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NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:31 pm

I know 777ER will be creaming himself over this so I am proud to let you know that our newest 777 ZK-OKC, arrives on 21st January. It will be doing a famil/test flight to WLG on the 25th January. So get your camera's out.

WLG staff should have the chance to have a look inside and test out our new IFE and seating. The date may change, but at the moment that is what I have been told.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:24 pm

Damn..... Lived in Wellington all my life and moved to Australia 9 months ago. Oh well that will be impressive and hopefully someone will capture the moment.

I did manage to video G-YMMO BA777-236 both landing and taking off in Feb 2002.

NZ1 when you get a confirmation of date please post it. I'm flying back to WLG (via 777 SYD AKL of course) early Feb. Maybe it will be OKC.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:44 pm

Cool, another widebody to WLG! How long has it been since the last widebody?
Where will it be flying in from?
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:51 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 2):
Where will it be flying in from?

Most likely AKL, but will update you when I know for sure.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:32 pm

Oh yea, oh yea, oh yea. Thanks for the awesome news mate. I'm sure I could come up with an excellent reason to get away from work for a few hours that day. Is there any idea yet on how long it will be there for? Better put the camera on charge once I get back to work in a week from leave

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 2):
How long has it been since the last widebody?

Last wide body would be a B763 last year with a diplomatic chinese flight.
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:36 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 4):
Is there any idea yet on how long it will be there for?

Probably for a few hours. Same as was done in CHC with ZK-OKB last year.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:51 pm

So no touch and go practises?
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:55 pm

Cook Straight Crosswinds any problem for a plane that large at WLG?
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:00 pm

Quoting Boeing767-300 (Reply 1):
Damn..... Lived in Wellington all my life and moved to Australia 9 months ago. Oh well that will be impressive and hopefully someone will capture the moment.

I lived in beautiful Wellington for ages too, but don't understand why it's a big deal to see the B777 there. They are old hat in Melbourne and Sydney - and Auckland. I saw the AirNZ B777 the other day in Auckland. A lovely big plane - but only worth a second look because of being a local. Pity the B777 in AirNZ livery looks a bit like the icecream van that used to trawl the Wellington hills. The old TEAL scheme was far more attractive.
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:21 pm

Quoting ODwyerPW (Reply 7):
Cook Straight Crosswinds any problem for a plane that large at WLG?

A BA B772 was based in WLG for about 5 days during the Queens visit in 2001. Every one driving to/from WLG had a good view of it parked beside the International terminal

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but don't understand why it's a big deal to see the B777 there

Well as your an ex Wellingtonian then you would know that WLG rarly gets wide-body aircraft and when it does then people come and watch it land/take off. When WLGs runway and terminal upgrade is completed in 2007 then expect B777s
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:16 pm

That Chinese 763 departed WLG for HLZ. Or rather THOSE 763s. There was a test run a week before the 'real' flight with the Chinese premier.

Whenever WLG wide bodies are discussed I recall sitting in the Koru Club waiting to depart for CHC, looking up, and watching with astonishment as that diverting UA 747 landed.
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:18 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
When WLGs runway and terminal upgrade is completed in 2007 then expect B777s

Who is planning to go into WLG with 777s? Would it be EK or something?
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:47 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 11):
Would it be EK or something?

Theyre rumoured to have shown interest in WLG and it would have to be an existing a/c, so could well be them. However I think most of it is the WLG airport company talking it up.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 2):
How long has it been since the last widebody?

We talking about scheduled services? Because if not then we had a few here last year, diversions from AKL - all NZ from what I saw. Man they rocket down that runway! suppose they need to to try and miss that big wet thing at the end of the runway.

Quoting NZ1 (Thread starter):
WLG on the 25th January

Gutted! Will be in the Gold Coast. Its almost worth ditching though for the 777.
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:16 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 11):
Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
When WLGs runway and terminal upgrade is completed in 2007 then expect B777s

Who is planning to go into WLG with 777s? Would it be EK or something?

EK is rumored to be one of them, with either A330s or B777s (not sure if EK A330s serve Australia thou), one or two other airlines have also hinted interest

Quoting ZKNEA (Reply 12):
I think most of it is the WLG airport company talking it up.

WIAL will be having B777 capiable gates, so you can expect B777 at WLG, but maybe not A340s at WLG thou
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:19 pm

I all honesty, I don't think that many airlines other than EK would fly such a large aircraft on scheduled services into WLG.
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:47 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 14):



Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 14):
I all honesty, I don't think that many airlines other than EK would fly such a large aircraft on scheduled services into WLG.

And the weather risk is HUGE the fog and the wind. And if the have to fly a few extra hundred km's i dont think services would last long.
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:59 pm

Quoting NZ1 (Thread starter):
our newest 777 ZK-OKC, arrives on 21st January.

