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Old 16th Jul 2010, 17:07
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Storchpilot
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: densly inhabited part of Europe
Age: 58
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ATR 42

Then Hevilift will definately not have me as POB, if I ever get back down to PNG some day.
Flew from Vienna to Belgrad in a JAT ATR 42 a couple of years back, accompanied by a friend, who happens to be a certified aircraft mechanic. We were carted out to the most furthest parking by bus . The aircraft had highspeed tape plastered all over it , most of it not looking recent. On startup the old bucket of bolts started vibrating and shaking like sh... , and continued doing this all the way to Belgrad, only quitting after shutdown. In addition to the spectacular food served on this flight , it was an experience worth not having again in my short little life . I think my friend the mechanic felt all the worse about it. My guess is, that for him, travelling Lae to Goroka by road and the Bena Bena´s would look like a walk in the park compared to another flight in that ATR.

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