Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Chillagoe Aerodrome Report (YCGO)

Chillagoe is located 215 kms west of Cairns and was once a thriving mining town for range of minerals but is now reduced to small zine and some marble quarries. The Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park containing limestone caves and Smelting history are the main tourist attractions to the region.

Chillagoe Aerodrome which is located 2.4 kms north of Chillagoe (IATA Code LLG, ICAO code YCGO). The runway length is 1123m and supports weekly Royal Flying Doctor Service clinic flights from Cairns.

Chillagoe Aerodrome.

VH-BOU C210 at Chillagoe Aerodrome.
VH-POA PA32 at Chillagoe Aerodrome.
Chillagoe Aerodrome.

Chillagoe Aerodrome.
RFDS Clinic Flight - VH-NQC C208 at Chillagoe AD.

The Smelters at Chillagoe.

Monday, 17 April 2017

HNZ New Zealand Ltd Agusta AW139 ZK-HDA

ZK-HDA A139 Cairns-Weipa, was Archerfield-Rockhampton-Townsville-Cairns 16/4/2017

ZK-HDA A139 at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

USAF MC-130H's Combat Talon II

GACHO11 87-0023 MC130H Cairns-Whenuapai, was Kadena-Cairns 14/4/2017
GACHO12 88-0191 MC130H Cairns-Whenuapai, was Kadena-Cairns 14/4/2017

File Picture - 88-0191 MC130H at Cairns.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Mandarin Air Gulfstream G280 B-8280

B-8280 G280 Auckland-Cairns-Koror

B-8280 G280 at Cairns.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

RAAF P-8A Poseidon A47-002

RAAF P-8A A47-002 noted departing Townsville on the 13th of April.

A47-002 P-8A at Townsville, Photo by Graham.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Ukraine Air Alliance An-12BK UR-CAH arrives

UKL4056 UR-CAH AN12 Townsville-Cairns, was Brunei-Townsville UKL4054 9/4/2017

UR-CAH AN12 at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

UR-CAH AN12 at Cairns.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Skytraders A319 and Nauru Airlines B733

1/4/2017 RON801 VH-PNI B733 Port Morebsy-Cairns and 7/4/2017 RON802 Cairns-Brisbane
10/4/2017 SND2 VH-VCJ A319 Cairns-Port Moresby

VH-PNI B733 at Cairns.

VH-VCJ A319 at Cairns.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Global Express N60XC passes through

N60XC GLEX Mackay-Townsville-(Haneda)

N60XC GLEX at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-27 "Royal Maces" F/A-18E Super Hornets

Some recent action with the US Navy VFA-27 "Royal Maces" F/A-18E's in town.

USN F18's at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

USN F18's at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Central Aviation Aerospace Pac750 XL P2-OMC

P2-OMC P750 Port Moresby-Cairns-Townsville

P2-OMC P750 at Cairns.

Skytraders Airbus A319 VH-VHD

SND1 VH-VHD A319 Cairns-Brisbane, was Melbourne-Cairns 28/3/2017

VH-VHD A319 at Cairns.

Mandarin Air Gulfstream G280 B-8280

B8280 G280 Cairns-Auckland, was Davao-Cairns 3/4/2017

B8280 G280 at Cairns.

