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Old 13th Jul 2010, 23:53
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Was thinking road trip but everyone keeps trying to talk me out of it!
Also thought of doing Lae Madang
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 13:30
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I think it would be OK Peter as long as you had sufficent security. I have wanted to do it for years but never had the chance. One trip that I would love to do is Namatami to Kavieng.
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 22:13
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Highlands Highway

There's no real need to take security along the highway up to Goroka or even Hagen.

From Lae to Kasam is safe, just keep your wits about you from Yonki to Goroka.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 04:29
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Pixie Deliveries

P2-PXU Dash 8 and P2-PXU Boeing 767-3 due this month, PXU is enroute.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 05:51
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Assume you are talking about Q400s?
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 06:30
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P2-PXU Dash 8 and P2-PXU Boeing 767-3 due this month, PXU is enroute.
Wow, that's going to get pretty confusing if they are both inbound at the same time. Why don't they just register the whole fleet P2-PXU. It would save a lot on costs.....
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 21:02
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Sorry guys, make the 767 P2-PXV. Uniform is the first (of 2) new Q400.
New colors as well.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 21:03
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One thought the wicked Bena Bena were all busy stripping the power lines out of the Yonki?
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 23:55
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Hevilift to get an ATR-42

Saw the ad in today's PC. Any idea on routes?
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Old 16th Jul 2010, 17:07
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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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Old 16th Jul 2010, 21:30
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So what happened to APNGs ATR?
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Old 17th Jul 2010, 05:27
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Probably rattled and shook itself to pieces...
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 03:05
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Wasn't there a problem with ATR's and the deicing systems a few years ago, after an aircraft crashed in the States? I presume that has been resolved.

I sure hope so because from my memory of flying turboprops in PNG (F27 and Dash 7), we spent most of our time cruising smack in the icing levels between 14000 - 18000 ft.
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 03:53
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I just got back from Rabaul and have decided I want to retire in Kokopo.
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 09:48
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You shoulda seen the place before 1994 - I and a few others were going to join PX, have homes on the harbour in Rabaul and commute. Then we lost everything in the volcanic eruptions and that was that. We joined PX and took CNS basings instead.

Rabaul was paradise on earth - I loved living there so much - had my boat at the Yachty (21' half cabin with a 225hp Evinrude). I used it so many days a week I used to leave it tied to the yacht club jetty rather than on its trailer in the club. Pulled it out every few weeks for a good clean and flush through.

Diving the deep wrecks, trolling with a beer in one hand as the sun set...as I got airborne in our company 404 with Tuvurvur erupting a nm behind me I glanced over towards the yachty and saw my boat tied to the jetty on the most stunning Rabaul morning and just knew it was all over - never saw it again but a mate went looking for his 25' Bertram some months later and found mine upside down on the bottom, half buried in volcanic ash/mud, about 20m from the jetty.

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Old 19th Jul 2010, 09:58
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Rabaul was paradise on earth
Agreed! Only spent 4 days there as a guest of `Lik Lik *** Rik` (Sori tru Mate) but fell in love with the place. Found it hard to believe that it and Port Morbid were part of the same country.
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 10:24
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This was Rabaul

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Old 19th Jul 2010, 10:56
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AND THE TOWN



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Old 19th Jul 2010, 11:48
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Ah yes, fond memories of the Yachtie, Kaivuna, Ralum Club, Chang's restaurant, and Cafe de Paris (Cafe de Poof).

It truly was the Pearl of the Pacific.
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Old 20th Jul 2010, 05:07
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From the couple of days I had there it still is. still very safe, clean and friendly. Almost hard to believe it's in PNG. Sitting on the beach at Kokopo as the sun goes down and watching the big fish plop about in the glass smooth water, whilst enjoying a cold SP brown bottle and wishing for a bait rod with some one kilo gear and a couple of lures was just fantastic. then seeing at all repeated in the morning at sunup........ just makes you want to give up work and live on coconuts and bananas and just hang about.
I found where I want to be sitting in a few years time if all goes well.
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