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Old 12th Mar 2010, 04:22
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- you asked if there was anything further... I have to say that no one has yet mentioned the departure of one of the main actors. Those who know, know who I mean. I can't help wondering if this helps or hurts any chance Pearl had of actually having a working King Air fleet beyond June 30th.

Out with the old, in with the new, as they say in the classics.

Can anyone say "Dornier 328"?

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Old 12th Mar 2010, 04:33
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I agree Wally, its a fantastic job, the flying is awesome.

Just don't join the "twin engine circle jerk" crew,,,,, you know who you are..... (sorry couldn't come up with a Sao joke at such short notice).

My prediction: PC12's all round .
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 05:46
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the departure of one of the main actors
talking of which, is there any story behind the departure?
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 06:10
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Ah yes "The bang for your buck" factor is how any contract is decided nowadays. What will be the catch phrase when the "bang" gets too big for the "buck" thats paid?
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 09:13
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Have had someone much smarter than me explain the single / multi argument for me, as it stands on this forum, its easy really:

1) Accountants run businesses, the PC12 kills everything else financially, repayments, running costs, reliability etc etc. So PC12's it will be, then,

2) One day a PC12 will claim a crew due to the whole single engine thing (hope it doesn't though), the rest of the Dr's and Nurses will no longer fly in these aircraft, problem solved.

I love the PC12, it is far better than any B200 I've flown, PC12 is far safer than a twin engine piston.

But Accountants have decided the PC12 is the aircraft of choice, and no other manufacturers have a competitive product.

Previously worked for a company that did a lot of low level in AC50's, at a management meeting, the company accountant seriously suggested running the AC50 on one engine whilst carrying out this low level flying, you know to cut the fuel consumption in half, average flight 6 hours. This is what has to change.

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Old 12th Mar 2010, 09:33
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That would be the same accountant that sits on his ergonomic chair, in his air conditioned office, while using his ergonomically designed office desk that complies with all the OH&S criteria?
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 21:31
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I was at Flightsafety in Wichita a few years ago and was presented some interesting statistics (NTSB), each year more people are killed by Multi engine engine failures (VMCA etc etc) than engine failures in single engine aircraft, think what you will.
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 21:59
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Hmmmm.... I think people tend to forget that you are twice as likely to suffer an engine failure in a twin.
At least....., factor in fuel system mishandling, and the like, and in reality it may even be a figure of 2.3 or so.

Back on topic a little more, have there been changes in personnel, at a senior level, with the current contract holder ?
I would not be surprised but I am a little distance from the action at the moment.
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 04:12
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Check this out

all airmed jobs advertised at:
NRMA CareFlight - Career Opportunities
(scroll down down to the bottom of the page)
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 04:21
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Funny you know - I was going to say exactly the same thing!

Careflight fixed-wing jobs
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 04:24
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Those minimum crew requirements are less than the current contractual requirements from what I understand.

Interesting!
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 04:39
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Anyone know yet who owns the AOC the fixed wings will be operating under?

Or who owns the aircraft themselves for that matter?
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 06:40
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NRMA Careflight(NSW) dont operate fixed wing aircraft??????
They use Pel Air and whoever else they can get...Strange the add doesnt list a type.
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 09:04
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in the fine print - "The Northern Territory Department of Health and Families has the right to approve all applicants."
is this their way to get rid of some of the current pilots they dont want involved anymore
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 09:21
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"The Northern Territory Department of Health and Families has the right to approve all applicants."
The right to approve all applicants is standard fare for an Air Ambulance contract, it is more to do with your suitability for working with patients in particular children, rather than your flying ability! Although some States do employ the services of a consultant to approve pilot qualifications.

They must already have a Chief Pilot, as they are not advertising for one...
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 12:39
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more likely to have a failure in a twin ey?
Okay two options:
1. you have a failure of your critical engine in a B200 in the middle of a remote area.
2. you have a failure of your only engine in the middle of a remote area

and spare me the gliding thing...id like to see just how many remote communities would light up their strips with 15 mins notice
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Old 2nd Jun 2010, 00:49
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Four B200 ambos from Norway just ferried in to Essendon. Any connection?
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Old 2nd Jun 2010, 03:20
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They certainly are the aircraft going to be used. So they are going to reconfigured to Austarlian medical standards and be registerd by CASA then in Darwin for July 1st. Good Luck.
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Old 2nd Jun 2010, 07:02
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reckon they will refitted and re registered by CASA and moved up north by 1st July?
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Old 2nd Jun 2010, 07:52
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1) G'day Aussie O2

Four B200 ambos from Norway just ferried in to Essendon
- were they "Ambos", or regular King Air airframes?

2)
And no announcement yet from NT Government - surprise surprise!! (Unless I missed it)

3)
Reportedly Careflight are willing to pay their fixed wing drivers "the same" as what existing Pearl aeromed contract drivers are being paid. Anyone who thinks that sounds good, beware: how many more hours per month will be involved I wonder... Apples with apples, people.

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