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by Whoopeecock
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24668

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

Perhaps AIR NZ could operate a Whangarei to Wellington Q300 service to allow Northland people to connect to the rest of the nation. Didn't this route used to operate in the past, with the B1900D? Is it something Sounds Air could perhaps explore? The PC-12 has the range. You do raise an interesting ...

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by Whoopeecock
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24668

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

Can’t see it on any news page yet, but an announcement has just been made to strengthen and lengthen the Chatham Island airport to the tune of $36 million.

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by Whoopeecock
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20180

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

This is an interesting proposition. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/300063272/christchurch-airports-central-otago-expansion-plan-new-international-option If we built infrastructure properly in NZ this new airport would be linked to Queenstown with a railway line. You could have stops at Cromwell a...

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by Whoopeecock
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5ZVPL5
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Sounds Air looking for feedback on starting CHC/WKA, almost immediately. Sounds (excuse the pun) like they’re keen to do it.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5ZVPL5

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by Whoopeecock
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Now that we are in June, hopefully soon we can go into level one without any social distancing requirements for flights. Especially that there is only one active COVID person remaining in the entire country. The risk of a new outbreak is virtually zero now. Let's hope that the last person is in iso...

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by Whoopeecock
Sun May 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28023

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Allot of companies an very happy for employee’s to be using A/L at the moment as it’s helps there balance sheets, along with an bunch of Aucklanders willing to escape the city for an break. There are great deals on hotels etc, now we just need the flights to be able to get to these spots. It’s the ...

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by Whoopeecock
Fri May 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28023

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Why the 773 to EZE tonight? NZ6196. Haven’t heard of anymore repatriation flights.

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by Whoopeecock
Tue May 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28023

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/300 ... -to-hobart
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Looking to expand the bubble, I’m sure every region in Australia/NZ will be be jumping on the media bandwagon saying they’re ready for Trans Tasman flights right now!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/300 ... -to-hobart

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by Whoopeecock
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Embraer Lineage 1000 9H NYC just landed in CHC from DPS, after. Air X Charter plane from Kuwait. Any ideas why it’s here?

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by Whoopeecock
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28199

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

NZ31 (OKC) just diverted into PUQ after flying for about 5.5 hours. First time ANZ has been here? Assume medical?

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by Whoopeecock
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77695

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

MCX could be moving to Air Chathams - the new registration painted on is in the same location as MCO ZK-MCX had another test flight off Akaroa yesterday. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-mcx PA515 Maybe they’ll get the HF upgrade to send them out east to CHT as it’s not looking like t...

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by Whoopeecock
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44074

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Just on 3C, I believe they won't want to compete with NZ in any markets If you look at their network, obviously CHT is their home route but outside of this they have WAG, WHK and PPQ which are routes NZ has closed down. With regard to NLK, I'm assuming conversations were held and assurances given b...

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by Whoopeecock
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37835

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Speaking of other recent domestic launches, there was the short lived one season CHC-MON-ZQN x3/weekly in 2012/13 Does anyone remember when HLZ-NSN was operated? Kiwi Regional was flying this route when they wrapped up in 2016. Always though NZ would bring that route back, the Waikato has so many c...

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by Whoopeecock
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37835

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

http://mrcaviation.blogspot.com which closed down today.PA515


Gutted! As such a great blog to follow.


Agreed. I’ve always wondered how he got so much information on the private and military planes; made a really interesting read most days.
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NZ6 wrote:
PA515 wrote:
One source of info was http://mrcaviation.blogspot.com which closed down today.PA515


Gutted! As such a great blog to follow.


Agreed. I’ve always wondered how he got so much information on the private and military planes; made a really interesting read most days.

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by Whoopeecock
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37532

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

772 ZK-OKE scheduled AKL-TSV on Friday, looks like a positioning flight given the flight NZ6001 rather than a charter. Anything to do with August 1st announcement? Some sort of decal or something? Maybe an stop by at Flying Colours? Don’t know they could handle an 77E repaint. They did NZ’s ATR/A32...

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by Whoopeecock
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32226

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think the only way a dedicated government plane could be accepted by the populace as a whole is if it's made super clear that it's cheaper to have a dedicated plane for such things. Compared to using the B757 or chartering planes from someone like Air NZ. You'd also want to go to lengths to show ...

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by Whoopeecock
Mon May 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46998

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

tu2130 wrote:
Is ZK-OXB have planned maintenance I literally tracked it at 9,625 ft


Certainly not the normal flight path between AKL and CHC. Must be maintenance.

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by Whoopeecock
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38297

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Must of been a horrible flight, pretty unusual for an airline to refund fares when they got where they were supposed to be going. https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/110138959/nightmare-air-new-zealand-flight-to-invercargill-leaves-20-per-cent-of-passengers-vomiting?cid=facebook.post.1101...

