Winter Wellington

It felt like such a long time since I last posted that I was sure I had failed to blog about plenty of visits to Wellington Airport, but on investigation there is only my most recent visit this last week. I was taking some encouraged time off work and decided to head out to see what might turn up. I got quite a decent haul!

I had arrived with a feed around noon and was busy scarfing that down when the noise I had written off as construction noise turned out to be the RNZAF’s Augusta A109, NZ3401. It taxied out from the Air Movements apron like a regular fixed wing and proceeded to take off down RWY16, so at least I had the chance to grab my camera and leap out of the car for a few shots. No chips were harmed!

RNZAF Agusta A109, NZ3401

Air New Zealand’s Airbus A321neo aircraft are still new enough that I find them novel, so when I spotted on on FlightRadar24 inbound, I relocated to the park alongside the RWY16 threshold for a few shots of ZK-NNE, which I have not previously captured.

Air New Zealand Airbus A321neo, ZK-NNE

Just as I was getting back into my car from capturing the A321neo, I heard a buzz and briefly saw what turned out to be Pelorus Air’s Cessna U206G StationAir, ZK-ENT. Upon returning to the vicinity of the ExecuJet hangar, it was sitting at the fuel pump.


Wellington Jet Charters’ Cessna CitationJet CJ2, ZK-XXK, was only registered in January and I had already snapped it in March but it turned up in front of my lens once again. Total payload? One man and his briefcase.

Wellington Jet Charters Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2, ZK-XXK

The final shot I will include here is another A109, this time a privately operated one, ZK-IAW. It’s a beautiful looking machine in all over white.

Agusta A109, ZK-IAW

That’ll do for this post. You can see all 21 published photos from the day over on Flickr.





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