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RNZAF 757 lands at Queenstown

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 12, 2014
The RNZAF 757 at Queenstown on Wednesday.
The RNZAF 757 at Queenstown on Wednesday.

A Royal New Zealand Air Force 757 has landed at Queenstown Airport for the first time today. The proving flight was designed to validate the aircraft could operate into the New Zealand South Island resort town’s terrain constrained 1,777m main runway.

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4 Comments

  • Jeff Atkinson

    says:

    This aircraft with its great kiwi pilots would have done the job standing on their heads.Plane was empty and those pilots would have put many an aircraft into areas of newzealands southern alps and high tops . Would love to have been on the ride.

  • Raymond

    says:

    Really?! The RNZAF received their 757’s in 2003 and they’ve only just landed at Queenstown for the first time?!

  • Jeff Atkinson

    says:

    Sometimes we go a bit further in NZ. Dropping into Queenstown is a bit run of the mill really.Come into wellington on a big windy day and see who flies like an eagle. Plenty of OZ jets doing a go around on You tube.The beauty of NZ,Is the local airports the pilots get into in some of NZs worst weather conditions makes for a great base to learn from , Yes ?

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