Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Thursday, 28 February 2013

FNQ Yestayear Images - February 1992

VH-CAN DC3 at Cairns
Splitters Creek DC-3 made an appearance during the month in the form of veteran VH-CAN in its colourful livery with Splitter's Creek logo and name 'Madeleine'.  It stayed most of the year and was chartered by DC-3 Australia later in the year when their titles were applied .

PK-OCI B737 at Cairns

Airfast overnighted during the month on the GA side, where B737-200F PK-OCI was photographed on a very clear morning after a seasonal downpour.

Aerial view Cairns Airport

Aerial shot of the GA lines. 
Note the pair of KA-32's lower right.

Now the site of Hawkers large hangar on the GA side, this view shows the old Ansett terminal then being used by Flight West Airlines, which also became a casualty. 

This was the penultimate month of JAL operating their own 747's on the TYO-CNS-BNE route.  In March, Qantas leased three 743's to the airline in a pseudo JAL livery ready to commence operations in April.  Seen here just about to touch down is the lunchtime JAL B743 service arriving from BNE on RW15, shot from a following Bell Jet Ranger.

Hopefully not true, this unorthadox title for a aviation company was endorsed on this Skydiving C207. 

Yajasi Pilatus PK-UCG departs

PK-UCG PC12 Cairns-Horn Is.-Jayapura

PK-UCG PC12 at Cairns

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Dornier 228 D-CALI

D-CALI D228 Cairns-Brisbane-Avalon, was Madang-Cairns 26/2/2013

D-CALI D228 at Cairns

Ready for Takeoff

CLONCURRY could be the next stop on Virgin Australia's plans to increase routes across the country to boost tourism and mining.

Courtesy of the North West Star:

Cloncurry Airport - photo by Dave

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Bring it on - Qantas 737 returns

VH-VXG B738 returned to Cairns today from Melbourne

VH-VXG B738 at Cairns

Air Marshall Islands Dash 8

Air Marshall Islands Dash 8 V7-0210 was noted outside GA today. Aircraft appears still to have some more work to be done.
V7-0210 arrived in Cairns for maintenance on the 6/6/2012.

Referring post: http://fnqskies.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/air-marshall-islands-dash-8.html

V7-0210 DH8A at Cairns

MV Octopus Eurocopter BK-117

N745AF BK117 MV Octopus-Cairns return

MV Octopus docked in Cairns

Monday, 25 February 2013

Skywest Fokker 50

VH-FNA F50 Perth-Alice Springs-Townsville

VH-FNA F50 arriving Townsville, Photo by Dave

BRING IT ON - new titles on Qantas B738 VH-VXG

Arriving in Cairns this afternoon from Sydney was VH-VXG B738 displaying new titles "BRING IT ON" for the upcoming Lions Rugby Union Tour of Australia this winter.

VH-VXG B738 at Cairns
VH-VXG B738 at Cairns
VH-VXG B738 at Cairns

Yajasi Pilatus PK-UCG

PK-UCG PC12 Jayapura-Cairns

PK-UCG PC12 at Cairns

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Alliance Airlines F-70 YR-KMC delivery

KRP5109 YR-KMC F70 Denpasar-Darwin-Townsville-Brisbane. To become VH-QQW.

YR-KMC F70 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

Qantas Link Q400 VH-LQH heads south

QFA6715 VH-LQH DH8D Cairns-Sydney

VH-LQH DH8D at Cairns

Air Niugini Dash 8 P2-ANP

ANG6091 P2-ANP DH8A Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-ANP DH8A at Cairns

Friday, 22 February 2013

PNG Government Flying Unit Kingair 300

P2-PNG B350 Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-PNG B350 at Cairns

Brazakka Bell 206

VH-HHF B206 at Cairns

VH-HHF B206 at Cairns

Thursday, 21 February 2013

SIL Aviation Kodiak

P2-SID KODI Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-SID KODI at Cairns

