Special Cargo Flights! 767, 777, A321NEO | CHC, 16/7/20

Hey IFC!

Guess who’s back! Today I visited CHC once again, and I was treated with the amount of special aircraft! Initially, I was only expecting to see one special come in, a Qantas Freight 767. I had never seen a 767 before so I was excited! As I left home, I noticed an Emirates 77W departing from Sydney without a destination, in the direction of Christchurch. I knew that they operated cargo flights here once a week, but I wasn’t sure exactly which day. Turns out that it was heading here and I was excited! I hope you enjoy the shots, I’m sorry that most of them are backlit, I was trying out some new spotting locations. Enjoy! :)

📍 Christchurch Int’l Airport, CHC, NZCH
🕒 1:30pm-4:30pm
📸 Canon EOS 500D with 70-300mm lens
🗓 June 16, 2020


Flight Information

Aircraft: Boeing 777-31H(ER)
Age: October 2009 (11 years)
Airline: Emirates
Registration: A6-ECV
Route: YSSY - NZCH
Flight Number: EK2666
Flight Time: 2:36
General Information: Weekly cargo flight to Christchurch from Dubai via Sydney


Flight Information

Aircraft: Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Age: Unknown
Operator: Canterbury Aero Club
Registration: ZK-EYA
Route: NZCH - N/A
Flight Number: N/A
Flight Time: N/A
General Information: None


Flight Information

Aircraft: Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
Age: September 1985 (35 years)
Airline: Air Chathams “Whakatane Livery”
Registration: ZK-CIC
Route: N/A - NZCH
Flight Number: N/A
Flight Time N/A
General Information: Most likely a cargo flight from the North Island (Wasn’t on FR24)


Flight Information

Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
Age: July 2015 (5 years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-OXJ
Route: NZCH - NZAA
Flight Number: NZ552
Flight Time: 1:03
General Information: Just one of Air NZ’s Christchurch to Auckland services.


Flight Information

Aircraft: Boeing 767-381F(ER)
Age: January 2006 (14 years)
Airline: Qantas Freight
Registration: VH-EFR
Route: NZAA - NZCH
Flight Number: QF7529
Flight Time: 1:03
Information: My first time spotting a 767! This is Qantas Freights only 767, meaning it is one of a kind.


Flight Information

Aircraft: Airbus A321-271NX
Age: November 2019 (1 Year)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: NZ-NNG
Route: NZAA - NZCH
Flight Number: NZ1297
Flight Time: 1:05
General Information: Another first! I have never seen an A321NEO, this was operating another normal NZAA - NZCH service


Flight Information

Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Age: November 2014 (5 Years)
Airline: Air New Zealand
Registration: ZK-NZG
Route: NZAA - NZCH
Flight Number: NZ6248
Flight Time: 1:05
General Information: I believe this was cargo flight, with some passengers who want to spend their 2-week country arrival quarantine in Christchurch instead of Auckland.


That’s all I can have! Again I am sorry about how backlist they were, but I thought they were good enough to share on the IFC. I would like to thank Andrew (I won’t tag you ;) for his amazing guide to planespotting, which you can visit here. I would recommend all of you to check it out, even if you don’t take pictures, its a good read. All of these shots are slightly edited, but nothing too major. If you would like to use a picture, just ask and I will happily let you :). Stay safe everyone.

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Just absolutely amazing pictures! I really like how you captured the Emirates B777, with thrust reverser a open but nose wheel still flying.

Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks Julian :)

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Mate that was epic, especially the Emirates 777 and Qantas 767!

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Thanks mate!

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Nice work! I especially like photos one and five, great angles.

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Thanks! I like the angles too :)

Awesome shots! That first photo is amazing.

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Cheers!

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Amazing pictures thanks for sharing them with us!!

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No problem mate :)

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Great pictures, it’s really nice to see the recent amount of spotting threads. :)

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I know, it’s so good to see the aviation industry still going strong!

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