The best way to fly to Fiji – on an RNZAF P3 Orion! This is me with some of the crew just after we landed at Nausori after a fascinating seven hour flight from Auckland to Fiji. This was part of ‘Operation Big Eye’ (Pacific Fisheries Patrol) so there was a lot of swooping down to 300 feet as we inspected fishing vessels and reefs. And the onboard cooking was brilliant – eggs Benedict for brunch, steak, onions and wedges for late lunch. An amazing day. This was the beginning of a week researching the RNZAF in Fiji, with an emphasis on the seaplane station at Laucala Bay, Suva. 29 July 2015.