I see it did it's first flight yesterday as BOE488 from PNE to MWH and return.
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:29 am

If EK were to fly to Wellington, they'd wait until they've taken delivery of their new mid size twins - whether Boeing or Airbus.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:06 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
When WLGs runway and terminal upgrade is completed in 2007 then expect B777s

I actually have to agree now that seeing the big white NZ bird in WGT would be something special! My opinion was probably coloured by my annoyance that NZ took so long to get the B777. Hopefully somone will take some good photos. NZ's purchase of B787 as well as the B777's was a great decision. Thank you for the fantastic news about extension to WGN! Especially if that means bringing EK to Wellington as well. I would be one of the 1st passengers I think. The introduction of the B777 to WGT would be important also for its freight capacity. A beautiful plane - but surpassed, for sheer comfort , IMHO, by the EK A340-500 that has for now replaced their B777's on the the MEL-AUCK run. The plane EK will undoubtedly use into WGT as soon as they can will be the B787-10 - probably a better fit for AUS-WGT than the B777-300ER. I used to live in Roseneath and loved listening to and watching the NZ DC8's climb away from WLG. It's a breathtaking airport, a bit landing on an aircraft carrier, by way of a short trip through a washing machine. Once landed, then a few short minutes by car into the centre of the city, one of the loveliest on earth.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:05 am

NZ1, would you happen to know what time ZK-OKC will arrive into AKL on the 21st? Great to see it in WEL tho.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:12 am

Good to see the plane will be going there.. Will be interesting to watch it land and take off given that the runway there is fairly short...

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:54 am

Quoting Nirvarma (Reply 19):
NZ1, would you happen to know what time ZK-OKC will arrive into AKL on the 21st?

Not at this time. Details still being worked out with Boeing I believe. TG992 may have something from scheduling though.

I just want to stress that the primary purpose for ZK-OKC going to WLG is firstly to test it as a diversion port, and secondly to allow staff to view it. There is NO intention in the medium/long term to operate to/from WLG with the 777. I get the feeling from a few posts that people think the visit is connected with the start of ops from WLG, when its not.

I also higly doubt that EK will be flying scheduled services in the medium term as well. Just a little rumour I heard from my trusty EK ramp engineer in AKL. However, don't be suprised to see it for the world cup in 2011.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:05 am

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 21):
TG992 may have something from scheduling though.

can anyone remember the NZ flight number used on the delivery flights of -OKA and -OKB ? This is likely what it will be.
 
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Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:13 am

Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 22):
can anyone remember the NZ flight number used on the delivery flights of -OKA and -OKB ? This is likely what it will be.

Oops.... I had it noted down. It was NZ6390 so keep a watch on one of the tracking sites on the 19th .
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:29 pm

Wow, that will be a sight to see. Good thing she's going to be empty (no PAX)!

Will be interesting - wish I was there to see it!
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:39 pm

Quoting EngineersWife (Reply 24):
Wow, that will be a sight to see. Good thing she's going to be empty (no PAX)!

The takeoff will be a sight to see. Should go up like a rocket.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:16 am

NZ1, by chance do they need any staff on the flight???  Wink I'd be very keen to go if they are....lol

Might just fly down for the day anyway.
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:25 am

NZ1... any further updates..? still 25 January?

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:27 am

What's the scheduled ETA/ETD. I'm down for the day.
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:22 pm

No further update yet sorry. Not sure of exact ETA into WLG either at this point in time.

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:05 pm

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 17):
If EK were to fly to Wellington, they'd wait until they've taken delivery of their new mid size twins - whether Boeing or Airbus.

Even thou I love the B777s, if EK do operate to WLG then I would like the B787 thou

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 21):
I just want to stress that the primary purpose for ZK-OKC going to WLG is firstly to test it as a diversion port, and secondly to allow staff to view it. There is NO intention in the medium/long term to operate to/from WLG with the 777. I get the feeling from a few posts that people think the visit is connected with the start of ops from WLG, when its not.

I trust you would let us know if it passes the test

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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:17 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 30):
Once you know the ETA/ETD etc please let us know, I'm taking some time off work and taking my car.

I'm flying down from AKL for the day to see it, . I'm just hoping it's after I arrive in the AM
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Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:44 pm

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 31):
I'm flying down from AKL for the day to see it, . I'm just hoping it's after I arrive in the AM

I'm hoping it arrives over Evans Bay (Wellington harbour) as this area IMHO currently provides the best viewing spots. Cook Strait end isnt any good now cause of the runway works currently underway
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:25 pm

NZ1 seeing as your up with the play can you confirm it's still off to WLG on the 25th? I have infront of me the schedule's for OKA, OKB and OKC for the next week and WLG doesn't get mentioned at all (for any aircraft). On the 25th I show OKA in SFO, OKB doing a SYD trip before heading to SFO and OKC operating to SYD the BNE. Has there been a change of plans (I would phone ops and ask but am not at work for a few days)?
 
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RE: NZ 777-200ER To Visit WLG

Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:14 pm

Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 33):
NZ1 seeing as your up with the play can you confirm it's still off to WLG on the 25th? I have infront of me the schedule's for OKA, OKB and OKC for the next week and WLG doesn't get mentioned at all (for any aircraft). On the 25th I show OKA in SFO, OKB doing a SYD trip before heading to SFO and OKC operating to SYD the BNE. Has there been a change of plans (I would phone ops and ask but am not at work for a few days)?

I haven't been at work for the last week, so am unable to confirm. When I left, it was set down to go to WLG on the 25th. This may have changed. I will try and phone a contact in ops tomorrow and find out.

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