MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 4420 times:
Maybe he will ask Chatham Pacific to operate the Cvr-580. They are experienced in south pacific Island operations, they flew for Air Fiji and in Tonga in the last few years as 'Chatham Pacific'
It sounds more like a flying air museum. Pure economically wise if I were him I'd just take 2 Twin Otters for the sea plane ops, but enthousiast wise it's a great idea.
If you like old airplanes, you will like the Beech 18 too, a small piston engined aircraft, search on internet.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6084 posts, RR: 40 Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4347 times:
Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1): Maybe he will ask Chatham Pacific to operate the Cvr-580. They are experienced in south pacific Island operations, they flew for Air Fiji and in Tonga in the last few years as 'Chatham Pacific'
I think you're referring to Air Chathams. They also operate their CV580 on runs in New Zealand but they're extremely expensive at $400 one way AKL-NPE (compared to Air NZ at around $70).
I was onboard an Air Chathams Convair 580 last November. It was the best flight ever, because the owner of the airline was the first officer of that flight and I was on the jumpseat in the cockpit... The flight was from Auckland to Napier. My e-ticket shows me as an "airplane enthusiast".
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 31 Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 3604 times:
Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 6): I can't read it, you have to be member, can you in short tell what will happen, or link/name so I can google further? Convair 580 pleasureflight? I might be interested to go there.
Date : 15th November 2009
Time : 12:00PM
From : Bankstown Airport Passenger Terminal
Flight Duration : Approx 60 minutes
Flight course : South over Wollongong, north up the coast to Palm Beach and then south again with a circuit over Sydney Harbour before returning to Bankstown Airport.
Service : Champagne/Juice and a light snack will be served on board.
Cost : $145.00pp (Adults and children)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 13): Flight course : South over Wollongong, north up the coast to Palm Beach and then south again with a circuit over Sydney Harbour before returning to Bankstown Airport.
I wonder if that will be operated VFR along Victor 1 and the Sydney Harbour Scenic routes. Would be great fun if it was - nothing better than blasting up past the beaches at 500ft, then going over Manly and the harbour at 1500ft...
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