Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Friday 31 August 2012

FNQ Yestayear Images - August 1991

Thanks to GAFLIKS for the Yestayear report and pictures!

Aug 1, found BN2 P2-TFI receiving m'nance at Cape York A/S at Cairns GA.  This Islander became a freq visitor to CNS for m'nance and was operated by a logging company based in PNG's Western Province.

Aug 15 saw Solomons Twin Otter H4-SIB transit arr ex POM en route to Maryborough for m'nance.

MBA Beech KingAir P2-SMB wearing Skywest/MBA titling seen here taxing at Cairns on Aug 16.

former DC-3 Australia VH-PWN featured new titles applied in the form of DC-3 Queensland, shot here from a Bell206 on Aug 18.  Note it still retains the dark blue underside from its short stint with TAA/ARAQ.

Former Norfolk Airlines Emb 110 VH-KIQ was bought by Talair PNG and is seen here on the Flight West ramp being prepped for delivery after being registered as P2-RDW.  It features basic Talair tail colours and logo with Norfolk trim still retained on fuselage.

Chee Air C402 P2-CBC transited CNS from Archerfield Aug 31 on its way back to POM.

Pacific Aerospace 750XL ZK-KBN

ZK-KBN P750 Mackay-Cairns, was Lord Howe-Toowoomba-Mackay 30/8.

ZK-KBN P750 at Cairns

Jetstar A320 "Welcome Home NZ Olympic Team" Titles

Pictured today at Cairns Jetstar A320 VH-VQR displaying "Welcome Home New Zealand Olympic Team" Titles.

VH-VQR A320 at Cairns

VH-VQR A320 at Cairns

Thursday 30 August 2012

Pacifc Aerospace 750XL ZK-KBU

ZK-KBU P750 Coolangatta-Mackay-Cairns

ZK-KBU P750 arriving Cairns

Beech Premier VH-TMA

VH-TMA PRM1 Cairns-Port Moresby-Cairns-Sydney

VH-TMA PRM1 at Cairns

SIL Aviation Kodiak P2-SID

P2-SID KODI Cairns-Port Moresby, was Port Moresby-Cairns 29/8

P2-SID KODI at Cairns

Mexican Gulfstream XA-EAJ departs

XA-EAJ GLF5 Cairns-Port Moresby-Wewak-Port Moresby-Honolulu...

XA-EAJ GLF5 at Cairns

Central Aviation Pac750 P2-BWC

P2-BWC P750 Cairns-Horn Is.-Mt Hagen, 28/8 Coolangatta-Rockhampton-Cairns

P2-BWC P750 departing Cairns

Skytrans DH8A VH-QQA now in full livery

VH-QQA DH8A noted at Cairns now in full Skytrans livery.

VH-QQA DH8A at Cairns

Saturday 25 August 2012

RAAF C30J arrives from Nauru

ASY628 A97-467 C30J Nauru-Townsville (divert to Cairns)-Townsville

A97-467 C30J departing Cairns

Hevilift Bell 206L P2-HCO

P2-HCO B206L noted at Cairns G.A.

P2-HCO B206 noted at Cairns

Notes from Cairns G.A.

P2-IRM DHC6 and C-GVAQ DHC6 at Cairns

VH-XDU C208 at Cairns

Dick Smith Adventure Cessna Citation

VH-MIF C25B Bankstown-Townsville-Bankstown

VH-MIF C525 arriving Townsville, Taken by Dave

Challenger CL-604 N877H departs

N877H CL60 Cairns-Majuro-Kahului, SEL/BQAP

N877H CL60 at Cairns, taken by Steve

Townsville YBTL added to LiveATC network

FNQ is now well covered by LiveATC network.

Townsville has now been added to the network.
Along with Townsville is Cairns YBCS LiveATC and also HF coverage of the Central West Pacific and South Pacific regions.

Links below:

Townsville/YBTL http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=ybtl
Cairns/YBCS http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=ybcs
Central West Pacific HF http://www.liveatc.net/search/f.php?freq=17904

Friday 24 August 2012

RAAF C17 arrives back from Nauru

ASY627 A41-207 C17 Nauru-Townsville

Thanks Dave for the picture and report.

A41-207 C17 at Townsville

Twin Otter P2-KSF

P2-KSF DHC6 Cairns-Port Moresby, was Port Moresby-Cairns 23/8/2012.

