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Old 25th May 2009, 06:20
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Thumbs up Tin....

Tin....parked up on the Taupo Rotorua road...Broadlands rd to be exact-ish....Wheels prob on an old Hillman or HQ by now....oarsome!

Che brutha from anotha mutha

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Old 25th May 2009, 08:11
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Stearman flight.

Cool cool cool with a capital 'C'....

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Old 25th May 2009, 10:58
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I second that cool cool cool...

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Old 25th May 2009, 12:33
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Zeebee,

When I was there you could buy them for about 1000USD a pop. Only problem was being a landlocked country the logistics of getting them out was almost impossible and being surrounded by China, Russia and North Korea there was no way to fly one out even if you were game.

They obviously haven't moved since.

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Old 25th May 2009, 20:51
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Cha ehore!...correctomento bro eh?
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Old 26th May 2009, 01:39
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When I was there you could buy them for about 1000USD a pop. Only problem was being a landlocked country the logistics of getting them out was almost impossible and being surrounded by China, Russia and North Korea there was no way to fly one out even if you were game.
Hell of a shame really, since they would be scrap now after 10 yrs of Mongolian winters. I probably might have been game to fly the better ones out at the time, but it would have cost three arms and two legs with the fuel costs alone I would also imagine that it would need about three 100 hourly's along the way

At least there would be very little corrosion in them with the Rel Humidity the place has.
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Old 26th May 2009, 02:13
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Where? When?

I personally didn't take this photo but I have spent a bit of time in this place. Does anyone know where or when? It looks quite different now.

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Old 26th May 2009, 02:36
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Old airport in Dili. Nice photo tho' Trojan. Some interesting aircraft in there.
You might find a couple of blackhawks etc. operating from there nowadays.
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Old 26th May 2009, 06:43
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Thats it. It has changed a lot since then. New bays were built by the US Mil for the Russian MI-8s and Chilleans during INTERFET. The same MI-8s are still there.
The pic was taken in 1973.

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Old 26th May 2009, 07:04
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Photo from 5 years ago



What's the chance of that being the same 4wd outside the hangar?
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Old 26th May 2009, 10:16
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I was scanning some old pix and thought that this might be interesting.

No prizes for what, but where is a little out of the way.

Notice the emergency rations at the feet of the closest guy.

Regards,
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Old 26th May 2009, 10:40
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Thanks for posting that BH, I'd be interested to see some more.

I'll leave the location guessing for others , but BH if I'm right is that the seaice strip, and there's a bloody great big hill behind your left shoulder....?
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Old 26th May 2009, 10:54
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Correct Stallie, a hill that spits fire!

I believe you work in the neighborhood, which is rather large in fact.

I'll PM you the link for the rest of the pix.

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Old 26th May 2009, 11:06
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That would have to be the old aerodrome situated close to the centre of Dili. It is oly used by helicopters now, the tarmac and hangar area being the only usable area. The runway has been built on and no longer exists as such. The main aerodrome now is Comoro, which is situated further to the west and is sealed. The only hangar there is the CHC shade cloth hangar and workshops. There are hard stands for helicopters as well as the main tarmac. The runway is showing signs of wear from the many numerous C130 flights in there in '99.
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Old 26th May 2009, 11:50
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Originally Posted by Compressor Stall
... is that the seaice strip, and there's a bloody great big hill behind your left shoulder...
So, with the a/c type a given and the white-bits a give-away... would that be McMurdo and the "bloody great big hill..." Erebus?
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Right you are on both counts RS.
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Old 26th May 2009, 12:06
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Here it is from another angle last summer. Your pic would be taken from the sea ice near the rock roughly in the middle of the pic - directly in line with the summit.

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Old 26th May 2009, 12:10
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Skytraders 320... probably NZIR? or is it pegasus?
Erebus in background. Gotta love your job stallie



Edit: Make that a 319/ACJ...
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Old 27th May 2009, 00:52
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What's the chance of that being the same 4wd outside the hangar?
Good chance!

This was it in 2000.

It is really run down now, Runway long gone of course and the Eastern Apron in disrepair and being used for containers. The MI-8s are based in Comoro. What about Lloyds/CHC or whoever has taken over, are they still at the heliport?

I think the Blackhawks have moved to Comoro too.
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Old 29th May 2009, 00:49
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Dili- Comoro in 2000. 1 MI-8, 1 MI-26 (awesome!), 2 Super Pumas and 2 'bous present. There was usually a Safair Herc, Westwind and another MI-8 present as well as the daily prehistoric Merpati 737, Qantas Dash 8 and RAAF C-130 flights. Quite a busy place.

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