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Old 13th Feb 2006, 18:16
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Crashondeck
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North of the Border
Posts: 149
Unbelievable. Glass house residents throwing stones.

20 years to get FLIR.

In 18 months time a new contractor will be introducing two new aircraft types, new FLIR, new winches, new SAR kit and new operating manual. State of the art. PFI at its best? Hope so. And the 90 kt Sea King retires when? 2015? Soon the only weapon in your amoury Crab, will be NVG, and only because the MCA don't want it (I can't believe why, especially now that a number of Police forces are introducing NVG in the next couple of years).

Finally, I think it inappropriate you chastise crews on the basis of incidents for which you cannot know the whole story, just in same way it's inappropriate to speculate about aircraft crashes on this forum.
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