Horn Island (HID) airport

By harald, July 22, 2017

From here you can take a QuantasLink Dash 8 airplane to Cairns airport, a Skytrans/Westwing island hopper airplane to islands in the Torres Strait that have an airstrip, or a helicopter charter to any island in the Torres Strait.

Bombardier Dash 8 Q400

The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engine, medium-range, turboprop airliners. Introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984, they are now produced by Bombardier Aerospace.  The Dash 8 was developed from the de Havilland Canada Dash 7, which featured extreme short take-off and landing (STOL) performance. With the Dash 8, DHC focused on improving cruise performance and lowering operational costs. The engine chosen was the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100. The aircraft has been delivered in four series. The Series 100 has a maximum capacity of 39, the Series 200 has the same capacity but offers more powerful engines, the Series 300 is a stretched, 50-seat version, and the Series 400 is further stretched to 78 passengers. Models delivered after 1997 have cabin noise suppression and are designated with the prefix “Q”

 

Skytrans Cessna 208B Grand Caravan

The Cessna 208 Caravan is an American single-engined turboprop, fixed-tricycle landing gear, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft that is built by Cessna. The airplane typically seats nine passengers with a single pilot, although it can be configured to seat up to fourteen passengers. The aircraft is also used for cargo operations.

 

Robinson R44 helicopter

Robinson R44 four seater helicopter with emergency floatation, Lycoming IO-540 fuel injected 6 cylinder engine.  The engine is constructed in two halves (2x 3 cylinder) that can operate independently as is common in light aircraft.  In case of engine failure a clutch will disconnect the engine from the rotors.  The main rotor will freewheel and autorotate resulting in a controlled descent.  A helicopter is top-heavy and can tip over in case of an emergency landing.  In flight a helicopter acts like a pendulum where the cabin and motor hang underneath the main rotor.  This results in stable flight characteristics.  Vertical take-off and landing combined with low altitude flying make for extremely safe flying with stunning views of the surroundings.

Horn Island airport (HID)

Horn departure

Horn to Dauan

Dauan to Boigu

Boigu to Horn arrival by small airplane.