Papua New Guinea

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Chicago AIRPORT TRAPPED SEAWATER DIPPING. .SEM HELPS

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AIRPORT CHILDREN TRAPPED BY ELIZABETH HERE

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Brilliant and Scary for the passenger.

Prayed as we landed ....

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Uphill air strip!

Classic Papua New Guinean air strip.

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Kairik Runway

Scariest runway for me

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Climbed Mt Wilhelm in 1969

Previous comment by Geoff Robertson, accompanied on the climb by Judith Whalley who has been Judith Robertson since 1970.

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Climbed Mt Wilhelm in 1969

Flew in from Goroka in Cessna - bigger than 172 as there were four of us plus the pilot. The strip was slightly uphill and had drainage strips like chevrons right up the strip, making a very exciting and bumpy landing. I was in the RAAF 38Sqn deployment in Goroka with one Caribou supporting the Australian Army Survey Corps doing a massive mapping program of the highlands. All that was at Keglsugl then was a Patrol Officer's quarters and a few native huts. Took us 24 hours up to Mt Wilhelm and back. Great weather - rained when we camped near the summit and the rain turned to ice as it ran off the tent. I got hypoxia and didn't get right to the top, which the others did in the dark!!

Take off from Keglsugl was a blast. The Cessna shook and bounced as we headed for the end, then we were airborne over a valley a thousand feet below. You don't fly in PNG with a weak heart.

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Landed at Keglsugl 16 October 1957

Previous comment - landing 16 October 1957 by David Montgomery

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Landed at Keglsugl 16 October 1957

Cessna 172 Territory Airlines. Can't recall the pilots name. A sensational flight ex Goroka, unintended diversion over Ramu River and backtracked slightly west of Mt Wilhelm to locate the 'strip. At the time I believe it was the highest operational airstrip in the world? Re-commenced a three week Agricultural patrol of the Upper Chimbu Valley. On arrival back at Kundiawa flew to Goroka with Bobby Gibbes (former RAAF Wing Commander) of Gibbes Sepik Airways

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Isan

Nice quiet little spot ;)

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need maintenance

Very remotnes part of morobe and people are facing difficulties

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AIRPORT UPGRADE FOR ANDAKOMBI AIRPORT

I,Danny Ruben Takalje of Andakombi iis proud to have Andakombi airport in the very heart of this nation PNG,l now make a suggestion to this airport to be upgraded into an emergency landing airport for all PNG air space traffic

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Was a beautiful thing

Our family used it for 16 years while living in the village. The airstrip was in our backyard, you might say. Served us well. Unfortunately it will probably never serve that way again, though could still be resurrected if there was a need. But with flying costs so high and a 'road' into the village now that sometimes operates it is hard to imagine what would constitute a need…

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huge natural gas discovered here in kar,papua new guinea nem

Energy giants exxon mobil and oil search ltd are owners of ppl 277 permit poroma nembi valley..on behalf of the entire population I well come investors in my area to develop the untapped vast natural resources which had been discovered during the late 1930s by explorer jack gorden hides..kar,airport is located on my land therefore for more enquires contact mr.samson tui on gmail

stui850@gmail.com...digicel,+67571982269..well come cheers!

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Kar airport situates on my land however at this stage it has been closed but for more information contact nembi valley holdings limited managing director mr.samson tui legimate land owner.contact me on gmail...stui850@gmail.com and digicel number +67571982269 thanks.

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Landowner disputep

No equipment for cleaning up the airpstrip in conditions

conditions of the plan.

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Its this people's only lifeline, please reopen the airport &

Reopen Wanuma airport now!!!!

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how difficult is it to reach?

has anyone been here before? whats it like and how long does it take to get here? depart from port moresbey or lae

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Landing at Nuku

I went into Nuku airport in 1969 to visit Ignas Wunum.

May have been a Brittan Norman Islander.

Landing consisted of a turn in front of the hill running at right angles to the strip and then gunning it up hill to land near the terminal.

Got out and threw up.

Keith Reeves

Not scared , just airsick.

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Caution!

Rwy 16: only 1312 ft (400 m) LDA

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Garasa is at wakaia, not au.

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POM

A reasonable international terminal but nothing to rave on about. Duty Free can be more expensive than buying locally! Customs can be cramped upon arrival and offers little assistance for passengers with disabilities. Once through the humidity hits you! A great nation which I have had involvement with or have lived in for over 40 years.

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Kumul Platform NDB Frequency Wrong

KUT is not 174 kHz. It is 1737 kHz. The same with GA 173 should be 1725 kHz. This is a problem with OurAirports.com. Looks like all frequencies with nnnn kHz are shortened to nnn (the first three numbers).

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Mianmin is the other name for the language Mian

See my Yapsiei comment.

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Another Mian-speaking village

See my comment on Yapsiei.

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Mian

There are 3,500 or so speakers of the language known as Mian. They're all in Sundaun Province, PNG. And Yapsiei is one of the 4 villages where it is spoken, according to the book about endangered and lost languages of the world edited by Peter K. Austin.

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its bΓ©en so biutifull ones flying there lΓ³oking down enjoin

if you aintrest icomeing tosee ityour self make it happen

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Starting point for Mt. Wilhelm climb

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/7272097@N08/5983386130/

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One day soon I hope.

Having spent 2 years living in Rabaul when I was a kid, this is one airport I REALLY hope to be flying into one day soon. My love for Rabaul is so immense, I am now a member of the new Facebook group called Reviving Rabaul ENB. Our aim as a volunteer group is to do whatever we can to help return Rabaul to her former glory. If you feel the same way about our beloved town and want to get involved, come and check us out.

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Caution!

1 km from Indonesia border.

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This airport is in the new province of Hela.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hela_Province

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Region location

This airstrip is in the new province of Hela.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hela_Province

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Region location

This airstrip is in the new province of Hela.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hela_Province

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This airport is in the new province of Jiwaka.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiwaka_Province

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Location region

This airport is in the new province of Jiwaka.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiwaka_Province

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Region location

This airport is in the new province of Jiwaka.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiwaka_Province

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Region location

This airstrip is located in the new province of Jiwaka.

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Emirau

An airfield built in WWII with still good paved runway surfaces. A lot of history here.

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Cape Gloucester

Beware of ash and rocks from the adjacent volcano.

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Bulolo

An incredible aviation history here, dating back to the 1930's, when Junkers were used to fly in a complete gold dredging plant.

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Bialla

Always enjoyed flying in here, as it is well maintained. Recommend landing from the sea (RW11) and taking off on RW29.

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Anguganak

Always humid here, and the airstrip is subject to occasional flooding.

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Still a good airport

Still to many rascals

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re: MDU

Good evening Sypho - remember when you threw the rubber snake off the first floor of TAL admin in Goroka - it landed in a group of highland labourers about to depart for Madang. Junior was not very happy as he lost his payload!! Send me a text with your email address 0404111247. Great days and dogfights along the Wahgi Valley.

Best regards, John R

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re: MDU

Understand that one John Rutter is still in the land of the living. Haven'y heard of him since C185 days in 1966. Any way that I can contact him?

Spent a lot of time flying in and out of Mendi. 1966-1995. Many scares, lots of memories (some sad - as Jim Millar).

Sypho

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re: MDU

Syphers G C & L A(07) 5445 7968

268 Obi Obi Rd

Mapleton QLD 4560

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re: MDU

Although I do not know Graham, I understand he is retired somewhere on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland).

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Reply to @Ozguy: Greetings - I lived there in about 1966 - agree with you. Wonder where Graham Syphers is these days. Wonderful memories - cheers, John Rutter. TAL Trainee.

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