Wednesday, 29 April 2015

USAF KC-135 Arrives at Cairns!

Just before dusk on Tuesday 28th April, United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0102 arrived as "Reach 550".

USAF Boeing KC-135 58-0102 arriving

At the time of posting, the KC-135 is still on the ground at Cairns.


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Qantas Airbus A330-300 Diversion

On Friday 24th April, Qantas Airbus A330-300 VH-QPH diverted to Cairns.

Qantas Airbus A330-300 VH-QPH at Cairns yesterday

It was operating Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) - Manila (RPLL) as QF19.

Screenshot from FlightAware showing QF19's flightpath

After spending about an hour on the ground, the A330-300 departed bound for Manila (RPLL) as QF19.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Sunday's Sunset Spotting Photos

Two aircraft photographed arriving during sunset on Sunday 19th April:

Air Niugini Fokker 100 P2-ANE

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YIL

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Embraer E550 N142GZ Passes Through Cairns

On Sunday 19th April, Embraer E550 N142GZ arrived from Manila (RPLL).

Embraer E550 N142GZ arriving at Cairns

An hour later, the bizjet departed to Mackay (YBMK).

Monday, 20 April 2015

Today's Plane Spotting Photos

Jetstar Airbus A321 VH-VWY

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VON

Jetstar Airbus A321 VH-VWW

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXD

Jetstar Airbus A320SL VH-VFY

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VGD

Friday, 17 April 2015

Recent Spotting Photos

Some photos from Tuesday 14th April:

Air Niugini Fokker 100 P2-ANF arriving

Toll Aviation Fairchild SA-227 Metro III VH-UUO

Hevilift ATR 42-300 P2-AVV

Ex Skytrans Dash 8-100 VH-QQB

Ex Skytrans Dash 8-100 VH-QQC

And three photos from Thursday 16th April:

Air Niugini Fokker 100 P2-ANC arriving

Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-NLK

This morning, Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-NLK arrived at Cairns from Darwin (YPDN) as ASY957.

Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-NLK - file photo

It is expected to depart to Nauru (ANYN) as ASY957 shortly.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Rex Saab 340B VH-ZLO Touches Down

On Wednesday 15th April, Rex Saab 340B VH-ZLO arrived from Brisbane (YBBN) as PFY9824.

At the time of posting, it is believed to still be on the ground.

A Rex Saab 340B at Sydney last year - file photo

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Air New Zealand Airbus A320SL ZK-OXI Delivery Flight

On Monday 13th April, Air New Zealand Airbus A320SL ZK-OXI touched down from Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) as NZ6097.

This evening, the A320SL departed bound for Christchurch (NZCH) as NZ6097 on the final leg of its delivery flight.

Air New Zealand Airbus A320SL ZK-OXI this afternoon

Monday, 13 April 2015

Royal Jet Boeing 737-BBJ A6-AIN

On Monday 6th April, Royal Jet Boeing 737-BBJ A6-AIN landed at Cairns from Singapore Changi (WSSS) as ROJ3.

This afternoon, it departed for Dunedin (NZDN) as ROJ3.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Yesterday's Plane Spotting Photos

Alliance Fokker 100 VH-XWR. Also note the fuel venting out of the wing. I believe this is fairly common when the Fokker 100's fuel tanks are filled to the maximum.

Jetstar Airbus A321 VH-VWX

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKI

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQG