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Old 10th May 2016, 12:13
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The Reconnaissance Squadron.........they were evidently great to fly and could be backed into a culvert (and a windsock) with the greatest of ease.
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Old 10th May 2016, 19:19
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Tow bar bugger up Nogot brake pressure, emau
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Old 10th May 2016, 19:50
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The Dash7 kept us employed as they were a very maintenance intensive aircraft, especially when the RH hydraulic system devoured its own pumps. Took a few days to fix. Then the fuel tank microbe issue, the engine control cables fraying through the firewall, the main engine elec harness plug in the engine intake.
How I can never forget them! The good days of ANG in POM
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Old 11th May 2016, 06:54
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My first transport command at pixi.

I much preferred it to the Dash 8, slower but I felt much more comfortable in it around the highlands..the omega nav was something else..nine waypoints max but fun to fly..not as much fun as the F28 though..loved that aircraft.
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Old 17th May 2016, 06:57
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There's something about this thread. Lately, visiting here makes me feel like I've entered the PX retirement village. Perhaps I should bring a cold 6 pack of SP or a bottle of Buka Meri with me.
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Old 17th May 2016, 09:25
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SP thanks!
We are all lapun but we could tell some tales of, for a lot of us, some of the best and most challenging times in our lives. We were also totally professional as well.
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Old 17th May 2016, 09:37
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Hey yupela, anybody in the loop on what happened at the planned May 5 court hearing? ... oh and my preference would be for the bottle of Buka Meri, sweet & strong!!
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Old 17th May 2016, 14:13
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It was positive. The Judge wants to understand why mediation failed before he sets a trial date.
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Old 17th May 2016, 21:48
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Been told the May 5 court hearing was held addressing "legal argument".

All parties to reappear early June (8th??) with responses. Case should then proceed according to normal protocol. But it is PNG.................
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Old 18th May 2016, 14:06
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Mangi, you need to understand...PNG is like herpes, once you have it, you have it for life, and you have to scratch it!! The only difference is that you can be proud of how you got it and grateful for the experience.
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Old 18th May 2016, 20:11
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If we started breaking out the stories from the Islander, the T Lodge, the Airways and the Gateway, with occasional touches from the the Dero V1 and V2, the Yachtie V1 and V2, the Ela Beach H' House and the Aviat it would overload prune.
God even the rubbish dump has it its stories to be told.......maybe not!
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Old 19th May 2016, 22:55
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Not so. There is a thread for all of what you say. Its called
PNG Ples Bilong Tok Tok. You can find it on page 5 of
The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions.

Happy reading, it's currently 207 pages long.

cheers, W
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Old 20th May 2016, 00:50
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Back on track.

Update:

At the hearing on 6th May, 2016, the Judge gave both Legal Teams until the 8th of June, 2016, to define the legal issues and arguments regards the Legality of the 2015 Contract.

Also heard a whisper that the Industrial Relations Registrar may have expressed an opinion that the PNGA/NAPU have been treated unfairly with regards to the 2015 Contract. Rumour is that the Registrar is willing to give evidence to that fact.
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Old 23rd May 2016, 21:05
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While the entire pilot body is locked in the ongoing court battle with PX in the National District Court over the forced introduction of a non negotiated employment contract along with wrongful dismissals, the already strained relationship has soured even further.

On 17 May, during the PNG Human Resources National Institute national conference, the PX HR manager, Rei Lagona was awarded the best individual HR Practitioner for 2015.

One pilot is quoted - "Similar feeling to throwing up in your mouth and swallowing it"

For those interested the full report is here Air Niugini wins best SOE employer award | Loop PNG
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Old 25th May 2016, 04:40
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The PNG Human Resources National Institute - a highly respected prestigious organization I'm sure!

I can just envisage the entire management team, Ray, Sam, that used car salesman accountant they use as a financial controller, all dancing around the boardroom table - Ray at the front arse slapping and yelling 'Whose ya daddy'!
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Old 25th May 2016, 23:07
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More leaked news from the house on the hill.

PX did not receive any suitable applications from their last advertising campaign. They are going to re-advertise again very soon but you will not see it on the AFAP job board.

Another F70 is due to arrive very soon but crewing it will be very difficult. Latest F100 roster has many scheduled flights not rostered because of insufficient crew so crewing another F70 will be very difficult indeed..

Also heard the [email protected] word is being used internally against those that are freely willing to work on RDO's to the detriment of pilot group objectives.
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Old 27th May 2016, 04:13
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I hear 3 more added to the wall of fame today. Any news?
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Old 27th May 2016, 07:03
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Fokker/Boeing crews having to pay for tickets to travel home on rostered days off will pretty much be an end to it. Not only do you deadhead on a rostered day off, now you have to pay for it.
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Old 28th May 2016, 01:54
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Paying to "Deadhead" on a RDO? That's a new concept!

I'm supprised you guys are even allowed to be based off shore these days.
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Old 28th May 2016, 05:48
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They're not. All expats are POM based. ANG provides SHARED accommodation to the expat pilots.

You can however choose where your DOMICILE is. In previous contracts your domicile was the place from where you were recruited. That was the place they paid for your removal and your yearly free trip home etc etc etc. in the 2015 contract it became a quasi off shore basing concept. However ANG never intended it to be that way. Their intention was always to have pilots based in POM. Due to the fact that a large number of expat pilots refused to sign the contract and left the company made some adjustments allowing pilots to visit their domicile two or three times a month. Initially travel was tolerated on working days before or after duty (some might say illegally) and the company provided tickets. Now it would seem the company is reverting back to their original intention of having all expats staying in POM. If you want to visit your domicile you have to do it on your days off and you have to pay for it. Believe me this was always the company's intention.

Anyone contemplating working for ANG should know they will be POM based - don't be cajoled by terms like offshore domicile. When the new prison block (whoops - I mean pilot accommodation) is completed (SOON!) you will be living at 6 mile right next to ANG house - no shops within 2 km - absolutely nothing to do but look out your window at the dirty dusty airport - or perhaps duck across the street to the Gateway to drown your sorrows - because ANG properties are all no drink zones!! The hard right Christisn evangelists who run the company have decreed that.

DONT DO IT!!!!!

You have been warned

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