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RFDS Pilatus PC24

Old 8th Jan 2019, 08:14
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I guess the local Pilatus agent does the maintenance. Haven’t they been bought by the new Beech Cessna owners who are also ditching the Hawker Pacific agency arrangement. Will that force the 24 to go someplace else



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Old 24th Mar 2019, 07:16
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Cool

Originally Posted by Bend alot View Post
On Jan 2017 a second PC12 was announced for Broome.

2016/2017 Review (so after June 2017) "With its 15-strong crew of doctors, nurses and pilots, and new state of-the-art patient treatment centre, the RFDS in Broome has delivered much needed capacity to respond to emergencies throughout the Kimberley and Pilbara."

This crew of 15 staff cover the operation of 2 aircraft and cover for staff days off and sickness reserves we can assume.

So if currently 2 pilots are on active duty and a 3rd is on standby in case one falls ill, with the addition of another aircraft would an extra standby pilot be required on this roster , or just an extra pilot on active duty?
They could always cut costs and share with the CareFlight paramedics over at Hamersley townhouses or PHI lads at the Oaks...hahahah
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Old 22nd May 2019, 02:30
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There is a new promo video out showing a dirt retrieval, is it real


www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0aQtBTNxWg&feature=youtu.be

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Old 22nd May 2019, 02:44
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There is a new promo video out showing a dirt retrieval, is it real
Nope, it's not!

Interesting video from the 6'Oclock... how'd they get that?

ie dead link from Prune, OK if copy and paste

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Old 22nd May 2019, 04:05
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https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...c-24-jet-ebace

apparently have been working on dirt runway certification alongside RFDSWA and now working on grass runway certification according to this article
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Old 22nd May 2019, 04:18
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I little birdie tells me that the PC24 isn't doing to well from a finance point of view. Running costs are way too expensive and servicing is hard. Even heard they may have offered it for sale to a private provider servicing oil and gas out of KTA. C
can it be so?
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Old 22nd May 2019, 04:35
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Originally Posted by AlNayhan View Post
I little birdie tells me that the PC24 isn't doing to well from a finance point of view. Running costs are way too expensive and servicing is hard. Even heard they may have offered it for sale to a private provider servicing oil and gas out of KTA. C
can it be so?
There's a LOT more going on behind the scenes with this bird! A few have egg on their faces, it's VERY limiting, interesting times ahead for sure:-) I wish them well with the machine:-)
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Old 22nd May 2019, 05:07
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Here it is here.

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Old 22nd May 2019, 09:47
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I hope RFDS did not was their tax free $$$ on that slick video. A jet landing on a dirt strip. Woopie dooo!! A B350 would have been a smarter deal operationally, pilot endo, flexibility wise. Royal Darwin Hospital is a lot closer than Perth for northern WA; an extra 100 kts TAS would make 3 parts of fxxk all difference to a clinical outcome ( which is actually the objective might I suggest). To correctly operate a >5700kg jet from a given runway a type A obstacle survey is usually required- how many dirt strips have that?

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Old 22nd May 2019, 12:38
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Originally Posted by illusion View Post
To correctly operate a >5700kg jet from a given runway a type A obstacle survey is usually required- how many dirt strips have that?
Hmm. Guess Alliance, Air North, Network, maybe even Jetstar, have a lot to answer for then.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 19:55
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No not at all. Other than the major mining strips you would be hard pressed to find a surveyed dirt ala
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Old 23rd May 2019, 03:44
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Originally Posted by illusion View Post
I hope RFDS did not was their tax free $$$ on that slick video.
I suspect it was probably funded by Pilatus... not the RFDS.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 09:51
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Tongue in cheek point was almost none of those mining strips have Type A charts, despite being surveyed.
But yes I`m curious as to if/how they operate to non surveyed ALAs.
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Old 26th May 2019, 12:04
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This is the Adelaide based one. Reckon the W.A. based one has done a few unsealed strip landings since its inception.

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Old 27th May 2019, 00:30
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Sorry about the Facebook link, but couldn't find this elsewhere.
7 News segment shows a bit more about how the Pilatus video (above) was shot.

Or Google: "They said it couldn't be done - landing"

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Old 27th May 2019, 00:51
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Thanks, Otto. Chop chop chopper right up your clacker!
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Old 27th May 2019, 06:45
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Donít think there was any doubt about the 24 landing on unpaved surfaces. Learís Westwinds Hawkers Citations have all done it in Aus. Itís more the challenge of getting Casa out of the way
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Old 27th May 2019, 08:28
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Originally Posted by megle2 View Post
Donít think there was any doubt about the 24 landing on unpaved surfaces. Learís Westwinds Hawkers Citations have all done it in Aus. Itís more the challenge of getting Casa out of the way
The classic dirt strip landing on an unpaved surface I ever saw was a Citation in Crocodile Dundee II.

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Old 27th May 2019, 08:30
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Isn't that one awesome vantage point! The background tune could have been more upbeat. I would have picked Spirit in the sky by Norman Greenbaum.
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Old 27th May 2019, 08:32
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
Here it is here.

RFDS PC-24 video.
If anyone is wondering where that was shot, it was at North Well Station - 300km north west of YPAG.

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