Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Wednesday 30 March 2016

Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 G-OOBD departs

TOM987 G-OOBD B752 Cairns-Siem Reap

G-OOBD B752 at Cairns.

Air Niugini B763 SIN-POM service diverts to CNS

ANG393 P2-PXW B763 enroute Singapore to Port Moresby diverted to Cairns due fog at POM this morning. After a short time on the ground the aircraft continued onto Port Moresby.

File Picture - P2-PXV B763 at Cairns.

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Monday 28 March 2016

Sunday 27 March 2016

Second wave of US Navy F/A-18E fighter jets arrive

JEST41 F/A-18 x3 Andersen-Townsville, serial numbers as listed below:
(Air Tanker support was provided by RCH081 83-0076 KC10 which operated Andersen-Brisbane).

NF302 166861, NF307 166866 and NF310 166868.

166861 F/A-18E at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Air New Zealand recommence seasonal AKL-CNS services

Air New Zealand recommenced their seasonal Auckland-Cairns services today which will run until the 30th October this year. Initial services will be operated 3 times a week by Airbus A320 aircraft but will upgrade to Boeing 777-200 from 1 July on the Friday and Sunday services.

File Picture - Air New Zealand A320 at Cairns.

Kung Fu Panda makes second appearance in the Far North

Jetstar's Airbus A320 VH-VFX in the Kung Fu Panda 3 livery made another appearance to the Far North today this time operating into Cairns as photographed below.

VH-VFX A320 at Cairns.

US Navy C-40 166695

US Navy C40 166695 has been noted operating into Townsville this week as follows in preparation for the upcoming exercise starting next week.

22/3 CNV7777 Andersen-Townsville
23/3 CNV7777 Townsville-Andersen-Townsville
25/3 CNV7777 Townsville-Andersen
26/3 CNV7888 Andersen-Townsville
27/3 CNV7888 Townsville-Andersen

166695 C40 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Saturday 26 March 2016

Gulfstream G550 N282Q departs

N282Q GLF5 Cairns-Melbourne

N282Q GLF5 at Cairns.

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VFX displaying new Kung Fu Panda 3 livery

Operating through Townsville today was Jetstar's Airbus A320 VH-VFX displaying its new Kung Fu Panda 3 livery.

VH-VFX A320 at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Friday 25 March 2016

US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 115 arrives

USN Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-115 F/A-18E Super Hornets arrive in Townsville ahead of Exercise Black Dagger which will operate from 29 March to 15 April 2016.

VFA-115 is based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.

JEST31 F/A-18 x5 Andersen-Townsville, serial numbers as listed below:
(Air Tanker support was provided by RCH091 82-0192 KC10 which operated Andersen-Brisbane).

NF300 166859
NF306 166865
NF303 166862
NF304 166863
NF305 166864

F/A-18E approaching Townsville, Photo by Dave.

166859 F/A-18E at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Deer Jet Gulfstream G450 B-8293

B8293 GLF4 Cairns-Koror, was Sydney-Cairns 24/3/2016

B8293 GLF4 at Cairns.

Thursday 24 March 2016

RNZAF Boeing 757-200 NZ7571

KIW780 NZ7571 B752 operated through Townsville as follows:

20/3 KIW780 Nadi-Townsville
21/3 KIW780 Townsville-Andersen
23/3 KIW780 Andersen-Townsville
24/3 KIW780 Townsville-Ohakea

File Picture - NZ7571 B752, Photo by Graham.

Tuesday 22 March 2016

HB Air LLC Beech B100 N948HB

N948HB BE10 Darwin-Cairns

N948HB BE10 at Cairns.

Gulfstream G550 N282Q arrives

N282Q GLF5 Melbourne-Cairns

N282Q GLF5 at Cairns.

US Navy C-130T 165379

CNV7705 165379 C130T Townsville-Andersen, was Andersen-Townsville 21/3/2016

File Picture - 165379 C130T.

Sunday 20 March 2016

Falcon 50 N496PT departs

N496PT FA50 Cairns-Koror-Hong Kong

N496PT FA50 at Cairns.

Friday 18 March 2016

New schemes noted at Cairns General Aviation this week....

Two new schemes were noted at Cairns General Aviation this week from local operators Westwing Aviation/Skytrans and Hinterland Aviation as photographed below.

VH-WZJ C208 at Cairns.

VH-HLJ BE20 at Cairns.

Thursday 17 March 2016

Crown Melbourne Ltd Global Express VH-CCD

VH-CCD GLEX Melbourne-Cairns-Melbourne

VH-CCD GLEX at Cairns.

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Airnorth's Inaugural Wellcamp-Cairns service

Airnorth today commenced Wellcamp (Toowoomba) to Cairns services. Flights will operate 3 days a week. This compliments Airnorth's Darwin-Gove-Cairns services which operate 6 days a week.

