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Old 28th Dec 2009, 06:39
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 07:41
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My Dad told stories about Oakey like that after the war. Then a big hole was dug and they were dozed in. He got a Willeys jeep, and a couple of Army Ducks which he pulled the floatation gear off and built flat bodies on to cart bagged grain to the Dumps from the grainfarm. An uncle had a Boomerang fuselage on his neighbouring farm that I used to play in as a kid. Another early memory was of Charlie Russells first Bonanza into Australia. Quite radical with a V-Tail then. The only photo I have of it is from an early magazine.

P.S. Just for interest, photo of an Army Duck used for amphibious net fishing on the beach at Southport, Northern England, May '83

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 09:55
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Some of the story
I biked 20 miles round trip in the weekends to get in amongst this lot
The old Corsair had silica gel plugs and inhibiting oil in it
They cranked the old bugger over after 16 odd years and it blew out a huge cloud of white smoke and settled into a steady idle. Magic

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Had these up a while back but there was an ISP issue so had to remove them.

Enjoy.





























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Old 28th Dec 2009, 11:18
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This will test the Van fan's out there......

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Used to be a place on the old Oakey Rd west of TWB with a collection of old WW2 airframes.....there was a Canberra against the front fence can't say with certainty what the others were but I believe there was at least one P51 and other paraphenalia.........used to nick the old mans pushbike at crack of dawn on saturday and ride out there, spend a few hours digging around the paddock and playing Biggles in the cockpits. Got a few floggings for wagging the lawn mowing etc, but was worth it.

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 12:25
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Is it VH-CRN?
Maybe at Tooradin?
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 12:31
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Close PF, however it's not there any more. Wonder if anyone has seen it at it's new home.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 12:35
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Oh well, I've never seen the aircraft and never been to Tooradin.

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Old 29th Dec 2009, 01:04
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From your photos, its easy to see why not many live Inland other than the miners and a few hardy cattlefolk. Australia with its area of 2,966,200 sq.miles just pipps the 48 Contiguous States and Washington D.C. with its 2,959,481 sq.miles (without the Great Lakes water areas) of the U.S., but we don't have a river like the snow fed Mississippi running down the Centre. The Boat People don't go there on arrival either. Only go that far when I visit my cousins, the pelicans, when the surfs up on Lake Eyre.

An easy one - where is it?


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Old 1st Jan 2010, 21:54
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Good way to start the New Year!

Hmmmmm seems to have ample horsepower.....





comment by our resident plane tart after doing a couple of hours up front was..... "I'd rather do this than !!!

Should be some better pics to follow when they arrive! One of the best AVGAS to Noise/Fun converters around.

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Old 1st Jan 2010, 23:08
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Looks like fun Mr Wocky, Ultralights when was that Bankstown one taken? It's been a little while since I was there but bloody hell, if it didn't have that little hill there and those hangers on the southern side I wouldn't have recognised it!
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Jabba,
Is that DPT from Tyabb? Beautiful machine, that radial sound makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up
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Lovely machine jaba, I had a sit in that particular one a couple of weeks ago. Now all I need to do is score a ride in it
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Is that DPT from Tyabb? Beautiful machine, that radial sound makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up
That one would be near Brizzy in Jaba's neck of the woods. All Melbourne hangar doors are closed at the moment due to this crappy weather. If it's not raining, it's 40 degrees.
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Mr Wocky, does Dave get back there for a fly very often? Where's he based these days?
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Gooday MAV, All I need to do is score a ride in it too! Maybe next time. The Chuckler was getting trained for it......and yes it was hard to keep the smile off his face!

Thought I heard you on BNE CEN the other night (wed?) Hope ya having fun!

Trojan 50%...........it lives up here but I think you know the machine! Its a cracker!

If I get some better pics I will post them, I am surprised Chimbu Chuck has not any video.....mind you he may have been a little busy!
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Yeah like I had the spare capacity for fcking with my camera - I didn't even have the spare capacity to think to give it to someone and say "Takes lots of pics/vids.
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Frigatebird, that would be Maryborough (YMYB) taken in the long ago.. probably November going by the weather ? I have a similar vintaged photo taken mere seconds before one of my worst ever landings, whilst taking my dad on his first trip with me.
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A clue for this one, Victoria. Observant viewers will be able to see a critical feature that will tell almost anyone where this is.

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