Monday, 3 April 2017

FNQ Monthly Movements Summary - March 2017

        March 2017  
Date Callsign Reg AC Type Route / Location Operator Comments
2/03/2017 FAF5435 065 FA20 NOU-CNS FAF FXCYF
3/03/2017   P2-MRM C550 POM-CNS    
3/03/2017   YJ-AV10 DHC6 GUR-CNS Air Vanuatu  
4/03/2017 FAF5435 065 FA20 CNS-NOU FAF FXCYF
6/03/2017 LANCR11 168439 P-8 AVV-CNS-DNA US Navy 1st visit of type
6/03/2017 LANCR99 168849 P-8 PEA-CNS-DNA US Navy  
6/03/2017 TROJ24 A97-449 C30J XRH-CNS u/s RAAF  
7/03/2017   P2-JAU BE20 LAE-CNS-POM Tropicair  
8/03/2017   N888GX GLEX HNL-CNS-PER    
8/03/2017 TROJ42 A97-464 C30J XRH-CNS-XRH RAAF Engine replacement -449
8/03/2017   P2-IRN DHC6 CNS-POM-HGU    
8/03/2017   P2-SIB KODI POM-CNS SIL Aviation  
8/03/2017   P2-JAU BE20 LAE-CNS-POM Tropicair  
9/03/2017 TROJ24 A97-449 C30J CNS-XRH RAAF Ex Eng Change
12/03/2017   P2-SIB KODI CNS-POM SIL Aviation  
13/03/2017 FJI2006 DQ-FJN B738 XSP-CNS-NAN Fiji Airways Ferry Flight ex maint
15/03/2017   P2-CHK H47 CTN-CNS Columbia Helicopters  
15/03/2017 CNV7462 165832 B737 UAM-TSV US Navy  
15/03/2017 CNV7382 165313 C130T UAM-TSV US Navy  
16/03/2017   P2-CHK H47 CNS-TSV Columbia Helicopters  
16/03/2017   P2-NTZ KODI POM-CNS SIL Aviation  
16/03/2017   P2-KSG DHC6 POM-CNS Hevilift  
16/03/2017 CNV7462 165832 B737 TSV-UAM US Navy  
16/03/2017 CNV7382 165313 C130T TSV-UAM US Navy  
17/03/2017   P2-KSG DHC6 CNS-POM Hevilift  
17/03/2017   P2-NTZ KODI CNS-POM SIL Aviation  
17/03/2017 TROJ34 A97-464 C30J HID-CNS RAAF  
17/03/2017 TROJ34 A97-464 C30J CNS-XRH RAAF  
17/03/2017   F-OZEN B350 NOU-OOL-CNS   Maintenance
18/03/2017   N667BB GL5T (HNL)-CNS-HTI    
18/03/2017 DORY43/51   F18's UAM-TSV US Navy AR RCH96 610280 K35R UAM-BNE
20/03/2017 CNV7941 168980 B737 UAM-TSV US Navy  
21/03/2017 CNV7942 168980 B737 TSV-UAM US Navy  
22/03/2017   N666DM E55P ACF-CNS-DRW    
22/03/2017   P2-HCS B412 CNS-North Hevilift  
22/03/2017   N271EX C208 NOU-BNE-TSV    
23/03/2017 DRGN30 A39-005 KC30 CBR-CNS-CBR RAAF  
24/03/2017   N271EX C208 TSV-MCV-DRW    
25/03/2017   P2-SWZ BE20 POM-CNS-POM South West Air  
25/03/2017   N588LS GLF4 AKL-CNS-MFM    
25/03/2017   P2-MRM C550 CNS-POM    
25/03/2017 WLBY007 A34-005?? C27 AMB-CNS RAAF  
25/03/2017 MACE   F18's TSV-AMB US Navy Due TC Debbie
26/03/2017 WLBY007 A34-005?? C27 CNS-HID RAAF  
26/03/2017   VH-VPL C680 BNE-CNS-BNE    
27/03/2017 TOM918 G-OOBC B752 APW-CNS Thomson Airways  
28/03/2017 SND1 VH-VCJ A319 MEL-CNS    
28/03/2017 SND2 VH-VHD A319 MEL-CNS    
28/03/2017 TC Debbie Cat 4 crossed  coast near Bowen TSV airport closed Closed 27th/28th Mar
29/03/2017 TOM918 G-OOBC B752 CNS-REP Thomson Airways  
29/03/2017   N599CH GLEX HNL-CNS-PER    
29/03/2017 MACE   F18's AMB-TSV US Navy Re-posn back to TSV ex TC Deb
29/03/2017 ASY450 A34-003 C27 TSV-POM  RAAF  
29/03/2017 ASY475 A41-208 C17 TSV-POM-TSV RAAF  
30/03/2017   P2-ALC BE20 POM-CNS    
31/03/2017 ANG60/61 P2-PXC B738 POM-TSV-POM Air Niugini First RPT service
31/03/2017   P2-MEH C525 POM-CNS Tropicair  

Friday, 31 March 2017

Air Niugini commence services into Townsville

Air Niugini commenced regular services from Port Moresby to Townsville today.

PX60 operated by P2-PXC B737-800 flew POM-TSV and returned at PX61. The services will operate twice a week on Monday and Friday and will utilize a Fokker 70 aircraft.

Air Niugini was last seen operating regular services into Townsville in the 1980's.

P2-PXC B738 at Townsville, Photo by Graham.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

McDermott Aviation AS 365 N2 Dauphin N365JL

N365JL AS365 noted at Townsville.

N365JL AS365 at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Phenom 300 N666DM passes through

N666DM E55P Archerfield-Cairns-Darwin

N666DM E55P at Cairns.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800 DQ-FJN heads back home

FJI2006 DQ-FJN B738 Seletar-Cairns-Nadi

DQ-FJN B738 at Cairns.

DQ-FJN B738 at Cairns.

DQ-FJN B738 at Cairns.

G.A. notes at Cairns from the weekend 11-12 March

VH-KQF BE20 with RAAF titles at Cairns,
Photo by GAFLIKS.

P2-SIB KODI which operated POM-CNS on the 8th and
returned to POM on the 12th. Photo by GAFLIKS.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Hevilift Ltd Twin Otter P2-IRN departs

P2-IRN DHC6 Cairns-Port Moresby-Mt Hagen

P2-IRN DHC6 at Cairns.

Global Express N888GX passes through

N888GX GLEX (Honolulu)-Cairns-Perth

N888GX GLEX at Cairns.

Monday, 6 March 2017

US Navy P-8 Poseidon's 168439 and 168849 - mark first of type visit to Cairns

LANCR11 168439 P-8 Avalon-Cairns-Kadena
LANCR99 168849 P-8 Pearce-Cairns-Kadena

168439 P-8 at Cairns.

168439 P-8 at Cairns.

168849 P-8 at Cairns.

168439 P-8 at Cairns.

168439 P-8 at Cairns.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

RAAF F/A-18's return from exercise Cope North 2017

ASY1003 F/A-18's Andersen-Townsville-Williamtown

A21-101 F-18 at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

A21-109 F-18 at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Cessna Citation C550 P2-MRM

P2-MRM C550 Port Moresby-Cairns

P2-MRM C550 at Cairns.

