Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

FNQ Yestayear Images - August 1992

The best visitor of the year so far was this L188 Electra N3209A seen here arr on the 13th from HIR after its ferry from Miami.  It was on its way to its new base at PER where it was to join newly established Indian Ocean Airlines as VH-IOB.  The new company announced that is was to service the Coco's Islands and Christmas Island from Sep.  It dep for PER next day seen here off RW15.

L188 Electra N3209A

L188 Electra N3209A

L188 Electra N3209A

L188 Electra N3209A

Southwest BN-2 P2-SWC on the 7th returning to POM after maintenanace.

A new entrant on the domestic scene was Southern X (Trading as Compass Airlines ), which was the (Mk2) version, after the collapse of the original company.  It commenced services on the 31st using MD-82's (ex SAS).  Here VH-LNI is seen at the holding point for RW33.

DC-3 VH-BPN seen here ready for delivery to Dick Lang's Desert Air Safaris.  It is in an all white trim following its previous guise as a movie prop  in 'Pan American Airways System'  period c/s.


Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing the Yestayear August 1992 report.

Airborne Charter Inc. Canadair Challenger 601 N601JM departs

N601JM CL60 Cairns-Denpasar-Don Muang (Bangkok)


N601JM CL60 at Cairns

Nauru Air VH-NLK Charter

ASY989 VH-NLK B733 (Christmas Is.)-Darwin-Cairns-Nauru-Darwin


VH-NLK B733 at Cairns

Friday, 30 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Recently registered Cessna Citation 550 P2-JMK

P2-JMK C550 Madang-Cairns-Port Moresby, was Kunaye-Townsville-Port Moresby 26/8/2013.


P2-JMK C550 at Cairns

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

US Marine Corp Osprey MV-22B's depart QLD

DRGN01/FLT2 168032/EP-09 and 168217/EP-01 MV22B Cairns-Tindal


168032 MV22B departing Cairns


168217 MV22B departing Cairns

Monday, 26 August 2013

US Marine Corp Osprey MV-22B's return

DRGN01/FLT2 168032/EP-09 and 168217/EP-01 MV22B Rockhampton-Cairns


168217/EP-01 & 168032/EP-09 at Cairns


168217/EP-01 at Cairns


168032/EP-09 at Cairns

Qantas 98 A333 drop-in

QFA98 VH-QPA A333 Hong Kong-Cairns-Brisbane

Also passing through was ASY974 VH-NLK B733 (Christmas Is.)-Darwin-Cairns-Nauru-Darwin.


File Picture - VH-QPA A333, Photo by Dave

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F-100 VH-FNR

Another VA Regional Airlines ex. SkyWest Airlines F-100 arrived in Townsville today for its new VA paint scheme.

VOZ9950 VH-FNR F100 Perth-Townsville


VH-FNR F100 at Townsville, Photo by Dave


VH-FNR F100 at Townsville, Photo by Dave


Global Express HB-JII departs

LUC634 HB-JII GLEX Cairns-Hamilton Is.-Darwin-Don Muang (Bangkok)


HB-JII GLEX at Cairns


HB-JII GLEX at Cairns


HB-JII GLEX at Cairns

Saturday, 24 August 2013

USAF C-17A Globemaster III touches down!

TREK102 05-5151 C17A Andersen AFB-Cairns-Andersen AFB


05-5151 C17A at Cairns


05-5151 C17A at Cairns


05-5151 C17A at Cairns


05-5151 C17A at Cairns


05-5151 C17A at Cairns


05-5151 C17A at Cairns


05-5151 C17A at Cairns

US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey movements

More US Marine Corp (Squadron 265 VMM-265 Dragons) Osprey movements today.

DRAGN01 168031/EP-08 MV-22B Cairns- Ship

DRAGN02 168032/EP-09 MV-22B Ship -Cairns-Rockhampton


168031 MV-22B at Cairns

168031 MV-22B at Cairns


168031 MV-22B at Cairns


168031 MV-22B at Cairns


168031 MV-22B at Cairns


168031 MV-22B at Cairns


168032 MV-22B at Cairns


168032 MV-22B at Cairns


168032 MV-22B at Cairns


168032 MV-22B at Cairns
 

Nauru Air B733 VH-NLK

ASY973 VH-NLK B733 (Christmas Is.)-Darwin-Cairns-Nauru-Cairns-Darwin-Curtin-Darwin


VH-NLK B733 at Cairns


VH-NLK B733 at Cairns

B737 Freighter VH-XML in new Qantas Freight Livery

Noted this week in Cairns in new livery was VH-XML now wearing Qantas Freight Livery.

Operating today as QFA7416 Cairns-Brisbane-Port Moresby-Cairns


VH-XML B73F at Cairns


VH-XML B73F at Cairns

Friday, 23 August 2013

US Marine Corps Osprey 168031 arrives

MCAS Futenma based MV-22B EP-08 168031 arrived in Cairns today.

DRAGN01 168031 MV-22B Rockhampton-Cairns


168031 MV-22B at Cairns


168031 MV-22B at Cairns



168031 MV-22B at Cairns
168031 MV-22B at Cairns


168031 MV-22B at Cairns, Photo by GAFLIKS

Fokker 100 VH-FNU now in Virgin Australia scheme

Rolling out of the hangar in Townsville today was VH-FNU now transformed into the Virgin Australia c/s. VH-FNU arrived in Townsville from Seletar/Port Hedland on the 3/8/2013 and today operated as VOZ9950 Townsville-Alice Springs-Perth.


VH-FNU F100 at Townsville, Photo by Dave


VH-FNU F100 at Townsville, Photo by Dave