DD, a well versed auditor who is a very straight shooter who I personally have a great deal of respect for. He is usually engaged by various health organisations (I believe he is somewhat the leader in his field) to audit operations that conduct provision of health service related flying operations.
Away from work a thorough gentleman with whom it is a pleasure to dine, especially when the wives get together....
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DD, as OpsN said, John is an independent aviation consultant to lots of state governments with a specialty for aeromed. A great guy with a wealth of experience and some great stories to tell, just mention Caribou's to get him started! If John is making negative comments about Pearl's equipment, they'll have to sit up and listen - which by the sound of it they already have.
Location: Hughes Point, where life is great! Was also resident on page 13, but now I'm lost in Cyberspace....
Either they are educated as to the safety of turbine singles (Wally, settle down, ),
I will step I on Wally's behalf! Enlighten us...
There can be no disputing the age of the Pearl fleet, they are old, as for the rest of the story, well they do need to sell papers! One could argue that for 12 million dollars per annum they are getting a bargain, it would be costing at least double that with new aircraft, even single engined ones!
RFDS central section looked at caravans about 17 years ago. The problem is without pressurisation you have to bounce around in turbulence below the transition level. You are limited to 8-9000ft, and it's ROUGH. I remember one trip in a chieftain when the two nurses had a bucket on the floor as they worked.
Location: Bai, mi go long hap na kisim sampla samting.
Now if we had American air, we could wander around 12500ft like they are allowed to over there. I spend a lot of time in that area of the atmosphere, and it is about where the majority of the big lumps tend to stop being a significant problem. The van has Ox outlets though, so it could be outfitted without a drama.