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Shakedown / Photo-op

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Some pics from a shakedown flight of my freshly restored Handley Page Hampden after departing Ardmore Airport - with a photo-op in front of the Auckland skyline :)

 

Mangemangeroa Creek (right) and Turanga Creek (left), with Cockle Bay / Shelly Park on the right,

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Lining up with Waitemata Harbour ahead

 

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Auckland CBD

 

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Pulling up once the the Harbour Bridge was behind me

 

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I love the shape of the exhaust...

 

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Still gaining altitude and heading north

 

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Rangitoto Island in the foreground, Motutapu in the background

 

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Reached the clouds, engines running smoothly, crew complaining about the available space on board - everything going fine

 

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Looping back over Waiheke Island

 

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And Turanga Creek once again below us

 

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FSX DX10, Virtavia Hampden, Godzone NZ

 

Cheers

 

Mallard

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Very nice. You can tell it's not P3D from the beatiful clouds.

 

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Wonderful scenery and interesting early WW2 bomber....thanks for sharing!

HLJAMES

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Fantastic flight, Mallard and a great plane to enjoy the scenery

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