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Old 24th Oct 2007, 12:37
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Looks like VDSR - Siem Reap??? (Ankar Wot)
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Old 24th Oct 2007, 23:00
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Siem Reap it is on a pleasant 36 degree day.

Been to Vietnam a few times as well as Cambodia but never saw PMT until the day of the pic.

Must say it caused a few chuckles amongst the crew.
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Old 25th Oct 2007, 02:18
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Many grape seasons ago Flinders Island Airlines operated a bunch of Bonanzas
Something says to me FDK may have been one of them.......

Any of you Bo nuts had a wrestle with one of these?


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Old 25th Oct 2007, 05:20
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Yep - but long time ago - 1967. Love to again.

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Old 25th Oct 2007, 05:57
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A mate emailed me these pictures of a C185 I used to fly at strips I used to frequent in it...although these are his and I wasn't present on these days.

Name escapes me.


Kagi.


Lake Myola early morning fog...Kokoda Gap is at the right end of the lake/piccy.


And the ubiquitous Tapini with the RAAF out for a play on a sunny day.


If you take off and turn left- not that you would unless empty because you'd struggle to outclimb the terrain-you arrive after 5-6 minutes, most of it spent climbing, at the first piccy.

All these would have been taken around 1992ish.
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Old 25th Oct 2007, 06:06
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Chuckles; First piccy is Sopu, where many an airfare was paid to me with 2 kina notes which had been hidden by the owner in their gardens!

And given the 'fertiliser' that the villagers used, it was no wonder that we referred to 2 kina notes as ''Sopu arsewipes''

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Old 25th Oct 2007, 06:08
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Spot on..Sopu
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Old 25th Oct 2007, 21:37
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Pah! fares paid in Kina ......modern stuff, I've collected fares in the Sepik in Japanese occupation money
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 05:59
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I've collected fares in the Sepik in Japanese occupation money
Still got any of that stuff Tinpis?
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 10:39
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Money, Money

I've collected fares in the Sepik in Japanese occupation money
Talair was kept busy flying hundreds of locals with biscuit tins from the outstations into Wau around Independence time. These tins had been buried for years under the dirt floors of their huts. We were expecting lot of people wanting to change dollars and cents into kina and toea - but the tins were full of old Australian Pounds, Shillings and Pence - and quite a few bundles of Japanese occupation money.
All of it smelt of smoke and the smell lingered for weeks.
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 10:51
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hey bulolo bob...interesting user name...spent a few years there myself...swine lodge on a sunday arvo... golf club in between...wau hotel if desperation set in The misso from Wau must have been there in your days...he has been the forever in P2-SEQ (?)
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 12:18
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Can't be forever.

SEQ belonged to Talair until I sold it in the late 1970's (I think.)
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 19:58
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QUOTE]Quote:
I've collected fares in the Sepik in Japanese occupation money
Still got any of that stuff Tinpis?
It was all grabbed by the "Trader" for use in his trade stores...
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 20:30
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Lotsa people made lotsa money out of Talair. Not all had the name Buchanan.
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Old 27th Oct 2007, 02:31
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OK

Where are these parallel runways located?

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Old 28th Oct 2007, 06:40
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Devil

It's officially called 'Tracking Coastal.'
Amongst the rest of us it was known as 'Navigating by visual reference to the tops of the coconut palms.'
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Old 28th Oct 2007, 22:46
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Now doesn't that bring back some fond(?) memories.

Hate to think of the number of times that's all I saw between Lae and Pindiu in the ol' 206.
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 01:06
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Ummm...which Pindiu did you mean ? The one in the Mongi Valley?
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Where are these parallel runways located?
Southern Bribie Island, QLD
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 01:56
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That's the one tinpis.
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