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Old 19th Jan 2019, 05:57
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I would have thought the
handing out' of the APEC vehicles would have been along the lines of a HIRE car?
Name, address, phone number of the driver? No of course not... this is PNG
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 06:26
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Who are they selling them to? Anyone in-country?
I could just picture your Bentley parked in the ANG carpark.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 06:36
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I read some where that the Bentleys and Maserati are all accounted for.

But 1,000 vehicles bought for APEC? 100 vehicles missing?

Unbelievable, even in the Land of the Unexpected!
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 07:41
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How many km of roads are there in PNG that a Maserati could cope with? 10?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 11:26
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How many km of roads are there in PNG that a Maserati could cope with? 10?
Depends on who is driving. I know a few Highlanders that could easily get it from Lae to Tari. Whether it would be useable again is another matter.

One of the releases said all the Maserati and Bentleys are "accounted for". Another 100 missing...........
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 13:59
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tashenko, apec minister and o'steal assured the country the Masserati's and Bently's were locked up in a shed. make good boi houses. It was well publicised that most apec delegates refused to travel in the Massers and Bently's because of the poor image created by being associated with those two brands. Only the prima donnas used them..
The country is starving.. flooding in POM and roads cut from Kairuku to POM mean villagers are starving, no fresh water to drink. Medical supplies are not available in outlying areas.
My friend went to Haus sik (POM General)last week feeling unwell with a sore throat, and after waiting 5 hours was told she had Ghonorea! Utter crap.. went to another doctor an hour later and was diagnosed with Influenza, again bullshit so I sent her to ELA beach and paid for a better doctor, 5 mins later after small fish bone removed from throat, all is good.

APEC money well spent .............. one of the poorest countries and basic health is not available in the capital city... Pass me the phone book, I need to find the "Sandline" number; they still have their CASA 212, and C337 parked at POM
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 14:11
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For the next team of mercenaries, we can do a special deal, ex Sandline parked at POM
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 23:42
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The 212 looks good in the photo compared to its condition now, saw it the other day and itís outside, looks like the rubber has thrashed itself off in the wind.

Iím surprised that the NAC havenít cottoned onto the idea of scrapping the lot and getting a few Kina back in scrap aluminium, with the F28s and the numerous GA aircraft left to rot and the shortage of tarmac space and the eye sore factor, it would make better sense to chop them up even old P2-CAA in the hangar.

Sadly itís time to move on.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 05:55
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Hi Duck..

The CASA and C337 pic are 2014 vintage, regardless the camera does cover up some sins! Missing is the Cessna C305 Bird dog, as that was stolen.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 06:48
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Didnít know there was ever a Bird Dog in the collection as well, stolen? Any ideas where it might have ended up?

Anyone know if the ex Sandline helicopters are still down in a hangar at Tindal?
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 17:22
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Old friend from talair

Please anyone that knows the location of Steve Kyle please email me. [email protected] or [email protected] thanks
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 14:36
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P2-GKP

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Anyone got any more stories of P2-GKP, a TALAIR plane that disappeared in Milne Bay Province in 1977? I'd like to revisit the story.
P2-GKP was a Be55 Baron flown by John Fox, a mixed race PNG National, from what I can remember.
I was involved in the search (I was in ATC) but no sign was ever found of the wreckage.

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Old 8th Feb 2019, 20:59
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Further mention of the loss (25 October 1977) of Baron P2-GKP here: https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-511439.html

The passengers were Dept of Health staff. It is believed John ran out of options when the weather closed in. His widow lived at Horn Island a few years ago.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 01:01
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Hasn't flown in a while


Called in to Kundiawa for lunch last week.
Air Niugini doesn't go there anymore, and I haven't heard anyone else using it.
I didn't see M'sieu Gerard, although the locals said he's still in town.
His aircraft remains parked at the strip.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 01:34
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 03:21
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I saw Gerard fly it in here one day.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 07:03
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47221933

BBC News reports that nearly 300 APEC vehicles are missing and a special Police division being set up to recover the. Many damaged and likewise stripped for parts. Apparently the Maserati's and Bentley's are locked away; of course we all know that means nothing …..
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 05:22
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Wonder how much it will cost to liberate one of those Bentleys or even a Maserati with the necessary paperwork to legally put it on a boat to CNS? I’m assuming that they are still in country and haven’t been smuggled out to Malaysia.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 00:17
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It may not be possible to register the Bentleys or Maserati in Australia (or get a Vehicle Import Permit) if the vehicle does not have an Australian ADR plate.

"The importation of a road vehicle (that is nonstandard or does not have an identification plate) without a vehicle import approval is prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989. It is an offence with a maximum penalty of 120 Penalty Units."


I don't think they want you to do that! Commonwealth Penalty Points are now $210 each, so 120 Penalty Points will cost you $25,200 plus the cost to re-export or destroy the vehicle.

I suspect the details, VIN numbers etc of those vehicles would be well known to the Australian authorities.

https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 10:07
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Yesterday's "PNG Loop" reported the Maserati's and Bentley's are locked up in an old shed on the wharf.
Reading further on it appears a fine upstanding PNG Citizen has broken into the shed and damaged the vehicles by forcibly removing the fuel caps in preparation for … you know what !
Person was arrested and had numerous forms of identification, mostly different.
It would appear there may be a shed full of damaged Maserati's and Bentley's !
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