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  1. Looking for a needle in a haystack? Where are you hiding Kosipe? There you are hiding next to the river @ 7000 feet. The clouds are at the same level as the airport. Lucky they are not over the runway. Coming in at 67nm hope I will make it this time? Previous try at 75nm had to do a go around. Remote area local village with kids and chickens jumping around. On to the next airport. Enjoy NineMile
  2. Closing yesterday's report I said we'd be searching on the morrow for more mountain strips along the Kodoka Track. Not so fast Abernathy*. The weather had other ideas. First time I stuck my head out of the tent we had what I would have called indefinite ceiling, visibility less than 1/4 mile. Actually, it was closer to zero-zero. By 0700 it wasn't much better But by 0900 it was clearing up, although there were thunderstorms in the area. We didn't need a weather forecast to know that; we could see and hear them. By 1000 we were preflighting. And at 1030 we were rolling (and bouncing) down the runway. Airborne I decided quickly that this could be a very short flight. Mountain obscuration was the forecast, and I wasn't at all sure we could get over them. What worried me most, though, was that Kokoda would close in behind us and we'd be in trouble. And it did, but only after we'd found a route south at 12,500'. We weren't sure where the guy going the other way was headed, but whoever it was, they undoubtedly knew a lot more about the area than we did. (Which isn't saying much.) So a 45 nm flight took us almost two hours thanks to the long slow climb over the Owen Stanley Range. But we made it back to Port Moresby without further ado. Next trip, perhaps this afternoon if the weather cooperates, will be in a borrowed Cessna 185, one that used to belong to Talair. They went out of business back in about 1993, but one of their Skywagons, P2-SEM, was picked up by an acquaintance and she offered to let me fly it if I'd put gas and oil in it. (She flies a Gulfstream these days, and doesn't have time to give it the love it deserves.) * Almost forgot. Who's Abernathy and why should he wait? There was a sea captain named Stern. He received a wireless message that the mother of one of his sailors, a youngster named Abernathy, had passed on. Being a proper sea captain, and of course a gentleman, he couldn't merely saunter up to Abernathy and whisper the distressing news into Abernathy's ear as he swabbed the decks. Nor could he call Abernathy into his private quarters and tell him the sad news; such things just weren't done. After all, what if Abernathy was to break down before him, sobbing, violating all rules of decorum? Captain Stern racked his brain for hours, until in the middle of the night the solution came to him. The following morning, he assembled the whole crew topside. He stood above them on the poop deck and called out with his blustery tone: "All of you men whose mothers are alive, please step forward." As a majority of the men began to follow his command, the captain's voice rung out: "Not so fast, Abernathy!"
  3. We discussed flying up "The Slot", over "Iron Bottom Sound", to Rabaul because of all the WW2 history. But the consensus was to press on to Papua New Guinea (PNG). And so we did. After takeoff from famous Henderson Field, home of the Cactus Air Force (P-400 Aircobras and P-38 Lightnings), we were treated to a vision of what the area might have looked like during the war with a hospital ship and troop ships offshore. And there was evidence of the battles fought and lives lost on the island. 255ยบ would take us to the south tip of PNG, where we could fly up the south side of the Owen Stanley mountain range. Mt Victoria goes up to over 13,000 and we didn't want to bump into it in the dark or in bad weather. We took off at 1400, and some haze was the only weather factor. We droned along for over five hours before someone yelled, "Land Ho," and sure 'nuff there it was. DR really is amazingly reliable even over more than 500 miles (assuming you have accurate wind forecasts). We made landfall about 40 minutes later With evidence that the widely scatter thunderstorm forecast was indeed accurate, too. But all we encountered was some benign mid-level cumulus and stratus. We held our course until we were sure we were offshore before starting down. It was getting dark and didn't want to letdown into some cumulo granitus We picked up the Port Moresby NDB, followed it in to a visual to 31L, and rolled out past a cargo C-130 Packed up quickly last night, so I came back out this morning to make sure we hadn't overlooked anything. Found we were blocking a cargo ramp and moved over near the old control tower. I know I'm really going to like PNG if AYPY is any indication.
