some years back]. Note the hush-kit on the engines which were introduced many years ago to reduce the noise foot-print.

Airwork B737-219C