3rd Installment: plane-spotting Photos from Auckland NZ

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ceetee Chief Captain

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Hi everyone,
Here is my 3rd installment of plane spotting pictures from Auckland International Airport, New Zealand for you guys to enjoy. To see previous photos I have taken, view these other threads here: https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/10806/my-plane-spotting-photos-from-auckland-international/ and then here: https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/11113/new-more-plane-spotting-photos-from-auckland-international/ Please excuse the grey cloudy backgrounds to most of my shots, NZ is normally bright and sunny at this time of the year and I only pick days with bad weather to visit the airport because it’s not warm enough to use the pool and I know the pilots will be landing in some tricky crosswinds 😉

First up is a Star Alliance Airbus A320, registered ZK-OJM, being delivered to Air New Zealand, who’s headquarters are at Auckland.

Last time I saw an Air Pacific 747, but this time I only saw a 737-700, direct from Fiji

Right after that was another Air New Zealand A320, which you all may remember was in Jarred_01’s signature for quite a while.

Qantas VH-OJC in the “Spirit of Australia” paint job, notice the letters GC on the tail although I don’t know why they are there or what they stand for?

The Emirates Boeing 777 “Germany World Cup 2006” taxing for take off on Runway 23L.

I was fortunate enough to see an Air New Zealand 747 land today, which I had missed on my two previous visits.

An Aerolineas Argentinas A340 taxing for take off, which I had saw coming in to land as I drove to the airport about two hours beforehand.

As I was leaving, I saw another Air New Zealand 747 landing and took this shot out the car window, just like my first visit! I am intrigued to know what the blue logo just below the cockpit is, does anyone know?

Last of all is a Mountain Air Britten Norman Islander, which makes hourly return flights to Great Barrier Island, flying right above my house. Their rival airline, Great Barrier Airlines, also operate a fleet of Britten Norman Islanders, as well as the only Britten Norman Tri-Islander in the Southern Hemisphere, which I also saw today, but was too far away for a good photo.

I hope you guys like them 😂

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jarred_01 Captain

Awesome photos once again CT, cant wait to get up there soon!

Well I had a look on Airliners.net and it looks like the answer to your Air NZ question can be found here, make sure you read the caption. I believe this is what you're meaning. 😉


As for that Argentinian A340, did you get up early to see that come in, didn't it arrive at 5.30am or something round there?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

You have to load some of those to airliners.net, they have no choice but to take them.
Just great!


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ceetee Chief Captain

Thanks for the link J1, I see that Air New Zealand have now customized thier planes after reading your link that said:

Closeup on the forward section of 'Wellington' ZK-NBW now given a name and a decal


And by the way, I didn't get up at 5:30am to see the Arge Airbus, it was actually flight AR1183 that arrived in Auckland at 15:45

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john (verygom) First Officer

Very interesting pics and information - wonderful variety of aircraft types.
Unfortunately I've been unable to get to your video - link will not display - anyone else having problems?

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Lovely shots again Cheeky 👍 You saw a great range of aircraft! Like RM said, you should definitely upload some to airliners.net. Good luck! 🍻


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ceetee Chief Captain

To everyone who enjoyed these photos,

I have just uploaded 6 more planespotting photos from NZAA here: https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/15701/some-new-planespotting-photos/


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Faucett First Officer

Great photos, CT!!! I especially like #s 7 and 9. Looks like fun.


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Jamie Robson (Jamier) First Officer

great pics CK, may i use one of them for my sigs on this and other forums?

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Sean (SeanGa) Captain

Very nice!

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brownbox Captain

unfortunately i see only the odd cessna at nztt
nice work cheektrolly 😀 😞

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ceetee Chief Captain

Check out my Latest and Greatest Planespotting Photos I took today here: https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/17163/latest-and-greatest-planespotting-photos-july-2006/

pilot94 Guest

Hi there, great shots by the way. Just wondering where abouts you were taking these photos. Im going to Auckland in a month and wanted to do some plane spotting. Cheers.

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