• The new old?

    The new old?

    I decided it was a great day to pop out to Wellington Airport, where I caught several “new” aircraft. Two of Life Flight Trust’s Super King Air B200s put in an appearance. These are new to the Trust, but as with most “new” aircraft, they are not factory fresh. This one is 21 years old.…

  • RIAT 1999, Take 2

    RIAT 1999, Take 2

    In a similar vein to my rework of my Imperial War Museum Duxford photos, I have similarly re-‘scanned’ the photos I took at the Royal International Air Tattoo, at RAF Fairford, which was on the following weekend. Except this time, I have added way more photos. The original Flickr album contained 40 photos. The revised…

  • 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…