Aircraft and airstrips

 

Qantas Sunderland - 1942


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Samarai based 1942

   Gurney (Turnbull) airstrip 1942

 Rabaul airport sign 1959

 DC3 side-saddle 1963

   waiting for Patair flight 1963

 Patair Gurney 1963

  USAF MAT aircraft 1963

 

   Talair crash POM 1981

1983 first landing Kagi (2000')

 Tapini supplies 1983

 

 

 Dakota aircraft 1942

 

 

 

 

    Gen. McArthur's B17                                            Qantas 1960
 

 

 

 

 

 

         Ansett MAL  1963                                DC6 & American Survey aircraft 1963

 

 

 

 

 

   Going South 1963                                       Patair triwheeler 1963  

Catalinas Moresby                                              & Samarai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Samarai from bubble 1963                                      passenger seating
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     DC3 Rabaul 1963                                             side-saddle 1963
 

 

 

 

 

  Fane (4300') 15º incline                             Jackson's airstrip 1983
 

 

 

 

 

      Woitape  (4900')                                                                           Wuvalu
 

 

 

 

 

   landing POM                                                          Tapini (2900') 

 

 

 

 

 

   Tapini finals (3500')                                                           Woitape approach