Yesterday was a really special day for Wellington airport and that normally means it’s an important day for the spotters to get out with the camera. Yesterday, Fiji Airways was flying their first ever Boeing 737 MAX 8 to Wellington (it got a water cannon salute) and it was due to arrive at noon! However, in the morning, the weather was looking really bad but luckily, it seemed to clear up just as the MAX was due. I got to meet up with some of the other welly spotters, and we had one other special plane which you’ll see after the MAX. Hope you enjoy the pics!
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We were lucky to get a water cannon salute for the arriving Fiji 737 MAX and it was quite the site to see from the tall carpark we were standing on top of!
As the MAX taxied after it’s landing on runway 16, the excitement grew for the water cannon salute! Though all the spotters gathered to get a taxi shot as FJ461 slowly taxied to its grand water welcoming. It taxied so slow, some of us thought the pilots were slowing down for us to get some nice shots xD.
The image below shows the Aircraft taxiing to its gate and all the firetrucks and Aviation security vehicles parking up after the salute.
And finally, gate 28 was occupied by FJ461, operated by Fiji Airways’ brand new 737 MAX 8!
The 2nd special of the day: A royal NZ Air Force 757!
A lucky beacon shot as the 757 taxied to the Western apron after landing on 16!
A pretty cool close up shot with the 737 MAX in the background.