• IWM Duxford, 1999, Take 2

    IWM Duxford, 1999, Take 2

    Three years ago I wrote that I had finally mastered multi-frame negative scanning and offered up my photos from a visit to Imperial War Museum Duxford in 1999. More recently, I have changed my digitising method and I think the new process and its results are superior. I have vowed to capture my entire 19…

  • Autumn Update

    Autumn Update

    I had a sense it had been a while since my last update, but I see it’s less than a month! I will try to keep more up to date than I have done in recent years. Just a motley collection of shots from April at Wellington. First up, a common sight that won’t be…

  • Ohakea 2008+

    Ohakea 2008+

    I am frequently to be found trawling through old photos looking for something specific, or perhaps looking to update a watermark before sharing somewhere. It was the latter case, recently, when I spotted a bunch of photos I took at RNZAF Base Ohakea Open Day, 2008. Here is just a taster of some of the…

  • High Flyers

    High Flyers

    In recent months I have managed to spot quite a number of ‘high flyers’ — high altitude flights transiting the area. Some are closer than others, but when the sky is clear I can get decent shots with my camera from 30,000 or more feet below. For each photo, the caption states the aircraft identity,…

  • Trip of Plenty

    Trip of Plenty

    In December I made a brief trip to the Bay of Plenty area and I was able to capture quite a few interesting aircraft, even with limited time. Our primary destination was Rotorua. We took several walks down by Lake Rotorua, where Volcanic Air Safaris operate a selection of aircraft, including New Zealand’s only registered…

  • New and Exciting

    New and Exciting

    In recent months, I have captured two new-to-me types. (Well, almost.) Qantas started up a new service between Brisbane (BNE) and Wellington (WLG). From what I have heard, they selected the Embraer E190 aircraft to gauge demand, rather than the usual trans-Tasman Boeing 737-800s used into Wellington. The latest news is they will soon up-gauge…

  • Wellington Noteworthy

    Wellington Noteworthy

    It has been a long time since I posted here. Again. I’m going to remedy that with not one but six new posts. I’ll schedule them to roll out over the next week or two. First up is a selection of more interesting aircraft taken at Wellington International Airport since my last post in July…

  • Changi 2023

    Changi 2023

    As mentioned in the last post, I visited Singapore again this year. As with my last trip, a fair bit of my last day was spent at the airport and of course I had my camera handy. However, I did not spend as long this time, and the weather didn’t quite cooperate, as you will…

  • Assorted travels

    Assorted travels

    A handful of pics taken on travels.

  • A Trip North

    A Trip North

    I’ve just got back from a short road trip which gave me the opportunity to drop into two airfields. First was Taupo Airport, where I arrived just in time to see Taupo Tandem Skydiving‘s Cessna 208 Caravan, ZK-TTS, departing at speed — before I could get my camera ready. However, I stuck around and was…

  • Unusual Colours

    Unusual Colours

    A trio of out-of-the-ordinary colour schemes.

  • More Old and New

    More Old and New

    A selection of old images, with a couple of recent ones thrown in.