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AKL-SIN On NZ

Sat May 27, 2006 3:25 pm

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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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sat May 27, 2006 3:57 pm

thanks for this...interesting to get a different perspective  Smile
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sat May 27, 2006 5:21 pm

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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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sat May 27, 2006 6:34 pm

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!
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sat May 27, 2006 6:50 pm

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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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sat May 27, 2006 10:19 pm

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

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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sun May 28, 2006 1:12 pm

Excellent report. Always nice to read NZ reports
 
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Mon May 29, 2006 2:12 pm

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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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Mon May 29, 2006 6:44 pm

Great report bro. Nice pics  Smile
 
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Tue May 30, 2006 12:38 pm

Loved every minute of it! more , more..... oh right , part 2 ...  Smile
 
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Tue May 30, 2006 6:13 pm

Great TR. Looking forward to reading more of them.  Smile
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Wed May 31, 2006 10:17 am

Here's a pic I took of an NZ 777 interior
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:47 am

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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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:49 pm

Great report. Must be nice to fly up front in the jump. Nice pictures too.
 
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:51 pm

Nice report - how'd you arrange the jump seat?
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:25 pm

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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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:24 pm

Some more pictures of the inside of ZK-OKB




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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:38 pm

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



Premium Economy (brown seats -suede)
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Economy (Pacific Class) (grey/blue seats -suede)

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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:34 am

Jump seat eh?

Lucky, lucky bastard!!  Smile
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:02 pm

Nice, hope you had a good trip.
 
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:39 am

Do you work for NZ?

If you dont how did you get into the jumpseat

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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:22 pm

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

If you dont how did you get into the jumpseat

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yes I do.  Smile

If you don't then it is pretty much impossible unless you personally know the captain.
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:17 pm

Just thought I'd also add this pushback shot of an Air NZ 772ER pushback
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RE: AKL-SIN On NZ

Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:52 pm

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

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