ANZ1980 (chartered flight) departed Dunedin Airport on last Friday, March 24 to give their high paying passengers a view of the Aurora Australis or more commonly known as the Southern Stars. The plane used was a soon-to-be retired Boeing 767. There were 134 seats available and all those seats got sold out in the span of five days. This shows the magnitude of this flight and how much of a big deal it is.
The Aurora Australis is less commonly photographed compared to its counterpart, Aurora Borealis or the Northern Stars.
The plane went from Dunedin Airport to the edge of Antartica at around 60 degrees latitude south (give or take). The flight offered 5 hours of viewing pleasure of the Southern Stars. ’
This flight proved to be a great success and is expected to happen again next year with a much larger plane.
Flight Information: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANZ1980/history/20170323/0000Z/NZDN/NZDN
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