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Old 30th Apr 2017, 16:45
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Don't Capital provide Air Ambulance to and from the CI with PA-31?
Not to and from Alderney.
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Old 30th Apr 2017, 17:06
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Originally Posted by welkyboy View Post
Capital only provide Air Ambulance flights from Jersey, Aurigny have a Trislander based at Alderney 24/7 which can be converted to medevac role in about 10 minutes, the Do228 is not really suitable for this kind of work as it takes along time to convert.


The days of having a Trislander (or a Dornier) on call / on the ground at ACI 24/7 have long passed. One Aurigny aircraft certainly stays at ACI overnight and is available for ambulance flights but the nightstopper has usually been a Dornier for many moons now. If BEVT is retained I imagine it can also move mail, newspapers and freight to/from GCI but whilst I would love to think it will soldier on I have my doubts. Our house on ACI will not be the same without the Trislander take off "snarl". I am booked on its final scenic flight around ACI by the way....
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Old 2nd May 2017, 18:33
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Capital do provide air ambulance services to Guernsey as well as Jersey, but not Alderney with PA-31s.
As for Jethros stating that G-BEVT is to be retained for medevac work, the site was last updated on the 5th April and the information is "TBC" according to the note. Highly unlikely, I think, as Aurigny have stated that the Trislander is being "retired" this month. We understand -VT is destined for Duxford.
The Do.228 is not particularly versatile for rapid medevac conversion. A few months ago G-SAYE had a stretcher installed as a fixture, but the idea didn't work and it was removed. Air Alderney have been identified as a possible source for medevac work when they take to the air later in the year with Turbo Islanders. We shall see.....
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Old 2nd May 2017, 19:50
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
..... As for Jethros stating that G-BEVT is to be retained for medevac work, the site was last updated on the 5th April and the information is "TBC" according to the note. .....
The comment was added to the Jethro site over the weekend, but the page update date wasn't updated.
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Old 4th May 2017, 14:03
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Trislander Retirement
The two "scenic flights" by G-BEVT from SOU today are the final ones planned there for the Trislander - barring any u/s Dornier requiring cover. The aircraft is not expected to appear at SOU ever again. G-BEVT will continue i/s until later this month for flights between ACI and GCI. At the end of May/beginning of June it will position to Duxford. This rules out completely any thought of it being retained longer-term for medevac ops. Aurigny are not prepared to spend on it to keep it operational.
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Old 4th May 2017, 19:13
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Both G-BEVT and G-LGIS operated medevac flights earlier today. I wonder how they managed this with G-LGIS - maybe that patient was able to walk onto the a/c.
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Old 4th May 2017, 22:14
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Where do they medevac to? Surely it would be sensible to helicopter them into France?
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Old 4th May 2017, 22:18
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
Trislander Retirement
The two "scenic flights" by G-BEVT from SOU today are the final ones planned there for the Trislander - barring any u/s Dornier requiring cover. The aircraft is not expected to appear at SOU ever again. G-BEVT will continue i/s until later this month for flights between ACI and GCI. At the end of May/beginning of June it will position to Duxford. This rules out completely any thought of it being retained longer-term for medevac ops. Aurigny are not prepared to spend on it to keep it operational.

So not regarding the return trip from SOU to ACI I was on board the last Trislander flight on the mainland UK, It was a fantastic experience but also a bit sad as I have got rather attached to the sight and sound of the Trislanders over the last 33 years. I did wonder if this might have been one of the last flights as it has not been coming over as regular, apart from a few days about a fortnight ago when I suspect there may have been a tech issue with the Dornier, we got the Trislander several days in a row but have not seen her again until today, so if this is correct that it was her last appearance at SOU it was just as well I waited to see her depart and said farewell, just in case
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Old 4th May 2017, 23:06
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
Trislander Retirement
This rules out completely any thought of it being retained longer-term for medevac ops.
jethros.org.uk are now reporting that the a/c will be going to Duxford, not retained for air ambulance use.
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Old 4th May 2017, 23:21
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Originally Posted by Hermite View Post
jethros.org.uk are now reporting that the a/c will be going to Duxford, not retained for air ambulance use.

As already mentioned by Gurnard in his post 1351
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Old 5th May 2017, 06:30
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As already mentioned by Gurnard in his post 1351
Yes, so Gurnard and Jethros now agree, which they didn't earlier on.
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Old 6th May 2017, 10:48
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G-BEVT departed SOU about 10 minutes ago, I cant claim to be on the last landing at EGHI now but it was nice to hear and see her again maybe this time will be the last.
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Old 6th May 2017, 18:38
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Originally Posted by Jayviator View Post
G-BEVT departed SOU about 10 minutes ago, I cant claim to be on the last landing at EGHI now but it was nice to hear and see her again maybe this time will be the last.
Not just one but TWO visits to SOU today by G-BEVT. "Never say die." You can never tell what surprise Aurigny may have in store. Perhaps G-OAUR was u/s today.....
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Old 6th May 2017, 19:29
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She was active alright. Probably its last visit but I will continue to monitor!

Arrving as GR545....




...and departing as GR544

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Old 6th May 2017, 20:43
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Great pictures fradu: thanks. Looks as if GR544 had some empty seats. If only Trislander fans had known, they would have been snapped up.
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Old 7th May 2017, 12:20
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Had G-OAUR gone tech, or did Aurigny just decide to use G-BEVT?
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Old 7th May 2017, 20:02
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G-LGIS did all three ALD-SOU runs today, whereas BEVT did the Islands Shuttle and Dinard runs looking at FR24. OAUR still not listed as active since Friday.

Managed to catch LGIS on the GR570 run this afternoon....(hope pix are OK on this forum)...

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Old 7th May 2017, 20:07
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A great photo! Well done that man! And the sun shone for you on what must be the first day for months in Hampshire!
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Old 7th May 2017, 20:07
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Seems G-OAUR and G-LGIS are now at GCI, where BEVT is at ACI.
Therefore, I expect to hear one of the Dorniers in the morning doing the early GR501 run into Southampton!
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Old 7th May 2017, 20:09
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
A great photo! Well done that man! And the sun shone for you on what must be the first day for months in Hampshire!
Thanks! It came out yesterday for G-BEVT too - it's probably one of my favourite shots I have taken of the Tris' - (is on previous page of this thread)
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