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Ryan h
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A Dash Up Cape York Peninsula

Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:48 am

A continuation of turboprop touring in Queensland.

Previous flights:
Brisbane to Thargomindah on a Skytrans Dash8-100.
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Brisbane to Mount Isa on a REX SAAB 340.
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This particular trip came about after seeing some photos from palmjet, who has done many of these flights in the past, including this one.

When I first booked, the flight was routed Cairns, Aurukun, Weipa, Bamaga and Horn island, with the return leg, Horn Island, Cairns direct.

Fares were $Au329 each way.

However, the routing has now changed after Skytrans went to more direct routes instead of the "milk run" type route. Was looking forward to stops at Aurukun and Weipa, but the rescheduled flight means I will spend more time on Horn Island instead.

Was originally scheduled.for Monday 12 June 2017, but when my flight was changed, I was rescheduled onto the Wednesday flight, instead of Monday.

Date: 14 June 2017
Route: Cairns CNS-Bamaga ABM-Horn Island HID
Flight no: SKP 42.1
Aircraft: Dash8-102 VH-QQG
Seat: 6A

Information on Dash8-102 VH-QQG
http://www.aussieairliners.org/dhc-8/vh-tnd/vhtnd.html

Check in was quick and straightforward. No one in front of me.

Boarding pass is retro being hand written. Seat 6A.
Security was also quick, even with the random explosives check. Staff were friendly.

ImageCairns-CNS-Terminal by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageCairns-CNS-Terminal-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytrans-Handwritten-Voarding-Pass by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Now waiting for gate 20 to open.
Then came an announcement that the gate has changed to 19 and I'm thinking 'here we go, is it about to be cancelled or something'. Thankfully no. I haven't jinxed it so far.

ImageCairns-CNS-Terminal-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageCairns-CNS-Terminal-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Boarding was called soon after. A short walk across the tarmac. No one hassled me about taking a quick photo of the plane.

ImageCairns-CNS-Terminal-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

A friendly welcome onboard. Interior doesn't look too bad for a 1986 vintage Dash8. This aircraft wears the new maroon and white livery.
Load is about 70%. All window seats taken with some empty aisle seats.
A slight delay for that passenger who is always late.

The seat next to me was occupied.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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Legroom isn't bad.
ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Takeoff roll was short and quite noisy.
Turned to head north soon after take off.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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Cabin noise is lower in the cruise.

Water was handed out. Later breakfast was offered. Croissant, almond and chocolate bar and fruit juice. Quite filling and croissant was fresh.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Also tea and coffee offered. Fun watching the flight attendant pouring it between bouts of light turbulence.

Flying time is about 2 hours.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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Started to get bumpy descending into Bamaga.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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A firm landing and since the stop in Bamaga is only a brief one, passengers continuing onto Horn Island were asked to stay onboard.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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About half the passengers got off here and a couple more joined.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-56 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Again a short take off and since the next leg to Horn Island is only 10 minutes, we didn't climb that high and it was quite bumpy.

A firm landing on Horn Island.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-57 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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Once the aircraft came to a stop, there was no mad scramble to get off, everyone sat down until the door was opened, then casually got their stuff and wandered off the plane.

Quick chat to the crew on the way out.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-113 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To be Continued.
Horn Island spotting.
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Re: A Dash Up Cape York Peninsula

Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:07 am

Spent the late morning and afternoon at Horn Island airport.

Was surprised by how much activity there was, mostly BN Islanders and Cessna Caravans going out to the smaller islands in the Torres Strait.

ImageAerocommander500S-VH-EXC by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageAustralianBorderForceBell412-VH-RHJ by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageCessna208-Unknown-Rego by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageCessna402C-VH-THX by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageHeliTours-Bell206-VH-FAX by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageHinterlandCessna310R-VH-TFY by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageHorn-Island-HID-Overview by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageTorresStraitAir-BN-2-Unknown-Rego by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageTorresStraitAir-BN-2-VH-TRS by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageTorresStraitAir-BN-2-VH-TRS-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageTorresStraitAir-BN-2-VH-URJ by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageTorresStraitAir-BN-2-VH-WZP by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageTorresStraitAir-BN-2-VH-WZP-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageTorresStraitAir-Cessna208-VH-TLZ by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWestwingCessna208-VH-UZY by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWestwingCessna208-VH-XDU by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWestwingCessna208-VH-XDU-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To be continued.
Return flight to Cairns.
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Re: A Dash Up Cape York Peninsula

Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:39 am

Date: 14 June 2017
Route: Horn Island HID-Cairns CNS
Flight no: SKP 47.1
Aircraft: Dash8-102 VH-QQG
Seat: 7D

Check in was quick and simple, again a hand written boarding pass.

Spent the last couple of hours close to the terminal.

Boarding was called just after 4 PM. Boarding was quickly done as there were only about 15 passengers on this flight.

There are no x ray machines at these outback airports.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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ImageHorn-Island-HID-Terminal by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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One of the ground staff offered to take a photo of me stood by the nose of the aircraft.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Due to the light load, there were many empty seats. The seat next to me was vacant.

A scenic take off from Horn Island.

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Shame the rest of Cape York Peninsula was hidden by cloud. However as the sun got lower it made the clouds turn various shades of orange.

Again water, followed by tea, coffee and snacks were offered.

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As the flight went on, it started to prove too much for a baby whose mother was trying to stop it crying too much, with little success, until the flight attendant stepped in. She did have some success for a while in helping keep the baby calm.

It did get a bit bumpy at one stage as we were flying between two cloud layers, which also meant the descent into Cairns was a bit rough.

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Was dark by the time we landed. A quick goodbye to the crew and it was off to tackle the maze of passageways that greet regional passengers arriving from non secured regional/outback airports.

ImageSkytransDash8-102-VH-QQG-58 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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A good day out and Skytrans provide good service and staff a very friendly and accommodating.
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Re: A Dash Up Cape York Peninsula

Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:58 am

Hi Ryan!

Another great regional Australian trip. Great photos of the local carriers and less common types like the BN2. Looks like you hade avery good day out.
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