Catchup again

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Although I have posted twice for photo album remasters in the last 9 months, I’ve not posted once about new photos, so it’s time for a quick catchup.

I’ve seen a lot more of the Airbus A320neo/A321neo fleet, as Air New Zealand made heavy use of the types as domestic flying rebounded post lockdown.

Here, ZK-NNB slows after landing on RWY34.

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US-registered but Wellington based, Dassault Falcon 50, N115MF arrives.

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A321neo ZK-NNB again, dealing with a little crosswind on this RWY34 landing.

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A321neo class leader, ZK-NNA blasts off from RWY34.

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A short trip to Rotorua over Christmas netted some shots on the lakefront including New Zealand’s only De Havilland DHC-3 Beaver, ZK-VAS, here seen drifting into the dock after a local scenic flight.

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The Life Flight Trust’s BAe Jetstream 31, ZK-LFW, has had a repaint. I’m not a fan, personally.

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The original fleet of Airbus A320ceo for Air New Zealand numbered 19 and all took up ZK-OJ? registrations. Only eight remain in the fleet, including ZK-OJR seen here, as they are slated to be replaced by the A320neo/A321neo fleet. ‘OJR is here operating a “repatriation flight” which has brought just-returned passengers from overseas who flew into Auckland but have been brought to Wellington for their 14 day managed isolation period.

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Less than half an hour after I left the airport on the above occasion, a Qantas A330, VH-QPF, diverted to Wellington for fuel as Christchurch Airport was closed briefly. However, I did manage this shot as it flew over my house on the way out to Christchurch. I flew on VH-QPJ in 2019, from Sydney to Singapore, and it was the most comfortable economy sector I think I’ve ever flown.

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That concludes this catchup post which brings me right up to current as the above two photos were taken yesterday as I write this. I have collected all my aviation shots taken in the period since the last update post here.

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