Remarks:Cathay 8159 being the first of three charters from Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year Period. Amazingly the first service happened to be operated by the oneworld A333 which is very rare in Australia. This also made it the first oneworld scheme to visit OOL. A great day for international operations out of the Gold Coast as we had flights from KIX, NRT, AKL, KUL, SIN and HKG all within three hours.
Remarks:Link 425 on descent into NPE from AKL with Hawke's Bay in view as well as the Napier-Taupo road below. This was my first turboprop flight and additionally I logged my 100th hour of flying at the end of this journey! Taken from seat 11A.
Remarks:New Zealand 638 in the awesome All Blacks scheme turning off her engines after arrival from Queenstown with chocks being put in place. I was stoked when this rocked up and parked right in front of me allowing me to shoot it to my heart's content! [1400px]
Remarks:New Zealand 527 going for a walk and heading to Christchurch in the early afternoon. I flew on this way back in 2002 when it was with Freedom Air! It's great to see that it's still going strong.
Remarks:New Zealand 136 BNE-AKL on climb out over Moreton Bay on our departure track to SCOTT. This was my first 777 flight however it was meant to be a 747 before an aircraft change. :( Taken from seat 59A.
Remarks: Three different aircraft in NZ's fleet in the very early morning with the 77W completing its long flight from LAX, the A320 preparing for a Trans-Tasman hop and the B733 doing another domestic run.