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by Whoopeecock
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38297

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

http://www.tauck.co.nz/tours/australia- ... -2019.aspx

Replacing Alliances Fokker.
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Where and what are they using it for the ATR for?[/quote]

http://www.tauck.co.nz/tours/australia- ... -2019.aspx

Replacing Alliances Fokker.

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by Whoopeecock
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Police are only Digital in AKL and maybe WLG/CHC. The rest of the country is analogue last I heard. So it's the flight tracking software blocking it vs the Helicopter itself? Probably same reason very few military flights are trackeable. They either turn off or don’t have an ADS-S transponder. Didn...

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by Whoopeecock
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Is this the reason though? Due to safety, security and criminal activity Eagle has been blocked on flight tracking software. The same reason why police went digital on their radios Police are only Digital in AKL and maybe WLG/CHC. The rest of the country is analogue last I heard. So it's the flight...

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by Whoopeecock
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 34531

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

What are these Virgin planes at Nelson? I haven't heard anything about this to date. Some ex Virgin ATR's. A quick google should pull something up - http://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2017/07/virgin-atrs-at-nelson-today.html I said a few months ago Air Chathams should pick up a ATR or two... Must be a bi...

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by Whoopeecock
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 33631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

planemanofnz and NZ6 seriously, both of you often make good posts. But this is getting beyond a joke. I agree, same thing as last month, and the month before. Like I suggested in early June (which got deleted), arrange to meet in an airport carpark and duke it out with weapons of your choosing, ie:...

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by Whoopeecock
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 33631

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

ch-aviation has a paywalled article regarding tasman cargo airlines adding a widebody in q3 2018... g-dhlh a 6 year old 767F arrived in AKL this week. Any ideas if its replacing the 757 or added capacity? The 757 is going in for maintenance. http://mrcaviation.blogspot.com/2018/07/dhl-freighter-sub...

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by Whoopeecock
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74392

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

travaz wrote:
On my bucket list is PER-LHR LHR-LAX (NZ 1) Than QF LAX SYD SYD PER. That would be awesome. 787-9, 747-400, A380, 737-800.

NZ1 hasn’t been a 747 for quite a few years. 773 now.

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by Whoopeecock
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80374

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-t ... t-its-game
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Not a good look for Qantas. More so when you read a lot of the comments.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-t ... t-its-game

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by Whoopeecock
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27421

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Air Chatham’s out of Masterton? http://wanganuimidweek.communitynews.co.nz/html5/index.html?page=1 The company has recently bought two more to add to the fleet... From a company point of view we've invested in another two Saab aircraft so we'll be looking at using those to further support Whanganui ...

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by Whoopeecock
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27421

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

It doesn't seem to have been mentioned here, but yesterday there was an unplanned 12-hour shutdown of the fuel pipeline from Marsden Point to Wiri (which is used for aviation fuels, as well as for motor gasoline and other fuel products) due to a leak alarm activating. Apparently it was a false alarm...

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by Whoopeecock
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27421

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Hi All can somebody help me with the registration of this aircraft: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001371005.html I tried to find it, but without airline/operator it is difficult, I assume it is a Beech, and it looks like "Starship" on the tail? Cheers micha Yes, it’s the Star...

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by Whoopeecock
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28062

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

ANZ haven't quietly started CHC/BHE again have they? Sitting in Blenheim having lunch and saw NZ972, an ATR coming in to land. FlightAware shows it's from CHC, but the 972 looks like it may be a relocating flight?

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by Whoopeecock
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28062

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

https://youtu.be/Q-3e4Lgf4ts
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Surely a bit of a dig by Air NZ, but a funny video none the less.

https://youtu.be/Q-3e4Lgf4ts

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by Whoopeecock
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28286

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Convair ZK-KFH is doing freight runs tonight. I assume CHC as that is where it has been recently. Good to have freight convairs working again alongside the 737 classics. The Convairs have been chugging up and down the country for the last couple of months. It is certainly less than before they got ...

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by Whoopeecock
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28286

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Convair ZK-KFH is doing freight runs tonight. I assume CHC as that is where it has been recently. Good to have freight convairs working again alongside the 737 classics. The Convairs have been chugging up and down the country for the last couple of months. It is certainly less than before they got ...

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by Whoopeecock
Wed May 17, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/9269 ... ht-service
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Mind reading on a Air NZ flight near you... http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/9269 ... ht-service

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by Whoopeecock
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ begins operating the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route
Replies: 17
Views: 4592

Re: NZ begins operating the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route

NZ31 from EZE-AKL diverted to RAR this morning, does anyone know the reason? RAR seems to be a long way norton but it was probably the nearest diversion airport. ZKOXA From a friend who was on the flight this morning, and woke up surprised to see they were about to land in RAR, "There was a sp...

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