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Old 12th Sep 2019, 22:13
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Mr Costas' car will be for VIP guests at the Airways......
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 11:37
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So the big news in Cairns today is PX taking over the Cathay CNS to Hong Kong via POM each way....
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 06:56
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Today's big news in POM !

https://postcourier.com.pg/400-out-7...d-during-apec/
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 13:33
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Sandline Mil Mi-24 Helicopterís Fate

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-...48?pfmredir=sm

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Old 30th Oct 2019, 02:05
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why so long for such a rotten outcome. Would have been interesting to be able to see one in the Darwin Aviation Museum.
Asbestos...all to costly to deal with?...before they were left to rot.
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Old 23rd Dec 2019, 10:45
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Merry Christmas Wantoks

Merry Christmas to all in PNG in the great world that is Aviation.
In no particular order; thanks to all ground staff, engineers, flight and cabin crew, ATC
Happy New Year!
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 10:07
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Walk into Paradise

For all you lapuns out there. Chips Rafferty takes us back in time. Complete with DHC Beavers, pith helmets, khaki baggies and laplaps.

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Old 27th Dec 2019, 21:10
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The Qantas Beaver at 9:24 m in, VH-EAS was owned by Qantas from 12 January 1955 and sold 22 January 1958, so that dates the film. VH-EAS became VH-AAP and was written off in an aerial agricultural accident at Goulburn on 23 August 1958.

Also at 9:24 Rafferty says to the pilot "So long Dick". The film is not clear but I wonder in real life the pilot may have been Dick Glassy? Correction, Dick worked for ADASTRA, Ansett MAL and Air Niugini, never Qantas.
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 05:17
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Brad Potts NCA

Heard from a reliable source that Brad passed away yesterday in Lae.

I have no other details. This is very sad news, R.I.P. Pottsy and Iíll throw down a few SPs in memory of you.
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 18:25
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Confirmed on FB. Late 60s I believe. Another of the Sluggo, Mudguard et al group.
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Old 13th Jan 2020, 03:40
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Love this thread
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 05:34
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Cheers Pottsy, I’ll throw a couple down as well, RIP
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 21:55
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RIP Brad it was a pleasure working and drinking with you shags
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 23:15
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2 Dogs?
In post #3041 you mentioned Graham Weir as a T&C with QF.
I saw on TV recently a 30 min docco a replay of his retirement flight as an A380 skipper with his son as R/H seat pilot for landing at Sydney.
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 04:26
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Kagamuga, mebbe it’s me, but wasn’t Graham Weir the controller at Mt Hagen with the Pitts, didn’t know he made Qantas??!!
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 04:54
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Sundaun,
Absolutely, same gentleman! Flew helicopters as well.
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Old 22nd Mar 2020, 09:30
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Just bringing the thread back to the top in case someone would like to add text re the COVID-19 issue so it is recorded here for history etc.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 07:25
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Sat 23rd May, 2020 Former prime Minister Peter O'Neil (aka: Peter O'Steal) has been arrested by Fraud squad detectives and taken to Konedobu police station for further questioning..
Are we talking hundreds of millions Kina?
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Old 27th May 2020, 20:58
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Nope they are going him for a couple of unapproved generators out of Israel.

Not following policies & procedures.

Hopefully itís just the start.
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Old 31st May 2020, 01:36
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Does the PNG Defense Force have any serviceable aircraft these days?
I know there were two CASA 235's and I think they bought 6 or more PAC 750's from New Zealand.
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