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Old 26th Apr 2013, 07:23
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AW139 Capt for India

Hi Mike,
Interested in going back to India. Was there in the mid/late 90's training local Indian crews offshore on the 212. Spent 2 yrs working out of Juhu with Gulf Heli. Have been working offshore on the 412 and 139 since, in the Mid-East. Well over 14,000 Hrs over the past 35 yrs. Currently employed on the 139 and 412 offshore, commuting home to Phuket T'land. Additional info on Global Vectra would be appreciated. Regards.
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 14:41
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412 pic looking for a position

What company needs 412 pic?

I am a 1500 hr pic B412EP
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 14:54
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You want to fly a 412 in India?

Well there approx. 6-7 operators that I know of - but its common knowledge that one of the largest 412 operators is Global Vectra.

Allan Mark D’Gama
Chief Pilot
[email protected]
+91 22 61409200

Good luck!
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 07:58
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Pawan Hans using illegal helipads

NEW DELHI: Pawan Hans is putting passengers at a serious risk by flying its helicopters to Arunachal Pradesh, Katra, Phata (Kedarnath), Amarnath, Port Blair, Koraput, Gadchiroli, Gangtok and Patna since helipads at these places are unlicensed and are not approved by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA), according to a report tabled in Parliament on Thursday.
Pawan Hans using illegal helipads: CAG - The Times of India

Pawan Hans using illegal helipads, says Auditor General | Helihub - the Helicopter Industry Data Source
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 07:27
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Indian regulator mandates breathalyzer tests for helicopter pilots

NEW DELHI: Boarding a helicopter to a shrine in the Himalayas? Don't be surprised if you find the pilot going through a breathalyser test before take-off.

The country's air safety regulator has made it mandatory for all helipads to have doctors equipped with breathalysers to check the blood alcohol content of pilots before they take charge of the flight controls.
Regulator mandates breathalyzer tests for helicopter pilots - The Economic Times
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 14:20
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Mmmmmm ...

Not surprising ... Indian rules dictate a Doctors 'once over' every day before the days flying commences ... and a breathalyser is part of that ... so this would just be a extension of those regulations ....

... nothing out of the ordinary for India ...
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 23:46
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Old news I'm afraid...

Been there done that, EVERY morning for 3 weeks... In fact, you're supposed to have a medical examiner at the helipad in the morning to check you're fit for flight EVERY day, and you fill out a self declaration on your own fitness EVERY day...
But there's also the option to have your handler ''deal'' with it
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 07:59
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Aircraft Down in Murbad India

MUMBAI: Four people are feared dead in a helicopter crash that took place on Sunday morning in Murbad, about 60km northeast of Mumbai. The chopper, which had five passengers onboard met with the accident minutes after it took off from Juhu airport.

According to sources, the lone survivor is seriously injured. The helicopter belonged to a private company called United Helicharters. The helicopter was not ferrying passengers and all the four dead were the crew including pilots, and engineers of the company.
Helicopter crashes in Maharashtra, four feared dead - The Times of India

United Helicharters fleet
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 09:08
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If it crashed just minutes after take off from Juhu, it covered those 60 km very fast!
For some reason crashes tend to be very fatal in India, nevertheless very sad for all.
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 12:13
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Ciao Nigel.

Very sad indeed.

Aircraft type now confirmed as 212.

Helicopter crashes near Mumbai, all five on board feared dead | NDTV.com
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Old 18th Dec 2013, 19:49
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New helicopter route trialed in India

A trial run of a proposed helicopter service from Calcutta to Balurghat was done this morning.

The chopper took off from the Behala Flying Club in Calcutta at 9am and reached the Mahinagar airstrip in Balurghat at 10.45am with two pilots and an engineer.

The district administration has said the service would start within a month after the trial run and seven passengers could be taken in the chopper. The fare per person would be Rs 1,500. After a halt of around 45 minutes in Balurghat, the chopper flew to Malda.

A source said the helicopter would fly every Wednesday from Calcutta and also halt at Malda on the return journey back to Calcutta. There would be a quota of four seats for passengers in Balurghat.

When the service starts the chopper will take off from Balurghat, halt at Malda, then fly to Calcutta.

“The trial run was successful.We need to repair the runway, which has become rough over the years. We also need to build a shed for the passengers and introduce security measures. A team from the Airports Authority of India would come here for this purpose,” said Tapas Chaudhury, the district magistrate of South Dinajpur.
Chopper lands at Balurghat
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Old 19th Dec 2013, 11:40
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We need to repair the runway
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