Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Copyright Notice

Copyright Notice

All photos on Far North Queensland Skies are copyrighted to me, or the photographer of that photo. All photos that are downloaded from Far North Queensland Skies are strictly intended for personal use only. Anyone, including the media, who would like to use any of the photos on the Blog, for any purpose other than personal use, must contact me in writing to obtain permission to use the photo(s). Any photo not taken by me, that was obtained from another photographer or another source, that appears on this Blog, will be duly acknowledged as such.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

FNQ Yestayear Images - November 1992


At Cairns the pickings were slim again with the only item of note was the replacing of Air Vanuatu's B727-200 with a B737-400 (VH-TJI), seen here on the 11th, its first visit, operating an Australian Airlines service.

However the more interesting news was the commencement of Operation Toga Coare from RAAF Townsville which was to last from mid November to February 1993.  Toga Coare (Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere - Coupled Atmospheric Response Experiment), is an unique experiment, internationally supported by 15 nations including the American's NCAR (National Council for Atmospheric Research), NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration), NASA (North American Space Agency) and the UK's RAE (Royal Aircraft Establishment).  The first aircraft to arrive in November was the NCAR's much modified Lockheed 188 Electra N308D.  Note gust probe on nose shot.  Further arrivals for Operation Toga Coare will be included in Decembers and January's yestayear.





At Townsville Royal Brunei B767-200 V8-RBE operated charters for Travel Bug during the month. 

No comments:

Post a comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.