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Old 7th Jun 2016, 13:03
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I have been trying to find out about Tinpis but no one seems to know his current condition.

His diagnosis goes back maybe four years. His last visit to PPRuNe was on January 3 2016.

Anyone in Darwin in contact with him??

Tinpis is in the Darwin phone directory. Been trying to call his number but it goes to voice mail.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 02:50
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I spoke to Tinpis May 22.
His health could be better, but he was cheerful, still enjoys a cold one.
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 02:39
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Thanks guys
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Old 17th Jun 2016, 05:09
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PNG BORDER MARKS-NORTH COAST






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Old 19th Jul 2016, 04:36
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RIP Captain Elwyn Neale Keag

For those from TPNG Circa 1970's

Neale passed away last Sunday afternoon .

Funeral details are unknown at this moment.

Will advise later.

A Very Sad Ant.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 07:17
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Sad to hear about Neale. New him from Ansett APNG days in Madang.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 09:54
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A lovely chap. One shall have an ale in silent memory. Vale.
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 15:31
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Funeral Service

Captain Elwyn Neale Keag


Neale's Funeral will be held at the Hemmant Crematorium, Monday 25th,
July at 1400


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Old 16th Sep 2016, 03:54
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ABC's Foreign Correspondent just did a follow up story, 'Family Matters', on Joe Leahy- son of Mick Leahy, directed by the Bob Connolly. He went back to track down Joe 25 years after he last did a story on him; and it is a sorry story.

Here it is; http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/for...t/NC1602H027S0

Connelly was the director of the 'Highlands Trilogy', also now on ABC Iview; 'First Contact', 'Joe Leahy's Neighbours' and the third installment 'Black Harvest'.

All three are here;

First Contact : ABC iview

Joe Leahy's Neighbours : ABC iview

Black Harvest : ABC iview

Little has changed in 40 years. Fascinating story for all you lapuns!!!!
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Old 16th Sep 2016, 12:14
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Joe Leahy is the son of Hagen Dan Leahy. Mick's sons are Richard and Phil.

Dick Smith financed Bob Connolley and Robin Andersons movie "First Contact", which was the first in the trilogy.
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Old 16th Sep 2016, 22:38
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tail wheel, you omitted Tim who is also a son of Mick. Richard was the pilot, Phil was the vet who has the chicken business in Zenag whilst Tim is/was the.......supposed entrepreneur.
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Old 17th Sep 2016, 22:25
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aircrank1 - you are correct, my omission. I saw Richard very recently. No more flying.
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Old 30th Dec 2016, 07:02
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Wonderful afternoon

Hey guys,

Had a great afternoon looking at all these photos and listening to liklik pig!!

Thanks for all your effort adding all these things, makes me want to cross the border from West Papua and find a job there.

All the best.

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Old 1st Jan 2017, 06:21
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If you Google the BN2 sales brochure there is a Douglas Airways BN2...P2-DWI or DWA...hard to make out. How old is that photo? Old Divine World balus If it's DWA...you couldn't get better promo material that that.

Anyways...2016 claimed a lot of people... I hate to ask this but are Tinpis and NASA OK?
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 06:38
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Just been reading back over some of these posts.
Spent a bit of time in TPNG in the late '60s.
Mostly Rabaul and Moresby. Preferred Rabaul, enjoyed my time there,
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 07:53
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SS thanks for posting. PPRuNe needs a 'like' button
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 08:19
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Different subject. Looking at the PNG register there are very few piston aircraft left operating. NCA pulled out of gulf ports citing supply of avgas and costs. It is reported they have been importing avgas from Poland. Someone point them in the direction of Fiji where fuel is government price controlled (read cheap), shipping costs are less and there are regional free trade agreements. At first glance, avgas is cheaper from Fiji than Poland...just saying...
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That belongs on the nomad thread
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