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Old 14th Apr 2008, 22:36
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Nautilus operated a N22 on floats until 1995
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 04:29
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Devil Afew photos of the subject of this thread.

A derelict Douglas Airways Nomad in 1990.

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An ADF Nomad at Kerema, Gulf Province PNG in 1990.
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Some somewhat cheeky graffitti on the fuselage of the ADF Nomad!
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 09:03
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Thanks Pinky for those photos, i always like the Gomad in ADF colours.

What is it with PNG and photos of that era? i took a lot when there with Chinooks about 7 years after those photos and they turned out almost the same quality!

Is it the high humidity that corrupts the film in someway or are we just spoiled by the high resolution of modern cheap digital cameras?

Any one have an idea?
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 10:36
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...................yeah yr obviously getting older, $6 bucks ought to fix it down at the cheap shop for reading glasses
The same goes for porn pix, the ones from the 60 & 70's seem so fuzzy(above the waste line) & todays seem to be picture perfectAh thank God for modern technology!


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Old 18th Apr 2008, 10:53
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Flyingblind; Those photos were taken on a cheap Kodak belonging to Mrs Pinky which was given to her around 1980. It uses the standard 35mm film cassettes. The exposed films were developed and printed by a business in Port Moresby. ( Chin H Meen)

I have on occasion had reprints made here in Australia and the reprints for some reason have always been of superior quality to the originals.

Nevertheless, I suspect that your comment re the humidity has some validity!
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 11:13
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Someone was talking about a Nomad that crashed near Melbourne some years ago (very nastily), something to do with the elevator trim being adjusted / cut off to the point where it lost elevator authority and crashed? Is there any truth to this whilst not necessarily related to this discussion???
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 11:22
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The ADF had such an accident with a 'Gomad' here in ML I think it was at Laverton but could be wrong there. The tail fell off for want of a better word & that was that!



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Old 18th Apr 2008, 12:42
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Here's the report courtesy of the 'old' BASI

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/...197603014.aspx

Strewth, look at the date 32 years ago. I think I'll retire

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Old 18th Apr 2008, 13:17
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Walu, nostalgia aside, the GAF Nomad it was canned for a reason.

As a said before, why build a slow, stol aircraft in a country 2000 x 2000 nm wide, with a 1000m strip every 100 nm. If it is for export purposes, Australia now imports beef, grain and everything else.

Complete Nomads littered Australian tarmacs for years, and were sold for scrap in the end. A shame but true.
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 13:33
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Australia now imports beef
Very small quantities of specialised product only. Australia is the world's second largest beef exporter, after Brazil!

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Old 18th Apr 2008, 23:17
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Tnxs 'tipsy', you obvioulsy have far too much time on yr hands to seek out old info!



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Old 19th Apr 2008, 04:41
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Treason Committed

all of the Australian Army pilots that refused to fly the Nomad in the ADF should have been put up against the wall at dawn.....The Nomad is still flying in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines....but Australia...the lucky country...could not make them fly...not even our ADF. what do you say about that!!!!!

It was a good product with a bright future and the world needs and always will need a light utility turboprop twin.....go for it GA...you are on the right track and DO NOT LISTEN to all the jerks who know everything about aviation....and for the people who want to know facts...the tail issue was resolved but the bean-counters in Canberra said no.....

thats why a country the size of Australia has F....ALL manufacturing and I am not just talking about aviation!!!!!

Oh by the way...just one last note....stop production of B777 because of the Heathrow prang....I don't think so!!!!!

GO FOR IT....Nomads for the world....(stuff Australia...the market is too small and shortsighted)
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Old 19th Apr 2008, 05:26
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Civilians?

Civilians can operate nomads in Australia ok. But they are too dangerous for the military.
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Old 19th Apr 2008, 05:38
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Capt Andy McGregor to the rescue !

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Old 18th Jun 2008, 01:02
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Merged: GoMad Returns!

It's back!

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-aircraft.html

Could this be the reemergence of an aviation manufacturing industry in Australia?

If Mr Rudd gave Toyota $35 Million for security of automotive jobs in Australia, should he do like wise to secure aviation manufacturing jobs as well?

Personally i think this has been a long time coming, and as long as known airframe issues are addressed and the polies don't stuff up things again, Gippsland could be onto a winner.

Well done for at least giving it a go!
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 01:12
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I hope that it is a success for Gippsland - I hope they don't have the government peeking over their shoulder scuttling potential sales this time round.

With a few minor changes the Nomad could be come a very successful aircraft.
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 03:02
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I think this thread follows on from another recent one, same thing.

Leave the Gomad where it belongs, in the annuls of Ozzy flying


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Old 18th Jun 2008, 03:57
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I hope that it is a success for Gippsland - I hope they don't have the government peeking over their shoulder scuttling potential sales this time round.
NomadWatch.... an aircraft for Working Families....
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 08:05
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'tinpis' you 'silly old git'

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Old 18th Jun 2008, 09:55
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"Leave the Gomad where it belongs, in the annuls of Ozzy flying"

Judging from the previous posts I think you mean the Anals of Ozzy flying!
I didn't mind them though. It will be interesting to see if Gippsland produce the aircraft that it should have been in the first place
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