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Old 12th Nov 2010, 00:15
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Nice bananas and fruit from Erave.
Bugger all but Telefomin trousers around the Bips.
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 05:15
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Balusmungimasta

Mi tasol masta back in late 70's with maus grass! travelling in a c402
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 06:09
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balusmungimasta piksa stap wia????
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 10:37
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That pic of the Hindenberg Wall looks like it was taken over Olsobip or a bit further up tucked against the wall over Bolivip. I lived in Tabubil in 1979 for 6 months, flying SEG after Kennecott and before OTML started. Only "outside" contact was when Dangerous Dave Merklin used to fly the weekly twotter from POM with our freezer. Special VFR up the Alice as only he could do!
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Old 15th Nov 2010, 14:59
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Er...she should be clear round the next bend eh Dave?.....



Dunno the strip whereissit?
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 10:28
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Not in PNG - how about Moulia, somewhere west of Wamena (Papua)???
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 15:39
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Yeah, not many bitumen strips in the mountains of PNG... probably in Irian Jaya,. Is this a Cessna Caravan? Nice flight deck, even has EGPWS by the look of it... far cry from the single ADF and fixed card thingamajig in the Talair "IFR" balus's.
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 21:51
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far cry from the single ADF and fixed card thingamajig in the Talair "IFR" balus's.
Cutting edge mate.
Patair's DC3 PNB had one 'er them too.
Engineer found a place for 'er down by the FO's right kneecap. We did have a Visual Omni Range gadget that's needle shot from side to side when ya were landin' on 14 at Moresby.
Noticed it happen a coupla times while I was keepin' me eye out fer the Lightning wreck in th' swamp so we'd know where we were.
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Old 7th Dec 2010, 03:28
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far cry from the single ADF and fixed card thingamajig in the Talair "IFR" balus's.
Reminds me of when a new Pommie avionics engineer arrived in Lae. Everyone was wondering why, with avionics tech's in such high demand, this bloke would come to PNG. We soon found out.

Said engineer spent his days drinking coffee and smoking, but mainly complaining about how busy he was (from the comfort of the couch in the crew room). If he owned any tools (doubtful) they certainly never were going to get worn out.

After repeated (and unsuccessful) requests to take a look at the single Narco ADF in several 402's and Islanders, he pinned a notice to the board in the crew room stating "......all ADF's will be fixed before the onset of the wet season...." to which a certain pilot added the words "...a memo listing all rainy days for the next 12 months will be issued shortly.."
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Old 7th Dec 2010, 06:37
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There was another Pom gingerbeer in GKA before him. Torres remembers him.
Introduced the fleet to gorilla snot to seal leaky crankcases.
He wouldnt work in an iron lung, I believe he got railroaded out of Darwin by Ossey Osgood and he wasnt all that fussy....

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Old 12th Dec 2010, 07:45
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A few of the photos that aren't in storage...

Yalumet 1972




Munda 1971

Guy standing is Mal Lang, then ADC at Buin and a PPL with his own C172 there.



Often posted location I know, but the 207 makes it different...1971

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Old 12th Dec 2010, 09:12
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207 was whose? Not a TAL destination..skywagon thats more like it, more photties please.
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 10:24
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All were operated by Crowley...the Islander and the C207 [VH-DMS - Turbo no less :-)] came after 'Airfast' bought the company.
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 11:11
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That terminal looked better a decade before this..

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Old 12th Dec 2010, 12:06
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A question for some of you old PNG hands.

The weather conditions shown in skywagondriver's photo captioned "Yalumet 1972".

Would that have precluded a departure?
Was it likely to burn off?
Would you have climbed out above the cloud layer?

Just curious thats all.
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 19:08
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Would you have climbed out above the cloud layer?
Sure as shit wouldn't climb through it

Certainly wouldn't hamper an arrival...
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 22:09
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Yes
Yes
The lack of activity answers the last one...
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Old 12th Dec 2010, 22:14
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Remember these...?
No date on letter but '71
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 00:24
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Concur with Skywagondriver.

I would have had a few smokes whilst waiting. Plus a read of the Pos Guria if I had it.
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 04:33
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Ahhh.. THe old ANO.28 "License to get lost"
Ray McNamara nau istap wia?
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