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Old 20th Oct 2009, 23:23
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By superior sh!thouse-rat cunning, I managed to avoid being endorsed on an Islander.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 00:40
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You are definitely missing out then, tinny!
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 07:13
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Take me back..

Take me back.. Take me back.. Take me back 20 years and I'll apply..







It could go places (Musket Cove) an ATR-42 couldn't. And vice versa (Fua'amotu, Faleolo, Vila)

SRN6 Hovercraft pictures by bird__photo - Photobucket

And no, I never got to 'fly' it.. Just used to visit the engineer, and climb all over it.
It went to Taiwan later..

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Old 21st Oct 2009, 21:48
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Looks like it would carry three fully grown Fijians.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 23:14
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Or one of me and a pallet of beer
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 13:13
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Frigatebird - that looks suspiciously like a Fiji Air uniform..if it is, it didn't change much over the years...
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 13:56
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Fiji Air ? Sky ? Here are a couple of my Fiji Air photos for old times sake..





OOps.. a three engined Heron..

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you might prefer to share a shell with the engineers after flights




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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 09:10
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Great photos...nothing like a bowl of kava after a hard days flying...

The Islanders and the Baron were all painted in the same scheme when I was there.
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 10:33
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Well its Friday and I am enjoying the equivilent of a bowl of kava
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Old 1st Nov 2009, 05:27
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Its about time this thread was returned to the top of the deck!



.... and they say I have a GPS fetish!

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I've been waiting for ages for this to get back to the top..... More photos anyone?



Taken a few years back at Birdsville. Isn't she beautiful!

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Old 1st Nov 2009, 08:34
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.... and they say I have a GPS fetish!

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Forkie......I reckon one of those GPS may have a serial number belonging to a purchase of yours! So you can be blamed for their fetish also!

Nice Pic above.... some of us lucky folk might to to look or play with that lovely bird in a few weeks
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Old 1st Nov 2009, 19:40
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anyone know if this old girl is still going..?





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Old 1st Nov 2009, 23:30
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Thats a 12 right?

Saw some great progress with a 10A in New Zillund recently - huge amount of work hand fabricating frames/brackets/beams skins. Tail is nearly on, but no date set yet to be flying.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 00:04
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There's a pic on Airliners showing VH-FID active in January this year and she's still on the register. I'd say she's still going strong. I'm sure others will know more.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 00:37
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Moved from Qld to Perth late 2008, still going strong



^ Jandakot, Australia Day
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 01:59
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The guy who bought it spent about a million dollars restoring it into the charter category. It is based in Geraldton and owned by a Doctor (Twin tailed Doctor Killer) and his wife who both fly it. I think they also own a C185.

I believe they also own a surgery called Midwest Aero Medical which is based at Geraldton Airport and he is also a casa DAME.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 03:03
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How much does he charge for a consultation?
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how much...... A drum of oil and two drums of avgas!
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VH-FID is definitely not a Locheed 10 or 12 IT IS A BECH 18. Which is not a patch on the Locheeds.

Having part owned and flown a 12A they were built to last without the weak main spar of the B18.
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