Thursday, January 28, 2021

Crazy glider record

I know gliders routinely undertake cross country flying, but this is crazy!

A trans-Atlantic trip by a glider. In 1943.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Cessna 525A

Last weekend saw the arrival into Wellington of a Cessna 525A Citation, ZK-XXK, after a short flight from Hamilton. This aircraft is registered to a company called Wellington Jet Charters.

Cessna 525A Citation, ZK-XXK, operated by Wellington Jet Charters

Cessna 525A Citation, ZK-XXK, operated by Wellington Jet Charters

Thursday, January 14, 2021

First photo from 2021

This is from the first set of photos taken in 2021. It's an Air New Zealand-operated Airbus A321-271NX, ZK-NNC.

Airbus A321-271NZ, ZK-NNC, operated by Air New Zealand

Anyway, I'm back at work now, so back to weekends only. However, and while not confirmed, I'm hoping there will be some exciting news on offer for Q1 in 2021. You'll all have to wait and see what this might be though... 😀

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Last photos from 2020

Here are some of last photos I took in 2020. The first is from the Wexford Rd lookout and is of an Air New Zealand-operated Airbus A320-232, ZK-OXK.

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

On the last day of 2020, comes a photo of another A320-232, this time VH-VGA, which is operated by Jetstar Airways.

Airbus A320-232, VH-VGA, operated by Jetstar Airways

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Socata TB9 Tampico

A recent arrival at Wellington is this Socata TB9 Tampico, ZK-TBA.

Socata TB9 Tampico, ZK-TBA

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Robinson R44

Late last year [31 December to be precise], this Robinson R44 II, ZK-IGK, was parked up at Wellington.

Robinson R44 II, ZK-IGK

Friday, January 01, 2021

A new year? Must mean it's time to fly!

It's a new year and what better way to celebrate than go for a flight? 😁

Better still, this flight bought up my 50th hour in the Nanchang, in around 18 months since I started learning to fly it, even with a big Covid19 lock-down in the middle.

Even better still to have a passenger, so welcome aboard Wayne! 

Today's flight was around an hour out to Palliser Bay for a look around. We stuck to around 1500' the whole time and watched the hills, the sheep, more hills, a lighthouse and a few cars, houses and rivers float by at 250kph.

A great way to start a new year!

Anyway, just one photo [thanks for this Wayne] of the Nanchang Grin after our flight [see below for details on how to obtain your own Nanchang Grin].

Nanchang CJ6A, ZK-MAO, operated by Wellington Aero Club

Want your own Nanchang Grin? Shares are available (as at 1 January 2021). Click here for details on Trademe!

PS: I'm thinking this would have been the first Nanchang CJ6 flight anywhere in the world for 2021 [departure around 11:30 local time]. happy to be proven wrong, but equally happy to be right! 😂😂