New Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers activated in August 2020

Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own. In August, we activated...

An Aerial Adventure Today 9-9-2020

I was very fortunate to be invited to tag along with Brien O'Brien and Bruce Reynolds in their aircraft today. On finals for North Shore with Brien in his Texan ZK-TXN2.


An aircraft that has become increasingly rare over the years is the General Dynamic Allison Convair 44/580. These days, the only local operator is Air Chathams, where the aircraft is used to transport people...

Lady Lucy Houston – Savior of the Spitfire

Born in England on April 8, 1957, Lady Houston became England’s second richest woman by 1926 – the result of three lucrative marriages.  She was the consummate supporter of Britain’s WWI effort.  She sent...

Etihad Offers Special COVID-19 Insurance.

In a bid to boost travel confidence, Etihad Airways is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover as part of Etihad Wellness, the airlines new health and hygiene programme.  Guests who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during...

Emirates Announces Refund Progress

Emirates announced it has made about US$1.89 billion in COVID-19-related travel refunds to date, making strong and steady progress on its commitment to customers to complete pending refunds.  More than 1.4 million refunds requests have...

Strange and beautiful airline call signs from around the world

If you ever listen to air traffic control, you’ll hear pilots of both commercial and cargo aircraft identify themselves by a combination of their call sign and flight number. In fact these days there’s...

Pipestral Panthera video!

Christmas is coming... is this hint subtle enough? :-)

Gisborne & Whakatane

Continuing our travels up the East Coast a visit to Gisborne Airport on Sunday afternoon as well as offering access to the Gisborne Aviation Museum, provided Air Napier's 1977 model Piper PA34-200T Seneca ZK-MSL. ...

Visiting Archer

 From last weekend, here is a Piper PA28-180 Archer, ZK-DUQ. This aircraft is operated by Kaikoura Aero Club and was parked up on what was an unflyable day. Piper PA28-180 Archer, ZK-DUQ, operated by Kaikoura...

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