  4. Lots to see here, this is just a small sampling...even with the expanded viewer these screen shots are just not the same as the sim experience. Orbx -FTX: Global Holgermesh Papua New Guinea,Global TAP Tapini Airport, Global AYPY Jacksons Intenational
  5. Exhausted after touring every part of this massive region I could find. Visited pretty well every airport updated by the package including every bush strip in both the AYPY and Tapini/Emo areas. The attention to detail is stunning, more people should fly this area. Especially if you like VFR!
  6. Just a request to Tim Harris and Ken Hall, because of their fabulous talents to do mountainstrips in PNG. This strip seems another great challenge to me - as well to devellop as to fly on - after seing this (landing) and this (take-off) video on YouTube, it appears to be possible to land and take off there with even a Twin Otter. It is currently not present in FSX, not even in a very basic way. Thanks for your very beautifull add-ons ! Kind regards. Bram
  7. This batch of 10 is mostly of Papua New Guinea ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTxA8Hw63_s
  8. Today myself and Ken Hall would like to introduce you to our Papua New Guinea experience! Dreamed up in the middle of last year, we set out to provide not just an airport, but rather an Experience, to allow the user to totally immerse in the feeling of Papua New Guinea, after 3 months of pain-staking research and another 6 months of late nights, modeling, texturing and designing, countless coffees, and many bent Twinotters........we bring you the first of our Pacific Islands conquests (PI): Jacksons International Airport (POM, AYPY), also known as Port Moresby Airport and and during WWII: 7 Mile Aerodrome, is located 5 miles outside of the capital city of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, it is the largest and busiest airport in the country, and is the main hub for Air Niugini the national airline of PNG, as well as the main hub for Airlines-PNG 10 x terrifying bushstrips and a helipad, following the Kokoda track up and over the foreboding Owen Stanley mountains. Airports included in this experience are: 1. Jacksons International Airport 2. Kokoda Airport 3. Manari 4. Efogi 5. Myola abandoned airstrip 6. Launumu 7. Kagi 8. Bodinumo 9. Timkenumo 10. Boridi 11. Miliei 12. Isurava helipad Other features: - Pristine Papua New Guinea Holgermesh - Hand crafted PRs for bush strips by our very own resident artist Ken Hall - Hand placed Landclass around Jacksons INTL, and the Kokoda track - Many hand drawn landclass polygons covering the Myola plains - Many small unnamed villages following the Kokoda track. - Meticulously drawn Kokoda track - Custom Papua New Guinea AI - via an update to the FTX AU AI package (FSX) - Custom painted Static Aircraft library (FSX/P3DV2) - Custom Papuan GSE library - Large library of custom Papua New Guinea vegetation providing a lush tropical feeling - This product requires the FTXGlobal base pack http://www.fullterrain.com/product_ftxglobal.html - It is also 100% compatible with FTX VECTOR and FSGlobal2010mesh (although not required) OK now for the previews: And last but not least a map showing the location in the world and layout Have a nice day! Cheers Tim Harris and Ken Hall
  9. Thanks to Sue on the forum here I have a couple of new ships in the hanger. I learned a lot that I did not know about the PC-6. This has got to be the Cadillac of the bush country! When I saw that I was flying at 35 Knots I was sure I had a bad instrument .... nope. Carry 8 people or 2,450 lbs with STOL performance. Wow .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY9Op9pCzh0
  10. My entry into the bush pilot era flying medical supplies into the mountain strips of Papua New Guinea, provided by Orbx's TAP Tapini package. Great scenery, challenging strips. Think I'm leaving aluminum in many of the canyons, just like the real pilots. Added some voiceovers ...
  11. I broke my shiny new Cessna 337 and Benny through his outside contacts found one I could use through the weekend if I don't leave it in the bottomof some canyon. Flying deeper in the New guinea bush with a repaint by Richard Luycx for New Zealand Aerial Mapping tasks. I fly from the lower elevation strip (Asimba) to Yongai at a higher elevation and return. Scenery is Orbx's Global Base with 7 airports (TAP Tapini) package. I've never seen so many butterflies ...
