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Old 6th Mar 2020, 00:39
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Helicopters and Coronavirus

CANG 129th Rescue Wing assists with the corona virus stricken cruise ship by flying our testing kits and CDC personnel alongside their PHS.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/y...o-cruise-ship/



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Old 8th Mar 2020, 00:00
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Thumbs up Double Lift pax

Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
CANG 129th Rescue Wing assists with the corona virus stricken cruise ship by flying our testing kits and CDC personnel alongside their PHS.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/y...o-cruise-ship/


A quick question about the video, I noticed that the helo dropped off a pax via "double lift" (the term we use). We only pick up via the double lift and only deliver personnel via horse collar or by a carabiner hooked up to our LPSV's (aircrew) . Is this common practice for the CANG?

Awesome job by the way!!
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 10:48
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Perfectly reasonable to use a double lift to deploy the pax, the crew member going down with him keeps him protected (though not the trickiest deck to winch to) and the crew member already on the deck managing the hi-line stops them both swinging or spinning. A bit belt and braces perhaps but inherently safe.
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Crab.....remember...it was the Air Force doing that mission....the Army and Marines would have had them Fast Roping down!
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Double Lift

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Perfectly reasonable to use a double lift to deploy the pax, the crew member going down with him keeps him protected (though not the trickiest deck to winch to) and the crew member already on the deck managing the hi-line stops them both swinging or spinning. A bit belt and braces perhaps but inherently safe.
Makes sense, definitely allows you more control, just looks clumsy getting out of the door, thatís all
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AMI HH-101 Cesar to the rescue Corona Virus

It appears the Aeronautic Militare Italiana (AMI) Leonardo HH-101 Cesar is starting to transport corona virus patients with special Cbrn bio hazard interior. Also they have new tactical grey colour scheme ...

https://theaviationist.com/2020/03/1...ment-missions/


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Old 17th Mar 2020, 01:56
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Offshore ops

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Crab.....remember...it was the Air Force doing that mission....the Army and Marines would have had them Fast Roping down!
Came across Northern Vietnam Helicopter Service Corp FB page and their crews Or pax wearing hazmat in lieu of corona.






Wonder what protocol our offshore operators - Babcock, CHC, Bristows, NHV et al given any guidance.

Donít think there have been any cases confirmed offshore as yet....

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Old 17th Mar 2020, 07:39
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Iíd really like to get it soon so I can get over it and move on.... it is getting blown out of all proportion. People dying from influenza still massively outweigh those killed by corona, a significant number of those infected display few of any symptoms and recover very quickly.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 09:10
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Rather get it?

I guess that why youíre an aviator and not an infectious disease specialist.
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https://www.energyvoice.com/coronavi...onavirus-case/
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 12:13
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lots of tour pilot lay offs in NYC now. Some tour operators planning on shutting down entirely during the crisis. Sadly, more and more to come.
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FWIW I know some companies here in Switzerland have suspended all Part-CAT operations until 16th April. Part-SPA & Part-SPO still going ahead though.
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When will we see a disturbance in the supply chain for parts, do they come from the Airbus and Leonardo factories in Europe?
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Luckily in my world, fires and power lines do not stop for people getting sick..... I have had a flood of resumes of people about to get laid off from other sectors of the industry.
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AW Parts are going to be worth a small fortune very soon
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 11:04
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Here in the UK - JRCALC have issued the following - conveyancing Covid-19 is section 5.1 https://www.gov.uk/government/public...possible-cases
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I have been made aware of 2 young and previously healthy pilots now down with Covid 19 and suffering badly - one who was on rig duty wearing PPE and another on air ambulance. This really isn't something you want to catch if you can avoid it.

Meanwhile some employers are trying to insist on continuing flying training claiming the social distancing at work guidance is somehow discretionary!!!! How can 2 hours in a small cockpit comply with any Govt guidance?
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I have been made aware of 2 young and previously healthy pilots now down with Covid 19 and suffering badly - one who was on rig duty wearing PPE and another on air ambulance. This really isn't something you want to catch if you can avoid it.

Meanwhile some employers are trying to insist on continuing flying training claiming the social distancing at work guidance is somehow discretionary!!!! How can 2 hours in a small cockpit comply with any Govt guidance?
They would be better off in the classroom or sim if they are that desperate - I don't think its currently appropriate to continue flying training because if you have an incident or accident and end up in a field with or without damage - as soon as someone reports an a/c has 'crash-landed' near my house - the whole world and his wife in resources respond... Not helpful at all at times like this where we need every available asset for C-19 work.
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covid is a political tool. more people died from Hillary Clinton and her Arab Spring
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 21:41
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Originally Posted by hillberg View Post
covid is a political tool. more people died from Hillary Clinton and her Arab Spring
What? Like what!

I despair at the selfishness my fellow countrymen can sometimes display here in the UK. However when I look at what is happening across the pond and particularly at the mad political nonsense in the States, I very quickly realise that we in the UK are still actually a very civilised society compared to some others. A president that is happy to gloat about people dying in New York because the mayor is of a different political persuation is beyond anything rational or humane!

hillberg.....what? Like what?
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