Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Wednesday 31 October 2012

FNQ Yestayear Images - October 1991

Thanks GAFLIKS for the Yestayear report and pictures!

Oct 03.
Far from home but a very welcome visitor in the form of DH114 Heron 2, VH-CLV, wearing Airlines of Tasmania titles.

VH-CLV DH114 Heron 2 at Cairns

Oct 05. 
Nearby Innisfail held a fly-in at the local airfield.  The RAAF supported the flying with a DHC-4 Caribou and a C130E (A97-181), both of which put in a spirited performance as did veteran DC-3 VH-AES resplendent in period TAA livery.

A97-181 C130E


Oct 13.
Delivery to Cairns for Cape York A/S was the former Bush Pilots BN-2/3 Trislander (VH-BSP) still wearing Douglas Airways trim as P2-DNP.  Douglas is disposing of its fleet after the winding down of flying operations in PNG.

P2-DNP BN-2/3

Oct 21.
Movement of the month was undoubtable the transformation of local operator DC-3 Queensland, VH-BPN into the 1930’s period colours of Pan American Airways System.  For its ‘15 mins’ of fame it flew from Cairns to Rabaul PNG (substituting Cuban countryside) to appear in the film ‘Bugsy’, a movie on mobster Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Segel’s activities in that country.  Sadly the footage never made the cut, instead favoured by some file footage of a Pan American Airways System Sikorsky flying boat.  Note System title has been misspelt as Systems.  Shots depict DC-3 taxiing for Rabaul via POM.



OCT 24
Mandarin Airlines commenced scheduled services from Taiwan (TPE) to Australia (SYD) in October.   Seen here is B747SP N4508H which called into Cairns on a tech stop.

N4508H B747SP


During October, Flight West Airlines bought Emb110 VH-FCK seen here still in Sunbird trim, which had been in storage at Cairns since the company ceased operations.  It became VH-XFK.


Oct 19.
More heavy metal appeared in the form of L-1011 Tristar N193AT on a Pacific tour charter.  It was wearing TRAVCOA titles (Travel Company of America) on forward fuselage.

N193AT L-1011

Metro2 VH-EPB of Eastern Pacific was sold to Jetcraft this month becoming VH-UZY, and is seen here on its last visit to Hawker Pacific as such.

VH-EPB Metro 2

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