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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 17:48
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Ausron must be lapun if he flew VH-GKK when it was new (45 years ago?)!

G'day Ausron. Welcome to PPRuNe!
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Old 25th Dec 2014, 07:53
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WDL

I had a few trip\s in it out of Lae, I took it to some easgt new Britain locations
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 07:00
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Identify this strip..

Someone on Facebook took this photo in the late 60's early 70's but can't remember where it is..... any ideas lapuns ??


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Old 13th Jan 2015, 07:22
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Cud it be Kanabea on an "unusually" fine day?
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 07:24
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Kundiawa was a popular guess on the Facebook page..
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 07:27
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Ompkali, EHD ?
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 08:58
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FWIW my guesses; Not Kanabea. No kink half way up the strip.

I only ever went into Kundiawa two times. Both in 1991 and the strip was sealed then. So dunno!

BTW, doesn't Kundiawa have a bloody great SWER line across the valley these days (and did back in the 90s) or have I finally had one too many Reds!

Also; Doesn't look steep enough for Kundiawa.

And never ever did get to spend an evening at the Kundiawa Kockroach Klub! Although my BIL did. He was one of the founding members actually!
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 10:25
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Trying to work out what the aircraft is the photo was taken from!

May help with the airport ident!
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 17:35
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Distinctive parking bay. Omkalai. Now closed.



Certainly a peculiar engine cowl, looks low wing turbine similar to a Conquest?
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Old 13th Jan 2015, 17:54
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seem to remember another pic of Omkali in Jim's VOL 1 of BALUS with a story to go with it.
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 00:26
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Any idea why and when it was closed Taily?

The Gavmen nogat moni perhaps?
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 04:03
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Definatly ompkali
Had a couple of intreesting flights into there in 1970.The head man & wife had been killed in a motor accident on the highlands highway between Kainantu & Goroka I was with Macair at the time & got the job of taking the 2 coffins there,the locals knew they were coming & gathered at the strip,hundreds if not a thousand or so all in feathers & oil,woman white washed & wailing
The emotion is something I will never forget
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 05:44
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Omkalai

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Old 14th Jan 2015, 06:09
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Omkalai
dont know where the P came from,spelling never my stromg point
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 06:33
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could be 'Omph'kalai on the basis that the upwards round-out has to be spot on...hence the typo.
Went there in '70 or thereabouts to get some footage of a huge sing-sing courtesy, PNG Tourist bureau. Mobs, feathers, drums and chaos..in a most spectacular landscape, certainly a day to remember.

In on a C206 and out on a Twotter..spectacular plus !!
Entertaining to see nothing but mountainside out the Twotter front window from down the back.
Was told it was the steepest bush strip in the southern hemisphere..others would know if that is /was correct.
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Old 14th Jan 2015, 06:45
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Certainly a peculiar engine cowl, looks low wing turbine similar to a Conquest?
Merlin? Bogan Copper used one in PNG dinosaur times ......(don't know if it was theirs or others.....before the Westwind)

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Old 15th Jan 2015, 08:38
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"Was told it was the steepest bush strip in the southern hemisphere..others would know if that is /was correct. "
Nope. It was the steepest airstrip in PNG only. I'm sure there are hairier strips, this mission strip for example:



No idea why it closed Pinky, but you are probably correct - nogat moni!!
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 00:08
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It was the steepest airstrip in PNG
Steeper than Kaintiba? Seem to remember that place was reputed to be one of the steepest at the time. Will have to check my old Dz one way strip book. It's still around somewhere.
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Where does one go to get a Steep Strip Endorsement to operate out of places like the tw piccy.??

Some"airstrip" that one...choice of parking places too.!!
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Where does one go to get a Steep Strip Endorsement to operate out of places like the tw piccy.
Try god.

That's a bothering strip on the other side of the border. Long associated with PNG but it's not.

Whilst steep, Kaintiba was easy, you could hardly screw anything up there. Plenty of more challenging ones in the area.

AOS showed me some challenging ones out of Vanimo, ended up with foliage in the undercarriage after one take off. A bit wet, a bit heavy and a bit short.
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