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Old 7th May 2019, 07:56
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Does Kiunga Aviation still exist? I thought Richard had retired to Brisbane.
Richard was badly injured in late 2009 after an engine failure in his C185 P2-MJL. I recall that the engine failed due to the loss of oil that was caused by the oil filter assembly coming loose (or something related). Report is probably on the AICís website. Richard done a great forced landing in difficult terrain, however a fire broke out shortly after impact and Richard unfortunately sustained pretty bad burns.
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Old 9th May 2019, 07:32
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OK, it's time to own up! Who has been playing fast and loose with the cheque book?

Government B350 King Air ,P2-PNG, is in the Hawker Pacific hangar at CNS and being returned to flight status, so the story goes ??

Current flight crew all up to date with 12 month SIM and 6 month base checks, ???
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Old 9th May 2019, 08:14
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Thumbs up

Don't think they need to go through the sim under the PNG regs, just need to get a suitably qualified trainer and FE to do the IPC. When I was with CASA PNG, I done a couple of IPCs for the guys flying it at the time and I must say that I was pretty impressed as the machine had not long gone through a full Garmin EFIS upgrade, great fun aircraft to fly and it was kept in pretty good condition back then, around 2012.
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Old 14th May 2019, 12:19
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Is there any news on the APEC motor car saga; big spend of exotics ?
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Old 14th May 2019, 12:37
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Originally Posted by Office Update View Post
Is there any news on the APEC motor car saga; big spend of exotics ?
watch soul plane and insert exotic cars to get an idea
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Old 15th May 2019, 06:18
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I don't know if anyone has up to date info but I'll ask anyway. Dad went to New Guinea in '37, was in Rabaul when the volcano lit up and has a very dramatic night photo which I hold. He worked as a patrol officer for a period and was in Salamaua pre war with Burns Philp, which is where he met to be Mum who had moved up six months prior to the war. She was evacuated and Dad stayed on till the end of the war, first with the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles and later with ANGAU. Question is, is there anyway to visit Salamaua, and do it safely considering the state of the country? Many Thanks.

Salamaua evacuation, to be Mum is somewhere there.


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