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Dash 8

The RAN Hydrographic Service, in addition to the six survey ships, also employs an extremely capable and effective airborne unit. The Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight was formed in 1992 after more than 20 years of research and development. The first LADS aircraft used was built in 1976 and previously operated by East West airlines. It was the last operational F27 in Australia and had been extensively modified to incorporate bay doors under the fuselage, additional fuel tanks, precise navigation systems, and a stabilised platform for the laser. The Fokker was replaced in November 2009 with the de Havilland Dash 8 – 200. The Dash 8 had previously been used by Fugro LADS Corp (formally Tenix LADS Corp) conducting similar survey activities internationally. The Australian Navy was the first and remains one of only a few military organisations in the world to employ this survey technique.
The LADS Flight is based at Cairns airport in Far North Queensland however the entire unit can be deployed for up to 3 months. In recent years these deployments have included Mackay, Darwin and Broome.

NAVYSVY VH-LCL DH8B departing Cairns today.

VH-LCL DH8B at Cairns

Pacific Jet Citation 550 P2-EUV

P2-EUV C550 Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-EUV C550 at Cairns

Lynden Air Cargo heads to the US

LYC404 N404LC C130 Cairns-Majuro

N404LC C130 at Cairns

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

F/A 18 passes through

Using c/s "Classic Eight One" RAAF F/A18 A21-21 passed through Townsville today

Thanks Dave for the picture and report.

A21-21 FA18 arriving at Townsville, Photo by Dave

Monday, 18 February 2013

Deraya ATP departs

PK-DGI ATP Cairns-Jayapura

PK-DGI ATP at Cairns

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Deraya ATP returns heading north

PK-DGI ATP Bankstown-Cairns

PK-DGI ATP arriving Cairns

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Texan II T-6B N3000B at Cairns

N3000B TEX2 Darwin-Cairns-Amberley, was Denpasar-Darwin 15/2/2013

N3000B TEX2 arriving Cairns

N3000B TEX2 at Cairns

Hevilift Bell 212 P2-HLV

Hevilift Bell 212 P2-HLV noted at Cairns today.

P2-HLV B212 at Cairns

Bright Helicopters AS-350

VH-ZDM AS35 noted at Cairns today, arrived from south on 10/2/2013.

VH-ZDM AS35 at Cairns

Friday, 15 February 2013

Pel-Air Aviation Saab 340

VH-EKT SF34 Rockhampton-Townsville

VH-EKT SF34 arriving Townsville, Photo by Dave

Vincent Aviation Saab 340 VH-VNA

VIN340 VH-VNA SF34 Townsville-Darwin

VH-VNA SF34 at Townsville, Photo by Dave

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lynden Air Cargo N404LC

LYC466 N404LC C130 Moro-Cairns

N404LC C130 at Cairns

Zyb Lily Jet Global Express

MZT9104 B7699 GLEX Hamilton Is.Cairns-Hong Kong

B7699 GLEX departing Cairns

B7699 GLEX departing Cairns, Photo by John

B7699 GLEX departing Cairns

Nauru Air B737 VH-NLK

RON915 VH-NLK B733 Darwin-Scherger-Cairns-Melbourne-Darwin

VH-NLK B733 departing Cairns

VH-NLK B733 departing Cairns

VH-NLK B733 departing Cairns

Chinese "New Year" Charters (5) final

CSN6061/6062 B6058 A332 Guangzhou-Cairns-Guangzhou

File Picture - B6086 A333 departing Cairns this week

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Chinese "New Year" Charters (4)

CSN6061/6022 B2051 B772 Guangzhou-Cairns-Guangzhou
CSN6017/6018 B6086 A333 Guangzhou-Cairns-Guangzhou

B2051 B772 departing Cairns

B6086 A333 departing Cairns

Global Express M-GBAL

M-GBAL GLEX Mt Isa-Cairns

Monday, 11 February 2013

Thomson Airways Charter

TOM989 G-OOBC B752 Apia-Cairns

G-OOBC B752 arriving Cairns

Chinese "New Year" Charters (3)

CSN6061/6062 B2052 B772 Guangzhou-Cairns-Guangzhou
CES731/732 B6123 A332 Shanghai Pudong-Cairns-Shanghai Pudong (re-scheduled service from Sunday)

B2052 B772 arriving Cairns

B6123 A332 arriving Cairns