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19th Dec 2020, 20:36
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Posted By mendi63

It's amazing what used to be carried in that...

It's amazing what used to be carried in that particular Bandit.
25th Oct 2020, 23:11
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Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

On my first day/night in PNG I arrived in Lae on...

On my first day/night in PNG I arrived in Lae on the F27 to be met by some of my new work mates and taken to the Aero Club for a few beers and then that night to a company party where I met the...
23rd Oct 2020, 02:12
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Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

I have recently come across a copy of an old...

I have recently come across a copy of an old Black & White magazine dated April 1969 which I have scanned and may be of interest to ol man bilong taim bipo.
4th Oct 2020, 21:09
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Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

You may well be right cac sabre as my memory is a...

You may well be right cac sabre as my memory is a little fuzzy after 40+ years. Having had the job of replacing windscreens in both these model aircraft it still was no mean feat as they are pretty...
4th Oct 2020, 02:09
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Posted By mendi63

SPAC did some training in the early to mid 70's...

SPAC did some training in the early to mid 70's and the CFI was D.A. if I recall correctly. The bloke who ran the bar then was the expat DCA groundsman. We decded to buy a half dozen swit moa BBQ...
3rd Oct 2020, 01:43
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Posted By mendi63

The story was that he used it to kick out the...

The story was that he used it to kick out the windscreen to get out. No mean feat in a Baron if true.
24th Sep 2020, 05:18
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Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

I was working in Lae at the time and was asked by...

I was working in Lae at the time and was asked by DCA to assist them with their investigation. The aircraft crashed close to a house and a wheel came off, rocketed through a corridor in the house and...
16th Jun 2020, 11:46
Replies: 15
Views: 4,942
Posted By mendi63

Ken has been notified.

Ken has been notified.
16th Jun 2020, 01:56
Replies: 15
Views: 4,942
Posted By mendi63

Vale: Graham Syphers

It is my sad duty to report the loss of fellow aviator and good friend Captain Graham Syphers (Pays Air Service, Talair, Macair (PNG), Norfolk Island Airways, National Jet etc) who succumbed quietly...
30th May 2020, 21:43
Replies: 24
Views: 8,075
Posted By mendi63

From PNG Air's Facebook page

MEDIA RELEASE
BID TO ACQUIRE SOME OF PNG AIR BY LINK PNG - A TERRIBLE CHOICE
Thursday 28th May 2020
_____________________________________________
The decision by Link PNG Ltd, (subsidiary of...
22nd Apr 2020, 01:39
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By mendi63

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ide...

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1587515297-410-615&browse=props&product=csprop-hartzell

Prices start at US$8450.00 depending on the model
21st Apr 2020, 06:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By mendi63

We used Turco 5351 for many years. Just don't get...

We used Turco 5351 for many years. Just don't get it on your skin.:\
25th Mar 2020, 21:44
Replies: 38
Views: 6,182
Posted By mendi63

machtuk, thanks for sharing the photo of the Mk31...

machtuk, thanks for sharing the photo of the Mk31 Bristol "Frightener" which was either ADL or TBB. I spend thousands of hours working on those two aircraft albeit at Archerfield in the 60's.
19th Oct 2019, 08:55
Replies: 13
Views: 2,836
Posted By mendi63

em nau, tok tru!

em nau, tok tru!
7th Aug 2019, 22:01
Replies: 26
Views: 4,412
Posted By mendi63

The cutout is for the cabin heater exhaust.

The cutout is for the cabin heater exhaust.
29th Aug 2018, 03:04
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

We used to fly gold from Wau to Lae at Macair in...

We used to fly gold from Wau to Lae at Macair in the 70's. I recall walking through our terminal one morning and tripped over a couple of canvas bags lying on the floor. I asked the traffic officer...
14th Aug 2018, 08:53
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

P2-COC just needs a quick cut & polish:}

P2-COC just needs a quick cut & polish:}
3rd Aug 2018, 07:48
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Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

It was P2-PNO after PNG and became SEA with...

It was P2-PNO after PNG and became SEA with Talair. It was easy to change the "G" to an "O"

The history with photos is here. (http://www.pc-6.com/history/584.htm#)
3rd Aug 2018, 04:17
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Posted By mendi63

P2-CAA (S/N BB-415) was built in 1979 as N2067M....

P2-CAA (S/N BB-415) was built in 1979 as N2067M. It then became P2-PNG, then P2-PNH (both ex-Macair Porter rego's) and finally P2-CAA.
2nd Aug 2018, 04:12
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

Yes P2-NWA was previously KSA and is S/N BB-1527....

Yes P2-NWA was previously KSA and is S/N BB-1527.

A fire extinguisher discharged in the cabin a couple of years ago and they had trouble getting the cabin door open as the door seals had glued...
11th Apr 2018, 05:04
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

I will never forget the great times we had...

I will never forget the great times we had fishing at Bensbach or the numerous evenings he would drive up from the Gold Coast and we would spend a convivial evening at the RQAC bar or when he would...
21st Mar 2017, 02:05
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,694,495
Posted By mendi63

aka "The Morobe Muscle Man"?

aka "The Morobe Muscle Man"?
27th Nov 2016, 23:29
Replies: 85
Views: 35,817
Posted By mendi63

The fixed wing fleet got a new paint job. Have a...

The fixed wing fleet got a new paint job. Have a look at www.swa.com.pg
26th Nov 2016, 22:02
Replies: 85
Views: 35,817
Posted By mendi63

None in PNG as of 1st November 2016.

None in PNG as of 1st November 2016.
25th Aug 2016, 23:31
Replies: 38
Views: 9,939
Posted By mendi63

I hope they had an MEL for the windscreen wipers...

I hope they had an MEL for the windscreen wipers and an EO to remove the main gear doors.
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