Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Friday 31 October 2014

FNQ Yestayear Images - October 1993

Airlink PNG leased EMB110 VH-WDI seen here in basic livery and title prior to departing for PNG on the 3rd

Undertaking a round world flight was this Canadian registered Malibu C-GKOL flown by Ross Bowie and Otto Keller.  Seen here on the 2nd, the trip began at Bangor, Maine on an easterly track.  The aircraft went on to New Zealand and Fiji to continue its flight.

Yet another ex PNGDF C-47, P2-005 awaiting dep for its ferry south.  It carries the temp reg VH-PWN and is seen here on the (unlucky) 13th as it went u/s on start up and dep the next day

CASA Spain's CN235MP (Maritime Patrol) demonstrator EC-100 visited Skywest (Customs) on the 21st, endorsed 'Persuader'

ATR42 F-ODUE of Air Tahiti ferried through from Nandi back to Europe on the 11th, seen here dep for Darwin

RAF L-1011 Tristar 500 ZD950 arr from Brisbane and dep for Darwin and Colombo on the 21st

RAF L-1011 Tristar 500 ZD950

interesting GA moment on the 7th was this Fuji FA-200 VH-FJM on the 7th

Movement of the month was the arrival of C-47 N65388 from Hawaii on the 20th for South Pacific.  This was a former RAAF example (A65-102) and had been sold on to Genavco, Honolulu, where it earned its keep hauling cargo around the islands.  The ferry from HNL called at Hilo, Christmas Island, Pago Pago and Pt. Vila enroute to Cairns, the latter leg taking around 10hrs.  It retained its American reg for a few months while operating locally prior to being reregistered VH-SPY.  Additional title added later was DC-3 Australia.  It is still extant at Cairns some 20 years on, but hasn't flown for some 14 years.  It carried the name 'Momma'.  The untitled image of N65388 was taken at Lagoon Drive, HNL between sorties in 1991, a few years prior to its return to Australia. 

Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this Yestayear report.

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