Air Vanuatu Twin Otter YJ-RV10

YJ-RJ10 DHC6 ...Gurney-Cairns

YJ-RV10 DHC6 at Cairns.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

FNQ Monthly Movements Summary - February 2017

Date Callsign Registration AC Type Route / Location Operator Comments
1/02/2017 TOM916 G-OOBC B752 CNS-REP Thomson Airways  
1/02/2017   VH-ATO N22B CNS-POM    
2/02/2017   9N-AMD AT75 NOU-CNS Ex Air Calendonie Buddah Air
2/02/2017 JNA659/660 HL7734 B772 ICN-CNS-ICN Jin Air  
3/02/2017   9N-AMD AT75 CNS-KOE Ex Air Calendonie Buddah Air
3/02/2017   VH-PNY FA20 INU-CNS    
3/02/2017   VH-CCX GLEX MEL-CNS    
3/02/2017   P2-IRN DHC6 POM-CNS Hevilift  
3/02/2017   P2-KSV AT42 Noted in CNS Hevilift Noted in new Hevilift scheme
3/02/2017   P2-ANW F900 POM-CNS-BWU    
4/02/2017   N277FL GLF6 OOL-CNS    
4/02/2017   P2-MEH C25B POM-CNS-POM Tropic Air  
5/02/2017 JNA659/660 HL7743 B772 ICN-CNS-ICN Jin Air  
5/02/2017   VH-CCX GLEX CNS-SYD    
6/02/2017   B-LCK GLF4 HKG-CNS-SYD    
6/02/2017   VP-CZS FA7X SYD-CNS-PEK    
6/02/2017   P2-NTZ KODI POM-CNS New Tribes Mission Av  
6/02/2017   N277FL GLF6 CNS-CAN    
7/02/2017   B-LCK GLF4 SYD-CNS-SHA    
7/02/2017   T3-JMR BE20 HIR-CNS   Maintenance
8/02/2017   VH-VCJ A319 MEL-CNS-DRW    
8/02/2017   P2-NTZ KODI CNS-POM New Tribes Mission Av  
9/02/2017   P2-MEH C25B POM-CNS-SYD Tropic Air  
9/02/2017   P2-JON BE20 POM-CNS-CNS Tropic Air  
10/02/2017   P2-MEH C25B SYD-CNS-POM Tropic Air  
10/02/2017 GAP5006 RP-C3016 DH8C CNS-DRW-AMQ Philippine Airlines Ex Maintenance
11/02/2017   VH-XNE CL60 CNS-PER    
11/02/2017 QFA7301 VH-XMB B73F HIR-CNS Qantas Freight  
12/02/2017   P2-MEH C25B HIR-CNS-POM Tropic Air  
13/02/2017   N500 PAY2 CNS-MRG    
13/02/2017 BLKT11 A47-001 P-8A YPED-TSV-AMB RAAF 1st visit
14/02/2017 POLAR21 98-0051 C-17 KTR-TSV USAF  
14/02/2017 DICE1   F-22 KTR-TSV USAF  
14/02/2017 RCH325   K35R DRW-TSV USAF  
14/02/2017 QFA118 VH-QPI A333 HKG-CNS-SYD Qantas   Medical diversion
17/02/2017   B-8108 GLF5 HNL-CNS-HTI    
17/02/2017   P2-SWZ BE20 POM-CNS-POM South West Air  
18/02/2017   P2-ANW F900 BWU-CNS-POM    
19/02/2017 GAP5009 RP-C3036 DH8D BIK-CNS Philippine Airlines Maintenance
20/02/2017   B-8108 GLF5 HTI-CNS-HNL    
21/02/2017   P2-NTE KODI POM-CNS New Tribes Mission Av 1st visit P2-NTE
21/02/2017   P2-PHC EC45 CKN-TSV-WSY Pacific Helicopters PNG ex ZK-HPB
22/02/2017 FJI2005 DQ-FJN B738 NAN-CNS-XSP Fiji Airways Maintenance ferry flight
23/02/2017   P2-NTE KODI CNS-POM New Tribes Mission Av  
24/02/2017 ASY312 A36-002 B737 POM-CNS-POM RAAF  
26/02/2017   YJ-AV72 AT75 VLI-CNS Air Vanuatu  
26/02/2017   N1GN GLF5 SYD-CNS    
26/02/2017 RSCU660 VH-XND CL60 CNS-HIR    
26/02/2017 CNV7503 165313 C130T UAM-TSV US Navy  
27/02/2017 CNV7503 165313 C130T TSV-PER    
27/02/2017 RSCU660 VH-XND CL60 HIR-CNS    
27/02/2017   N1GN GLF5 CNS-TSV    
27/02/2017   YJ-AV72 AT75 CNS-KOE Air Vanuatu