Saturday 28 January 2023

Christchurch this day 28-01-2023

 A very busy day at Christchurch International today with some military visitors and a heap of diversions from Auckland International.
Tucked in behind the big boys was the Southern Districts Health Beech B200 Super King Air ZK-SDH2 c/n BB-1643 from Dunedin as operated by Skyline Aviation.

Heading out for take-off for Auckland was the Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKP c/n 39041. 

Parked outside the ANZES hangar was the Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKO c/n 8407 and the Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZF c/n 34335. 
To the right are the remnants of the ATR ZK-MCB c/n 598 which carried out its last revenue flight on 22-01-2020.

Two from South Pacific Helicopters dropped in briefly to drop off passengers before returning to Kaikoura.
Above is their Eurocopter EC 130 B4 ZK-HBE4 c/n 3541 -
And below is the Aerospatiale AS 350 BA ZK-IOP c/n 1299 now with South Pacific Helicopters titles.

Also on hand a couple of Boeing KC-135R's from the US Air Force.
Above we have 63-8879 c/n 18727 from 6 ARW. 
In the background is the China Airlines Airbus A350-941 B-18910 c/n 151.
Below we have 57-1483 c/n 17554.
Alas I am not in a position to tell you what these two are up to !


  1. On 1-29-2023 at 0230Z two KC-135's landed at Papeete, Tahiti after a flight from Christchurch - call signs KNIGHT01 and BOLT01. Registration numbers as above so the same two acft shown.

  2. Both KC-135s landed Papeete, Tahiti at 0230Z 1-29-2023.