Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Friday 30 November 2012

FNQ Yestayear Images - November 1991

Thanks GAFLIKS for the Yestayear report and pictures!
NOV 03

Japan Airlines commenced scheduled services from Tokyo to Brisbane via Cairns today.  DC-10-40 JA8545 operated the inaugural and is seen here landing at Cairns from Brisbane on its return to Tokyo.

JA8545 DC10 at Cairns

NOV 04
Former Douglas Airways Beech Baron, P2- RUW, arrived from POM for onward sale.

P2-RUW Baron at Cairns

NOV 10
RAAF-ARDU C-47 A65-95  is seen here in transit Cairns to Darwin.  It wears a decal on the port side
with the endorsement - DAKOTA TOURS ‘we can still do it’.

A65-95 C-47 at Cairns

NOV 13
Britannia Airways 767-200 G-BRIG recommenced the winter charter programme to Australia

G-BRIG B762 at Cairns

November saw the commencement of new contractor Airfast, operating for Freeport Indonesia, using B737-200 equipment.  PK-OCF is seen here on its inaugural service to Cairns.  The Cairns based BAC1-11 PK-PJF (of previous contractor Pelita Air Services ) will be retired from the twice weekly service Cairns-Timika  over the new year.

PK-OCF B732 at Cairns

B727-100srs of Freeport McMoran N680AM (formerly N680FM) stopped over during the month.

N680AM B727 at Cairns

South West Air EMB-110

P2-SWF E110 Port Moresby-Cairns

P2-SWF E110 at Cairns

Jhonlin Air Transport-JAT Caravan

PK-JBC C208 Cairns-Mopah

PK-JBC C208 at Cairns

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin IL76 pictures

RA76952 IL76 at Cairns

RA76952 IL76 at Cairns

Twin Otter P2-SWE

P2-SWE DHC6 Port Moresby-Cairns

File Picture - P2-SWE DHC6 at Cairns

Tuesday 27 November 2012

New Tribes Mission Beech 90

P2-NTR BE9L Aiyura-Cairns

P2-NTR BE9L at Cairns

Gulfstream IV N688LS

N688LS GLF4 Jakarta-Cairns

N688LS GLF4 at Cairns

Sunday 25 November 2012

Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin IL76TD

VDA6015 RA76952 IL76 152C98 Darwin-Mt Isa-Cairns

RA76952 IL76 arriving Cairns, Photo GAFLIKS

RA76952 IL76 arriving Cairns

RA76952 IL76 at Cairns

Gulfstream V VP-CKC departs

VP-CKC GLF5 424193 Cairns-Hong Kong

VP-CKC GLF5 at Cairns

Saturday 24 November 2012

Hevilift Twin Otter P2-IRN

Noted at GA Cairns, P2-IRN DHC6 ex. C-GVAQ

P2-IRN DHC6 at Cairns

Gulfstream G450 N888KJ departs

N888KJ G450 Cairns-Hong Kong

N888KJ G450 at Cairns

Royal Flying Doctor Service Cairns base

The Cairns Base is the largest RFDS base in Australia. Services provided from this Base include remote medical consultations, aeromedical retrievals and primary health care clinics incorporating general practice, child and family health, Indigenous health, mental health, women's health and health promotion

VH-NQD C208 at Cairns

RFDS Cairns base

Belfast remains same spot

Update: Ex RP-C8020 Belfast remains at same spot as previously reported.

Belfast photographed today at Cairns

Belfast at Cairns 25/11/12

Cessna Citations

P2-SOS C550 along with VH-FCS C501 both noted at Cairns GA.

VH-FCS arrived 13/11/2012 from Moorabbin-Charleville-Cairns
P2-SOS arrived 19/10/2012 from Port Moresby and recently has been conducting a series of local flights.

