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Postby Splitpin » Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:11 am

One of the boy's old shots is very similar to Mark's great banner shot ...similar lighting and angle.

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Re: 787

Postby aerofoto » Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:05 am

similar to Mark's great banner shot


When I start feeling better .... I've really got to "pull my finger out" and get back out there on my previous usual multi-days per week basis.

In the meantime .... I've got "A LOT" of that sort of stuff archived and which I've shot over the past 40+ years.

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Re: 787

Postby Splitpin » Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:20 pm

Thanks for looking Mark.
Just some background on that shot, it's ZK-NZC, apparently the first 787-9 (I believe we were the launch customer)
At the time of taking that shot, it was operating as NZ-104, Syd-Akl.
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Re: 787

Postby Aharon » Tue Nov 08, 2022 5:07 am

Splitpin wrote: apparently the first 787-9 (I believe we were the launch customer)


I did NOT know that Thanks for interesting fact.

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Re: 787

Postby aerofoto » Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:32 am

it's ZK-NZC, apparently the first 787-9



First of the type to acquire an NZ registration, but, "ZK-NZE" was actually our first B78-9' "to be delivered to NZ" .... accepted by ANZ on July 8th 2014 and then delivered to AKL (arriving really crappy weather) on July 10th 2014.

I then shot her/"-NZE" departing on a crew training and familiarization flight on July 25th 2014 and just prior her entry to revenue service .... as follows ....


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Think we've got about 14X of the suckers now .... assuming all have by this been reinstated into our fleet.

Registrations are almost consecutive .... ZK-NZC through -NZR .... though as applied to our DC-10's there's no "-NZO" .... and for "obviously infamous historical reasons" we'll be unlikely to ever register any aircraft '-NZP".

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Re: 787

Postby Splitpin » Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:22 pm

Good intel thanks Mark.
Just noticed another similarity, between your shot, and my old screenshot.

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Re: 787

Postby aerofoto » Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:15 am

"SAME" aircraft :)

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Re: 787

Postby Splitpin » Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:12 pm

Indeed :) Mine was "shot" at Hamilton, which of course would have been an interesting event.
The aircraft was never "flown" there, it was done using the late Ian Warren's pet hate ... the slew keys.
He was always onto me to "fly the bloody aircraft...see if works, it's not all about screenshots" I even had a 1 on 1 lesson with him ...after I cooked cheese toasties for him ...I failed.... really thought the toasties would have at least got me a look in.
Going off topic here again, but staying with Ian, I picked him one day to go and watch the first 787 to arrive in NZCH ..a Chinese airline from memory (still have the photos)....after directing me where to park, and checking my camera, I was allowed to record the event :rolleyes: And must I say, he was right, the shots came out well.

Sorry for the diversion.
Maybe we could start a "Memories of Ian W" thread, Im sure there are many, I know I have heaps.
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Re: 787

Postby aerofoto » Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:48 pm

Mine was "shot" at Hamilton


I used to go down to HLZ quite frequently during the late 90's for both the KIWI and FREEDOM B757's.


The aircraft was never "flown" there



Got a couple of FS subjects that "DID" fly in and out of there/HLZ though as follows ....

KIWI TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES B727-225 ADV N805EA (1995)
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KIWI INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES B737-3Y0 TF-ABK (1996)
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The B727 couldn't operate out of HLZ with a full load "en route to either BNE, MEL, SYD" so it had to transit through AKL for additional fuel.

Think a lot of us were hoping in favor of Ewan WILSON and Pat PRUETT back then. Had they continued to do what they started out doing originally (charters) rather than getting into SKED services, then, they might have survived longer .... although given NZ's small population base that's "a debatable point". They/KIWI did prove though that international services from NZ provincial centers could work .... so long as one can encourage steady PAX traffic/loading "both ways".


Got a lot of (in fact all of) the FREEDOM AIR B733's for FS too and which also operated through HLZ.

Don't think the above subjects will work in your SIM though Marty :( .... since they're FS9 and FSX intended files .... although "DEANO" reckons they work in P3D-V3 .... though I still need to be able closely scrutinize "the finer points" of that for myself although at the same time I'm n"not" doubting him either.


S'pose this was the "Chinese" 787 you saw at CHC ....

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.... shot on approach to AKL in my case ;)



Maybe we could start a "Memories of Ian W" thread


"NOT" a silly idea Marty. I got to know Ian quite well through this and another site. He was always a pleasure to correspond with. Sad he's gone now though .... and more-so (for me) because I could have since done with his assistance/advice in regard to one or two of the FS sceneries he was a major driving force behind the development of.

At HJG I set up an "IN MEMORIAM" page on our forum .... dedicated to the memory of those whom were either part of our own group, or whom have otherwise served it well but have since passed on. I've linked this page below ....

"HJG - IN MEMORIAM"
https://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/board/12/memoriam

Dunno if something similar would work here at NZFF.

HJG's probably different .... in respect of the fact it's a site which produces and markets "a lot" of its own files, has worked with a multitudes of authors both in the past and presently, and now offers literally 1,000's of downloads as a result .... and for which we accordingly credit those past and present contributors for.

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Re: 787

Postby Aharon » Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:32 am

Splitpin,

Is your screenshot showing black Air New Zealand 787 freeware SkySpirit 787 model base for FSX use? If so, who painted that livery, please?

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Re: 787

Postby emfrat » Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:23 am

Splitpin wrote:Maybe we could start a "Memories of Ian W" thread, Im sure there are many, I know I have heaps.


Marty, remember this one? :D
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Re: 787

Postby Splitpin » Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:57 pm

Mark, nice screens, just visited HJG this afternoon.
Aharon, I'm sorry but I can't remember where I got that repaint from.
Mike, I didn't do any MP stuff, so sorry I can't recall that incident.
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Re: 787

Postby emfrat » Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:54 pm

:thumbup:
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Re: 787

Postby aerofoto » Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:37 pm

just visited HJG this afternoon.


OH !

Should have knocked on my office door Marty.

I always keep a few cold ones in the fridge there .... especially for unanticipated/surprise late Friday visitors :)

Could have wet your whistle .... whilst i regale you with all sorts of stories about the trials and tribulations of trying to run an FS website :D

I'm sure you'd find it all thrilling/stimulating too ;)

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Re: 787

Postby Aharon » Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:31 am

Splitpin wrote: Aharon, I'm sorry but I can't remember where I got that repaint from.


Not a problem Were you using FSX or P3D for that 787 screenshot?? If so, I can look for repaint based on registration number

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Re: 787

Postby Splitpin » Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:08 pm

Aharon, sorry for the delay, I've been sick for a few days. I'm pretty sure that was FSX, the scenery was a locally made photoreal Hamilton, which I'm pretty sure didn't work with P3D ....I could be wrong.
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Re: 787

Postby Aharon » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:48 am

Splitpin,

GET well!!!! :groupwave: :groupwave:

We miss your amazing screenshots!!

Get Well Recovery comfy and smoothly

Thanks for answer

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Re: 787

Postby Splitpin » Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:11 pm

Thanks, Aharon, much better now.
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