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8th Mar 2019, 05:19
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Posted By Skywagon1915

Any other way to view the video ? I can't open it...

Any other way to view the video ? I can't open it at all.
20th Feb 2019, 10:31
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x480/mfu_delivery_statewide_9dec2018_46b8dc33c262960fab1bcd9560ea225ab8e47273.jpg

Back in Moree after years of inactivity at Lismore.
It's now...
29th Aug 2018, 21:51
Replies: 4
Views: 2,160
Posted By Skywagon1915

I have known Nev for many years, he recently...

I have known Nev for many years, he recently rebuilt my 185 wings and located many parts for this big restoration project. I'm devastated ...
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19th Feb 2018, 03:17
Replies: 549
Views: 136,995
Posted By Skywagon1915

David, fascinated with your dedication to this...

David, fascinated with your dedication to this mystery. When the patrol found the engine, what happened or where was the rest of the wreckage, or even the second engine, did they not look for it etc...
27th Sep 2017, 21:57
Replies: 14
Views: 4,532
Posted By Skywagon1915

Old log books

I've lost count now of how many log books I've found for folks in my area. They start flying 20-30 years and give it away, then make a comeback. RAA offers them another choice today. For some, I know...
27th Sep 2017, 01:28
Replies: 74
Views: 25,432
Posted By Skywagon1915

Mayday

I wonder how much time he had after clearing the cloud referred to ? But I would expect they were both flying and talking on the radio at the same time. This is a flat spin right ? Has the Diamond...
17th Sep 2015, 21:28
Replies: 23
Views: 5,438
Posted By Skywagon1915

Cirrus at Moree

Pilot walks away from plane crash at Moree | Moree Champion (http://www.moreechampion.com.au/story/3356452/pilot-walks-away-from)-
12th Mar 2015, 03:24
Replies: 19
Views: 10,490
Posted By Skywagon1915

EXO

Loved having our ex-EAS Shrike VH-EXO #3074.
I still have the EAS training notes for the type.
After I sold it, someone committed suicide in it at Thursday Isl I think it was.
It was one of the...
22nd Oct 2014, 09:18
Replies: 61
Views: 14,474
Posted By Skywagon1915

Intercept

http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2014/10/22/1227098/945841-indonesian-sukhoi-fighter-jets.jpg


They are just trying out the new Fighters ... it will be a hand shake, so sorry and have a nice...
18th Oct 2014, 11:46
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

P2-MFX

Have found this photograph of MAF C185 P2-MFX (185-2146) at Port Moresby. It was one of the later F Models. Wonder where it is today ?

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26th Jan 2014, 18:26
Replies: 41
Views: 5,501
Posted By Skywagon1915

A380 picture is magnificent !

A380 picture is magnificent !
25th Jan 2014, 08:21
Replies: 4,466
Views: 1,496,071
Posted By Skywagon1915

I recall them coming into St George between...

I recall them coming into St George between 1974-6. They were so noisy, hard to imagine someone getting on board at Cunnamulla and stopping at every west Queensland town enroute to Brisbane !
23rd Jan 2014, 09:23
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

Life was'nt meant to be easy - MFW mishap

A photo of P2-MFW at Mendi during it's days in PNG with MAF, came across it in my chase for info on MFU. Picture of damaged MFW is from cac_sabre at Lae in the second photo.

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19th Jan 2014, 10:38
Replies: 179
Views: 69,186
Posted By Skywagon1915

All the clowns are not in the circus !

We just completed 1000 hours of flight training without a hitch + 980 on the prior engine, we do factory exchange at 1000 as a matter of course and the aircraft is run to SOPS on mostly training with...
21st Dec 2013, 01:57
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

DH RAY

This Tiger went on it's back recently. It's at Aero Enterprise in Lismore. Was waiting for insurance approval to proceed with repairs. Rest of it looks in very nice order. Hangar pic's are always...
19th Dec 2013, 09:47
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

MFU update

Amongst the bits and pieces, Cessna 185 MFU is taking shape. Next is running the electrical, hydraulics and rivet the floor back in place etc. Wings are ready to bolt back on. Need to start deciding...
22nd Sep 2013, 21:57
Replies: 37
Views: 8,597
Posted By Skywagon1915

I0S7

I changed my I-5 on Saturday and suddenly my battery was flat after about 3 hours. I found that the Bluetooth was on, brightness was at full bright and the torch light was full on and stayed on. So...
22nd Sep 2013, 20:46
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

Return to Wewak

When she's flying again, I'm planning to take her back to Wewak PNG for a visit. There will be some differences like the 3-Blade and new avionics. Interior will be modern as well, not the MAF type...
19th Sep 2013, 13:13
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

P2-MFU restoration update

Engine, prop and main wheels of MAF P2-MFU are back on the airframe. Starting to resemble a C185 again !
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3rd Sep 2013, 11:29
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

Ok Om Bip Min

Tin, do you have any photo's of those airstrips ?
Dig a few out !
What was the worse that you took a C185 into ?
1st Sep 2013, 10:21
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

Final approach - Tekin

C185E P2-MFU on finals for one way airstrip at Tekin PNG, 5000' AMSL with no go round option. After a full days flying up there, in this type of weather and those sort of airstrips, I can only...
24th Aug 2013, 22:24
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

Tekin Airstrip

Located 135 nm and bearing 215 from Wewak, Tekin approx 22/04 was at 5000' AMSL and was at one stage much shorter, until an extension made life a little easier. This was one of the regular strips...
15th Aug 2013, 10:21
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

Tekin airstrip PNG

I imagine that trying to get 3 aircraft onto the parking area at Tekin (5000') is a tight fit. Nice profile shot of C185 MFU. All MAF 185's had full safety harness on seats 1/2 plus emergency...
12th Aug 2013, 00:46
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

P2-MFU being refuelled at Tekin PNG

MAF pilot Terry Burns has found some more photo's of MFU and illustrates the life these workhorses had in PNG. Photography is excellent !
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6th Aug 2013, 11:40
Replies: 462
Views: 124,433
Posted By Skywagon1915

July 1983

Nice clear photo of P2-MFU taken by MAF pilot Terry Burn in July 1983 at Wewak. She is 12 years old at this stage !
Thanks
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