ANO140/141 VH-ANT E170 Wellcamp-Cairns-Wellcamp

File Picture - VH-ANT E170 at Cairns.

File Picture - VH-ANO E170 at Cairns.

Monday 14 March 2016

Philippine Airlines Airbus A320 RP-C8613 displaying 75 years anniversary title

Noted operating through Cairns today was PAL218 RP-C8613 displaying Philippine Airlines 75 years anniversary title.
Philippine Air Lines commenced operations on the 15th of March 1941 with a single Beechcraft Model 18 NPC-54 on daily services between Manila and Baguio.

RP-C8613 A320 at Cairns.

Tropicair Kingair P2-MAX

P2-MAX BE20 Port Moresby-Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-MAX BE20 at Cairns.

P2-MAX BE20 at Cairns.

Capital Airlines Gulfstream V-SP B-8100

B8100 GLF5 Cairns-Kaohsiung, was Broome-Cairns 13/3/2016

File Picture - B8100 GLF5 at Cairns.

Another Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VOY changes to Tigerair scheme

VOZ9020 VH-VOY B738 Townsville-Melbourne, was Brisbane-Townsville 7/3/2016

VH-VOY B738 - Picture Supplied.

Sunday 13 March 2016

Air Niugini Dash 8-200 P2-PXI arrives

ANG6098 P2-PXI DH8B Port Moresby-Cairns

P2-PXI DH8B at Cairns.

Twin Otter DHC-6-400 N153QS returns

N153QS DHC6 Darwin-Groote Is-Cairns, was Ambon-Darwin 12/3/2016

N153QS DHC6 at Cairns.

N153QS DHC6 at Cairns.

Monday 7 March 2016

Final Summary Cairns Chinese New Year flights 25JAN-4MAR 2016

Hong Kong Airlines A333

CRK016 - 27/1, 30/1 31/1 and 3/2 all B-LNO, 6/2 B-LNO, 7/2 B-LNQ, 10/2 B-LNP, 13/2 B-LNQ, 14/2 B-LNP, 17/2 B-LNQ, 20/2 BLNO, 21/2 BLNP, 24/2 BLNQ, 28/2 BLNN, 2/3 BLNQ

China Eastern Airlines A332

CES751/752 - 25/1 B6099, 26/1 B5908, 27/1 B5938, 28/1 B5908, 29/1 B6121, 30/1 B6121, 31/1 B6123, 1/2 B6082, 2/2 B6123, 3/2 B5961, 4/2 B6121, 5/2 B6082, 6/2 B6082, 7/2 B6537, 8/2 B6082, 9/2 B6123, 10/2 B5952, 11/2 B6099, 12/2 B5937, 13/2 B6121, 14/2 B6121, 15/2 B6538, 16/2 B6121, 17/2 B5938, 18/2 B6082, 19/2 B6121, 20/2 B5952, 21/2 B6082, 22/2 B6082, 24/2 B6082, 26/2 B6121, 28/2 B5952, 2/3 B5961, 4/3 B6099

Cathay Pacific A333

CPA2103/2146 - 4/2 B-LAM, 10/2 B-LAJ
Hong Kong Airlines A333 at Cairns.

China Eastern A332 at Cairns.

Cathay Pacific A333 at Cairns.

Sunday 6 March 2016

Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 G-OOBD departs

TOM986 G-OOBD B752 Cairns-Gulin (KWL), was Christchurch-Cairns 4/3/2016

G-OOBD B752 at Cairns.

Saturday 5 March 2016

South West Air Kingair P2-SWZ drops in!

P2-SWZ BE20 Port Moresby-Cairns-Port Moresby

P2-SWZ BE20 at Cairns.

Hevilift PNG Twin Otter P2-KSW departs

P2-KSW DHC6 Cairns-Gurney-Gizo

P2-KSW DHC6 at Cairns.

Thursday 3 March 2016

Falcon 900EX N960SF passes through

N960SF F900 Gladstone-Cairns-Taipei

Helicopter notes... P2-HFW & P2-ALG

Noted at Cairns GA this morning were... P2-HFW Bell 206 (Helifix Operations) and P2-ALG AS-350.
P2-HFW departed to the south later in the morning.

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Hevilift Twin Otter P2-KSU arrives

P2-KSU DHC6 Port Moresby-Cairns

P2-KSU DHC6 at Cairns.

Quest Kodiak 100 N150KQ visits Townsville

N150KQ KODI Townsville-Rockhampton-Archerfield, was Hamilton Is.-Townsville 1/3/2016

N150KQ KODI at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

N150KQ KODI at Townsville, Photo by Dave.

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Solomon Airlines Dash 8-100 H4-SOL arrives

H4-SOL DH8A Munda-Cairns

H4-SOL DH8A at Cairns.

H4-SOL DH8A at Cairns.

H4-SOL DH8A at Cairns.

H4-SOL DH8A at Cairns.