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Old 9th Aug 2008, 12:44
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I have just spent a solid 3 days at work reading this thread. Still got about 30 or so pages to go but don't go back to work for a few days so they will have to wait -

Anyway, thought I should contribute something so here goes...Type should be easy but location might keep you guessing for a while.
A clue - the photo was taken in October 2006.


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Old 9th Aug 2008, 12:48
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Somewhere in the sandpit?

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Old 9th Aug 2008, 12:51
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Geesus FTDK, get a life !!!

I haven't even finished posting and u r supplying answers
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 14:51
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Hey Chuckles

I have just finished reading the thread and I noticed a while back you referred to GKP ending up on the side of Mt.Otto??
Wasn't GKP the Baron that went missing down gurney way with Fox at the helm?

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Old 9th Aug 2008, 15:22
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Dunno...but it was the 402 (second sector straight out of a major) that speared into Mt Otto in early 1988.

The two Talair staff on board survived with injuries...to quote the PIC "One minute I was flying along and the next I was going backwards with no wings". He was killed just a year or so ago in his C185 down the Tua river valley.
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 15:50
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Twodogs,

Istres in the south of France - Centre D'essais en Vol or some such?

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Sorry, FTDK has the area. What about place and type?
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 21:06
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Al Ain

Looks a lot like Al Ain, UAE, crosswind for Rwy 01.

The Grand Mercure on top of the mountain is a nice place to spend a couple of days on layover. Bit on the hot side right now.
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Old 9th Aug 2008, 23:14
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El Ain, MSN 09, F-WWEA (first to be fitted with Engine Alliance), 23 October 2006.
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Old 10th Aug 2008, 02:14
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Went in there in a 172 on a Main Roads CHTR
Charter in a 172?????

You poor bastard!

Hope things have improved for you since then
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Old 10th Aug 2008, 05:57
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Back Street Driver, Spini - Spot on !
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Old 11th Aug 2008, 11:44
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Here's an aerial shot of my earlier post #3618

Yeah, the house is still there - off the top end of the strip - protected by the power line!!

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Old 11th Aug 2008, 13:40
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Somewhere north west of Injune

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You won't get that carton of Crownies iou if you tell my insurer how many times I've flopped in there at gross and 39 deg C. in M20js &C210s just to say hello to one of your few mates. Has it still got the un-notamed spoon drain graded across the top end. ?......if so dunno y......never bloody rains there any way......! Just designed to bend the tiedown ring on a Mo when it's trying to come to screetching halt .

Betcha I could get a P68c in and out and take the 25yr uncollected prize for 1st twin in'n out......take out all the seats, gut the interior,no flight bag or charts, no 3 gps's ,min.safe oil,arrive overhead with 88.5l avgas ,wearing only jocks and lightweight headset [ugly thought], collect prize and adulation,and land at YLRE with 45mins endurance!

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Are you telling us its 600m and got a decent slope and no-one has yet

take the 25yr uncollected prize for 1st twin in'n out
Find me an Islander or Twin Otter and I'll go in and out with all seats filled, overnight bags and a carton of crownies each. I've even have a crack at it in an old 402/402A. If memory serves Eloua, north of Kavieng, was 680m, flat, crushed coral and had a nasty slippery algae covering...used to go in and out in 402s with all seats, and if raining - our pants, filled....ya just gotta want to badly enough.

Couple of 'da boys' even took a 402 in/out of Kiantiba one day.

Kiantiba


Anyone who has spent much time based in Lae or Wau should recognise this garden spot.


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Peter Fanelli - yeah; insteada flying 30 y/0 C172s on CHTR I'm flyin 30 y/o C404s......
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Find me an Islander or Twin Otter and I'll go in and out with all seats filled, overnight bags and a carton of crownies each
I'm with Chuckles on this one. I'd even have a go with Simbu's old Islander SAB which had engines built from all the dodgy spares that were laying around the Douglas engine shop after DZ went bagarup!

One of those engines let go bigtime shortly after T/O from Kamulai one day, but that's another story!

Great piccy of Kaintiba there Chuck. One of the very first strips in PNG that Luk V endorsed me into.

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Old 12th Aug 2008, 04:39
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You haven't lived until you've flown a 172 into a strip I know of in Beaconsfield near Cardinia Reservoir Melbourne. It's 950ft. You can't fly in a low wing because it's on the side of a hill and the low wing will hit the slope!
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A quick look on google earth and I found what looks like a strip at 38*00'S 145*25.8'E, but it seems to be more like 1250' long (380m)? It seems to be on the side of a hill, but, in the the friendliest possible way, may I express my doubts about your claim regarding low wing aircraft? I certainly haven't been there, it's just that an airstrip that would handle a 172, but not a cherokee would have to be VERY steep indeed.

I hope this long running thread is not about to be ruined by becoming a pi$$ing contest.

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There's no pissing competition here Mr. Warbo!

Indeed that is the strip in question. It's cut into the side of a very steep hill, so steep in fact that you can't taxi up or down the hill. If you tried to taxi up the hill at the ends and stopped with the brakes on, your aircraft would tip onto its' tail! It's very skinny and a low wing will hit the wing where the strip is cut into the slope; pretty simple stuff and posted more for informational purposes rather than for a fictitous pissing competition as you put it.

It's a one way strip as the southern end flies up into a valley. Short of a STOL aircraft of sorts you wouldn't be able to climb out on any given day. Going off the other end there's a valley so easy to take off there as the ground drops away.

In actual fact a 172 hasn't been flown in here in over 20 years and probably never will, so there's no pissing competition in that regard either!

By the way, at best my measurements put it at 315 metres. Unforunately Google earth doesn't show the hilly terrain of this strip, other than the 5 metre drop from north to south.
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Betcha I could get a P68c in and out and take the 25yr uncollected prize for 1st twin in'n out......
Mr Floppy, ya big girl! Ya full of it!

I'd take a Baron in there - I note that you never did when you had the chance!

I hope this long running thread is not about to be ruined by becoming a pi$$ing contest.
Not much chance of that in here. Just when one of us mere mortals gets a good stream going, one of them PNG (or ex) jocks post something. Ya take a look, ya urethra spasms (Hey, I am a Dr!), and you are instantly reduced to a trickle.

Dr

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