P2-KSF DHC6 at Cairns.

Thursday 23 August 2012

United Airlines B737 service

UAL98 N24736 B737 Guam-Cairns

United Airlines twice weekly service from Guam to Cairns.

N24736 B737 at Cairns

Challenger CL-604 N877H

N877H CL60 Denpasar-Cairns

N877H CL60 at Cairns, photo taken by Steve

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Gulfstream 550 XA-EAJ

XA-EAJ GLF5 Sydney-Port Moresby-Cairns

Gulfstream IV N810LP

N810LP GLF4 AB0A64 Cairns-Coolangatta,  was Essendon-Cairns 18/8/2012.

N810LP GLF4 at Cairns

Townsville Airport set for $50m upgrade

TOWNSVILLE airport is set for a $50 million upgrade to cater for the city's rapid growth.

Full Article Courtesy of the Townsville Bulletin:


THE vision to create an aircraft maintenance hub at Townsville is beginning to pay dividends and provide spin-off benefits for the city, according to Townsville Airport.

Full Article Courtesy of the Townsville Bulletin:

Townsville Airport Welcome Sign, Photo by Dave

Monday 20 August 2012

Korean Air Charters conclude

KAL3127/9128 HL7587 A333 Incheon-Cairns-Narita

16/8 - KAL9127/9128 HL7554 A333 Narita-Cairns-Nagoya

HL-7587 A333 at Cairns

South West Air E110 P2-SWF

P2-SWF E110 Cairns-Port Moresby, 19/8 Maroochydore- Rockhampton-Cairns

P2-SWF E110 at Cairns

Sunday 19 August 2012

Omega Tanker departs

OMEGA74 N624RH B703 Cairns-Honolulu

N624RH B703 at Cairns

Saturday 18 August 2012

West Wing Aviation Caravan VH-XDU

VH-XDU C208 Majuro-Cairns

VH-XDU C208 at Cairns

Omega Tanker N624RH arrives

OMEGA74 N624RH B703 Tindal-Cairns

N624RH B703 arriving Cairns, Photo GAFLIKS

Friday 17 August 2012

ATR-72 9M-TAQ departs

9M-TAQ AT72 Cairns-Kupang

9M-TAQ ATR-72 first service 11/8/2010 Cairns-Lihir Is and last service 15/8/2012 Lihir Is-Cairns

9M-TAQ AT72 at Cairns

Thursday 16 August 2012

Air Niugini new flight

PX31 P2-PXS DH8D Cairns-Rabaul, PX32 return

P2-PXS DH8D at Cairns

China Southern announce direct flights to Cairns

Courtesy of the Cairns Post.

CAIRNS is preparing for an influx of tourists after China's biggest airline today announced it will launch tri-weekly flights into Cairns before the end of the year.

Full article: http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2012/08/15/232240_local-news.html

File Picture - B2051 B772 at Cairns

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Twin Otter C-GVAQ arrives Cairns

C-GVAQ DHC6 Darwin-Cairns

C-GVAQ DHC6 at Cairns

P2-IRM DHC6 at Cairns

Cairns GA notes

Noted at General Aviation Cairns in the last few days:



VH-URU BE20, Adelaide-Longreach-Cairns 15/8.

Sunday 12 August 2012

Mareeba Airshow 12/8/2012

Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing these great pictures from the Mareeba Airshow (YMBA) today.

VH-ZSH T-28 at Mareeba

VH-MIK P40 at Mareeba

VH-XXH T-6 at Mareeba

VH-XXE Winjeel at Mareeba

VH-XXB Nanchang at Mareeba

Zyb Lily Jet departs

B-8196 GLEX Cairns-Wuhan Tianhe

B-8196 GLEX at Cairns

Korean Air Charters (2)

KAL9127/9128 HL7525 A333 Nagoya-Cairns-Narita

File Picture - HL7586 A333 at Cairns

Spectrum Air DC-3 departs

ZS-ASN DC3 0081F2 Townsville-Ayers Rock

File Picture, ZS-ASN DC3 at Townsville, Taken by Dave

Friday 10 August 2012

Zyb Lily Jet B-8196

B-8196 GLEX Queenstown-Cairns

B-8196 GLEX at Cairns