Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Saturday 31 May 2014

FNQ Yestayear Images - May 1993

South Pacific DC-3 VH-EDC conducted a round Solomons/PNG Air Safari during the month visiting Honiara, Munda, Rabaul, Kavieng, Momote, Madang and Cairns arriving at the latter on May 27.  It was caught here on its stop at Madang.  It departed for BNE on the 28th.

Rare Irish registered DC-8-63 EI-TLD of Translift (Ireland) stopped over on a round the world Air Cruise with 150 tourists.  It arr from MEL 27th May and dep out to Fiji a few days later. The company also operated at the time a fleet of A320's on European IT charters.

RAAF B707 (A20-624) conducted a series of touch and goes at CNS on May 22 using c/s 'Windsor'.

On May 25th PNG's largest commuter airline TALAIR ceased operations.  It operated a fleet of Twin Otters and Banderiantes.  The aircraft were flown to Goroka where they were stored pending sale.  Talair were no strangers to Cairns, operating charters from Port Moresby for years. This image was taken of the aircraft in storage at Goroka 10 days later in this OTT shot.
(Picture supplied)

Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this Yestayear report.
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Palmer United Global Express M-ATAR

M-ATAR GLEX Coolangatta-Townsville-Coolangatta

M-ATAR GLEX at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.
M-ATAR GLEX at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Lynden Air Cargo summary of recent movements

Lynden Air Cargo have concluded a busy month of movements into Cairns, here is summary of N403LC flights:

3/5/2014 LYC505 Port Moresby-Cairns
5/5/2014 LYC505 Cairns-Port Moresby
7/5/2014 LYC505/2050 Moro-Cairns-Port Moresby
8/5/2014 LYC520 Port Moresby-Cairns
9/5/2014 LYC520 Cairns-Port Moresby
17/5/2014 LYC534 Port Moresby-Cairns-Port Moresby
18/5/2014 LYC535 Port Moresby-Cairns
19/5/2014 LYC535 Cairns-Port Moresby
28/5/2014 LYC557 Port Moresby-Cairns
29/5/2014 LYC557 Cairns-Port Moresby
30/5/2014 LYC2051 Port Moresby-Momote-Port Moresby-Cairns
31/5/2014 LYC2051 Cairns-Port Moresby

N403LC C130 at Cairns.

Friday 30 May 2014

Kiwi Kingair heads to Hinterland

Ex RNZAF Kingair NZ1884 was registered to Aeromotive Leasing as ZK-LRJ earlier this year. Today ZK-LRJ arrived in Cairns using callsign "Hinterland 200".

HND200 ZK-LRJ BE20 Norfolk Is.-Coolangatta-Cairns, was Auckland-Norfolk Is. 29/5/2014.

Hinterland Aviation operates a fleet of 13 aircraft from Cairns which already includes 1 Beechcraft Kingair 200 VH-HLJ. The rest of the fleet includes 6 Cessna Grand Caravans, 3 Cessna 402's, 2 Cessna 404's and 1 Cessna 310.

See post from MRC Aviation: http://mrcaviation.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/ex-rnzaf-king-air-200-exported.html

ZK-LRJ BE20 at Cairns.

MAF Mission Aviation Fellowship line-up at Mareeba Aerodrome

P2-MAI C206 at Mareeba.

P2-MFD C206 at Mareeba.

P2-MFN C206 at Mareeba.

P2-MFO C206 at Mareeba.

VH-WOP  GA8 at Mareeba.

VH-KBN C206 at Mareeba.

VH-MZL C206 at Mareeba.

VH-WOS GA8 at Mareeba.

Thursday 29 May 2014

Vincent Aviation (Australia) goes into Receivership

On Wednesday 28 May 2014, BDO Business Recovery & Insolvency (Qld) Pty Ltd were appointed Receivers and Managers of Vincent Aviation (Australia).

Vincent Aviation (Australia) operated from Darwin-Groote Island to Cairns seasonally using Saab 340's, Beech 1900's and Dash 8 aircraft since approximately September 2006.

Today two Saab 340's were noted positioning into Townsville as below:

VH-VNA SF34 Sydney-Narrabri-Sydney-Townsville (28/4/2014)
VH-VNU SF34 Darwin-Kununurra-Darwin-Townsville (29/4/2014)

File Picture - VH-VNA SF34 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Jetstar A320 VH-VGF in special all-over orange livery!

Arriving back in Australia from Singapore last week was Jetstar's A-320 VH-VGF displaying its new all-over orange livery with "#jetstargeneration" and "Low fares forever" titles to mark the 10th Anniversary of Jetstar operations.

Operating today as JST946 from Melbourne to Cairns.

VH-VGF A320 at Cairns.

VH-VGF A320 at Cairns.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Monday 26 May 2014

Airlines PNG Dash 8 P2-MCQ

TOK865 P2-MCQ DH8A Cairns-Port Moresby, was Port Moresby-Cairns 13/4/2014.

P2-MCQ DH8A at Cairns.

Sunday 25 May 2014

Belfast update!

The Belfast remains unchanged in its location at Cairns, however there have been several maintenance engine runs noted in the last couple of weeks with increased activity around the aircraft...

The "Belfast" at Cairns with the DC3 and
Cessna 510 VH-KXM in the foreground.

Qantas Freight Boeing 767-300 VH-EFR

Qantas B767-300 Freighter VH-EFR has now been operating thru Cairns for several months on a adhoc basis, today it operated as below.

QFA7533/7531 VH-EFR B763 Auckland-Cairns-Hong Kong

VH-EFR B763F at Cairns.

VH-EFR B763F at Cairns.

GBR Helicopters Long Ranger VH-IHT

Recent addition to the GBR Helicopter fleet is a Bell 206L VH-IHT photographed below in Cairns.
VH-IHT arrived in Cairns on the 8/4/2014.

VH-IHT B206L at Cairns, Photo by John.

Saturday 24 May 2014

Central (QLD) Holdings Pty Ltd Huey VH-UEE

Noted passing through Cairns today was a Huey VH-UEE.

VH-UEE UH1 at Cairns, Photo by John.

Thursday 22 May 2014

Indonesian AF C-130H A-1331 departs

Former RAAF C-130H departed Townsville today in its new Indonesian AF (TNI-AU) scheme.
A-1331 C130H operated Townville-Richmond

See referring post:  http://fnqskies.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/indonesian-af-c-130h-1331_30.html

A-1331 C-130H at Townsville, Photo by Leroy

A-1331 C-130H at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Kingair 200 N5020U

N5020U BE20 Denpasar-Darwin-Cairns

Sunday 18 May 2014

Falcon 2000EX N818BH

N818BH F2TH Cairns-Macau, was Auckland-Cairns 17/5/2014

N818BH F2TH at Cairns.

Friday 16 May 2014

Saturday 10 May 2014

RAAF Globemaster III A41-207 heads north

ASY525 A41-207 C17 Amberley-Townsville-Andersen

A41-207 C17 at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Auctionair LLC Citation 560 N360HS departs

N360HS C560 Cairns-Port Moresby-Guam-Narita, was Cairns-Sydney-Cairns 3/5/2014.

N360HS C560 at Cairns.

Monday 5 May 2014

Lynden Air Cargo C130 N403LC

LYC505 N403LC C130 Cairns-Port Moresby, was Port Moresby-Cairns 3/5/2014.

N403LC C130 at Cairns.