BAC 1-11 smoking out, a familiar sight soon to be
seen no more over North Cairns, every Tue and Sat
morning when PK-PJF departs on its bi-weekly
rotation to Timika.
another shot of Freeport's PK-PJF (wears Pelita c/s)
just before its turns onto the SID off rw15 taken
from a Robinson. Freeport advised this month that
Airfast would take over the contract using 732's in the
latter half of the year.
The Westwind Seascan joined the Customs fleet
(Nomad and Commander) at Cairns in May
VH-LLX is seen here 10 May rotating out on one
of its early missions (2 shots)
Following code sharing with Ansett, Flight West (FWA)
introduced a second coastal milk run
(BNE-GLA-ROK-TSV-CNS) using the miscast
EMB120 Brasilia, more suited to longer legs, one
of two operated is seen here at Cairns.
The other daily service was operated by Dash8, one
of which (VH-XFT) is shot here from a company DHC-6
Visits by two 3rd level PNG operators, the 22 May
saw C402 P2-SAV of Chimbu based Simba Air visit...
...while the next day P2-GKH Cessna 402 of Nadzab
based North Coast Aviation. (This airframe is now
a dive site off Madang) after running out of fuel
not long after this shot was taken.