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Fate of ex Aman Aviation AC-690's?

Old 21st Sep 2018, 22:36
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There’s one painted white and red that’s owned/flown by Steve Baxter off shark tank I thought?
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 23:23
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Some of them were AC681 Hawk Commanders (Turbine)
I owned JLW for several years which was an AC681 [purchased it from John Weymouth]
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 06:53
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Originally Posted by TwoFiftyBelowTen View Post
Spoiler.....”Gunna G’noo”, for those not in the know
I reckon that's close enough for government work.
Tootle pip!!
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 07:17
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The guy who owns Goonoo Goonoo these days seems to own a house in Cromer with its own helipad. Apparently it was once owned by Doug Mulray. You see him flying his Bell 207 to and fro from time to time. He does a fair bit of sightseeing along the way.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 09:42
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As a local, I was told Gunny G'noo
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 13:12
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What was Joe Gostner's involvement?
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 22:07
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Wasn’t there a 685 Commander in the fleet as well?

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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 01:04
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Steve Baxter’s VH ATF wasn’t one of them. J C Scott air charter used to own 2 of them at Brisbane’s old airport ATF / AAG. Search PPRuNe “ where’s VH-AAG “

Goonoo Goonoo was the base for the AA Co’s Santa Gertrudis stud. They sold the property and bought another south of Comet near Blackwater and named it Goonoo

Bert Abbott did a lot of flying for AA but I can’t remember the King Ranch pilots name. There’s a visitors book at Brunette Downs, go back far enough and it will be there.

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Wow this brings back memories. Bob Amann was a good bloke if I recall. I was lined up to fly for them in the Coastwatch gig but it all folded. It was an ambitious plan but the ducks didn't line up. I was just reminded by someone... that I flew one or more of their crew up to Sydney for their return flight home. I think that may have been in a P210 VH-SMA around 7 Sep 1987.

If it was SMA it had just undergone repairs after the owner did a wheels up at Tullamarine. I was tasked with sitting at the controls as it was later towed along the road to Essendon by Brian White from Hawker Pacific for repairs. Probably makes me the only person to have ever driven (if you could call it that) an aircraft between YMML and YMEN along the road! I'd just completed a test flight after the repair when one or more of the guys needed a lift to Sydney and from memory I had to deliver the aircraft to Syd so gave at least one of them a ride. Really nice guys.

(In 1995 VH-SMA lost an engine in IMC near Canberra on a training flight. Instructor, student and one pax were seriously injured but survived. They only got visual at an estimated 300' and were luck to have survived as the aircraft was ripped to pieces by trees.)
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