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Re: PNG

Postby BBwantok » Mon Jul 7 2014, 08:41

Pick-up Mt Strong...

but not today...
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Re: PNG

Postby BBwantok » Mon Jul 7 2014, 08:47

Mt Strong on a better day... about 11,700ft
Lot of aluminium lying around on the summit from over the years...
The trap is the DA. You see trees and grass, and forget how high you really are... read the Performance Graphs in the FM... :wink:
Notice the Owen Stanleys in the background... which are higher.
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Re: PNG

Postby pigdog » Wed Jul 9 2014, 06:58

Wewak, a beautiful North Coast town
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An idyllic tropical paradise
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Down town Wewak
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Re: PNG

Postby BBwantok » Wed Jul 9 2014, 08:24

SP Beer is considered a pretty good drop by some, infact some think it's worth fighting for.... :wink:

Port Moresby Aero Club
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Re: PNG

Postby BBwantok » Thu Jul 10 2014, 12:03

A couple more of Vladivostok Air's Mi-8's...
Slinging loads to Tolukuma Mine.
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Re: PNG

Postby pigdog » Sat Jul 12 2014, 22:17

The introduction of plastic is one of the biggest polluters in PNG and is very evident around any town unlike the villages that are tidy and have little or no sign of western polluters.
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Not so idyllic when you get to towns in PNG and yet every village I've flown over are tidy and no sign of rubbish
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An idyllic village in the
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Re: PNG

Postby pigdog » Sat Aug 30 2014, 00:25

Some of the high country near the Indo boarder Western Province.
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A limestone hole on top of a 10000ft ride to the east of Teliformin
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Buslimin near the Indo Boarder. To get in is via a 9700ft saddle then a very steep decent to the village which is at 4000ft and in the headwaters of one of many rivers that make up the Sepik river
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Lake ?? at over 9000 ft, requires a good day to get in and out, first time I've seen it in two years of flying in the area. The country behind rises to 14000ft.
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A ridge line above 10000 that leads to the West Papua boarder only a few K's away
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Re: PNG

Postby nzflyer » Sat Aug 30 2014, 00:51

Is tropicscare shut down yet?
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Re: PNG

Postby pigdog » Sat Aug 30 2014, 01:24

Not that I'm aware of, think they are pretty strong company even after the recent mishap.
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Re: PNG

Postby nzflyer » Sat Aug 30 2014, 01:47

Money wise yes they have is covered by the palm oil plantations which is run by the sister company, safety wise yes it is scary they received 60 odd NCN from PNG Casa
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Re: PNG

Postby pigdog » Sat Aug 30 2014, 02:31

Ooch!! Not the only long term well established company that has copped a few NCN's of late.
The way PNG works, the CASA auditor will likely be unemployed in the near future
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Re: PNG

Postby flyboy111111 » Sat Aug 30 2014, 07:48

Slight drift and distraction from the fantastic photos, best set of photos on BS.... However I doubt the Auditor will end up unemployed, my guess is a change of direction in his employment, something like working from home or his new Appartment in Brisbane as a consultant to a PNG or Singapore registered aviation company.
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Re: PNG

Postby pigdog » Sat Aug 30 2014, 07:56

Hahaha yeah your probably right.
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Re: PNG

Postby nzflyer » Sun Aug 31 2014, 00:23

Was told they are on 3mth extensions to pick up their safety. How the hell are they allowed to operate a CJ 3 now ? It only does 180 knots more than the kingair ?? Scary stuff
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Re: PNG

Postby Split Pin » Mon Nov 10 2014, 20:05

Hi Slappers,

can any one give a run down of general living and security conditions in Lae?
Mainly interested in if it is suitable for a young family or not.

Thanks in advance.

SP
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Re: PNG

Postby nzflyer » Mon Nov 10 2014, 21:21

Spin Lae/Nadzab is certainly not the place I would take my young family.

Try for the outer islands the religion and drugs are not such a conflict.
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Re: PNG

Postby maxray » Mon Nov 10 2014, 22:46

Definitly not a place to take your family, don't listen to whatever spin your potential employer is telling you otherwise.
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Re: PNG

Postby pigdog » Tue Nov 11 2014, 03:48

Very definitely NOT a good place to take your family. Got a pilot working at Tabubil that recently worked in Lae, and said they where often stone on the way out to Nabzab and had one car jacking attempt in the two years he worked there. He said they would drive straight at the stoners and did hit the odd one or two that where a bit slow to get out of the way. :twisted:
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Re: PNG

Postby 2rotorbro » Tue Nov 11 2014, 18:58

Lae?
Put it this way - there has recently been an S76 introduced to fly Nadazb airline passengers between the old airport in Lae town to Nadzab. Arguably the most dangerous stretch of road in PNG.

I thought TropicAir was owned by RH (Rimbuan Hijau) - the Malay/Indo timber co. & MayBank etc.
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Re: PNG

Postby nzflyer » Tue Nov 11 2014, 20:52

Your dead right mate, Tropicscare is owned by palm oil farmers who are raping the land. In Pom they are run by a guy called Tim who is a misfit from the real world.

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