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Old 21st Mar 2009, 07:02
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Originally Posted by Tinpis
Anyone know it?
Nope. Registered to Canterbury Aviation in NZCH at present... although the last time he & I crossed swords his 185 was a yellow one (I think) and I'm pretty sure it wasn't JCW -although on that occasion the reg was masked out as he was doing some secret-smurf work for a govt agency that shall remain anonymous which apparently gave him carte blanche to behave however he saw fit regardless of regs...

Photo clearly taken at NZQN.
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Old 21st Mar 2009, 07:15
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Heres a purdy one.Anyone know it?
Yea just recently changed owners. Apparently to get a 520 up the front . Was also ex OZ, cant remember the rego...

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A yellow 185 at canty aviation ?? How long ago was that ? sure it was them...
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Old 21st Mar 2009, 09:53
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Slight thread drift

I reckon it has about 200 hours TT.
Ouch!!! But still not as bad as one incident I remember reading about somewhere where someone once wrote off a Mk IX Spitfire in a landing accident where TTAF was about 25hrs.

T'would be easily repairable now!
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Old 21st Mar 2009, 20:49
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Originally Posted by Corkey McFuz
...sure it was them...
Yup, absolutely. Only thing I ain't so sure of now is the colour... it may have been a dark/dirty red. It was some time ago, early this decade.
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 07:20
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Now for someth'n a little different!

I "re-discovered" this pic while looking for one of the KFT wreck.

1) Where?

2) What?

3) When?

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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 07:29
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Nice to see...

Nice to finally see one of these in NZ. Grant and Wayne's new toy...


...and departing...


and the location (at dawn)...
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 07:35
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HDR image. no photoshop!
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 07:41
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YSBK...Final 11 L...a 'bit' high.
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 08:03
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not when in a steep sideslip!
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 08:14
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Forkie,
John Brewer reef and floating hotel?
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 08:52
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#Post 4509

FTDK:

Good picture and glad to see you have flown some "standard to be judged on" machines.

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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 08:53
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John Brewer reef and floating hotel?

Yep off Mackay thereabouts in 87.Didnt last there long
Used to trundle over it in the Fokkerer enroute CNS-HMI
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 09:17
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1) What? The Floating Hotel!
2) Where? John Brewer reef - off Townsville
3) When? Beggered if I know - late 80's early 90's
4) Where is it now? Last I heard it was anchored in the Mekong in Ho's town!

Not one of the great success stories of Nth Qld tourism! Kinda like being in the middle of a wet desert. You could just make out Palm Is to the NW.

Once you have:
  • snorkelled in the lagoon
  • swum in the floating swimming pool
  • played tennis on the floating tennis
  • got pissed in the floating bar
There was not much else to do? Oh, yes there was! I know of at least one set of twins that were conceived in a top floor suite, though sea-sickness could dampen the enthusiasm for that particular activity!

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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 09:40
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Devil

I know of at least one set of twins that were conceived in a top floor suite,
Bragging again are we Forkie?
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if you're in a steep sideslip, how come your photo is so perfectly level? What are you in and what is a HDR?

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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 10:44
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Yer right, the Vietcong took it on.
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 00:58
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Sarge has scanned some more pics and emailed them to me in my on going quest to replace pics I lost in Rabaul in 1994.

P2-ASI, The Aerostar 680p I used to fly - although at the time THIS pic was taken I was flying F28s for PX.



The ramp outside the SPAC (South Pacific Aeroclub) in the 90s. Mac Lee's (ex Talair) C402a, C185 (flown both) and Navajo and the old Winjeel we used to start up and taxi around after 'a few'.



Heiwini where I once pulled 2000kg of coffee out in one load in P2-RDB (an ex TAA -100 later converted to -200 Twotter)...never tried THAT again



The Winjeel and P39 (that was recovered from 'Bulldog' strip) outside the 'new' aeroclub


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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 03:12
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Chuckles; As I remember, Mack Lee's 402 was a C model. You sure that the A model in the piccie was'nt Richard Rowe's? P2-SAV.

Mack also had a C206. Don't recall him having a 185.
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HDR is High Dynamic Range photography, basically 3 photos are taken in rapid succession, 1st being normal exposure level, the next at -2 exposure, making it really dark, and the 3rd being over exposed by 2, all 3 images are then merged, resulting in a shot that looks like that,

as for the angle, just aimed it.
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 10:06
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He did Pinky.
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