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    So, are you still looking at 33% availability on...

    So, are you still looking at 33% availability on cabs? If 3 are tied up on HEMS/EAS does that mean the remaining 3 are tied up covering Air Ambulance from Bal?
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    The Doctor in the photo is an ex IAC Heli pilot I...

    The Doctor in the photo is an ex IAC Heli pilot I believe????
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    But HEMS is. ...

    But HEMS is.

    http://connachttribune.ie/two-seriously-injured-in-connemara-crash-044/
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    As I understand it not initially. But yes further...

    As I understand it not initially. But yes further down the line. One to be based at Enniskillen, one based at Aldegrove.
  5. Thread: Air Corps SAR

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    Extra range jobs are been done without IAC top...

    Extra range jobs are been done without IAC top cover. A second IRCG Helo is been used to shadow, when required. Not ideal, but there are no other options. As a by the way both R116 and R117 were in...
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    Bad choice of words PH.

    Bad choice of words PH.
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    Totallly agree and if that happened n g, you...

    Totallly agree and if that happened n g, you would be lucky to have 1 to 2 available at any time, a waste of money. The SAR experience levels are all but gone in the Don, never to return. The 33%...
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    One of their few experienced sling loader / Bambi...

    One of their few experienced sling loader / Bambi bucket pilots is now flying oil and gas North Sea.
  9. Here is another possible player into the market,...

    Here is another possible player into the market, early days.

    The Dart., a possible Hawk replacement for the RAF.

    http://aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/3197/Paris-Air-Show-Day-Zero
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    https://www.facebook.com/IrishCoastGuard?fref=nf...

    https://www.facebook.com/IrishCoastGuard?fref=nf

    http://www.howthcoastguard.com

    This is the landing site I was talking about. I hope all make speedy recoveries.
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    Off topic a bit, I think Brian if you were...

    Off topic a bit, I think Brian if you were starting again from scratch you would place the bases as you have mentioned. I don't see anything like that happening anytime soon. Maybe when talks start...
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    Totally agree.

    Totally agree.
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    Really Dev, that doesn't sound right, 2013 ?

    Really Dev, that doesn't sound right, 2013 ?
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    Ye, makes a lot of sense alright sending a...

    Ye, makes a lot of sense alright sending a dedicated aircraft that in some cases is further away from a casualty when there is something else closer.. I suppose it's all to do with how MOU are...
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    No link Dev, As I understand it, it is not for...

    No link Dev, As I understand it, it is not for public viewing.
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    There you go muddying the waters again. They do...

    There you go muddying the waters again. They do Rhodes, this isn't sinking in, is it ? Now, I know of an IAC landing site near Cavan that was used by an IRCG S-92 recently. I know because I saw it...
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    No, I looked at the photos. All the sites look...

    No, I looked at the photos. All the sites look large and flat.... and the rest, its not the rocket science certain individuals here are making it out to be. As I understand it most of the sites on a...
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    It's called trying to educate and see if the...

    It's called trying to educate and see if the service can be improved Rhodes. You are one of the few that continues to use "CHC" in your threads, CHC don't make policy, Government departments do. As a...
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    My understanding is it wasn't. But Certain people...

    My understanding is it wasn't. But Certain people started putting it about how expensive the contract was rightly or wrongly. So the powers that be decided they wanted a bit more bang for their buck,...
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    Thats were you and me will disagree PH with all...

    Thats were you and me will disagree PH with all due respect. I still believe that the closest available asset should be used, how ever that may be. Otherwise it defeats the whole purpose, does it not...
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    Rhodes, I asked 2 question of you. You either...

    Rhodes, I asked 2 question of you. You either can't or don't want to answer, fair enough. You have come back with a reply to muddy the waters, so I will clarify.

    The IRCG do. They are NAC...
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    Dev, this is what you said. That is pretty much...

    Dev, this is what you said. That is pretty much black and white. By the way Dev, nobody in their right ming would want to be going into and ad hoc site at night where HEMS is concerned. I don't...
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    Sorry Rhodes, The DOH has firmly dug its heels in...

    Sorry Rhodes, The DOH has firmly dug its heels in over what? The DOH obviously want a 24 hr service, otherwise they wouldn't be tasking the IRCG assets with these night missions. Dev said it was a...
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    It's part of this contract, they are already...

    It's part of this contract, they are already doing SAR and HEMS flights.
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    Interesting points you make PH. In relation to...

    Interesting points you make PH. In relation to the above, So It's not alright to take SAR assets off station during the day for hems of which I believe approx 500 hems missions have been carried out...
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