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Old 24th Sep 2014, 19:53
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Groote Eylandt Operators

Who are operating in Groote these days? what is the fleet like? What pay and Conditions?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 22:36
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From memory

Katherine Aviation
MAF
Air Frontier

Plus numerous other operators operate in and out of there on a daily basis.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 23:33
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I think MAF are based in Numbulwar, not actually on the island.
You'll find mostly crusty old 210's and a token Baron or two.
No point going to the island tho, its just an out base with no one in a position to hire someone.
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 00:56
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Not sure about Numbulwar, but MAF definitely have a large base at Gove. Katherine Aviation have a small office on Groote.
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Old 28th Sep 2014, 05:55
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Ive still got my...no roots on groote T shirt from the early 80s. Been washed since then of course!
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Old 28th Sep 2014, 06:58
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frangatang; Were you doing coastwatch back around 80/81?

pm me if so please.
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Old 29th Sep 2014, 09:35
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No, working for a prawn fishing company, based karumba...spent time in groote as well as landing in the vanderlin islands..in a single. Some hermit living there managed to make his own beer!. I do have a good mate, now virgin, who was in coastwatch, based cairns.
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