  12. Welcome to the Goilala bushpack! For our long awaited return to Papua New Guinea we bring you seven thrilling bushstrips all situated high up in the misty, humid and unpredictable Owen Stanley Range, consisting of Tapini, Fane, Ononge, Woitape, Koispe, Asimba and Yongai airports, a trilling white-knuckle mix of ridge-top, hill-side and river-flat runways. Coverage map This picture shows the seven Goilala bushpack airports and their proximity to our first PNG experience package: AYPY Jacksons International + the Kokoda track bushstrips, there is a KML attached at the bottom of this thread 1: TAP Tapini. Tapini is the main airport in the Goilala area and also bears the name of the project, nestled into a large mountain and within a tight valley, the one-way runway is sloped with a steep cliff off the end which all conspires to make this bushstrip a tricky one to operate in and around, for precision landings it features the infamous "Tapini ILS", to use this one must line up the right-hand wing with the goat track following the opposite hillside to the bushstrip, it will place you in roughly the correct position and attitude to turn 90 degrees onto a quick final, but miss this point and you'll have to follow the valley for a while to reach an open spot to turn around, Tapini, being in a notorious location.. has over the years seen a number of crashes, most notably a QANTAS owned DHC3 in 1958 and also a RAAF Caribou in 1968. 2: WTP Woitape. Woitape is nestled in an open valley on some flat ground next to a river and services the nearby Fatima Mission, it features a soft rolling one-way runway sloping downwards gently, but dont be fooled by all this.... its also a notorious place to take off from due to the altitude and because it lacks a handy cliff at the end with which to drop off and gain speed, many an aircraft has struggled to get out of here, so pay attention to your cargo loads and fuel mix...and the weather. 3: FNE Fane. Fane is an infamous one-way ridge-top bushstrip servicing a mission station, with an upwards sloping 12 degree runway, and lots of unpredictable crosswinds and updrafts all combining to make it a terrifying place to land and take off, and with a very tight flat parking area take extra care to watch your wingtips when turning around, and because once you commit to taking off you cannot abort so make sure to runup the engine and make all necessary checks before even thinking about releasing the brakes and heading out and over the crest. 4: ONB Ononge. Ononge is another one-way ridge-top bushstrip servicing a mission station, with a low approach over a little village, this ones a bit more bumpy and unkempt and has a dogleg forcing the pilot to make a ten degree turn halfway along the strip, very tight turning at the end with plenty of vegetation, Ononge village was strafed by the Japanese Airforce in world war two as it was rumored that some allied aircraft spotters were stationed there. 5: KSP Koispe. Koispe bushstrip services a mission station and it situated in a wide open valley next to a river with ample airspace to operate an aircraft, it was originally a lot longer but has since fallen into disrepair, the remaining part of the runway is maintained but it is quite a bit shorter making it yet another tricky strip to operate on, watch out for soft ground and due to the high altitude/length of the strip be very careful with weights, weather and fuel mix. 6: ASB Asimba. Asimba is a small village situated in Oro province next to the Chirma river, and features a very short runway cut into the dense forest, pilots should watch wingtips carefully when turning, and all take offs and landings are out over the river 7: KGH Yongai. Yongai bushstrip is cut into the hillside and services a mission station, with a short sloping bumpy one-way runway pilots should approach as slowly as possible and with great care, and dont forget to pay attention to the crosswinds. Cheers, Tim and Ken Goilala_bushpack.kml
  13. A retro scheme for the A2A C182, repaint exclusively at the usual place, link in sig, enjoy!
  14. Hevilift P2-KSM, the 'tundra-cargo' version as requested Repaint exclusively at the usual place, link in sig, enjoy!
  15. Some links for flying videos from the Goilala area in Papua New Guinea, several of the videos come from the same video, I just linked it at the right time Videos up here are rare, if anyone finds more please post! ONB Ononge TAP Tapini FNE Fane WTP Woitape KGH Yongai
  16. P2-PDL - Goroka, Papua New Guinea Repaint for the A2A Comanche - link in sig, enjoy!
  17. A long time between drinks for me.. Repaints on my blog, link in sig, happy flights!
  18. (Caveat: This is my first ever upload of a P3D or FSX image, so please be gentle with me ) Papua New Guinea - FSGenesis (worldwide76m mesh) gets it a bit wrong.... Then gets it right.... Then gets it wrong again .... [P3D with FTX GLOBAL, REX Clouds, Opus and a fire engine red Lionheart Quest Kodiak, all running on a crappy HP i5 system]
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