Prop Appreciation Post | CHC / TIU, October 2020

Hey IFC!

I’m back at it again with another spotting thread. Today’s shots are a little different than the usual, I have decided to combine some of my favorite shots of propeller aircraft that I have collected over the last couple of months. As a small country, New Zealand has many different commercial propeller aircraft due to the low demand for medium to long-range travel, meaning sometimes jets can be inferior compared to low cost and maintenance prop aircraft. Enjoy :)


📍Christchurch Int’l Airport, CHC, NZCH / Timaru Airport, TIU, NZTU
⏰ Various
📸 Canon EOS 500D with 70-300mm lens
🗓 October, 2020


Timaru Airport

Flight Information

Aircraft: De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300
Age: February 2009 (11 Years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NFB
Route: NZWN - NZTU
Flight Number: NZ8190
Flight Time: 1:00
General Information: A lovely sunset lights up this little beauty as it touches down at the local airport, this is my favorite place to spot at because the fence surrounding the airfield is literally 1 meter high, meaning no obstructions!


Christchurch Airport

Flight Information

Aircraft: ATR 72-600
Age: July 2018 (2 years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-MVV
Route: NZCH - NZNV
Flight Number: NZ5705
Flight Time: 1:11
General Information: I love this location at CHC, but it’s only good for a couple of hours because of lighting problems. Here’s a decent shot of Air New Zealand’s workhorse, the ATR 72


Flight Information

Aircraft: ATR 72-600
Age: January 2015 (5 years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-MVF
Route: NZNV - NZCH
Flight Number: NZ5704
Flight Time: 1:05
General Information: Another perk of this spotting location is the beautiful views of the Southern Alps, looks pretty chilly 🥶


Flight Information

Aircraft: ATR 72-600
Age: December 2015 (4 years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-MVH
Route: NZCH - NZNV
Flight Number: NZ5707
Flight Time: 1:10
General Information: A nice little crop on this awesome aircraft, I have noticed a lot of these aircraft are going to Invercargill lol


Flight Infomation

Aircraft: De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300
Age: June 2006 (14 years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NEK
Route: NZCH - NZNS
Flight Number: NZ8844
Flight Time: 0:38
General Information: A new location for me, I don’t usually like underbelly shots but I like how this one turned out! Loving the classic teal livery as well 😍


Flight Information

Aircraft: De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300
Age: January 2005 (15 years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NEA
Route: NZTG - NZCH
Flight Number: NZ8809
Flight Time: 1:50
General Information: Quite a nose-up angle on short final, strange. Back to the classic spot of Pounds Road, can’t go wrong :)


Flight Information

Aircraft: Piper PA-28-161
Age: Unknown
Airline: Canterbury Aero Club
Registration: ZK-LJF
Route: Patterns
Flight Number: N/A
Flight Time: N/A
General Information: Quite a bit of GA action was going on during this spotting session. ATC was doing an excellent job of sequencing them between the commercial traffic!


Flight Information

Aircraft: ATR 72-600
Age: June 2015 (5 years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-MVG
Route: NZQN - NZCH
Flight Number: NZ5648
Flight Time: 0:52
General Information: Just another ATR ;)


Flight Information

Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 604
Age: Unknown
Airline: ExecuJet Australia
Registration: VH-BLM
Route: NZQN - NZCH
Flight Number: Unknown
Flight Time: 0:50
General Information: Kinda breaking the rules with this one but oh well, who doesn’t like a private jet!


Hope you guys enjoyed them! Let me know what you think about this kind of post, personally I enjoyed creating this topic! I am looking to start up a JetPhotos account, let me know if any of these could be worthy :)

My Previous Spotting Topics

Holiday Spotting! | CHC, 1/10/20
Special Cargo Flights! 767, 777, A321NEO | CHC, 16/7/20
Post Lockdown Spotting! | CHC, 21/9/20
Christchurch spotting!
The singular flight

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Lemme just finish this off, accidentally pressed post lol

Edit: All sorted :)

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Prop Jets are always fun to catch! Nice shots!

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Cheers mate, these a probably my favorite type of aircraft to catch :)

Ooh, Nice shots! The Anz livery fits them atr’s well.

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I agree, I feel like any livery fits that ATR well, such a versatile aircraft

You have a lot of Christchurch spotting posts. There are a lot of Air New Zealand ATR pictures here. You must see a lot of those, even providing information for each one. Thank you, quite a substantive spotting post 👍

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Great to see some prop action! The first two are looking especially good with the great light conditions. Thanks for sharing!

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@patn36 thanks for the feedback! I would say that 60% of CHCs movements are ATRs, which is quite interesting

@JulianB Thank you :)

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Beautiful Photos 🤩

Thanks MJP!