Nov 24, 78 • 2151 • Bogota-State • 11336

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BOGOTA 11336 242205Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SCS-06 SS-15 H-02 SSO-00 /039 W
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O 242151Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1376
INFO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY CARACAS
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
AMEMBASSY PANAMA
UNCLAS BOGOTA 11336

EO 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC, OREP, (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJ: SMALL AIRCRAFT REQUIREMENT FOR GUYANA
REF: STATE 295945

1. GOC HAS NO SUITABLE AIRCRAFT. ONLY ONE TWIN OTTER AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY BUT THAT IS COMMITTED.

2. WHILE NOT WHAT DEPT NEEDS, SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS HAS AIRCRAFT SUITABLE FOR DIRT RUNWAYS. THE AIRCRAFT IS A SINGLE ENGINE HELIO-CURRIER WITH A RANGE OF 400-450 MILES. AIRCRAFT COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH DEC 10. COST WOULD DEPEND UPON FUEL BUT ESTIMATED AT DOLLARS 75 AN HOUR (APPROXIMATE).

3. IF DEPT INTERESTED, SUMMER INSTITUTE WOULD LIKE RESPONSE ASAP.

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Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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