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Old 20th Mar 2018, 08:15
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Other thread says its a Baron.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 21:05
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In Talair:

Turbines: P2-RD? (Except the Porter which was P2-SE?)
Islanders: P2-IS?
C402/B55: P2-GK?
C185/206: P2-SE?

P2-GKP won't be an Islander.
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 09:10
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GKP was Baron
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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 09:23
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The 'Ghost Squadron' of Talair Twotters parked up at YMBA for ages...regos RF
Rememer one RDF...reminded me of Ronald Douglas Firns.
But thats another story, Stolair, MapMakers and etc....
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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 09:24
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typo ....regos RDx
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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 10:28
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And just to clarify C206 VH-GKP was reregistered P2-GKP 2.5.74

I cannot find any other information on that aircraft however P2-GKP, a Baron, went missing 25.10.77 so it must have taken over that registration.

After that a C402 was registered P2-GKP

So GKP was 3 diffent aircraft over time.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 02:42
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Anyone know what has happened to VH-PYY, much modified Aztec, operated by QASCO in the 60's ?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 03:47
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The remains of PYY (dismantled) were at Barwon Heads, Vic, in Sept 2005., Officially withdrawn from the VH register on 21.03.1984.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 03:49
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GKP was a Baron, previously P2-MKB, crashed off Gurney 25.10.1977.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 00:35
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RIP PYY then. NO resto...??

Have a nice air to air pic somewhere taken from another Turbo Aztec, MapMakers COC
near Mt Helwig, Bena Gap region on the way back to Goroka after high level pix sortie over the Markham Valley. 1971??

We did survey camera, large format 'happy snaps';...but never did get to see their results .
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 01:27
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PYY then flown by Paul Johnson, (later killed in a tight valley between Tapini and Woitape via Kosipie.I did one of the silliest things ive done in aviation, the other way flew into a heavy rain shower of rain entering the same descending valley, in an Islander ,assuming it was a localised shower . I was right but get the shudders from time to time)
Flew with Paul FL250 Pom _Gka . It was one of the few turbo barons.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 03:36
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Pity about PYY, I did a lot of work in it for National Mapping in the 60's. The after-market turbos were hungry on maintenance, great for performance. Officially flat-rated at 29", and approved to 25000'. Actual ceiling about 32000'.

For "happy snaps" a 45 deg bank gave an interesting oblique. And one customer was so desperate for information that we established just below the high cloud that covered their area, in a 45deg bank with the camera firing at max rate. Similar results to the WWII tri-met.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 00:05
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Is P2- COC ? or MAP still about. Last trip to PNG many moons ago saw it at POM looking rather 'beat up' but on the parking line. Owned for monopoly operation with political connections/owners.
No competiton required or wanted.!! Thanks, but dont bother to tender as for PNG 'clearance to enter' will not be available. Mmm.

COC had separate small tank for turbo oil and an electric waste gate, so you could have turbo charging or not. Once a hose blew...but you dont lose the engine oil as with the fixed set-up.

QASCO also operated Turbo Baron AEA and that went up like a homesick angel.!
Get that oxy mask on early !

PYY should be in a museum somewhere, great example of that mapping era.


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Old 26th Mar 2018, 11:40
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Vale Mrs. Betty Keys

Betty was the wife of the Late Captain Ron " Buncha" Keys, a senior
Capt. on F-27's based in Rabaul, during the 60 & 70's, with Ansett APNG.

My Wife and I knew them well, a great couple.

I flew as F/O with Buncha, a great guy to fly with.

Betty's Farewell will be held at Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens, East Chapel,329 Nursery Rd. Holland Park, Brisbane at 12.30 on Wed.28th March


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Old 11th Apr 2018, 04:38
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Ian McLean-Hodgson (Hoddo)

I post with regret that long time PNG identity "Hoddo" passed away on the 30th March 2018.

As a proud owner of P2-WDL and P2-PDL (Widdle and Piddle) Ian spent many years surveying in PNG. He will be missed by many old mates.

RIP
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 05:04
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I will never forget the great times we had fishing at Bensbach or the numerous evenings he would drive up from the Gold Coast and we would spend a convivial evening at the RQAC bar or when he would visit for a night in Mendi.

RIP Hoddo.
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 06:43
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Last I seen of COC it had been pushed into the long grass at Jackson’s.
Door appeared to be open and a security guard living in it.
There is quite a collection of once great airframes accumulating in that area (NWA, SDA)
All have had political connections and left to rot.

CAA down at the Government hanger same
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Old 9th May 2018, 05:50
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Originally Posted by HANOI View Post
To those who knew him....
Sketchy details at present , but believe Martin Tyler just passed away in the U.K.
He was well known in PNG in the sixties and early seventies before moving on as Managing Director of FIJI AIR.
He had a liking for redheads , known as ' Tyler's Tokarara Tomatoes "
More recently he ran a restaurant in Fiji named ' War and Peas "
Sadly another of life great characters has passed on.
Were you able to acquire any more information re Martin Tyler's passing back in 2006. Knew him well, but lost touch in the late 80s.
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Old 9th May 2018, 08:37
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There is quite a collection of once great airframes accumulating in that area (NWA, SDA)
All have had political connections and left to rot.
geeup; Any chance of some photos of what's sitting around in that condition?
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Old 13th May 2018, 08:22
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Anyone know what’s the story with the turbine DC-3? Is it CGG’s and where have they been surveying?
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