P2-SOS C550 at Cairns

VH-FCS C501 at Cairns

Hevilift Bell 206 P2-HCU

P2-HCU B206 at Cairns, was noted arriving from north 16/11/2012

P2-HCU B06 at Cairns

Friday 23 November 2012

New RAAF C-17 at Townsville

A41-211 C17 Amberley-Townsville

A41-211 C17 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

Burley Aircraft Cheyenne 400LS VH-BUR

VH-BUR PAY4 Port Moresby-Townsville-Bankstown, was 20/11 Honiara-Port Moresby

VH-BUR PAY4 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

Thursday 22 November 2012

ASY064 Airbus A343

ASY064 CS-TQM A343 Darwin-Townsville-Sydney-Brisbane

CS-TQM A343 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

SIL Aviation Kodiak P2-SID

P2-SID KODI Aiyura-Cairns

P2-SID KODI at Cairns

Gulfstream IV X N888KJ

N888KJ G450 Hobart-Cairns

N888KJ G450 at Cairns

RAAF Pilatus PC-9

A23-032 PC-9 at Townsville today.

A23-032 PC-9 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Mission Aviation Fellowship Cessna Caravan

P2-MAF C208 Mt Hagen-Horn Is-Cairns-Mareeba

P2-MAF C208 at Cairns

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Recent FA-18 movements and other activity

Dave reports several days of activity of various RAAF Military aircraft at Townsville including C17, KC-30, C130 and E737 movements.

Pictured below are some of the FA-18 movements.

A21-34 FA-18 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

A21-115 FA-18 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

A21-110 FA-18 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

A21-29 FA-18 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

A21-56 FA-18 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

Global Express C-GDPF

C-GDPF GLEX C04E20 Karratha-Cairns-Kona

Monday 19 November 2012

Lynden Air Cargo P2-LAC

LYC1125 P2-LAC C130 Cairns-Port Moresby-Nadzab

Previous 18/11, LYC1124 P2-LAC C130 Cairns-Port Moresby-Nadzab-Cairns

Challenger 604 N999VK

N999VK CL60 Hamilton Is.-Cairns-Apia

Saturday 17 November 2012

Lynden Air Cargo P2-LAC

LYC1123 P2-LAC C130 89807F Cairns-Port Moresby-Momote-Nadzab-Cairns, was Denpasar-Cairns 16/11.

File Picture - P2-LAD C130 at Cairns

Gulfstream V VP-CKC

VP-CKC GLF5 424193 Hong Kong-Cairns

File Picture - VP-CKC GLF5 at Cairns

Friday 16 November 2012

Kingair's P2-KSN & P2-LNJ

P2-KSN BE20 Cairns-Port Moresby
P2-LNJ BE20 Townsville-Cairns-Lae

P2-KSN BE20 at Cairns

P2-LNJ BE20 at Cairns

US Navy C-20 165093

CNV2289 165093 GLF4 AE01BF Canberra-Cairns-Manila

Japan Airlines completes last charter

JAL8761/8864 JA613J B763 Fukuoka-Cairns-Narita

JA613J B763 at Cairns

Thursday 15 November 2012

Skywest F-100 in Cairns

VH-FNR F100 Cairns-Alice Springs-Perth, 14/11 Perth-Darwin-Scherger-Cairns

VH-FNR F100 at Cairns

Japan Airlines and Korean charters depart

JAL8868 JA613J B763 Cairns-Fukuoka
KAL9128 HL7554 A333 Cairns-Narita
JAL8864 JA614J B763 Cairns-Narita

JA614J B763 departing Cairns

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Thomson B757 first to head off after Total Eclipse in Cairns

With the Eclipse completed by 0740 Thomson was the first to head out departing at 1040.

TOM984 G-OOBF B752 Cairns-Yogyakarta

Eclipse at Cairns

2 mins of darkness and daylight began to return

Kimberley Air Cessna Caravan

VH-MBQ C208 Mt Isa-Cairns

Japan Airlines Eclipse Charter (3)

JAL8867 JA613J B763 Fukuoka-Cairns

Some of the line up at Cairns today, QF B738, 2x JAL B763 and KAL A333

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Extra Flights build-up as Solar Eclipse nears

Extra Capacity, Extra Flights and Charters have been the order into Cairns over past 5 days as the Wednesday 14 November morning Solar Eclipse nears.


QFA1198 VH-VZU B738 Ayers Rock-Cairns, 12 Nov
QFA782 VH-OGP ex Brisbane, QFA922 VH-OGI ex Sydney, QFA926 VH-OGK ex Sydney along with QFA924 VH-ZXG ex Sydney were all upgraded to B763 services, 12 Nov.

VH-VZU B738 at Cairns

VH-ZXC B763 at Cairns