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Old 13th Dec 2010, 06:17
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Pussies.
Taim enap to take photo = taim enap to depart. Sleeping in a balus aint all it cracked up to be. Bush vfr.
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 08:22
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What you meant to say was "Taim inap long kisim piksa, taim inap long puk off long narapela hap" (enough time for pictures, enough time to fck off somewhere else)

Na tingim! (Well think about it!)

Cloud i no stap klostu long Yalumet. (Yalumet without cloud)



Fasion bilong yu masta - sumting bilong yu tasol. (If thats your style - its yours alone)

Ahh ye old CAO 28 exemption - license to be lost and scared. Do they even hand em out anymore?

Edited to translate for less educated amongst us

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Old 13th Dec 2010, 08:31
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Ray McNamara nau istap wia?

Tinny

Would this be the same person- whom (ex CASA- as, I was given/or led to understand???), was toward the end of 'one's' career the 'Aviation' consultant to the STARS in the only 'free' settled State of AUS, to one Santos..........

And after having delivered the Coup de grāce to the filthy interlopers- then, Kev (busy in Europe) & Burkesey (or names that may, or may-not bare any resemblance...??) - bloody near burnt the wing off a Bombarder inbound ex The Cooper and subsequently 'parked' it at RMA pending the manufacturer sorting that dross out.............?????- is all good- apparently......

Nice/Sweet Bongo- Chimbu..........

Apologies, nil pidgin compliant............

Many thnx
S28

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Old 13th Dec 2010, 12:24
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tinpis wrote..Ahhh.. THe old ANO.28 "License to get lost"

yeah...wonder if they are still 'valid'...

Nice pic of Y in the clear chimbu.

I had just watched a mate in an Aztec do what today would be described as a 'missed approach' ...
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 18:43
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Seem to recall in the 70's the A.N.O. 28 allowance was worth about an extra $400 a year.
1000 hours in PNG and operate in at least 3 or 4 areas including highlands to qualify?
Section-28 as mentioned earlier in here, Ray Mac was waiting with Jasper M on an airstrip for the WX to clear (rather similar to the Yalumet picture) when yours truly arrived dumped off pax and buggered off again. I never even noticed two white guys sheltering on the strip
Very impressed he was
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 03:49
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It was a pay increase and you got to see all of PNG as Crowley's main business was helicopters so there was a lot of 'crew' changes...GPS would have been great

Somewhere have another letter allowing me to fly with a pistol...
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 05:20
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Yeah what chuck said (I think). Slept at aseki early on and being offered the grass hut and unidentifiable char cooked dead animal for dinner (like a buka meri, still pink on the inside) was gratiously declined. If I had a bottle of gold cup there would probably be lil troppos running around now.
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Old 14th Dec 2010, 17:55
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Have you ever wondered what might be down in them thar holes? (Near Ok Tedi)







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Old 14th Dec 2010, 18:24
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Drinking and washing in the water from the 0k Manga and Fly rivers makes them turn out like that.
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Old 15th Dec 2010, 08:25
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Munda???

Is that "Munda 1971" the same place as this "Munda 2010"??

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Old 15th Dec 2010, 09:06
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G'Day Tinny

At 157 pages, I'll 'assume' the answer to be yes, bloody well done you.

Well bloody done.........., against what is promulgated as............, would have paid to be there....

Cheers
28

P.S.: Was always alert being there (staff & equipment)- but, as I was once told by- 'An Old Hand' of repute.........

