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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 11:31
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tpad. did Helly send you there? I recall it.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 12:14
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....and also prone to some very quarrelsome locals!
Hmmm, sounds like a few places in the Goilala as well!
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 07:34
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Grrr ....and also prone to some very quarrelsome locals!

It's just down the hill from Mt Kare, still quarrelling........
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 12:07
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high 6

Most certainly looks like him! I suggested that he confirm or deny.

What about your identification Chuck?
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 17:20
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Nope - Colin had a C180 and I doubt he's ever been to Guari.
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 21:40
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I quick googly of Guari reveals this
Windsock ok. 10- 12 cone markers
Less slip activity on the ridges in the distance/ before kong kong deforestation?

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Old 28th Aug 2009, 00:59
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1975 PNG WAC Chart

I was delving through a few old "Paradise" magazines (The Oli Callim Air-No-Go inflight magazine) from the late 70s last night. I was looking for reference pictures showing the paint scheme of Air Niugini F-27s and interleaved in the pages of one magazine I found this old faded and slightly stained WAC chart.

Talk about a flood of memories looking over this stuff. I recall the chart we displayed in the towers at Nadzab and Lae were hand "enhanced" with the penning in of quite a few strips that were not marked on the original, unfortunately this WAC chart doesnt have these marked so I dont have the "full picture" of the routes and destinations of those days.

I recall that shortly after independence the printing "plates" for these charts were transferred to the PNG government where they were promptly lost, so no new charts were ever produced up to 1982 at least. By that time pilots were using a RAAF chart which had very few strips marked on it. I dont know what the case is today.

Which leads me to a question, has GPS navigation systems altered PNG operations in any way since them old days? Do pilots use it to avoid cumulus granitus? I recall some old and bolds used to navigate by recognising the odd tree and slope coming visible in the gloom (allegedly)...

Oh yes I am still after good reference pics of Air Niugini F-27s... can anyone help me? I need top and bottom views.

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Old 28th Aug 2009, 08:01
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I flew NAM in 92 for island airways in madang; pretty sure it was the one that crashed near bank in 93
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Old 2nd Sep 2009, 13:44
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Ian Bain may have been the porter pilot you are thinking of.
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 03:42
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What is the name of the business Cheungie has/had in Madang?
How is the inscrutable old basterd?
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 03:53
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Correction and appologies to Eric Bain and all, it was Eric that was the porter pilot I was thinking about not Ian.
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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 04:55
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'Island Airways' in Madang and Cheungie is still there! I think he is down to a couple of C206's and one national pilot. I don't think they do a lot anymore.
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 00:23
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GKA helicopters

anyone got scuttlebut on the helicopter ops out of Goroka. a colleague is considering a job based out of there.

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Old 7th Sep 2009, 03:07
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I presume you mean 'Pacific Helicopters' which is based in GKA? If so, they have a number of contracts wrapped up around the country and are a busy company. Plenty of experienced guys in the outfit and with Mal at the helm, well, what more can I say...! (just don't mention the words 'Russian' and 'Helicopter' in the same sentance around him...!)
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 21:34
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Giant rat found in PNG - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

I'm sure there were bigger buggers in the Talair kitchen at Kagamuga?
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Old 8th Sep 2009, 07:48
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"Giant rat found in PNG"

I read that this morning and immediately thought they were refering to a political kind rather than a furry one.

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Old 8th Sep 2009, 07:59
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Any of you Lapuns recognise dis pela (Bosavi Wooly Rat)?

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Old 8th Sep 2009, 08:36
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Old 14th Sep 2009, 04:04
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I see on the Air Niugini thread:

Retired Captain Peter Sharpe sadly passed away 13.9.09
If true, Sharpie will be sadly missed by all who knew and worked with him during his life in Papua New Guinea, his sailing and those who knew him through his contribution to PPRuNe and this thread in particular.

Condolences to his wife and brother Doug.

It is indeed a sad day.
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Old 14th Sep 2009, 07:28
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lol sorry had disappeared for a bit...


and yeah was guari

here is an easy one...

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