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by Geoff
Sun May 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Project Loon Balloon Crosses WA Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Project Loon Balloon Crosses WA Coast

It's definitely an interesting concept. If only more would get blown in our direction so we could see how they group together. Whilst I don't know how many balloons will be required for a given area of coverage, their ability to change altitude like a traditional hot air balloon allows them to have ...
by Geoff
Sun May 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Project Loon Balloon Crosses WA Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Project Loon Balloon Crosses WA Coast

A Project Loon balloon crossed the WA coast near Cervantes this evening, tracking east-northeast at an altitude of 19km with a callsign of HBAL221. Project Loon is a research and development project being developed by X (formerly Google X) with the mission of providing Internet access to rural and r...
by Geoff
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Helitak Thread
Replies: 462
Views: 62286

Re: Helitak Thread

Hi Sky Crane is here Courtesy of DFES' Facebook, follow the link for a time-lapse video of Georgia Peach being offloaded and prepared for flight at Fremantle Port: Georgia Peach arrived in Fremantle Port yesterday, after a busy fire season in Greece. The bright orange Air-Crane carries up to 7,560 ...
by Geoff
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: RAAF Noteworthy Movements
Replies: 120
Views: 20962

Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

nachoman wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:55 am
Seen a RAN Seahawk flying low over Perth suburbs this morning and yesterday. FlightRadar24 shows a callsign of Tiger04
Another has just flown over the Swan River and CBD, then headed to the coastline and followed it north, and then south towards Fremantle. Call sign of TIGER15.
by Geoff
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Ambulance and paramedic services
Topic: RESCUE 651/652 Observations
Replies: 410
Views: 60389

Re: RESCUE 651/652 Observations

Hi all,

Registration, ICAO Hex Code, Usual Call Sign
VH-EWA, 7C1758, RSCU651
VH-EPK, 7C1666, RSCU652

Geoff
by Geoff
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426

Thanks for the update Glen.

DNGO20 left RAAF Base Pearce this morning headed for Alice Springs, then on to RAAF Base Townsville, so we may have seen the last of Black Hawk training this time around.

Though, there are still a few days left in the publicised training period (20/02 to 25/03).
by Geoff
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426

Though this time DNGO20 is circling different suburbs than the other night, as well as tracking over the ocean.

Meanwhile, VH-WPE has been up for the last couple of hours circling the CBD, just north and south of the Swan River.
by Geoff
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426

DNGO20 is up right now, and has been for nearly the last 3 hours, flying laps over Bindoon.
by Geoff
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Callsign DNGO20 Tail A32-426

Speaking of aircraft with DNGO callsigns, a couple of weeks ago I spotted DNGO03 (A32-437) in town flying some peculiar routes. Friday (6 March): http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DNGO03/history/20150306/0056Z/YPEA/YPEA Saturday (7 March): http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DNGO03/history/20150307/...
by Geoff
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: FBIR623
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: FBIR623

Can confirm that FBIR623 (currently VH-YUQ) is for coordinating aerial appliances and does not have a water tank fitted. Managed to see it fly overhead yesterday while also watching FlightAware. For a full list of this season's aerial appliances and a photo of FBIR623, take a look here: http://www.a...
by Geoff
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation band
Topic: Ch 10 helicopter
Replies: 22
Views: 5681

Re: Ch 10 helicopter

Based on the last known registrations I have for the Channel 9 and Channel 10 helicopters, it looks like 9's, for the moment, is still in service. Whilst 10's has indeed been returned and possibly re-tasked, with fairly regular flights out of Jandakot. Channel 9 - http://flightaware.com/live/flight/...
by Geoff
Sat May 03, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Major fires and incidents
Topic: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14
Replies: 34
Views: 10399

Re: Major structure fires (3rd alarm+) 2013/14

5th alarm factory fire in Balcatta. Waterco, 2 Stretton Place, Balcatta. Control point: Balcatta Control - 25 Ledgar Road. Control channel: 99. All attending units must arrive from the south due to hazardous smoke/fumes. DFES have issued an alert stating that Gwelup, Carine, Hamersley and Balcatta m...
by Geoff
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Other incidents/minor fires etc - 2013/2014
Replies: 77
Views: 13954

Re: Other incidents/minor fires etc - 2013/2014

Hi Colin, The smoke is from a fire located in the SW of the state. The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for areas from Walpole to Geraldton and inland to Toodyay and Mount Barker. The smoke is from a bushfire that started in Mount Roe National Park, approximately 28km north-...
by Geoff
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Ambulance and paramedic services
Topic: RESCUE 651/652 Observations
Replies: 410
Views: 60389

Re: RESCUE 65 Observations

What was the helicopter that bought the missing quad biker back this evening? I saw it fly into RPH and it wasn't Rescue 65. It might of been the RAAF SAR chopper but I'm not quite sure. It is VH-EPH. I have noticed it filling in for the usual Rescue 65 over the last week. http://jetphotos.net/show...