Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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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.

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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:

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.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Virgin Australia ATR72-600 VH-VPI departs

VOZ9902 VH-VPI AT76 Cairns-Melbourne, was Canberra-Cairns 16/8/2017

VH-VPI AT76 at Cairns.

Monday 4 September 2017

Antonov Design Bureau An-124 UR-82009

ADB261F UR82009 A124 Port Moresby-Cairns

3/9 ADB2160 Cairns-(Port Moresby)
3/9 ADB261F Port Moresby-Cairns
3/9 ADB2161 Cairns-Port Moresby

2/9 ADB260F Perth-Cairns

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

UR82009 A124 at Cairns.

Saturday 2 September 2017

FNQ Monthly Movements Summary - August 2017

August 2017
Date Callsign Registration AC Type Route / Location Operator Comments
1/08/2017   VQ-BLA GLF5 SYD-CNS    
1/08/2017   P2-SIT KODI CNS-POM SIL Aviation  
1/08/2017   VH-VPZ B190 CNS  Tamara Niger Aviation Noted with VH-VPZ reg
2/08/2017 EJM42 N44GX GLEX HNL-CNS-PER    
2/08/2017 TOK941 P2-ATE AT76 LNV-CNS-LNV PNG Air  
2/08/2017   VH-FMG GLEX PER-CNS    
2/08/2017 VOZ9000 VH-BZG B738 AYQ-CNS-BNE Virgin Australia Charter
2/08/2017   P2-JWM C208 POM-CNS-POM Tropicair  
2/08/2017   P2-MEH C25B POM-CNS-POM Tropicair  
3/08/2017 RGNT77 A37-001 CL60 WTB-CNS-ROK RAAF  
3/08/2017   VH-FMG GLEX CNS-BNE    
4/08/2017 TROJ07 A97-464 C30J AMB-CNS RAAF  
4/08/2017   VH-ZIY C25A TOK-TSV-MCY   ex JA525B
4/08/2017 OAE316 N828AX B772 BWI-HNL-TSV Omni Air Express  
5/08/2017   VQ-BLA GLF5 CNS-DPS    
5/08/2017 TROJ07 A97-464 C30J CNS-HID-CNS-DRW RAAF  
5/08/2017   VH-FLL C208 POM-CNS     
5/08/2017   N465DG EA50 PMQ-divert TSV-CNS    
6/08/2017 GAP5008 RP-C3031 DH8D CNS-BIK Philippine Air ex maintenance
6/08/2017 OAE316 N828AX B772 TSV-UTP-TSV Omni Air Express  
6/08/2017 WGN8571 N542KD MD11 FJR-TSV Western Global Airlines  
6/08/2017 SXI1722 PH-KBX F70 KOE-TSV   Delivery Flight Alliance Airlines
6/08/2017   P2-HCI B212 CNS   Noted CNS, missing main rotor
7/08/2017   C-GCDS GLEX PPT-CNS    
7/08/2017   VH-FDD B350 DRW-CNS RFDS Delivery Flight  
7/08/2017 CMB571 N542KD MD11 TSV-DNA Western Global Airlines  
7/08/2017 SXI1722 PH-KBX F70 TSV-BNE   Delivery Flight Alliance Airlines
7/08/2017   N500 PA31 MRG   Noted at MRG
7/08/2017 OAE317 N828AX B772 TSV-UTP  Omni Air Express  
8/08/2017   VH-JMU PC12 EMD-CNS-POM-CNS    
8/08/2017   C-GCDS GLEX CNS-DPS    
10/08/2017   VH-FAI FA20 SYD-HIR-CNS-SYD   Medivac
11/08/2017   P2-KSL AT42 LNV-CNS  Hevilift Final Movement Newchrest HVY
12/08/2017   N566ZJ GLEX XSP-CNS-MFM   Global 6000
13/08/2017 KIW81 NZ7572 B752 WPE-CNS RNZAF  
13/08/2017 FJI2005 DQ-FJM B738 NAN-CNS-XSP Fiji Air maintenance
13/08/2017   P2-ANW F900 POM-CNS-BWU    
13/08/2017   N465DG EA50 CNS-PQQ-TMW    
14/08/2017 KIW81 NZ7572 B752 CNS-UAM RNZAF  
14/08/2017 TOK7955/50 P2-ATE AT76 LNV-CNS-LNV PNG Air Newchrest mine, 1st ops
14/08/2017 TREK99 05-5150 C17 PPG-TSV USAF  
15/08/2017 TREK99 05-5150 C17 TSV-HIK USAF  
16/08/2017 VOZ9905 VH-VPI AT76 CBR-CNS Virgin Australia  
16/08/2017   N662TC P46T DPS-TSV    
17/08/2017   D-EGAC P46T OOL-GLA-CNS   Germany
17/08/2017   VH-JMU PC12 CNS-POM-HID-YHKI    
17/08/2017   N662TC P46T TSV-AFD    
19/08/2017   N364ER BE36 DRW-CNS Dreams Soar  
19/08/2017   N970SF F900 MAJ-CNS-HTI    
21/08/2017   N550JD GLF5 HNL-CNS-PER    
21/08/2017 CATS72 840155 BE20 DRW-CNS-ROK    
21/08/2017 CATS83 860082 B190 DRW-CNS-ROK    
21/08/2017 TROJ41 A97-464 C30J XRH-CNS-HID-TSV RAAF  
21/08/2017   P2-NTZ KODI POM-CNS    
22/08/2017   N364ER BE36 CNS-GEA Dreams Soar  
22/08/2017 KIW471 NZ7002 C130 POM-TSV-NTN-CNS RNZAF  
23/08/2017   D-EGAC P46T CNS-NTN-DRW    
23/08/2017 KIW471 NZ7002 C130 CNS-NOU-WPE RNZAF  
23/08/2017   P2-NTZ KODI CNS-POM New Tribes Mission Av  
23/08/2017 PUFF01 8221/04 MV22 to/fm TSV US Marines  
24/08/2017   N888FR GLF4 PER-CNS    
25/08/2017   N550JD GLF5 PER-CNS-HNL    
26/08/2017   N888FR GLF4 CNS-XSP    
26/08/2017 EJM85 N85NV GLF5 KOA-CNS    
26/08/2017   P2-MEH C25B LAE-CNS-POM Tropicair  
26/08/2017 KIW327 NZ7571 B752 TSV-WPE RNZAF Ex paintshop
28/08/2017 CATS72 840168 BE20 ROK-CNS-DRW US Army  
28/08/2017 CATS83 860082 B190 ROK-CNS-DRW US Army  
28/08/2017   VH-VPZ B190 CNS-local-CNS Tamara Niger Aviation  
29/08/2017   A40-028 MRH90 TSV-CNS-local-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
29/08/2017   A40-038 MRH90 TSV-CNS-local-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
29/08/2017   A40-014 MRH90 TSV-CNS-local-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
30/08/2017   A40-014 MRH90 TSV-CNS-local-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
30/08/2017   A40-028 MRH90 TSV-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
30/08/2017   P2-ANW F900 BWU-CNS-POM Air Niugini  
30/08/2017   A40-021 MRH90 TSV-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
31/08/2017   A40-014 MRH90 TSV-CNS-local-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
31/08/2017   A40-038 MRH90 TSV-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
31/08/2017 FJI2003 DQ-FJG B738 SYD-CNS-XSP Fiji Air Ferry flight/maintenance
31/08/2017   A15-303 CH47 TSV-CNS-TSV Australian Army  
31/08/2017   P2-JAU BE20 POM-CNS-POM Tropicair