Friday, 29 June 2018

My first visit back to Tauranga after UAE

Finally I have returned from Abu Dhabi for good back on the 24th June after flying with Etihad on A6-APB A380 to Sydney and then jumping onto Air New Zealand B787 ZK-NZE back into Auckland.

So a first trip back to my local at Tauranga on 28th witnessed the following .

Seen departing to the North was Air Ambulance ZK-HZM with a wave !!!

Air Nelson DHC8 Dash 8 ZK-NFB taxiing out to scheduled flight to Auckland Int 

2 R-44,s in ZK-IKB and ZK-ISA lifting off from the hangar adjacent to Sunair.Noted the background is the additional Terminal building being constructed to prepare Tauranga for more flights and passengers as part of Tauranga airport upgrade

Returning Cessna 310R  VH-JTV parked outside Sunnair for another survey tour of New Zealand

Visitor from Hastings/bridge Pa was Cessna 152 ZK-FLH

Recent resident arrival to TRG was jetranger ZK-IIK

Cessna 180 ZK-JKL landing onto GRASS 25 R/W

Having some attention with Solo Wings Eng was TAC Cessna 152 ZK-FPG

Departing Rotorfix hangar was Gumbial Cabri G2 ZK-IRR heading for Whakatane

Fly Starks GA-8 Airvan ZK-FSR heading off to Whitianga

Hidden inside Solowings hangar is recently arrived  Aeroprakt A-22LS ZK-FXB

Monday, 4 June 2018

Biz Jets noted in Dubai International Airport recently

With the Middle East prim with Money,many Biz jets can be seen arriving at Dubai but majority are now landing into DWC Al Maktoum Airport .

Here are examples of Biz Jets noted over a period of time on the North side of Dubai Airport during may.

Boeing B737-7AH BBJ N888TY is operated by BB Five Inc  c/n 29749

United States Coast Guard Gulfstream quite often arrives into Dubai.

Gulfstream G550 VP-CJM operated by Czar Aviation c/n 5181

Nice colorful Chinese Global Express is  the shape of B-7699 OF Zyb Lily jet c/n 9112 based in Shenyang

IAI 1124 C-FRJZ operated by Latitude Air Ambulance c/n 087

Rare Falcon 900 from Guinea is 3C-LGE c/n 246

RSAF 1 SQN Cessna 550 Bravo HZ-135

Fujariah  based Falcon FA8X is A6-SMS  c/n 407

Falcon FA8X is N71GE  c/n 432 which was originally was a Gulfstream before being re-reg 

B-8288 Gulfstream G550 c/n 5329 operated by Eastern Business Aviation Services 

N551VL Gulfstream G550 c/n 5381 is based in Thailand for FMS Inc

CN-LMH Gulfstream G450 c.n 4283

Resident in Pakistan is Hawker 4000 M-ALIK c/n RC-76 was formally AP-RRR

And finally until recently was registered as A6-VGG but now has been re-registered as A9C-VGG Learjet 60 c/n 60-383

Pictures Courtesy of Anon