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Old 26th Sep 2010, 05:29
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Ahh...chuck, that four engine turbo prop experience is what got you the dash 7 job at pixie wasn't it?
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Old 26th Sep 2010, 13:03
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tinpis .. that was my first job as chief pilot getting Max dried out. You must land on the mains in a Baron. Windy
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Old 26th Sep 2010, 20:05
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Windy, were you CP in '83?
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Old 28th Sep 2010, 21:10
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What happend to a couple of Cherokee's ? P2-TIT a 140 and TYS a 180.
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Old 29th Sep 2010, 02:10
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I was thinking about the olden days and why we never had any training accidents in twins in TAL

Typical Hellyadore von Tshushunigg Baron endorsement.

10000' at the back of Hagen.

HELLY: "I vill now demonstrate zee assymetric flight!" (retards one throttle and quickly brings it back)

"See, frightening isn't it?"

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Old 29th Sep 2010, 05:29
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Tini I wasn't with TAL although I do recall doing an IFR rating test with Wally Bebnar one day,and just after take off he said "ok now I'm going to fail the right engine are you ready ?"

I see there is a Lynden Air Herc parked in POM at the moment,I belive it has been operating out of Nadzab up to the centre of the universe. I belive Lynden Air's Herc aren't ex military and they have glass cockpits,can anyone confirm this ?
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Old 29th Sep 2010, 05:33
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WHOLE lot different adventure with others tho Mr Waghi
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Old 29th Sep 2010, 07:31
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L382 Sat

Troppo:

I spent quite some time with SAT and the L382's in PNG, some good stories and one was the four propeller wakes in the waters of Lake Kutubu inspecting the Skull Caves on the edge of the lake.

They were mainly very competent crew, good companions and liked their fun at times.

It was some operation.

Tmb
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Old 29th Sep 2010, 10:04
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A RAAF Herc crew once took Scotty Adams with them to show them the way from Mendi to Tari

Once
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 03:03
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I have flown with some of the ex RAAF Herc drivers from those days and didn't realise that the Herc was responsible for flying all the components of the Bailey Bridges into the highlands from Lae and Madang. Those guys were having as much fun as us GA buggers.

Flying low in the Highlands these days could be hazardous to ones health as the likelihood of being hit by small arms ground fire is now more dangerous than the terra firma. Numerous stories of guys being pot shot at.. mainly from home made guns. Surely taking the meaning of customer complaints to a whole new level!
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 10:08
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Nothing new there High 6 - I discovered back in 1987 that buzzing tribal fights in my trusty C185 was NOT a good idea.

Still I did manage to engender a fleeting sense of Détente amongst the chaps sparring 10' below me as I flashed overhead - the ALL let fly at ME

Mostly sticks and feathers but ONE chap, apparently, had a shotgun
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 10:23
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Haven't they watched BLackhawk Down yet ?
Bloody RPG's will be next,trust me with the cashflow in the SHP I'm sure they could afford them.
Dodgy Aussie C-210 spotted in Daru a few weeks ago I believe.
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 22:12
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P2-PXT, new DHC-8 for PX, departed Toronto on 10 Oct on delivery.
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 22:33
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"centre of the universe"

Made me laugh!
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Old 15th Oct 2010, 01:52
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What happened to-TALAIR Bandits

Here is a quick rundown on the fleet.
RDL, crashed
RDM, crashed
RDN to VH-FNP, withdrawn from use at Maroochydore
RDO to VH-FNR to DQ-YES, withdrawn from use in FIJI
RDP to VH-XFH to VH-XFN to DQ-LCM, withdrawn from use in FIJI
RDQ to VH-XFP to VH-UQG to P2-ALV, withdrawn from use (at Goroka?)
RDR to VH-FWR to VH-UQD to P2-ALT, withdrawn from use (at Goroka?)
RDS, crashed
RDT to VH-XFM to VH-UQC, withdrawn from use and reduced to spares
RDU to VH-FWI to ZK-TRL, withdrawn from use and reduced to spares
RDW to VH-XFO to VH-UQF to P2-ALU, crashed
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Old 29th Oct 2010, 06:04
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Night Flights over Mendi?

Anyone know what these flights could be for?

Flights fuel cult
Mysterious flights over Southern Highlands in the nights in recent weeks have added fuel to a cargo cult mindset that has developed over the liquefied natural gas project.
According to a leading Christian church in the province, many people in the Southern Highlands do not understand how the benefits from the LNG project will be delivered and there are stories going around that the “cargo” in the form of the benefits will drop from the sky.
The church say it does not help matters when aircraft are flying over Southern Highlands in the night, something that is regarded unusual because no flights had ever flown over the province in the dark before.
“Someone in authority needs to explain these flights. Two planes flew in the night on two separate occasions in the past.
“Last Saturday, nine planes flew over Mendi town between 6pm and 1am on Monday. This is highly unusual and this is fueling this cargo cult thing,” head bishop of the United Church in the Highlands, Reverend Wesif Porop said.
Bishop Porop said when the planes were flying over Mendi, the story was going around that the planes would drop the “benefits” from the LNG from the sky.
“This is no good. Somebody needs to explain these flights over Mendi in the night. We are doing a lot of work to educate our people and this unexplained events do not help.”
He said the planes were flying in a straight line over Mendi and this has aroused the curiosity of the people, who are talking about it.
Bishop Porop said last month, some planes flew over Southern Highlands on separate occasion, drawing the same reaction from the people.
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Old 29th Oct 2010, 18:29
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"Spark"
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Old 30th Oct 2010, 01:34
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Ngt flights over Mendi ??

mmm not sure about this,unless the Pit has NVG these days ?? lol
I thinkim some pla likllik spark brus to blame ??.
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Old 30th Oct 2010, 07:28
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The last few years have yielded classics such as:

* a komodo dragon loose around Lae
http://pngtourismnews.********.com/2...se-in-png.html

* a dinosaur like creature loose in Kokopo
Kokopo women told to be on alert for PNG dinosaur

* Japanese gold in the hills of New Ireland
Article: Billion-kina gold search in New Ireland province. | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy
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Old 31st Oct 2010, 04:25
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I love this new scheme

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/p...g?t=1288499173
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