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Old 29th Nov 2011, 20:31
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Piano Man. .. sure















PLovett - More local pilots than ever and the trend is continuing that direction.

Jaba - Its work mate...
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 21:13
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So how many twitters are based there? Must be the highest concentration per acre of anywhere on the planet.

And the corrosion protection? Is that a full time job for someone?
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 21:23
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Jaba,

Harshest environment in the world.

Last count I think there are 46 Twin Otters there, shared between MAT and TMA.

Including -400 Twin Otters of TMA's.


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Old 30th Nov 2011, 04:51
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No water rudders Kris, is all the steering done through the engines?
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 06:09
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No water rudders Kris, is all the steering done through the engines?
Correct

Interesting to watch them reverse park them against the jetty.....

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Old 30th Nov 2011, 06:24
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Good work Arnold

Just do it Morno
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 06:27
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Ahhh the dream job...

So how many twitters are based there?
Funny, didn't come up as PPRuNer(s).
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 07:38
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A bit of a tribute to LNI. She is now off floats and is working in Cairns
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Different view of the world, and a very important mirror on an amphib!



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I can claim this as (almost) flying related as it is looking at the final approach onto 14 at Hamo, however a sunset like this is to good not to share!
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Love Hamo. Some great stories there (non-aviation of course).
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 20:19
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The Toowoomba, Queensland newspaper The Chronicle publish a historical photograph each week, from the Toowoomba - Darling Downs region.

Today, Monday 5 December 2011 they published the following photograph:



With the caption:
"SPRAYING TIME: Workers loading a spray plane with DDT to spray grubs in linseed crops at Pirrinuan 1956"

Pirrinuan is a small farming community about 15 kms north of Dalby, on the Dalby - Jandowae Road.

I noticed the Tiger Moth carried the registration VH-WPK on the upper wing and VH-WPO on the rudder. (The upper fuse, rear of the cockpit also appears different, more "rounded", but that may be my imagination?)

Out of totally idle curiosity at a time I should have been working, I wondered how the aircraft ended up with two registrations; whether it was VH-WPK or VH-WPO; and who owned and operated the aircraft?

Google gives:
Ser No 84529 DH82A TIGER MOTH T8256 G-AOFG VH-AWI VH-WPK N5676 N38KH

DH82A TIGER MOTH A17-? T.113 VH-WPK VH-API

Does that perhaps indicate VH-WPK was a UK built Tiger Moth and ended up on the US FAA Registry, or Australian built Tiger Moth ending up as VH-API? (VH-API is now an RV-6). It appears N38KH is a DH82 currently on the US register?

By coincidence I guess, VH-WPK is still an agricultural aircraft, a Piper PA-25-235, based at Gatton, only a few miles east of Toowoomba.

Ser No DHA129 DH82A TIGER MOTH RAAF as A17-132 T.229 VH-AQX VH-WPO

ADF Serials lists A17-132 only as:

A17-132 DHA129?

Presumable VH-WPO came to grief at some stage and was written off?

Just curious........
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Interesting photo, by my records, VH-WPO is c/n 129/T223 and was registered as such on 19/01/1957, previously being VH-AQX. Operated by Airwork Co, Archerfield. Was withdrawn from use on 31/12/1963.... VH-WPK is c/n 84529 and was registered as such on 05/01/1960, previously being VH-AWI, again with Airwork Co. It did go to the USA as N5676. If the caption on the photo is correct, ie 1956, both of these registrations did not exist at that date! I would say that the date is incorrect and that one wing off WPK was fitted to WPO, sometime between 1960 and 1963.
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 21:18
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Hmm

Did they lock the slats out for aerial spraying?

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Old 6th Dec 2011, 00:21
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Nice shoes (and socks), Tailey..
Thought for a moment you were going to comment that the pilot was Joh Bjelke..

That blacksoil..
(the boy couldn't have been me, as the dad had sold his farm to his brother a couple of years before..)
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Further investigations reveal, VH-WPK, c/n T113 registered 08/10/1956, again Airwork, then sold 1960 as VH-API....So, it could have been WPK with the tail rudder off WPO. (T113 indicates that this Tiger was a rebuild, but I don't have the details as to which one to hand).
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A close look at the photo in the paper tends to indicate the rudder is a lighter shade of silver, so I suspect you are correct. The aircraft is probably VH-WPK.

The engine appears to be running?

Not me Frigatebird. My guess that little guy is around 10, so younger than me.
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I was more concerned about the spraying of the DDT than the rego of the aircraft!
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Agreed VH-XXX. The picture could be a "Find all the things wrong here". DDT,engine running,kid without steel cap boots,no ASIC,where are the hi vis garments.....
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The Council used to go past the staff houses fogging with DDT to keep the malarial mozzies down, in the Islands, in the '70's..
Lesser of two evils, at the time..
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Old 6th Dec 2011, 06:53
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Port Morbid got fogged with DDT once per week in the 1960s from the back of a truck and trailer.

I noticed in that photo they appear to be pumping a liquid? I seem to recall DDT being a very fine dry powder?
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