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Old 24th Aug 2009, 23:08
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cairns- dunk island

Had a question from my bro. What type of aircraft is used on this run by Hinterland Aviation?

Also, are they good operators? After some bad publicity last year about another RPT operator out of Cairns he's a bit hesitant. It would be unfair to pre judge others based on that.

Should I tell him to go by bus/ferry?
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 00:17
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Well I reckon if you've heard a bad thing about one operator, then they must ALL be bad.

I hear it's infectious, so if one operator has it, the 'bad things' germs spread all over the airport, before you know it, even the QF Mainline guys on a turnaround catch it and start doing dodgy stuff.

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Old 25th Aug 2009, 00:35
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He'll be fine. They are very good. He'll be fine. Dont worry about j3 and his comments. He once flew for freeor partially for free so it makes him a bottom dweller....

Love from a former student j3. How goes it. We need to have a catch up again.
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 00:38
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why I oughta. Heye cwc. Sorry to get a bit cynical zube, I have several freinds in Hinterland.
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 00:42
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Hows it j3. Hope all is well where you are. Im back to doing busy work now after my quick perusal of whats new in the world of PPRuNe. Have fun.
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 04:00
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What type of aircraft is used on this run by Hinterland Aviation?
OT, mostly serviced by Caravans with the occasional light twin -C402/AC50 IIRC.

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Old 25th Aug 2009, 05:29
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As far as I was aware Hinterland was one of if not the best operators in Cairns. Clean well maintained machines and friendly and helpful staff. I personally have never heard anything bad about them and would fly with them. Found this vid on youtube for your bro to have a look: YouTube - Landing in Dunk Island, Australia
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Old 25th Aug 2009, 06:23
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Thanks guys. I'll pass on the info. It is unfair to judge other outfits because of the actions of a small minority.

I'm a bit removed from the Cairns scene down here.

Cheers.
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Old 26th Aug 2009, 01:03
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I personally have never heard anything bad about them
You really should speak to the crew of late then!

I think 'BEATINGS will continue until morale improves' was the general gist from old mate at the helm
 
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Caravans and a light twin (not sure about type) earlier this week. Been there myself.
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Old 29th Aug 2009, 00:51
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Would not hesitate to fly with Hinterland!
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