Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Monday 30 June 2014

FNQ Yestayear Images - June 1993

With the closure of Talair in PNG on May 25, the company's fleet of Banderiante's and Twin Otters commenced their ferry down to Cairns for pre-storage maintenance with Flight West, prior to flying to Mareeba for extended storage.  Banderiante P2-RDT was the first to arrive on the 10th.  Logo and titles have been removed.

The first visit of an IL-76 to Cairns on the 4th resulted from a diversion on a flight from Christchurch NZ to Nadzab PNG.  CCCP76423 is seen here on finals to RW15 and shortly after stopped on taxiway.  The aircraft was carrying livestock and departed for Nadzab later in the evening, in doing so leaving large amounts of rubber on the runway following a tire bust. 

The aptly named Heron Airlines operated a series of Air Safaris to the north with DH114 Heron 2 VH-NJI.  It arr in CNS on the 21st after visiting Mt.Isa, Horn Island and Cooktown.

Former Danish Metro OY-GAW of X-Air seen here on the 4th prior to entering Hawkers for a post delivery check.  It was rolled out as VH-UZW on the 22nd.

Kim Ryans pristine Cessna C-34 Airmaster was rolled out this month after its restoration.  It took to the air for its first post rest. flight on the 20th flown by John Jones.

Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this Yestayear report.

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Friday 20 June 2014

RAAF Hawk A27-11

PTHR20 A27-11 HAWK Townsville-Cairns

File Picture - A27-11 HAWK, Photo by Leroy.

Lynden Air Cargo C130 N403LC

LYC580 N403LC C130 Cairns-Port Moresby, was Port Moresby-Cairns 19/6/2014.

N403LC C130 at Cairns.

Thursday 19 June 2014

Airwork (N.Z.) BK-117 ZK-HNB

ZK-HNB BK17 Mackay-Townsville-Cairns-Cooktown-Coen-Weipa-Horn Is.

ZK-HNB BK17 at Ardmore, Photo by Wayne.

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Falcon 900EX N312PV

N312PV F900 Cairns-Hamilton Is., was Majuro-Cairns 17/6/2014.

N312PV F900 at Cairns.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Monday 9 June 2014

Air Niugini Dash 8 P2-ANO departs

ANG6093 P2-ANO DH8C Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-ANO DH8C at Cairns.

RAAF Exercise High Sierra kicks off!

Exercise High Sierra kicks off in Townsville this week. Along with the RAAF F/A18's..... C-17, C-130, P3 and PC9's are expected to participate in this years exercise. The exercise will run through to the end of June.

File Picture - RAAF F/A18's.

Tropicair Citation P2-MEH continues onto PNG

P2-MEH C25B Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-MEH C25B at Cairns.

Sunday 8 June 2014

New Tropicair Citation P2-MEH

P2-MEH C25B Archerfield-Cairns

P2-MEH C25B at Cairns.

P2-MEH C25B at Cairns.

P2-MEH C25B at Cairns.

Air Niugini Dash 8 P2-ANO

P2-ANO DH8C Cairns-local flight-Cairns

P2-ANO DH8C at Cairns.

Qantas Freight B763 VH-EFR

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

VH-EFR B763 at Cairns.

Eurocopter AS-350 PK-URD

PK-URD AS35 from north-Cairns

Friday 6 June 2014

Alliance Fokker 50 Charter

UTY4460/4462 VH-FKV F50 Brisbane-Cairns-Horn Is.

VH-FKV F50 at Cairns.

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

LYC560 N403LC C130 Cairns-Port Moresby-Momote, was Port Moresby-Cairns 5/6/2014.

N403LC C130 at Cairns.

Jetstar to Start Boeing 787 Cairns – Japan Service from mid-August 2014

Per Airline Route website:

Jetstar Airways continues to expand Boeing 787 operations, which see the Dreamliner begin operating service between Cairns and Japan, from mid-August 2014. Boeing 787 operation is subject to Government Approval.

eff 14 Aug 2014 Cairns - Tokyo Narita

JQ25 CNS 1220 - 1845 NRT 788 145
JQ25 CNS 1335 - 2000 NRT 788 x145

JQ26 NRT 2055 - 0520+1 CNS 788 145
JQ26 NRT 2115 - 0540+1 CNS 788 x145

eff 05 Sep 2014 Cairns - Osaka Kansai

JQ15 CNS 1255 - 1950 KIX 788 x36
JQ16 KIX 2025 - 0435+1 CNS 788 x36

File Picture - VH-VKA B788 at Cairns.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Vincent Aviation Saab 340 heads off-shore

VH-VNY SF34 Townsville-Faleolo-(Hilo)

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

Central Aviation Cheyenne P2-OMH

P2-OMH PAY2 Mt Hagen-Cairns

P2-OMH PAY2 at Cairns.

Wednesday 4 June 2014

China United Airlines CRJ-700 B-4064

B-4064 CRJ7 Essendon-Cairns-Darwin-Kota Kinabalu

B-4064 CRJ7 at Cairns.

Vincent Aviation Saab 340 VH-VNY ferry flight

VH-VNY SF34 Darwin-Townsville

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

SIL Aviation Kodiak P2-SIB

P2-SIB KODI Cairns-Port Moresby-Aiyura, was Port Moresby-Cairns 3/6/2014.

P2-SIB KODI at Cairns.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Kingair N5021C

N5021C BE20 Denpasar-Darwin-Cairns

Gulfstream IV N617XT

N617XT GLF4 Cairns-Shenzhen, was Sydney-Cairns 2/6/2014

N617XT GLF4 at Cairns.

Beechcraft Kingair 300 Demonstrator N871EU moves south

N871EU BE30 (Townsville local flight) and -Townsville-Brisbane, was Cairns-Townsville 2/6/2014.

N871EU BE30 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Monday 2 June 2014

Airlines PNG Dash 8 P2-MCW arrives for maintenance

TOK866 P2-MCW DH8A Port Moresby-Cairns

File Picture - P2-MCW DH8A at Cairns.

Atlas Air B747-400 Freighter drops-in!

GTI5446 N498MC B744 enroute Honolulu-Perth diverted to Cairns due fog at Perth early this morning, the aircraft then continued onto Perth shortly after. However due to weather in Perth N498MC diverted to Alice Springs.

File Picture - N409MC B744 at Cairns.

Sunday 1 June 2014