Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions
Reload this Page >

The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk II

The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions The place for students, instructors and charter guys in Oz, NZ and the rest of Oceania.
    Hide Wikipost
Old 16th Jun 2016, 15:49   -   Wikipost
PPRuNe Forums Thread Wiki: The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk II
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been a member for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: tail wheel
This thread is a continuation of the original Photos thread commenced in 2006:

The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk I

Print Wikipost

The Home of Photos in Dunnunda! Mk II

Old 26th Jan 2013, 21:52
  #41 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Pacific
Posts: 851
Ix

That second one reminds me of Ambrym, but not so sure of the first one - thought it might have been Tinakula, but that might be over the border for you and doesn't reach 5,000'. Doesn't look like Lopevi as I remember it..

from another thread..

Sure -in the Tropics you don't get moving frontal systems with their nasties, but you get an east-west ITF or convergence zone where the cyclones form. You don't get fog, or only at the lower ports. You do get big afternoon thunderstorms, but you can dodge them providing they are not sitting on the place you want to land. The heavy rain doesn't last long, but if you have come a long way on a 'Pacific Thin Route', you don't want to muck around because the fuel will be getting down. Bad ones can be at night, when you don't want to go to remote places because of unreliable lighting or navaids anyway.


Three things in nature make me feel small.

Stand on the lip of a volcano, say Tanna in Vanuatu, watch the cinders fly and listen to it rumble and hope that that it is all it is going to do, because there is not a damn thing you can do to stop it.

Be on the ground in an earthquake, (with or without subsequent tsunami), preferably outdoors so thing don't fall on you, and know the same feeling.

Bunker down for a few days while the eye of a cyclone goes slowly past, stripping all the leaves from all the trees, blowing away leaf houses -(and the materials to make new ones )- destroying gardens, torrential rain falling in sheets, wind howling and gusting and swinging. And hope the aircraft tied down on the other side of town has survived, because you know you will be needed for relief clean up work later. And if you are trying to do a service to a port that is coming under the influence of a cyclone, knowing when to call it off as the crosswind on the runway gets too high, and even with the wipers belting, the lead-in lights, or runway lights, are hard to make out.


Sure its easy in the central Pacific, we don't have the snow...
frigatebird is offline  
Old 27th Jan 2013, 13:32
  #42 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: GPS Signal Lost
Posts: 163


Anyone know what type of aircraft this might be?




Looking out on the wing of a B737-800 for Sydney
TOUCH-AND-GO is offline  
Old 27th Jan 2013, 13:40
  #43 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 51
Piaggio P-166

That would be one of those 'magnificent' Piaggio P-166s that Chansett used to run around.
Tiger35 is offline  
Old 27th Jan 2013, 20:33
  #44 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Posts: 1,133
Frigatebird

Correct on the first one, it is indeed Ambrym, pretty sure that was Benbow to be precise! And the second one was infact Lopevi, I think I was on my way home from Longana that day, looked good with that tiny bit of cloud just over it!

Haven't seen that quote before, but true so far, i'm still waiting for the wet season to kick in proper, they reckon another few weeks and it'll be in full swing, apparently its been coming a bit later the last few years!
Ixixly is offline  
Old 27th Jan 2013, 21:09
  #45 (permalink)  
ABX
AustralianMade
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Out in the weather!
Age: 49
Posts: 926
Nice pics.
ABX is offline  
Old 27th Jan 2013, 21:48
  #46 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Pacific
Posts: 851
Ix

This is the Lopevi that I remember.. - probably because I was usually looking UP at it..



We had a milk-run in the TwOtter, single pilot, that went Vila-Emae 35 miles, Valesdir 20 miles, Lamen Bay 15 miles, Paama 9 miles, Uleui (on Ambrym)8 miles, Lonorore 28 miles, Sara 24 miles, Longana 15 miles, and either Redcliffe 11 miles or Walaha 17 miles before the 28 miles to Santo for lunch. After a steak sandwich lunch at Mama's at the airport we retraced the way back to Vila in the afternoon.... So usually going from Lamen Bay to Paama to Uleui I would be down low, working like a one-armed paper-hanger doing the after takeoff checks, prelanding checks, the load sheet, and calling on company frequency to the next agent or two to see if the anticipated pax boarding was still the same or if they were trying to squeese another pax on to cover a nosho and if I could uplift them..

Fun.

Last edited by frigatebird; 28th Jan 2013 at 04:52. Reason: Twotter
frigatebird is offline  
Old 27th Jan 2013, 23:11
  #47 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Posts: 1,133
Serious respect FrigateBird!! Funnily enough I took a bunch of Missionaries from Santo to Redclif yesterday and was sitting there waiting for them to come back whilst reading Biggles and his adventures in an Otter!! I'm impressed with an Otter getting out of Redcliff, it was fun enough with 6POB in a Robinson C206 yesterday, good thing they mowed it for me... and by mowed I mean it was only 2inches of sodden ground with the clippings left behind luuuuxury ey? By the way, was it always 680m?

