Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Sunday 31 August 2014

FNQ Yestayear Images - August 1993

Ukraine registered AN-124 UR82066 enroute Houston to Perth with industrial equipment dropped in for a tech stop on the 14th.  The departure was off RW33 and it was obviously heavy with a very late rotation.  The nose on image was taken from the old ITB gallery, sadly soon to be closed as the building was extended.

On 23rd, former PNGDF C-47 P2-003 was noted with temporary reg VH-PTE endorsed over the serial, ready for its imminent onward ferry south.

A fairly rare sight in Australia taken in August at Mareeba was thsi shot of the former Talair (PNG) fleet of
turbine aircraft in storage awaiting disposal. Visible are six (6) Banderiante's and eleven (11) Twin Otters.

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl arrived 27th on Luftwaffe A310 10+21 for a short visit. He was met by the Australian PM, whose Falcon can be seen in the background.  The Chancellor departed for Wellington on the 31st.

Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this Yestayear report.

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Saturday 30 August 2014

HeliScope AS-350 ZK-HKT

ZK-HKT AS35 arrived in Cairns, was noted passing through Townsville earlier in the day.

ZK-HKT AS35 at Cairns.

Skytraders Airbus A-319 VH-VHD

ASY296 VH-VHD A319 Nauru-Cairns-Darwin

VH-VHD A319 at Cairns.

Skytrans Maroomba Dash 8 VH-QQB arrives

SKP9201 VH-QQB DH8A Perth-Leonora-Ayers Rock-Cairns

VH-QQB DH8A at Cairns.

Hevilift Twin Otter P2-KSW departs

P2-KSW DHC6 Cairns-Horn Is.-Mt Hagen

P2-KSW DHC6 at Cairns.

Indonesian Air Force B737-400 A-7305 passes through

A-7305 B734 Denpasar-Cairns-Noumea-Apia

A-7305 B734 at Cairns.

Central Aviation Pacific Aerospace P-750XL P2-BWF

P2-BWF P750 Cairns-Horn Is.-Mt Hagen

P2-BWF P750 at Cairns, Photo by GAFLIKS.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Dash 8 / 300 series VH-DNU arrives

VH-DNU DH8C Darwin-Cairns, was Ambon-Darwin 21/8/2014

VH-DNU DH8C at Cairns, Photo by GAFLIKS.

Air Calendonie ATR-72 F-OIPN

F-OIPN AT72 Cairns-Darwin, was Magenta-Cairns 25/8/2014

F-OIPN AT72 at Cairns.

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner delivery flight, VH-VKG

JST7992 VH-VKG B788 Paine Field-Cairns

VH-VKG B788 at Cairns.

Thursday 21 August 2014

Qantas Link Q400 VH-LQM in new Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Special Livery

Operating through Townsville, Cairns and Weipa today was Qantas Link Q400 VH-LQM in the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Livery "Recognise".


VH-LQM Q400 at Cairns.

Hevilift Twin Otter P2-KSW

Noted at Cairns today was a Hevilift Twin Otter P2-KSW.

P2-KSW DHC6 at Cairns.

RNZAF Boeing 757 NZ7571

KIW357 NZ7571 B752 Ohakea-Townsville-Port Moresby

Monday 18 August 2014

Air North commences services into Cairns

Air North commenced services into Cairns today operating Darwin-Gove-Cairns return using a Embraer 170. This service will operate daily replacing the QLink Boeing 717 service.

ANO160/161 E170 VH-ANO Darwin-Gove-Cairns-Gove-Darwin

VH-ANO E170 at Cairns.

Boeing 757 VQ-BTF

VQ-BTF B752 Cairns-Brisbane-Melbourne

VQ-BTF B752 at Cairns.

RNZAF C-130 NZ7004

KIW500 NZ7004 C130 Townsville-Whenuapai, was Port Moresby-Townsville 17/8/2014.

Cessna Citation CJ4 D-CWIR

D-CWIR CJ4 Townsville-Toowoomba-Sydney, was Denpasar-Darwin-Townsville 17/8/2014.

Sunday 17 August 2014

Boeing 757 VQ-BTF

VQ-BTF B752 Clark-Cairns

VQ-BTF B752 at Cairns.

VQ-BTF B752 at Cairns.

Armee De L'air Francaise Casa CN-235M 065

CTM1161 065 CN35 Darwin-Cairns-Noumea

065 CN35 at Cairns.

Saturday 16 August 2014

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner delivery flight, VH-VKH

JST7878 VH-VKH B788 Paine Field-Cairns

VH-VKH B788 at Cairns.

RNZAF T-6C Texan II delivery flight

HKB177 N2826B & HKB170 N2824B TEX2 Cairns-Brisbane, was Darwin-Cairns 15/8/2014

N2826B TEX2 at Cairns.

 N2824B TEX2 at Cairns.