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Old 15th Dec 2010, 10:15
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Its the same Munda. The old up-lifted Nissan hut on stilts was taken down some time ago. It was down closer to the lagoon, just across the road from 'Agnes Rest House', and near where the Police Station is now. There was another 'International Terminal' for a while ( about where the QueenAir and Aztec were parked in their respective photos). The apron was all compacted coral from the War - just like concrete. The old tarmac area is a street now with a row of Chinese and local shops, and your terminal is set closer to the windsock area and runway. Still plenty of tarmac space for the Aussie big Hercs to back in and unload disaster relief supplies for a dump, in the big shake in the West a few years ago though. That was when the runway got a fault line and dip across it about halfway along. The Solomon carpenters have used a wider spacing between the steps, on the streetside steps, as well as on the airside steps, than you may be used to, so be careful you don't stumble going up and down if you are not used to little differences like that..
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 04:24
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Somewhere have another letter allowing me to fly with a pistol...
Never knew you could get one of those letters, or needed one for that matter. I carried mine whenever I thought it might be a good idea.

Mainly when headed to a certain Goilala strip which had an 'ILS'.
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 04:50
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They stopped handing out those letters in 1986. I heard about the deal and rang Craigie, then boss of DCA, to get said letter - I hasten to add I had no desire to carry while flying as part of some BS jungle survival kit but wanted one for general self defence against rascals.

Al informed me that the practice had recently been stopped.

"What dumb c*&t did that?"

"Me actually"



I joined the pistol club instead - bought a really nice FAS .22 target pistol for comps and owned a selection of higher calibre handguns over the years for self protection.

http://www.pilkguns.com/tenp/fas3.jpg
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 05:01
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Never knew you could get one of those letters, or needed one for that matter
From memory, at the time it was the only way to get a licence to possess one...'survival equipment'...

Never flew with it - it was considered 'home defence' when you were away for the night. Things were getting 'restless' long before independence, especially in places like Rabaul and Lae with some nasty incidents involving 'European' women,so it made some of us happier to know that the wife/girlfriend had some firepower and practice at the pistol club...
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 07:15
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Munda

Thanks Frigatebird...

Was there in September and couldn't recognise a thing from your pics... they must have needed the space for their new "main drag" with its 4 shops!! Was a nice change from PNG though so will be headed back in March!

Swazi
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 04:02
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I joined the pistol club instead
So did I Chuckles which is how I obtained mine. Used to shoot every Saturday when I could. Felt it was a handy thing to have available just in case some raskol decided that I may have had something that he would like to have for himself.

Thankfully that possibility never eventuated, at least whilst I was there anyway.

I do remember though that when I enquired about having a pistol for my 'survival kit' I was told that you could no longer do that. When I asked why I was told that some 'very silly Talair pilots' (The actual words used!) had been shooting their pistols off the balcony of their residence at various things and the Firearms branch of the PNG Constabulary viewed these actions as 'a bit naughty.' (Also the actual words used)
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 10:11
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One wonders if one would have had the required cojones to pull the trigger if confronted. Remember, the buggers have a habit of keeping coming even if you hit 'em dead centre.
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 14:42
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One wonders if one would have had the required cojones to pull the trigger if confronted. Remember, the buggers have a habit of keeping coming even if you hit 'em dead centre.
"Better to 'go pinis' (leave PNG) in row 6 than hold 6".

PNG is a wonderful wonderful place and the vast bulk of the population are just great people. I have many, MANY VERY fond memories of PNG - but it has law and order issues that simply can't be ignored.

The only remorse I ever suffered was allowing my then wife to badger me into leaving my Glock at home on what turned out to be the night the aeroclub was attacked. I never left it home again.
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 18:59
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....some 'very silly Talair pilots' (The actual words used!) had been shooting their pistols off the balcony of their residence at various things ....
That is correct but I don't recall the name of the pilots involved.

Another incident that attracted the attention of the Constabulary was the ex Macair pilot taxiing a Baron at Wau, reached across his front RH seat passenger, opened the door and shot a stray dog that wandered onto the strip.

There were other incidents but I don't recall the details.

Chuck is correct, the good days are gone. I went from never locking my doors in 1963, to barbed wire, guns, dead locks and security guards in 1985.

I sometimes wonder where it will all end up? It can never change until honesty and integrity comes into the political system.
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