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Old 15th Jun 2015, 12:36
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Graham really has an outstanding collection of photos - and experiences. He is certainly one of the legends.

Aussie02

You could well be absolutely right about the Nadzab Nomad prang date. I just had a look at my logbook and see I last flew 012 at the end of September 78. Broke my leg trail bike riding near Boana the next week. Spent the next 8 weeks in plaster and crutches running the Squadron while the RAAF OC (mixed Army/RAAF personel) was in Melbourne getting the radar put in one of the other Nomads.

I was in Hong Kong on the date you indicate so would not have been there for the flurry of excitement. I am sure that I would have noticed we were short an aircraft and there was one on stands in the hangar when I came back - I have absolutely no memory of it - I think I must be losing the plot!

Next 012 flight was when I took it for a test flight (post-repair check?) on 20 July 79

Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 23:04
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Noticed on the AIC's website that MAF's C172 was written off at Hagen by a student a couple of years ago. Is MAF's flying school still operating?
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Old 17th Jun 2015, 01:03
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MAF FLIGHT TRAINING

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My man in Mt.Hagen tells me that MAF's flying school instructor, Rick Velvin, has gone south and MAF no longer provides flying training in PNG. It would appear that there are no flying schools operating anywhere in the country.
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Old 17th Jun 2015, 03:40
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What are MAF using P2-MFR, Cessna 172S, for, now?
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Old 17th Jun 2015, 13:32
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Thumbs down

The 172 has been wrecked, it's probably now being used as a source of spare parts - certainly not flying anymore.

Increadably sad outcome, not only for MAF but also PNG in general.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 00:52
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P2-MFR

A search of the PNG CASA Aircraft Registration Data Base shows that, as of 13th. May 2015, P2-MFR was still registered to MAF Mt.Hagen. My man in Hagen is trying to find out more.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 02:27
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Yes, I have P2-MFA as the 172 in the accident, and replaced by MFR in Jan 2014.
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Old 4th Jul 2015, 06:26
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Thumbs up Big E

G'day E,
Has been a few years. I did fly the old Porter and the Twotter. Trained a few on the Porter. Great machine and very flexible. Jay Hartizan was the Crowley helo pilot.
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Old 21st Jul 2015, 07:19
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Mt.Yule Cross. Post #3686.

There is another cross on Mt.Albert Edward, erected in the 1930's, by by the French missionaries from the Catholic Mission at Ononge. A Google search indicated that it was still there recently.

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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 21:46
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This is a photo of the beacon on Mt Yule that is often believed to be a cross.

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Old 11th Sep 2015, 04:29
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Tinpis

Does anyone know how Tinpis is getting on these days I heard he was sick and I'm hoping he's OK.


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Old 11th Sep 2015, 11:29
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Tinpis posted in the 'Darwin in the 80s' thread (post 326) just recently (on 6 Sept.)
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 04:45
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PNG Independence

Today is 40th anniversary of PNG Independence.

Trust they all have a great day and no-one gets damaged!

Cheers.
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Old 19th Dec 2015, 07:47
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Tripela liklik pik words

Hi there,
Did you ever get the words to Tripela liklik pik? I am keen to get them to read, I love the recording!
Thanks
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Old 19th Dec 2015, 22:46
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pawsforeffect; I have copies of the words in both English and Tok Pisin somewhere.

PM me an snail mail addy and I'll post a photocopy....when I find them.

Also have a spare CD of the recording. Someone once asked me for a copy but never replied to any further PMs.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 09:50
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Here is the recording http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200709/r184705_686227.mp3
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 10:49
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P2-WDL, I loved your pictures posted a few months ago, any more from the collection?
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 14:16
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(Descoll, Chimbu Warrior: Page 184 of this thread) That is definitely Gordon Campbell, I worked for him for most of 1971 in his Narimo hotel at Vanimo

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Old 6th Jun 2016, 03:27
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(P2 WDL: Page 185 of this thread) Are you sure about the 1975 date? I worked for Gordon Campbell at the Narimo Hotel in 1970, and I thought then that his days of flying were in the past...

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Old 7th Jun 2016, 01:38
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Tinpis

Does anyone know how Tinpis is getting on these days I heard he was sick and I'm hoping he's OK.
Has anybody got any more recent news since Allan L's post?
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