The inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight to Auckland from Honolulu was timed during daylight hours just for this special occasion! And the weather didn't disappoint either!
New Zealand 748 leaves gate 1 for the short haul flight to the Cook Island's at sunset.
One of the many immaculate Sand's jets
Air France 76 LAX-PPT after push back from gate 28.
Emirates 435 AKL-BNE-DXB climbs out of runway 23L with Clark's Beach creating a beautiful back drop.
Dynasty 52 departs in the soft evening light for Taipei via Sydney. First time I have shot this bird departing. Departure shots are only possible when the service routes throu... (more)
LAN 801 arrives from Santiago some 16 hours late in true LAN fashion. As a result the AKL-SYD-AKL rotation was cancelled and pax ferried on Air New Zealand flights. This is no... (more)
Amazes me how much noise these jets put out.
Emirates 407 makes a nice departure into the evening sun as she heads for Dubai via Melbourne. this has to be one of the best spots I have found at AKL.
first visit by an Airbus MRTT to New Zealand. On final for 23L from Amberley.