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Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante

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Old 22nd Sep 2010, 22:39
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Max fuel imbalance of 500lbs came in handy when doing lots of short runs. Use the crossfeed in the cruise and burn fuel from just the No 2 (RH) tank and that way you only need to top up one side on the turnaround

Caution: remember to turn the crossfeed off and monitor your fuel gauges and most definitely respect the max fuel imbalance! If your workload gets too high for whatever reason, this in when you are likely to forget that the crossfeed is on so I'd recommend switching back to BOTH tanks before you get overloaded with other more important things like FLYING the plane...
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 12:26
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Just as a matter of interest, the first aircraft arrived in Australia at 10pm on the 30th June, 1978 after a ferry flight from San Paulo (Brasil) to Chile, Easter Island, Hao, Tahiti, Western Samoa, Fiji and Brisbane.

It was subsequently registered VH-MWU and was then operated by Masling Commuter on the Sydney/Williamtown/Cootamundra/Young/Nowra routes together with others on the Masling network. There were 3 more (P2) aircraft to join the Masling fleet which were VH-MWV, VH-MWW, VH-MWX.

The introduction of this aircraft was a great success as indicated on this thread.
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Old 25th Sep 2010, 12:35
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I agree BigBus, sounded like something off the Millennium Falcon, aka cool to the young kid's intro to kero burners.
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Old 27th Sep 2010, 09:01
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At one stage in the late 80's Hazelton's operated two Bandeirantes WPI and WPE both P1's on country NSW routes. On certain days the aircraft would do the Dubbo-Broken Hill-Dubbo run, not a bad effort for an aircraft designed for short haul routes,

I think they planned to replace the Bandits with the B1900, but that fell through with CAA's delay in getting the type onto the Australian register.
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Old 28th Sep 2010, 11:30
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WPE became LNB with Lincoln Airlines from June 1992 and joined by LNC in November 1993. For the period June 1992 until Dec 1993 LNB performed very reliably 28 return flights a week between Port Lincoln and Adelaide (maintenance every Tuesday night at Tuna City Aviation). The LAME's were glad when the second EMB-110 arrived and they did not have to do night maintenance. Unfortunately LNC was sacrificed to keep LNB and another poorer EMB-110 specimen going after Lincoln Airlines was sold in 1997.
LNC remains as a non-flying wreck at Port Lincoln and should be confined to the deep as an artificial reef.
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Old 28th Sep 2010, 11:49
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LNB was test flown one hour on 18 July 2009. It had ferry tanks fitted and was exported to Guatamala City, Guatamala, leaving on 22 July.


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Old 30th Sep 2010, 05:45
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Was there a mob called country couriers that flew the bandit Cairns- Brisbane via all bus stops?
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Old 30th Sep 2010, 06:09
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KIQ, 1985-1989. A division of Mayne Nickless, then it went to Norfolk Pacific Aviation, to Flight West, to Transtate, to Macair to Airlink PNG.
What happened to the Airlink ones in PNG ?
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Old 30th Sep 2010, 06:13
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Notice the different tail planes, elevators, clearly shown in frigatebirds photo.
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Old 30th Sep 2010, 07:33
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The owner of Airlink, Mal Smith, had the aircraft flown from Madang to Goroka after it was closed down.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 21:21
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Any Bandeirantes still flying in Australia, PNG or NZ?
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 21:52
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I think a group called Adrenalin Skydive in Goulburn fly one as a jump ship (or at least they were recently)
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 22:02
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None in PNG as of 1st November 2016.
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 00:06
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As Mendi63 says, none left in PNG. The last example was recently sold in Fiji, ending 38 years of Bandeirante operations in PNG.
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 02:34
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What happened to my beloved P2-SWF? Saw a photo of it recently with a new paint job.
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 05:34
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Was a TPE 331 conversion ever done on a Bandit?
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 07:06
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 09:48
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Ummm Frigatebird;A few years ago now, but did you take that photograph of LNB and LNC, or did I?

And either way, do we know each other?

Pm or e-mail at your convenience.
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 12:16
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Pinky it looks like it's actually LNB with the dihedral tail and the usurping FNP (a P2).
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 23:29
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What happened to my beloved P2-SWF? Saw a photo of it recently with a new paint job.
The fixed wing fleet got a new paint job. Have a look at www.swa.com.pg
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