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Old 2nd Nov 2007, 04:51
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Geezaz I is not THAT old
The fella flying that thing was probably the venerable Don "Goose " Ercerg, he would be about your dads vintage Chuckles
I remember him saying that the Airtruck was bloody awful and he was wary of it
Its amazing he wanted to fly at all after this incident
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 03:11
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Staggered off here a few times in the 60's in a 172 loaded with mussels....


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Old 4th Nov 2007, 06:32
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Tinpis,
That looks more like a toheroa beach, did they go out as mussels in disguise??
 
Old 4th Nov 2007, 06:32
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At least the amphibious one will be ok when the tide comes back in!

25000 hours of fertilizing.......busy boy!
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 10:15
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Looks like a wee beach just north of NZRA...dropped in there a couple of times myself...in a B22, then a CH701
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 20:11
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Slackie,correct
Goose used to tell the story about losing the engine out of the C180
He was luckily pretty low doing a sowing run when there was a hell of bang and tremendous vibration.
He reached for the throttle to close it but it disappeared through the instrument panel ! He didnt really know the engine had fell out because the TOP cowl was still in place ! All he did was haul the flap down and push like buggery.
(get your instructor to practise that emergency sometime kiddys)

I recall another chap wasnt as lucky and perished when the same thing happened to him in the cruise
Prospector may remember,a Dutch fella I think it was?
There had been a dud batch of props.

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Old 4th Nov 2007, 21:32
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watching the throttle disappearing thru the panel???

that'd be sure-fire laundrette visit.
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 23:33
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Tinpis,
The other topdresser that lost a prop blade was a C180, BGN, at Putorino, Apr 55. The pilot was Mort Vanderpump, he was killed. Goose Erceg was certainly a lucky fellow to walk away from the incident when he lost a prop blade, and the engine.
 
Old 4th Nov 2007, 23:50
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Thank you prospector
Are the Kiwi crash comics from the past available on line?
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 00:18
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The only ones I have found are at http://www.taic.org.nz/, they only go back to Feb 1988, may be others but I have not found them.
 
Old 9th Nov 2007, 23:36
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Location?


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Old 10th Nov 2007, 03:40
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Geez, I bet the campers are going to be a happy lot when that thing cranks up for departure.
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Old 10th Nov 2007, 05:54
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Or was it bought in for squatter removal ?
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Old 10th Nov 2007, 07:50
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The caravan is occupied by the local roo shooter, who obviously works nights......and does get the odd aircraft dropping in to disturb his sleep. Never thought about it until now, but that is a pretty dumb place to park the caravan.
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Old 10th Nov 2007, 11:00
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Hey TQ

That doesn't look like a Caravan to me!!!

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Old 10th Nov 2007, 11:28
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Caiguna?
You need to ask fang about his picture of MFF after it flew out of there years ago.
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Old 10th Nov 2007, 21:18
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Towering Q:

I'm with Fred Gassit. Definitely Caiguna but I'm surprised that that strip could take a C402/421?
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Old 10th Nov 2007, 21:50
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Yep, Caiguna it is.

The 402 gets in and out quite comfortably, (as would a Caravan Bendo), it's the track out to the strip that provides the fun.

Now that it has been 'improved' the wing tips ride over the bushes on either side.
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Old 14th Nov 2007, 03:13
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I recall a post on here somewhere about a 3 engined Dash 8, well I know this might cop some flack.......but I think I found it!

One on each wing and one on the nose!

Seems to be a funny ritual going on here with it being tugged around the GA area.....and engines running. Anyone care to explain?

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Old 14th Nov 2007, 04:39
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Push starting the tug Jabba?

25000 hours of fertilizing.......busy boy
Bet he was sorry when sperm banks took over.
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