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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by helimedic » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:04 am

Rescue 651 is the new call sign for Rescue 65.

Rescue 652 will be the second helicopter once it's operational in Bunbury.

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Helitak_670 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:04 pm

Air support online in Nov

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by roland985 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks Helimedic, just two quick questions;

Will Rescue 651 be sponsored by the RAC? What manufacturer made the aircraft.
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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Matt. » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:36 pm

No sponsorship has been finalised for the 2nd helicopter as of a few weeks back I was told

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by nachoman » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:28 pm

Helitak_670 wrote:Air support online in Nov
Just had 2 or 3 of them fly north over Herdsman Lake

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Jem » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:44 pm

Does anyone know where the Skycrane is located?
I want to take the kids to see it.
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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:09 am

Serpentine is the skycrane base, and no you can't see it as it is a private airfield.

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Helitak_670 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:17 pm

Helitak 418 VH-SMI, Helitack 672 N49732 and Air Attack 623 VH-YUQ were activated yesterday for the first time this season.

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:09 pm

Hi guys I am just wondering why you can only hear Rescue 651 on ESA 171 and not the fire crews as well.

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by yorky » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:43 pm

It's a simplex channel so unless you are very close to the ground crew you won't hear them. It's a line of sight communication.
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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Buddy4562 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:57 pm

Ok Thanks

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Glen » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi Sky Crane is here
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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Geoff » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 pm

Glen wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 pm
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:
https://www.facebook.com/dfeswa/videos/1743774698998184/ wrote:Georgia Peach arrived in Fremantle Port yesterday, after a busy fire season in Greece. The bright orange Air-Crane carries up to 7,560 litres of water in each load and can refill in less than 18 seconds when scooping from the sea or large dams, and 45 seconds hovering over water - now watch this beast go from ship to sky in 45 seconds.

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