Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Tuesday 31 October 2017

FNQ Yestayear Images - October 1996

Yesteryear Oct 1996

Log shows off to New Zealand so no entries for CNS.  However a couple of items noted of interest in Auckland have connections, one with CNS and the other with Ansett.

Noted at North Shore airfield, Auckland on 6th was Grumman Widgeon ZK-AVM wearing Antique and Vintage Airways titles.  This was operated by Coral Wings of CNS in the early nineties as VH-WET.

On the 7th caught nice and low droning in the early morning over the Remuera suburb of Auckland was this DC-6A C-GHCB (#43) of Conair, Canada on one of many Tussock Moth eradication spray sorties over the Auckland suburbs. It operated out of the RNZAF base at Whenuapai during its short but welcome stay.  This aircraft was once VH-INA of Ansett.

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Thanks to the late GAFLIKS for providing this Yestayear report.

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Thursday 26 October 2017

Air Philippines Q300 RP-C3017 arrives

GAP5007 RP-C3017 DH8C Ambon-Darwin-Cairns

RP-C3017 DH8C at Cairns.

Monday 23 October 2017

Air Tahiti ATR 72-600 F-ORVR delivery flight departs

SXI1744 F-ORVR AT76 Cairns-Nadi

F-ORVR AT76 at Cairns.

F-ORVR AT76 at Cairns.

Fugro LADS Dash 8 VH-LCL heads to PNG

ASY933 VH-LCL DH8B Cairns-Port Moresby

VH-LCL DH8B at Cairns.

Australian Army CH-47's drop-in!

CH-47's A15-308, A15-304, A15-307 and A15-305 Townsville-Cairns-Townsville

A15-304 CH-47 at Cairns.

Sunday 22 October 2017

RAAF P-3 Orion A9-664 returns

STRK67 A9-664 P3 Townsville-Edinburgh, was Atsugi-Andersen AB?-Townsville c/s ASY209 21/10/2017 

A9-664 P3 at Townsville, Photo by Graham.

Air Tahiti ATR 72-600 F-ORVR delivery flight

SXI1744 F-ORVR AT76 Kupang-Cairns

F-ORVR AT76 at Cairns.

F-ORVR AT76 at Cairns.

Hevilift AT-42 VH-YWH (ex P2-KSR)

Noted at Cairns today Hevilift AT42 VH-YWH which is ex P2-KSR.
P2-KSR operated Mt Hagen-Cairns 4/10/2017.

VH-YWH AT42 at Cairns.

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.

