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17th Aug 2019, 18:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,886
Posted By sundaun

Could be the old Porgera strip, now closed with a...

Could be the old Porgera strip, now closed with a market built on it. Now replaced with Kairik airfield nearby. RAAF crashed a Caribou there mid sixties. Definitely steep one way, finals were...
30th Jun 2019, 21:48
Replies: 9
Views: 6,018
Posted By sundaun

Gav returned from UK after a stint over there and...

Gav returned from UK after a stint over there and took a LHS with Jetconnect based AKL. Finished off his home built in AKL and bought a Bach at Waihi Beach as well as a home a Maraetai Beach.
He...
1st Feb 2019, 07:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By sundaun

Thankyou all. Now sorted.

Thankyou all. Now sorted.
31st Jan 2019, 17:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By sundaun

Tullamarine short term accommodation.0

Can anybody advise of a room near Ansett centre with reasonable facilities for month of Feb. pm or 0478045886. Thanks
3rd Nov 2018, 23:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,636
Posted By sundaun

Vale Capt Ron Kuch

Ron, formerly Ansett PNG, Marshall Island Airlines, and more recently “Bloomfield Charters” in Cairns passed in Cairns late last week. Funeral details unknown at this stage. R.I.P./stap esi.
21st Sep 2017, 03:18
Replies: 25
Views: 7,189
Posted By sundaun

Noel Fewster Greg, I think has passed on. Tail...

Noel Fewster Greg, I think has passed on. Tail wheel posted something five or so months back. His name missing from above list?
27th Jul 2017, 05:00
Replies: 60
Views: 12,274
Posted By sundaun

Lae OLD

From GCmap.com Lae is 6 degrees 43' 59" S/146 degrees 59' 50" E so given a bit of track crawl down the centre of the Huon Gulf and a heavy aircraft her first position report is not too unreasonable.
27th Jul 2017, 03:59
Replies: 60
Views: 12,274
Posted By sundaun

Lae position

A couple of posts previous Lae quoted as 6 degrees N or so! I would have thought 6 South would have been more like it! Typical winds in the dry season below 10,000' could be variable 10. Maybe very...
22nd Apr 2017, 21:49
Replies: 45
Views: 12,696
Posted By sundaun

Lost Pilot 22, if you don't complete your...

Lost Pilot 22, if you don't complete your training you will be 24 in two years time, if you complete your CPL, IR and ATPL frozen you will be 24 in two years time and what a great qualification to...
1st Apr 2017, 21:29
Replies: 1,475
Views: 805,388
Posted By sundaun

In the mid 70s I acted as SafetyPilot on two...

In the mid 70s I acted as SafetyPilot on two occasions withANAcrews operating a YS11 for us whilst it was evaluated at the direction of RC. In the very early 80s the late Imbakey Okuk directed we...
1st Apr 2017, 08:25
Replies: 1,475
Views: 805,388
Posted By sundaun

Were you the Yak 42 man during MB's tenure Al.?...

Were you the Yak 42 man during MB's tenure Al.? Airside Airniugini has always been a very professional airline.
31st Mar 2017, 00:04
Replies: 1
Views: 1,764
Posted By sundaun

Sad. He was on one of the earlier F27 courses at...

Sad. He was on one of the earlier F27 courses at PX (1975??) TAA before that I think. Good Guy.
20th Mar 2017, 21:21
Replies: 4,466
Views: 1,506,132
Posted By sundaun

Our old mate Duncan with his Baron (a la Wau)...

Our old mate Duncan with his Baron (a la Wau) plus survival kit obviously needed at NZAA!!!! (See "airline section")
19th Feb 2017, 07:23
Replies: 13
Views: 4,846
Posted By sundaun

Explained in "Bushies" if you can access a copy...

Explained in "Bushies" if you can access a copy but basically I think Ansett wanted it but the on-carriage rights had been signed across to TAA earlier, or something like that! Worked for them for a...
22nd Jan 2017, 23:23
Replies: 3
Views: 2,019
Posted By sundaun

Sad 185

Stuff.co.nz showing a previously pristine 185 parked badly. Anybody know the rego and home?
22nd Nov 2016, 16:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By sundaun

Sad news. Iain was born in Kenya and worked in...

Sad news. Iain was born in Kenya and worked in India as a tea planter. I first met him in Goroka in 60s where he was a traffic officer with TAA. He and Dave Hunter established the Trout Farm which...
20th Nov 2016, 00:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,797
Posted By sundaun

Kilifas search.

I was a probationary pilot acting as an observer on the said search. Did not know the accident pilot. We all flew to the Southern ports via the Kilifas Gap as comparatively low levels. (<7000') and I...
13th Sep 2016, 00:47
Replies: 1
Views: 1,503
Posted By sundaun

Vale Sir Michael Curtain

Sir Mick passed last Sunday at Towsville Hospital For non-PNGreaders Curtain Bros operated a Kingair and a B1900 from TSV to PNG projects this last 16 years.
21st Mar 2015, 21:54
Replies: 4,466
Views: 1,506,132
Posted By sundaun

Mad Swede

He was actually a Dane. Two ex Danish Air Force pilots flew for Ansett MAL, one was Eric Nielson, the other Arnie Rasmussen. Both flew the Piaggios all stops between Wabag or Mendi through to Lae. A...
27th Oct 2014, 00:40
Replies: 16
Views: 4,448
Posted By sundaun

Bushie's Pilots

From the left, McKinnon, McGowan, Shanley{A.N.G.), White & Best. Incidentally, I think the real VH-BPA (C310) was sold to Pivot Pty Ltd of Port Moresby mid 80,s and became P2-PVT (????) Nowadays who...
29th Sep 2014, 07:35
Replies: 30
Views: 22,722
Posted By sundaun

L R

Unbelievable if it is the "LR" I know. Survived a Helio-Courier engine failure in the Tadji area early 70s, trained him in Air Niugini late 70s before he went to East/West late 70s. Been with...
29th Jun 2014, 21:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By sundaun

China Straight airstrip

Was there years ago. Will fwd co-ordinates. May have been owned by the Wild family of Airlines of Papua New Guinea???
30th May 2014, 10:29
Replies: 0
Views: 861
Posted By sundaun

Devon Minchin

1919-2014. Ex Western Desert (Fighters) paased away today on North Coast. Only a couple left!
20th Jan 2014, 05:13
Replies: 4,466
Views: 1,506,132
Posted By sundaun

Air Mel

Frank Boyd????
4th Jan 2014, 17:12
Replies: 16
Views: 4,632
Posted By sundaun

Humphs

Sad news. Flatted with Graeme T.A.L. 1969 in Mt Hagen. He had been flying an Aztec for Avis on the Innisfail-Dunk Is. run. He was with TAL until going to TAA in early 70's. A postal address for Jan...
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