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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5981 times:

1st Trip Report!!

NZ81 AKL-SIN 21/05/06 772ER ZK-OKB quite a light pax load. 2 Capts, 1 F/O.

I decided to go for a short holiday up to Singapore for a bit of R&R and some shopping with some friends. Pre-arranged to have a jumpseat for the flight on the way up which was excellent and quite hard to do these days post 9/11.

Checked in nice and early, got some dutyfree sorted then proceeded to the gate lounge (Gate 8).



Tech Crew rocked on up shortly thereafter, usual introductions then preboarding for myself.

Got settled into the cockpit whilst the pax all boarded and prepared for departure. Departure was from main runway 05R (it has just been rebuilt, strengthened and widened to handle A380 aircraft and the standby runway 05L/23R was used at the time). Pushback and the 772ER's of course have the automated start sequence that allows both engines to be fired up at the same time. Short taxi to the runway followed, line up and Reduced Thrust T/o to look after the engines. Lefthand turn after t/o and departure to the North overflying Auckland City and over the Kaipara Harbour with a nice view to the North of the West Coast. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
We reached cruise shortly after and one of the Capt's then took his turn for a break.
The 777 cockpit is quite roomy... Has obviously the 2 main seats plus 2 jumpseats. The righthand jumpseat has its own console to keep an eye on things and can be used as a radio operator station also for whatever reason.
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Took some other pictures...but it was pretty cloudy so nothing much of interest... saw a few Transtasman planes especially around BNE.
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By this time I was getting a bit hungry and decided to spend some time with my friends down the back... Delicious meal. (sorry no pics)
For those of you that don't know, NZ has a very nice interior for its 772ER's (and 744s also) excellent IFE and ended up watching 3 movies... Underworld Evolution, The World's Fastest Indian, and another movie whose name escapes me currently  eyebrow 
took a few pics out the window and the interior.

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The coast of Australia... Surfers Paradise/BNE
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Then after that was the GAFA near Mt Isa I think it was.
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Had dinner then back to the flightdeck...

Heading over Indonesia ATC would not allow us or the skippy flight ahead (QF) to climb for unknown reasons. Ended up being a bit more bumpy at FL380 than at FL400 that we wanted.
Passed nearbyish to an Indonesian volcano... (not too sure if its the one that been in the news)
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More pictures of Indonesia... weather was cloudy most of the trip.
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Heres a shot of the display... note the weather radar... managed to find a clearish path thru the middle.
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Singapore ATC took us the long way on approach... out over Malaysia and well on the way towards Vietnam! So touched down a few mins late in the end. Runway 20R.
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Taxied around the terminal to our terminal, pulled in thanked the crew for the trip up front then headed into the terminal.
Return Flight Trip Report to come soon.
Hope you all enjoyed my first TR.  Wink


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User currently offlineCXtra From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

thanks for this...interesting to get a different perspective  Smile


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5909 times:

sure thing  Smile
btw the other movie I saw was "River Queen" strange movie but still alright..

also that last pic isn't of 20R...its the taxiway.



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User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5860 times:

I have a friend who is a pilot for NZ!
yeah the interiors are wicked nice now after the exchange for nicer seats!
do you have any oother pics of the cabin?
cool way to look at it!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5853 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 3):
do you have any oother pics of the cabin?

yeah I have the return trip report coming up soon  Smile just writing it...
thanks



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User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

Nice report and pics man! The return report is awesome too. Am I right in guessing that you are an Air NZ pilot?  Smile

Cheers,
NZ747


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12162 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5438 times:
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Excellent report. Always nice to read NZ reports

User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

hey just fixed up the 4th picture...it was way too big to start with!
don't forget to read the return TR
SIN-AKL On NZ (by Zkpilot May 27 2006 in Trip Reports)



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

Great report bro. Nice pics  Smile

User currently offlineFinal47 From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5074 times:

Loved every minute of it! more , more..... oh right , part 2 ...  Smile

User currently offlineNZ560 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

Great TR. Looking forward to reading more of them.  Smile


-OJL RIP Also to the 7 onboard
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4890 times:

Here's a pic I took of an NZ 777 interior
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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

ok just posted up some vids on the return trip report SIN-AKL On NZ (by Zkpilot May 27 2006 in Trip Reports)
showing the entire interior of a Air New Zealand 777-200ER.



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User currently offlineDelta732FF From United States of America, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

Great report. Must be nice to fly up front in the jump. Nice pictures too.

User currently offlineChristao17 From Thailand, joined Apr 2005, 941 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

Nice report - how'd you arrange the jump seat?


Keeping the "civil" in civil aviation...
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4448 times:

Quoting Delta732FF (Reply 13):
Great report. Must be nice to fly up front in the jump. Nice pictures too.

Hey thanks, yeah its all good  Smile

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 14):
Nice report - how'd you arrange the jump seat?

thanks. The age old saying...not what you know but who you know  Wink



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

Some more pictures of the inside of ZK-OKB







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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

and some more...
Business Premier (brown leather)



Premium Economy (brown seats -suede)
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/zkpilot/CIMG0285.jpg
Economy (Pacific Class) (grey/blue seats -suede)




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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Jump seat eh?

Lucky, lucky bastard!!  Smile


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Nice, hope you had a good trip.

User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Do you work for NZ?

If you dont how did you get into the jumpseat

Regards



Hmmmmm....
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

Quoting Lordanmol (Reply 20):
Do you work for NZ?

If you dont how did you get into the jumpseat

Regards

yes I do.  Smile

If you don't then it is pretty much impossible unless you personally know the captain.



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Just thought I'd also add this pushback shot of an Air NZ 772ER pushback



56 types. 38 countries. 24 airlines.
User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1835 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Very nice report and pictures! NZ's new product seems to be very nice, Y is particularly impressive!

[Edited 2006-06-18 05:53:21]

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