Saturday, 31 August 2013

Nauru Air 737-300 Makes Another Early Morning Visit

Once again, Nauru Air 737-300 VH-NLK made another ealy visit this morning from Darwin (YPDN) as ASY989. It then departing an hour later to Nauru (ANYN) using the same Flight Number.

VH-NLK arriving in Cairns - file photo

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Some Recent News

  • On Monday morning Qantas A330-300 VH-QPA made a quick visit as QF98 from Hong Kong (VHHH), and then departed to Brisbane (YBBN) using the same Flight Number about an hour later. QF98 is a daily service from Hong Kong (VHHH) to Brisbane (YBBN).

  • Also on Monday, two MV-22B Ospreys popped by - EP-01 and EP-09 again - from either Rockhampton (YBRK) or Tindal (YPTN)  and departed the next day to Tindal (YPTN). Here's a couple of photos:


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Qantas Freight 737-300F VH-XML Visits in New Qantas Freight Colours

Qantas Freight 737-300F VH-XML arrived from Townsville (YBTL) as QF7314 on Friday. This was the first time the 737-300F has visited since Cairns being repainted into the new Qantas Freight livery in Christchurch about a week ago.

The next day, it departed bound for Port Moresby (AYPY) via Brisbane (YBBN) as QF7315.

Here are some photos of it departing for Port Moresby (AYPY) via Brisbane (YBBN):

United States Marine Corps Bell MV-22B Ospreys Visit Cairns!

In the afternoon of Friday 23rd August, USMC Bell MV-22B EP-08 arrived in Cairns from Rockhampton (YBRK) as DRAGN01. The day later, it departed for unknown.

Also, another Osprey - this time EP-09 - landed at Cairns and later departed to Rockhampton (YBRK) as DRAGN02.


USAF C-17 Visits

Yesterday, United States Air Force C-17 05-5151 arrived from Andersen Air Force Base (PGUA) as USM102 and later departed back to Andersen AFB (PGUA) with the same flight number.


Planespotting Photos From Yesterday

Cairns had a very busy day yesterday, including a USAF C-17, two MV-22B Ospreys and also 737-300F VH-XML in new Qantas Freight colours. They will be coming in the next post. But for now, here are some photos of other aircraft at Cairns yesterday:

Jetstar A320 VH-VQZ

Jetstar A320 VH-VQW

NQAC Cessna 152 - VH-CRM

Flightech Aero Commander 500S VH-WZQ

NQAC Cessna 172 VH-SPW with Jetstar A321 VH-VWX

Jetstar A321 VH-VWX

Cessna 206 VH-MQX

NQAC Cessna 152 VH-CRM coming back after some circuits

Jetstar A321 VH-VWW

Jetstar A320 VH-VQZ

Qantas 737-800 VH-VZE

Australia Skydive Cessna 208 VH-DZQ

NQAC Cessna 172 VH-LHI

Virgin Australia 737-800 VH-VUM

Customs Dash 8-100 VH-ZZB

NQAC Cessna 172 VH-LHI departing

GBR Choppers Bell 206 VH-NOC

Cessna 206 VH-XBF

West Wing Aviation Cessna 208B VH-WZY

QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOW

Customs Dash 8-100 VH-ZZB

Qantas 737-800 VH-VZE

EMQ Rescue Augusta 139 VH-EZJ

De Havilland DHC-2 VH-IMU

Jetstar A321 VH-VWX

QantasLink 717-200 VH-NXD

Tiger Airways (now Tiger Air) A320 VH-VNB