Boeing’s newest aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner made its approach onto Runaway 23L at approximately 10:00 NZDT on Saturday the 12th of November, 2011! The aircraft coming in from Seattle, USA (Boeing HQ) carried onboard test equipment, Technicians, Engineers and Boeing Officials. The purpose of the flight was to show Air New Zealand what they have purchased. The viewing platforms, nearby industrial car parks and the roads running parallel to the runaway were full of aviation enthusiasts, waiting on the final approach of this aircraft. We got their around 8am, just to secure ourselves a car space and watch other aircraft’s land as we waited. The wait was extremely worth it. As the plane emerged out of the clouds, its curvaceous wings and efficient design was easily distinguished from other aircraft’s! This was it! The aircraft was super quite as it came in and touched down. We later drove to the DHL Depot where the aircraft was only a hundred meters or so away from us! It was an amazing experience! Thank you Boeing!
Here are a few photos from the day! Enjoy!