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)
KIWI INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES B737-3Y0 TF-ABK (1996)
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 ....
.... 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.