Category: Off field

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Paya Lebar

    Paya Lebar

    A recent two week holiday included a week in Singapore. I took the opportunity on one of the last days there to pay a visit to The Air Force Museum at Paya Lebar Air Base, one of many homes of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).

  • Dreamboat


    Undoubtedly to cater for demand resulting from the football world cup match held in Wellington today, Air New Zealand laid on some extra flights including two from Auckland to Wellington using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, ZK-NZF.

  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand

    Air Force Museum of New Zealand

    June 10th saw myself and a few family members take a trip to Christchurch to visit the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. The trip transpired because we became aware that their 80 Years in 80 Stories exhibition, which features life-size cut-out photographs of RNZAF members over the years, contains one of my father.