Terrible light and not easy to photograph from a moving helicopter, but in the end it wasn't too bad.
Gippsland short finals for RWY33 low over the swamps arriving from Sydney as QF922. 1200px [Canon 50D]
Samba Blue climbs out of RWY15 with a great backdrop begining the first leg of her daily trip back down to Sydney via Townsville and Rockhampton at the time. 1200px [Canon 50D]
Jetstar's oldest member of the fleet climbing out of a cloudless Cairns Airport heading to Brisbane as JQ935. 1200px [Canon 50D]
Blasting off from paradise! Cairns is a great place to do spotting, and at the same time hiking for 30 minutes with your gears up Mt. Whitfield to reach this spot.