Or maybe it was the prayer they did just before take off...First time i've had missionaries doing the praying, its usually people trying to get back into his good books at the last minute with me!!!
Ixixly is offline  
Old 28th Jan 2013, 04:51
  #48 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Pacific
Posts: 851
Twin Otter ....

Have you had a good close look at the two crater lakes on that 5'000' plum pudding shaped island of Aoba (between Longana, Redcliffe and Walaha)? I remember the villagers were evacuated one time because they thought the island might blow. One of the lakes has dark blue water, while the other that the gas bubbles up through is a light coloured duck-egg blue.

The cliff faces on the north side of Aoba while going between Longana and Walaha are worth a look too..

Sara was the place where I helped deliver a breech birth in the Twotter during a Route checkout after the the other pilot refused to get involved. We had to amend the numbers on the second taxy out.. I checked with the hospital when in Santo the next day, mother and baby were both doing fine. It should have been named after me !!

Last edited by frigatebird; 28th Jan 2013 at 05:19.
frigatebird is offline  
Old 28th Jan 2013, 06:42
  #49 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Pacific
Posts: 851
There is a good reason why a lot of Queensland homes are built on stilts..



Tho that doesn't help the big rig with the gooseneck horsefloat keep its windscreen out of the water



No Bread today - and probably not tomorrow from Woolworths either, after the water came up from the carpark under....



Woolworths - top right
Town Hall - bottom centre
Red roofed Police Station - bottom left(with Water Police access to the river)
New Swimming Pool - white roofs on the left (muddy water only)
Army Drill Hall - wear your floaties on the Parade ground

Last edited by frigatebird; 28th Jan 2013 at 07:07.
frigatebird is offline  
Old 28th Jan 2013, 07:04
  #50 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mel-burn
Posts: 4,886
There is a good reason why a lot of Queensland homes are built on stilts..

and even more of a reason to own a boat by the looks of it!
VH-XXX is offline  
Old 28th Jan 2013, 09:18
  #51 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Pacific
Posts: 851
We've had our fun playing in the rising river, can we come out now?



Pleeze - Pretty PLEEEEZE ??

(These were taken by the neighbour....)



With his camera it looks like bedding on the roof



The river is still rising, but it looks like they also have a boat..



Going nowhere.. by road or rail.. (the main North line)


Last edited by frigatebird; 28th Jan 2013 at 09:42.
frigatebird is offline  
Old 31st Jan 2013, 10:24
  #52 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Posts: 3,050
Just a quick snap roll before bed time

?rel=0" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen>

Last edited by Ultralights; 31st Jan 2013 at 10:25.
Ultralights is offline  
Old 5th Feb 2013, 07:02
  #53 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SEQ
Age: 49
Posts: 448
One from a while ago - could have been useful in Frigatebirds pics...


Wots this about not smoking around aircraft then?

Last edited by spinex; 5th Feb 2013 at 10:29.
spinex is offline  
Old 7th Feb 2013, 00:03
  #54 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: nocte volant
Posts: 1,101







Trojan1981 is offline  
Old 7th Feb 2013, 03:28
  #55 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: FNQ ... Still!
Posts: 3,273
Love that shot of the Caribou! At what speed do the props start to bend back like that?
Capt Fathom is offline  
Old 7th Feb 2013, 05:06
  #56 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: nocte volant
Posts: 1,101
At what speed do the props start to bend back like that?
Not until the onset of transonic buffet
Trojan1981 is offline  
Old 7th Feb 2013, 05:48
  #57 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: FNQ ... Still!
Posts: 3,273
Not until the onset of transonic buffet
90 knots then!
Capt Fathom is offline  
Old 7th Feb 2013, 12:31
  #58 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Richmond NSW
Posts: 1,204
Great to see the P51 ammunition lockers being put to good storage use...

Sort of reminds me of 1982, whilst I was a RAAF Avionics Tech at RMAF Butterworth. RAAF Mirage jets flying from OZ to replace those returning for DLM's always had any spare space packed with Australian wine. There was an unused locker on the STB aft underside that could fit in four 5 litre winecasks, provided the cardboard was discarded. Wine in Malaysia was very expensive in those days, particularly as we had access to low cost duty free women. Oops, I mean beer.

Just grabbing my hat and you know the rest...
gerry111 is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2013, 10:20
  #59 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: brisbane
Posts: 391
Was that a turbine 182?
greenslopes is offline  
Old 9th Feb 2013, 10:47
  #60 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Hot Box
Posts: 422
Was that a turbine 182?
U206. You can see the utility door back right with step and wind deflector for the sliding door (Parachute ops).

Looks like a Soloy. Didn't think there were any in Australia?
kingRB is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Show Printable Version
Email this Page

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.