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Old 20th Nov 2015, 22:33
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Yes, I think that was hinted at in the mention of 6 helicopters but not specified.

The evacuation of a cruise liner has been long debated in the Falklands since they can have 2000 people or more on them - there are only very limited numbers of helicopters in the FI so it is just as well the S92s were there.

I presume they were used for winching and not just transferring pax from Cape Dolphin to MPA.
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 22:49
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Originally Posted by tonkaplonka View Post
"Just out of interest, what is left of the RAF SAR Force has been rather busy lately.
RAF And Royal Navy In Dramatic Falklands Rescue | Forces TV"

Just to add, Bristow were also involved with their S92 assets but didn't get a mention.
So were BIH with their S61s.
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Old 20th Nov 2015, 23:12
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"Bristow were also involved with their S92 assets but didn't get a mention."

The MOD press release gave due credit to both the "Eric's" and BI.

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Old 21st Nov 2015, 08:18
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Yes it does - here

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/b...-the-falklands
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 12:48
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That's good. Nice to see everyone working together for a happy outcome.
Crab, I'm not sure if they were winching but two of the S92's have winches fitted so I presume they were.
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 13:34
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Originally Posted by tonkaplonka View Post
That's good. Nice to see everyone working together for a happy outcome.
Crab, I'm not sure if they were winching but two of the S92's have winches fitted so I presume they were.
One winching, one ferrying. A great result and good to see all available assets working together during a large scale challenging rescue. Would have been big news if conducted off UK shores.
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 14:04
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What the hell would one want to cruise around the Falklands for?
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Old 21st Nov 2015, 14:56
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The wildlife is pretty spectacular at this time of year but that is it! How much of it you can actually see from a cruise ship I don't know.

Oh and of course there is the incredible metropolis that is Port Stanley...........where the polupation doubles every time a cruise ship docks

Yes, a great job - shame it got so little press coverage.
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Old 23rd Nov 2015, 16:59
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RAF News of 23rd October had a four page pullout feature on SAR Farewell.

A few well known faces from Lossiemouth, Chivenor and elsewhere, including ppruners.

John Prince is quoted as saying "Everyone on SAR should be presented with the AFC when they join - if you don't screw up you should get to keep it when you leave." Not sure there is a SOP for that at the Central Chancery of the Order of Knighthoods but I know what he means.

Some copies still in recruiting offices.
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Old 23rd Nov 2015, 18:16
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At home to Mr Cock up?

Everyone on SAR should be presented with the AFC when they join - if you don't screw up you should get to keep it when you leave.
There wouldn't be many then
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Old 24th Nov 2015, 15:16
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There I was thinking SAR pilots drew satisfaction from achieving a difficult task and helping those in trouble. Now I see things are measured in column inches and medals.
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Old 24th Nov 2015, 19:10
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John Prince was renowned for spouting pompous bo**ocks so don't tar us all with the same brush.

If you want proof, try and find the TV series about SAR he was in during the 80s.
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Old 24th Nov 2015, 20:25
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Happy flying with any of those guys.




And here is some pompous b0110cks for you.
https://www.youtube.com/results?q=ST...IIAQ%253D%253D
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 11:16
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See the boys and girls in the Falklands have been hard at work again. What is the HIFR capability of the 189 or will it not need to?
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 14:47
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Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
... What is the HIFR capability of the 189 or will it not need to?
With an aircraft range of 600nm (AW) and a contracted minimum radius of action of 150nm, probably not.

Some have been casting doubt on the range/RoA of the SAR version but so far I haven't come across anything firm to suggest problems at the UK SAR Helicopter Service Lot 2 RoA of 170nm, so good to go for the Falklands 150nm.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 15:24
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That's alright then! South Georgia here they come...
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 15:51
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Feeling lucky? Hospital de Portvenir anyone?
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 20:02
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Porvenir

Distance Port Stanley - Porvenir/Puntas Arenas
487 nm
SLB
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 21:30
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Add in 30 knot head wind, I'd go for Rio Grand. Who knows with a new boss there we might be welcomed.
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