Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Kodiak 100 N181KQ departs

N181KQ KODI Cairns-Darwin, was Ardmore-Auckland-Norfolk Is.-Cairns 20/10/2017

N181KQ KODI at Cairns.

N181KQ KODI at Cairns.

Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650 A7-CGA arrives

QQE580 A7-CGA GLF6 Singapore-Cairns

A7-CGA GLF6 at Cairns.

A7-CGA GLF6 at Cairns.

A7-CGA GLF6 at Cairns.

Gulfstream G550 N308KG arrives

N308KG GLF5 Hong Kong-Cairns

N308KG GLF5 at Cairns.

N308KG GLF5 at Cairns.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Air New Zealand Link (Air Nelson Ltd) Dash 8 Q300 ZK-NEC departs the paintshop

SXI1733 ZK-NEC DH8C Townsville-Brisbane-Norfolk Is.-Auckland, was AKL-LDH-BNE-TSV as SXI1732 29/9/2017

ZK-NEC DH8C at Townsville, Photo by Graham.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 G-OOBF departs

TOM922 G-OOBF B752 Cairns-Siem Reap, was Apia-Cairns 9/10/2017

G-OOBF B752 at Cairns.

G-OOBF B752 at Cairns.



Surveillance Australia DHC-8-202 Q200 VH-ZZA

ASY1065 VH-ZZA DH8B Honiara-Cairns, was Cairns-Honiara 5/10/2017

VH-ZZA DH8B at Cairns.

South West Air Twin Otter P2-SWE

P2-SWE DHC6 Port Moresby-Cairns

P2-SWE DHC6 at Cairns.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Careflight Beechjet 400 VH-OVS

CFH46 VH-OVS BE40 Cairns-Darwin, was Darwin-Port Moresby-Gurney-Cairns 9/10/2017

VH-OVS BE40 at Cairns.

Kiwi Air Ltd Reims F406 ZK-XLF

ZK-XLF F406 Port Moresby-Cairns-Coolangatta

ZK-XLF F406 at Cairns.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Friday, 6 October 2017

RNZAF C130 NZ7004

KIW964 NZ7004 C130 Townsville-Subang, was Christchurch-Townsville 8/10/2017

NZ7004 C130 at Townsville, photo by Leroy.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Another Skytrans Dash 8 VH-QQC gets the chop!

Another Skytrans Dash 8 VH-QQC was noted being recycled today at Cairns.

VH-QQC last known movement was flight SKP67 Mt Isa to Cairns on the 31st October 2014.

VH-QQC DH8A at Cairns.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

RNZAF Boeing 757-200 NZ7572 departs

KIW719 NZ7572 B752 Cairns-Penang, was Ohakea-Cairns 30/9/2017

NZ7572 B752 at Cairns.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

FNQ Yestayear Images - September 1996



          Yesteryear Sept 1996


A pretty sparse month from the log...

Using c/s ‘Shark 07’ this RAN Sea King was a welcome visitor on the 3rd

ARDU C-47 A65-95 was noted on the 22nd with stylised rudder

Gulfstream N61WH wearing Miami’s Florida Panthers titles seen on the 24th at GA

A Qantas B747SP appeared on a domestic service from Sydney on the 27th





Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this Yestayear report.

 © Copyright.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Air New Zealand Link (Air Nelson Ltd) Dash 8 Q300 ZK-NEM departs the paintshop

SXI1731 ZK-NEM DH8C Townsville-Brisbane-Norfolk Is.-Auckland, was NSN-AKL-NLK-BNE-TSV as SXI1730 13/9/2017

ZK-NEM DH8C at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Royal Australian Navy EC135 T2+ N52-006 and N52-012

Arriving on the 11th of  September into Cairns from Townsville using callsign "CBRA BLK" were two EC135T2 helicopters N52-006 and N52-012.

N52-006 has been noted operating locally to the Reef area over the last 2 weeks using callsign "CBRA 46".

N52-006 EC35 at Cairns.



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Philippine Airlines ops Airbus A330-300 RP-C8766

Due to the fuel situation at Auckland Airport Philippine Airlines upgraded their MNL-CNS-AKL service to an Airbus A330-300. This enables Philippine Airlines to both carry adequate fuel and nullifies the requirement for the Airbus A320 requiring to stopover in Brisbane for fuel on the return leg.

RP-C8766 A333 at Cairns Airport.

RP-C8766 A333 at Cairns Airport.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Graham Aviation Cairns Pty Ltd Cessna Citation Mustang VH-FNI

Noted at Mareeba Aerodrome VH-FNI C510 (Cessna Citation Mustang).

VH-FNI C510 at Mareeba Aerodrome.

Interair Pty Ltd P.180 Avanti II VH-ICK

VH-ICK P180 Sydney-Cairns

VH-ICK P180 at Cairns.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Machjet International Cessna Citation CJ2 VH-ZIY

VH-ZIY C25A Maroochydore-Port Vila-Cairns-Maroochydore

VH-ZIY C25A at Cairns.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Trans Niugini Tours Beech Baron P2-BOB

P2-BOB BE55 Mt Hagen-Horn Is.-Cairns

P2-BOB BE55 at Cairns.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Skytrans Dash 8 VH-QQA gets the chop!

Noted at Cairns this morning being recycled was a Skytrans DH8A VH-QQA.

VH-QQA DH8A last known movement was from Roma to Cairns on the 20/11/2015.
The aircraft operated regular services from Cairns to the Gulf and Cape York between 2011 to 2015. Prior to this time it operated with QRA as Maroomba Airlines in WA.

Note the below links which covers some of VH-QQA changes while in Cairns:
https://fnqskies.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/skytrans-dh8a-vh-qqa-now-in-full-livery.html
https://fnqskies.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/maroomba-scheme-appears-on-another.html
https://fnqskies.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/skytrans-new-livery-revealed.html

VH-QQA DH8A at Cairns.

VH-QQA DH8A at Cairns.

VH-QQA DH8A at Cairns.

Jetstar Aussie Scrabble Titles on Airbus A320 VH-VQH

Noted at Cairns today Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQH displaying "Aussie Scrabble" titles.

VH-VQH A320 at Cairns.

VH-VQH A320 at Cairns.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Japan Marine Self Defense Force P-3C 5057 (203 Kok)

JN57 5057 P3 Townsville-Puerto Princesa, was Andersen AB-Townsville 5/9/2017.

5057 P3 at Townsville, Photo by Leroy.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Air Journey Group Around the World aircraft N12DZ, C-FHTH, C-GRRD, N924CJ, N420CH and N510CZ

N12DZ PC12, C-FHTH TBM9, C-GRRD C510, N924CJ TBM9, N420CH C25B and N510CZ C25B were all Cairns-Coolangatta

All aircraft were Madang-Cairns 4/9/2017

N924CJ TBM9 at Cairns.

C-FHTH TBM9 at Cairns.

C-GRRD C510 at Cairns.

N510CZ C25B at Cairns.

N12DZ PC12 at Cairns.

N420CH C25B at Cairns.


TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc. Socata TBM-700 N850DL

N850DL TBM7 Darwin-Townsville-Coolangatta

Arrived into Australia: 18/6/2017 SUB-BME and was noted 26/6/2017 MCY-CNS-KRB-CNS and 27/6/2017 CNS-MCY-OOL.

N850DL TBM7 at Townsville, Photo by Graham.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Antonov Design Bureau An-124 UR-82009

ADB263F UR82009 A124 Cairns-Johor Bahru

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.