Sunday, November 02, 2014

Windy Wellington Weighs In With Worth While Wingding

You might need to look up the Wingding bit, but if you know anything about Wellington's wind, the rest will make sense!

Yes, the wind was blowing hard today. Gusts up in the mid-40 knots and crosswinds always make for exciting times at Wellington airport and today was no exception. This really was one of those days where I was very grateful to be on the ground! Needless to say, there was plenty of opportunity for photography and I came away with just over 150 photos for the day. This and following posts will highlight just a few of them.

Anyway, on to the first set of photos. This set contains:

Boeing 737-319, ZK-NGH, operated by Air NZ. Take a close look as this aircraft is airborne on runway 34 just past A8! It must have been lightly loaded.
Airbus A320-232, ZK-OXD, also operated by Air NZ. This picture was taken just as it hit some turbulence which swung it to the left.
ATR-GIE ATR72-212A, ZK-MVD, operated by Mount Cook Airline [Air NZ]. The two photos show the start of the missed approach. It landed safely later on.
Bombardier DHC8-311, ZK-NEQ, operated by Air Nelson [Air NZ]
Bombardier DHC8-311, ZK-NEP, also operated by Air Nelson [Air NZ]. This provides a nice contrast between the new and old liveries [ZK-NEQ having the new livery].

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