Calling all Plane Spotters ~ what is this?

December 21st, 2010

Yes, even I’ll be the first to admit,  over the last year or so we have definitely had our fair share of private jets arriving in little ole Nelson town.

nsn apt

Actually there is a reason for that, because according to the airports website;

Nelson Airport has restricted International Airport status. This was obtained in 2006 in particular to facilitate small private jets.

However some of what I have seen this year ….well I suggest to you would not be classified as “small” private jets.

G550?    ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

G550? ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

Take this above October arrival for example.

mystery visitors to Nelson

mystery visitors to Nelson ( click to enlarge )

With anon passengers…..

However the reason why I am calling plane spotters to help out tonight..

ARRIVED TONIGHT   ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

ARRIVED TONIGHT ( CLICK TO ENLARGE )

…is because of this very large private jet….that arrived at Nelson Airport tonight.

Looks bigger than many I have seen here before – any one have a clue???

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UPDATE

Apparently it is the Goodmans new unit. MRC Aviation blog state;

Global Express XRS VH-OCV made a brief visit to Queenstown 21Dec when it arrived from Sydney and departed a short time later for Nelson and then back to Sydney marking the aircraft’s first visit to Nelson.  The owners, Goodmans, are from the Nelson region and their previous aircraft of the same markings, a Learjet 60 and Challenger 604 were both frequent visitors to the South Island city.

Details here.

One thought on “Calling all Plane Spotters ~ what is this?

  1. avatardougy

    Hi I was at the airport dropping people off on the 21st when it landed so saw the thing landing etc. I also got some photos from the viewing deck.
    its code is VH-OCV. however I did not manage to see them offload the passengers as they go all the way down to the old origin terminal and I can’t imagine people rich enough to be in one of these would be kept waiting.

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