Tuesday 3 October 2017

FNQ Monthly Movements Summary - September 2017

Date Callsign Registration AC Type Route / Location Operator Comments
1/09/2017 ASY361 A37-003 CL60 BRK-CNS-POM RAAF  
1/09/2017   T3-JMR BE20 TRW-HIR-CNS    
1/09/2017 TROJ04 A97-441 C30J HID-CNS RAAF  
2/09/2017   VH-VPZ B190 CNS-DRW-SUB Tamara Delivery Flight
2/09/2017 QFA108 VH-EBG A332 PEK-CNS-SYD Qantas Airways Diversion
2/09/2017 TROJ04 A97-441 C30J CNS-XRH RAAF  
2/09/2017   N85NV GLF5 CNS-OGG    
2/09/2017 KIW303 NZ7002 C130 LRE-CNS RNZAF  
2/09/2017 ADB260F UR82009 A124 PER-CNS Antonov Design Bureau  
3/09/2017 ADB2160/261F/2161 UR82009 A124 CNS-POM-CNS-POM Antonov Design Bureau  
3/09/2017 FJI2004 DQ-FJG B738 XSP-CNS-NAN Fiji Air Ferry flight
3/09/2017 KIW303 NZ7002 C130 CNS-LHI-WPE RNZAF  
3/09/2017 CNV7263 168981 B737 UAM-TSV US Navy  
4/09/2017 ADB261F UR82009 A124 POM-CNS Antonov Design Bureau  
4/09/2017 CNV7263 168981 B737 TSV-USM US Navy  
4/09/2017   N420CH C25B MAG-CNS    
4/09/2017   N510CZ C25B MAG-CNS    
4/09/2017   C-GRRD C510 MAG-CNS    
4/09/2017   C-FHTH TBM9 MAG-CNS    
4/09/2017   N924CJ TBM9 MAG-CNS    
4/09/2017   N12DZ PC12 MAG-CNS    
5/09/2017 VOZ9902 VH-VPI AT72 CNS-MEL Virgin Australia  
5/09/2017 PUFF1   MV22 ISA-TSV-AMB US Marines  
5/09/2017 JN57 5057 P3 UAM-TSV Japan Navy  
6/09/2017   P2-SWZ BE20 POM-CNS-TWB South West Air  
6/09/2017   PK-HVC C208 MKQ-CNS    
8/09/2017 ADB263F UR82009 A124 CNS-JHB Antonov Design Bureau  
9/09/2017   P2-JWM C208 POM-CNS Tropicair  
10/09/2017   N420CH C25B CNS-OOL    
10/09/2017   N510CZ C25B CNS-OOL    
10/09/2017   C-GRRD C510 CNS-OOL    
10/09/2017   C-FHTH TBM9 CNS-OOL    
10/09/2017   N924CJ TBM9 CNS-OOL    
10/09/2017   N12DZ PC12 CNS-OOL    
10/09/2017   P2-ALC BE20 GUR-CNS-POM    
11/09/2017 TROJ21 A97-467 C30J XRH-CNS-HID RAAF  
11/09/2017   B8197 GLEX CAN-CNS    
11/09/2017 CBRABLK   EC35 x2 TSV-CNS RAN  
12/09/2017   P2-SIR KODI POM-CNS SIL Aviation  
12/09/2017   PK-FSX DHC6 HID-CNS    
13/09/2017   P2-SIR KODI CNS-POM SIL Aviation  
13/09/2017   B8197 GLEX CNS-AKL    
13/09/2017   P2-JWM C208 CNS-POM    
15/09/2017 CBRA46 N52-006 EC35 CNS-ship-CNS RAN  
15/09/2017   N510MW C510 MEB-BCI-CNS    
16/09/2017   VH-QQA DH8A CNS Skytrans recycled / chopped up!
16/09/2017   N510MW C510 CNS-BRK-MEB    
16/09/2017 CBRA46 N52-006 EC35 CNS-ship-CNS RAN  
17/09/2017 CBRA46 N52-006 EC35 CNS-ship-CNS RAN  
18/09/2017 CBRA46 N52-006 EC35 CNS-ship-CNS RAN  
18/09/2017 ASY364 A97-441 C30J WPE-TSV RAAF  
19/09/2017   P2-BOB BE55 HID-CNS    
20/09/2017 CBRA46 N52-006 EC35 CNS-ship-CNS RAN  
20/09/2017   VH-ZIY C25B MCY-VLI-CNS-MCY Machjet  
23/09/2017 TROJ56 A97-467 C30J HID-CNS-XRH RAAF  
25/09/2017   P2-ALC BE20 POM-CNS    
25/09/2017   A40-021 MRH90 TSV-CNS-TSV Army  
26/09/2017 PAL218/219 RP-C8766 A333 MNL-CNS-AKL-CNS-(MNL) Philippine Airlines a/c type upgrade due fuel AKL
27/09/2017 SXI1731 ZK-NEM DH8C TSV-BNE-NLK-AKL Air NZ link Ex paint shop, all black
27/09/2017   VH-ZIY C25B MCY-GUR-TSV-MCY Machjet  
29/09/2017 BWJ29 N103ZZ GLEX AKL-CNS-HKG    
29/09/2017 SXI1732 ZK-NEC DH8C AKL-NLK-LDH-BNE-TSV Air NZ link to paint shop
30/09/2017 KIW719 NZ7572 B752 OHA-CNS RNZAF  
30/09/2017   VH-OAA F900 SYD-CNS-(SYD)   Elton John concert
30/09/2017   N910HL C208 MAJ-TSV    
30/09/2017 ASY693 A32-343 B350 CBR-TSV RAAF  
28/06/2017 CNV7601 163591 KC130T UAM-TSV  US Navy  
29/06/2017   P2-NTZ KODI CNS-POM New Tribes Mission Av  
29/06/2017 ASY335 A37-003 CL60 CNS-HIR-SYD-CBR RAAF  
29/06/2017 CMB560 N546JN MD11 DNA-TSV Western Global Airlines  
29/06/2017 CNV7966 164106 KC130T UAM?-TSV-ROK US Navy  
29/06/2017 KIW757 NZ7002 C130 WPE-TSV RNZAF  
29/06/2017 KIW285 NZ7572 B752 WPE-TSV RNZAF Repaint
29/06/2017 ANZ165/166 ZK-NZG B789 AKL-CNS-AKL Air New Zealand First Ops ANZ B787-9
30/06/2017 VDA3051 RA82043 A124 CNS-DRW Volga Dnepr  
30/06/2017   N523AC GLF5 HTI-CNS    
30/06/2017 WGN8560 N546JN MD11 TSV-DNA Western Global Airlines  
30/06/2017 CNV7500 166693 C40 UAM-TSV-UAM US Navy  
30/06/2017 CNV7602 163591 KC130T UAM-TSV-UAM US Navy