Friday 15 August 2014

Army Blackhawks A25-206, A25-102 and A25-111

Three Army Blackhawks were noted at Cairns: A25-206, A25-102 and A25-111.

A25-206 and A25-102 H60 at Cairns.

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

LYC658 N403LC C130 Port Moresby-Cairns-Port Moresby

N403LC C130 at Cairns.

Thursday 14 August 2014

Jetstar commences 787 services to Tokyo

Jetstar commenced B787-8 services from Cairns to Narita today. This replaces the Airbus A330-200 aircraft which have operated this route since 2007.

JST25 VH-VKE B788 Cairns-Narita

VH-VKE B788 at Cairns.

Airwork Boeing 737-300 ZK-FXT

Noted operating through Cairns was an Airwork B737-300 ZK-FXT.

TFR95 ZK-FXT B733 Brisbane-Townsville-Cairns

ZK-FXT B733 at Cairns.

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Tuesday 12 August 2014

RNZAF B752 NZ7571

KIW929 NZ7571 B752 Townsville-Darwin, was Ohakea-Townsville 11/8/2014

NZ7571 B752 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Monday 11 August 2014

Sunday 10 August 2014

Avalon Capital Group LLC Global Express N118WT

N118WT GLEX Cairns-Honolulu, was Sydney-Cairns 6/8/2014

N118WT GLEX at Cairns.

N118WT GLEX at Cairns.

Super Yacht "Plan B" Eurocopter EC-145 VP-CPB

VP-CPB EC45 arrived Cairns

VP-CPB EC45 at Cairns.

Saturday 9 August 2014

GBR Helicopters "New" Robinson R-44 Helicopter VH-ESK

Photographed today in Cairns is GBR Helicopters new Robinson R-44 helicopter VH-ESK which arrived in Cairns on the 25th of July 2014.

VH-ESK R44 at Cairns, Photo by John.

Friday 8 August 2014

Lynden Air Cargo C-130 N403LC

Lynden Air Cargo have continued to operate into Cairns on a regular basis. Today they departed Cairns as per the below movement.

LYC651 N403LC C130 Cairns-Port Moresby, was Port Moresby-Cairns 7/8/2014

N403LC C130 at Cairns.

RNZAF C-130 NZ7004

KIW500 NZ7004 C130 Townsville-Darwin, was Whenuapai-Townsville 07/08/2014

NZ7004 C130 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Thursday 7 August 2014

FKG Air Kingair VH-FKB

VH-FKB BE20 Port Moresby-Cairns-Archerfield-Toowoomba, was Cairns-Port Moresby 5/8/2014

VH-FKB BE20 at Cairns.

Hevilift Twin Otter P2-KSB

P2-KSB DHC6 Port Moresby-Cairns

RNZAF Boeing 757 NZ7571 returns

KIW539 NZ7571 B752 Townsville-Ohakea, was Whenuapai-Townsville 6/8/2014

NZ7571 B752 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Tuesday 5 August 2014

RNZAF Boeing 757 NZ7571

KIW825 NZ7571 B752  Townsville-Ohakea, was Richmond-Townsville 4/8/2014

NZ7571 B752 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Monday 4 August 2014

Air New Zealand Boeing 737-300 ZK-NGD ferries off shore

Air New Zealand retired ZK-NGD B737-300 in July and today it ferried through Cairns as below:

SXI1415 ZK-NGD B733 Christchurch-Cairns-Denpasar

File Picture - ZK-NGD B733 at Christchurch,
Supplied by MRC Aviation & G Weatherby.

Saturday 2 August 2014

USAF MC-130H's SOG depart

TANG11 90-0162, TANG12 88-0191 and TANG21 89-0280 MC130H Cairns-Koror-Kadena AB

90-0162 MC130 at Cairns.

90-0162 MC130 at Cairns.

90-0162 MC130 at Cairns.

88-0191 MC130 at Cairns.

89-0280 MC130 at Cairns.

Skytraders A-319's pass through

ASY925 VH-VCJ A319 Curtin-Cairns-Nauru-Honiara-Cairns-Darwin
and VH-VHD A319 operated through Cairns enroute to Nauru.

VH-VHD A319 at Cairns.

VH-VHD A319 at Cairns.

VH-VCJ A319 at Cairns.

More Qantas B763 charter's into Townsville

QFA1360/6161 VH-OGI B763 Townsville-Darwin-Townsville,
   was Brisbane-Townsville-Darwin-Townsville as QFA6160/1360/6161, 1/8/2014.

VH-OGI B763 at Townville, Photo by Dave.

VH-OGI B763 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Qantas operate Airbus 330-200 on the Sydney service today

QFA924/5 VH-EBN A332 Sydney-Cairns-Sydney

VH-EBN A332 at Cairns.

VH-EBN A332 at Cairns.