British Aerospace Jetstream 31

Origin Air is back up and running with their British Aerospace Jetstream 31, ZK-JSH.I think they have a very nice livery - possibly one of the nicest around New Zealand. British Aerospace Jetstream J31,...

Taylor J 2 Cub ZK-AGD to NZYP

Ron Day reports that he has now relocated the classic Taylor J 2 Cub ZK-AGD to its new base at Waipukurau.  The ferry flight took place one week ago, on Sunday 28 June. Ready to...

Philippines NAIA Terminal 3 To Open For International Flights Starting July 8.

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 will be open for international flights starting July 8. Manila International Airport Authority in a statement released on Saturday. “After temporarily closing its doors on...


Noted at Airbus Helicopters at Ardmore this week was the Palmerston North based EC120B ZK-IZG with Greentech Robotics script replacing its previous Frog Parking titling.   This was imported from the US back in 2006....

AvTalk Episode 88: 262 out of 860

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS On this episode of AvTalk, we look at the preliminary report from the crash of Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303. We also...

Overdue Pie Run

Meteorological conditions have prevented my regular Friday pie run to Rangiora - but today was a real winter cracker of a day. Here we see a few of the aircraft worthy of note.  The Rowan...

The front arrives at NZCH

Christchurch today. Above  "out of the blue" ATR 72-212A ZK-MVZ c/n 1562 on short finals from the north Below "into the black" on even shorter finals into the approaching front. Then came the Emirates Boeing 777-36NER A6-ECO (c/n 37706)  freighter running...

Chilton DW 1 Replicas (Only One) of New Zealand

Now we are on to 2019 new sport aircraft registrations, of which there were only two, the first being the Chilton DW 1 replica:The Chilton DW 1 was a 1930s design for a light...

Flight activity rises in June, still far below 2019 levels

Flight activity increased in June as airlines added to their schedules, but non-commercial flights continued to lead overall growth. In June, Flightradar24 tracked 3,555,769 total flights, down 42% from June 2019. Commercial flights, at...

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