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Belfast in Cairns

Old 25th Nov 2019, 06:04
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Sitting n the sun and aging gracefully.
In it's day probably would have made a good water tanker/fire bomber.....
Cairns airport has not go the balls to tear it up, there is a derelict C208 Caravan there from Green Island swim club, Piper Navajo Chieftain associated with Fred Marten's the convicted child crim (apologies if the verdict has been reversed) and registered in his brothers name.
There is a recent addition to the graveyard a Cessna C340. Rotten old Aero Commander and other bits and pieces.
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 21:11
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Nah maaaate! Fire would've been out before the thing even got within cooee.....

FM eh? Haven't heard that name taken, rightfully IMO, in vain in years.....
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 02:21
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What's the latest with FM? Did he succeed with the $45M "compensation blong me" claim?
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 02:49
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Originally Posted by Petropavlovsk View Post
Piper Navajo Chieftain associated with Fred Marten's the convicted child crim (apologies if the verdict has been reversed) and registered in his brothers name..
Is that the aircraft that Hinterland engineers (I think) used to do engine runs on every month or so? Something to do with the owner one day coming and flying away in it
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 03:29
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Riddled with rot ! No compensation there Ö.

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Old 26th Nov 2019, 06:42
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A quick buff and she’d be right eh......
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 09:32
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A bit of wind in the tyres might help as well.

Whatís the latest with FM? Anyone know?
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 12:40
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Had the misfortune to sit next to him about 12 months ago on a PX flight from POM to CNS.
He was dressed in well worn blue slacks, crumpled white pilot shirt, with a pair of epaulettes in left hand shirt pocket, positioned so that 4 gold bars were appropriately visible through the shirt material. Longish silver grey hair.
I didn't say anything to start with until he filled out his 'incoming' card and stated his profession was an 'airline pilot'.
He openly brags about the apparent wrongful arrest and jailing with no prompting what so ever. Of course it's not his fault the Chieftain is dormant at Cairns, always other peoples fault.
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 12:54
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Hope you addressed him as Captain or Skipper Kagamuga!
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 01:50
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Charlatan comes to mind. Just sayin' like........
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 03:08
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Still wondering exactly which backyard that DC3 is in...
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 08:06
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Originally Posted by bad_pilot View Post
Still wondering exactly which backyard that DC3 is in...
It's no longer in the yard at Edmonton. In October it was sighted at Innisfail Airport still in its dismantled state.
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 02:03
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IFL air show abt a month ago... Dak in bits to be seen across the strip from the Aero Club FNQAM interested in it.
Belfast still there intact last week...will check again next week.
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 03:35
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Belfast will only leave the airport as scrap, broken up.
No SIM re-currency for any flight crew, No hardened cockpit door?, probably no ADS-B, Would need a gear retract I imagine, the list goes on and on...
I'm think the airport would also be checking the account for fees and charges
Yellow pages lists the number for Sims Metal
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 08:14
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Never know, it might mysteriously disappear one night and no one will ever know where itís gone.......

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Old 12th Dec 2019, 10:28
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Just out of curiosity; Anyone know when was the last time that Chieftain (AFW) flew?
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