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Old 27th Aug 2013, 03:55
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Beautiful (!) SC7 Skyvan there too, the second to last, known often as, "Melody in Metal" or "The Whispering Nissen Hut"!
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 10:01
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with the two fellas looking over the fence looks to be Mt Hagen airport PNG.
Looks more like POM to me, looking north toward Mt Lawes from where the APNG terminal is today.

First shot could be Madang.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 20:27
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Well before 1974, has to be prior to the formation of Air Niugini in 1972. My guess the second last photo of the Navajo, Skyvan and Patair DC3 at Port Moresby could be the late 1960s?

The C336 is VH-GKY I suspect. I think that is the aircraft Fris has at the Queensland Air Museum?

My guess: first photo Madang; second photo unknown; third photo Goroka; fourth photo Port Moresby; fifth photo unknown.

The Lear 24D registration VH-SBC has an interesting history and PNG connection. It was originally carried by a TAA DC3 (C47A) in PNG and is now carried by a Kavanagh hot air balloon. The Lear 24D belonged to the Swan Brewery Company up to the early 1970s. I have seen that Lear in Port Moresby in the late 1960s when Swan and San Miguel were in partnership and built the brewery at Boroko or Gordon's.
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Heh Tailee, better have those glasses upgraded, the Lear registration is SBC not SBD!
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Ooops. Finger trouble!

I see VH-SBC is now a Robinson R44.
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The C336 is VH-GKY I suspect. I think that is the aircraft Fris has at the Queensland Air Museum?
The C336 at QAM is VH-CMY. Although CMY did carry that colour scheme with Talair I can't be sure which aircraft is in the photo.

The Swan Brewery Lear VH-SBC also participated in the airlift out of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy.

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Old Brisbane airport?
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Agree with Jaba, old Brisbane Airport.
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Or is it Darwin Airport after Cyclone Tracy with Qantas ferrying Darwin residents out of the destroyed town?
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Bit well dressed fer Darwin..
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Hangars in the background are the give-away; Jaba is correct.
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I think Brisbane in correct - still going through his slides.
This one was taken in the US, but I have no idea where.
The blimp doesn't excite me too much, but look at the planes in the background.

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The old F4. Another great McD machine. Massive amounts of drag countered by prodigious amounts of thrust!
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The Qantas 747 is VH-EBD "City of Perth" which was on its delivery flight from Seattle. It arrived on 12 Dec 71 becoming the first widebody to visit Brisbane. The aircraft was open for public inspection and departed for SYD later the same day. At that time BNE had no widebody stairs so we had to use the old Hastings Deering 707 stairs with an adapter to reach the door sill.
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Even after all this time, they (the original 747s) still look nice.
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Even after all this time, they (the original 747s) still look nice.
Yep. Just about the best livery Qantas ever had. Also looked great on the 707 and the DC-4.

Wings on kangaroo - check
Original stylish curves on kangaroo - check
Qantas in an attractive stylish font - check
City name with coat of arms presented on the nose - check
Polished metal - check

could also add ...

Crew proud and engaged - check

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