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From: Defence Media Centre [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, 15 September 2011 5:45 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Minister for Defence Materiel - New homes for Caribou aircraft

New homes for Caribou aircraft

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that two organisations will preserve and display nine Caribou aircraft and associated equipment.



The two organisations are:

· Amrock Aviation Pty Ltd based in Brisbane, which will use the aircraft for humanitarian work in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands; and

· The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society in the Illawarra, which will preserve and display two aircraft, one propeller, 15 engines and two spares packages.



Other organisations will receive propellers:

· Upwey RSL (Victoria);

· Clarence City Council (Tasmania);

· Caboolture Warflight and Heritage Museum (Queensland);

· Narromine Aviation Museum (NSW);

· Dorrigo RSL (NSW);

· Northampton RSL (WA); and

· Redlands RAAFA (Queensland).



“For more than 40 years, Caribou aircraft were the workhorse of the Australian Defence Force, primarily supporting the Army” Mr Clare said.



“They were used extensively in Vietnam, as well as in East Timor, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands supporting humanitarian and relief work.



“They were a versatile aircraft, capable of short take offs and landings on unprepared runways.



“The Caribou served Australia with distinction and these organisations will help us preserve the aircraft for future generations.”

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Does anyone know who "Amrock Aviation" is?

They don't seem to appear anywhere on the web (nothing on google but a few mentions that they're getting the Caribous). If the RAAF didn't want to pay for maintenance, I'm not sure why it would make sense to a humanitarian org.

(Or is it our government giving free aeroplanes to the bible-bashers and missionaries? - he says raising both politics and religion...)
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The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society in the Illawarra, which will preserve and display two aircraft, one propeller, 15 engines...
Two airframes with 7.5 engines each but only one prop beween them?
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Yes, Horatio, I've been giggling about that all day!

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Reckon the boys at the rail (Hars) will have to do a few Anzac Day flyovers to get those rissoles to hand over the props,
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Love to have a copy of the guys in full mess kit,ramp down with Perth City as the backdrop.
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Amrock Aviation Pty Ltd?

They listed in June with ASIC? Victorian Based company?

Any news? Are they looking for Ex-Boo Pilots per chance

ANYone?
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Amrock Aviation Pty Ltd?

They just purchased a chunk of the Caribou Fleet. Does anyone know who they are? Contact Details? A Name? Looking for qualified DHC-4 Pilots? Any rumours
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Good to see some RSL's getting some bits for display.
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Caribous

Amrock is a new entity - Military & Aviayion Spares Pty Ltd, has been consulting to them for 2 years in this developing project. The intention is to replace the the piston engines for PT6A-67T using PenTurbo's STC
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Caribou

They will be trucked down from Oakey to Archerfield QLD

aprrox 2+ years conversion and set up time - lot of work to be done to get them on the Civil Register & yes pilots will eventually be needed. sit tight and I will peridically update this forum.

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Do they want ex-DHC-4 pilot's, and do you have a contact name? Could you PM me if possible?
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HARS Caribou Ferry

It is reported at Caribou Cargo - Company News that the first of two HARS Caribous flew from Oakey to Albion Park yesterday. It is believed the second will make the journey on Wednesday. Congratulations HARS!

A4-210 taxies for take off past A4-234.
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I'm surprised Temora didn't get any
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Aviation Art

Acrylic on stretched canvas. 61cm X 76cm

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Yoo can still see the numbers you didn't paint on the nose, paint by numbers is always good to fill a few hours in.
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Ha,dang, Super Cecil. Hoped you wouldn't reveal my secret. "The Big Book of Paint by Numbers, Vol 4, Aeroplanes".
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Beeyoutiful! Good to see them back in the air. I miss the 'bou...
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Wednesday, 2/11/11, and 234 leaps into the air for fllight to Albion Park.
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Who was flying? Someone like Max Walker?
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