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Old 21st Mar 2022, 08:40
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C172 N

Anyone got a 172 for 2 months hire or to sell?
Around the N model vintage would be OK , aged like a fine wine.
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 11:43
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Hah!
I take it there were no positive responses to your previous posting for a C172 MLG leg ?
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 12:09
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Two lovely examples for you. Both located at Port Moresby, PNG

P2-SPF abandoned over 20 years ago and not flown.

VH-TUA abandoned over 10 years ago and nor flown since.

Check CASA register for VH-TUA, owner has Qld address

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Old 21st Mar 2022, 23:27
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Yep, I want the whole plane now !!
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Thanks Mumbai , these might need some TLC ($) after sitting so long.
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 00:33
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If that's a recent photo of TUA it doesn't look too bad, the other one however looks like a lot of hard work (and money). The other problem with aircraft that sit around is knowing what is owed on them before you look at buying, no point acquiring it for a song and then realising it has a lien on it for 3 times its value.
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 07:19
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P2-SPF is not an N-model, looks more like an F or G with those venturis on it. In any case I think it has flown for the last time.
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On the far right of the photo of VH-TUA can be seen the nose and part right wing of a Bongo Van with what appears to be the letter M on its nose.

Surely not P2-ISM?? Flew that particular A/C a few times.

Which brings me to ask, how old is that photo?
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 10:37
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On the far right of the photo of VH-TUA can be seen the nose and part right wing of a Bongo Van with what appears to be the letter M on its nose.

Surely not P2-ISM?? Flew that particular A/C a few times.

Which brings me to ask, how old is that photo?
It's P2-ALM, ex P2-NAA and it had a concord yoke in it when I flew it last about 25 years ago..

The orange 172 is owned by a very well know PNG based pilot - good mate in fact.

There is also now a flying school operating in POM with a 172, great achievement and I hope they do very well as the country needs to have the capacity to do their own flight training IMHO. Bring on the Robbies!!!!
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 10:59
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Pictures are April 2015

Islander as per Ducky is P2-ALM; I doubt the Islander will fly again; too much missing.

VH-TUA is owned by former Aero Club owner; he has a Citation II P2-MRM sitting at Sunshine Coast since Aug 2017

The new Flight school is Philippines based Acatech, with a C172, P2-AJP. Has registered office in POM. Good luck !

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That's it!

I also cry when I look up there and see B200 ex P2-KSA rotting away! Done my King Air endorsement and line training in it with Mad Dog who gave me the opportunity to fly an immaculate aircraft and learn how to fly again . I don't think I have flown anything as good since!

See Foley's (RIP) 185 in the background, anyone know where that ended up?

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The C185 was bought by Dennis Hilditch; Dennis frequents the Car Club on a regular basis.
I believe Dennis has sold the aircraft and it was boxed up and sent south, waiting for restoration.
Dennis own a PA-28 Cherokee which he keeps at Mareeba, Qld
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PNG P2-SPF 172 cost Assessment.

The bad...
New engine $45k
SIDS $30k if "nothings found" never is nothing found.
Aussie rego $?
Transport to Australia $20k
The Good.
The tyres only flat at the bottom.
And I don't want an Islander , I can run faster than that.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 00:41
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 01:18
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Thanks for that, Duck Pilot and Mumbai Merlin. It's sad to see any airframe that one once flew or once knew of, rotting away.
Yes, even Bongo Vans!

P2-ALM was as mentioned above, prior to that reggo, P2 NAA and I still remember wantaim being stuck at Woitape for a few hours due weather with the National Pilot Jimmy Kauk (sp?) who was flying NAA. Seem to remember the Concorde style yoke and thinking it odd.

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A lot of early Islander had the Concorde style yoke, same as the early BAe HS125 jets.

Likewise Bristol Britannia, and the current Embraer regional jets have the 'Rams" horn controls to give them the correct name.
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