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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Helitak_670 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:58 pm

Just the 1 s61

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by wasaint » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:06 pm

Helitak_670 wrote:Just the 1 s61
you may whant to check your info (two , one here now another on way very soon)

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by wasaint » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:50 pm

670/671 and new type 1 up north on pre- season training,

Photos to come over the next cpl of Days

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Magnus » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:02 pm

Helitak fire observer training is being conducted 1st December 13:00 - 16:00

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Nafenn » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:07 pm

Earlier this morning: Two Helitaks were Tracking coastal in formation [i was flying a tthe time... and had already switched to a melbourne centre frequency - but i think Zebedee has more info (when he gets on)]
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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Zebedee » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:21 pm

Nafenn wrote:Earlier this morning: Two Helitaks were Tracking coastal in formation [i was flying a tthe time... and had already switched to a melbourne centre frequency - but i think Zebedee has more info (when he gets on)]
Twas 670 and 671 from memory, coming down the coast and heading into Perth at 1000ft ... I think - I was busy with other things at the time and only half listening :)
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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Fastlane » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:31 pm

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by brocks » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:51 pm

im sure 668 and 669 done some drops at clenton rd gidgegannup today as well,i heard them on scanner around lunch telling 6ar the where departing airport to track to gidgegannup they returned then went back later this arvo... probably to mop up a couple of hotspots that are hard for the trucks to reach...

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by newbie » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:09 pm

I also saw the s61 heading up that way... I think it was around lunch time, it was on its own so just asumed it was going for training.

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:06 pm

670, 671 arrived late this morning from their training along with Air Intel (FB611), The S61 departed for some testing of the water tank. 668, 669 departed around 1230 I think and then arrived back. I dare say off to a fire.

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Nick » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:43 pm

S61 will be based in Busselton from January. Another will be operating in the city

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by Always RX » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:12 am

The VIH S-61 will be Helitak 681

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by TrainFreak » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:51 pm

According to FESA Alerts on the Lower Chittering Blaze, there were two Helitacs and two Water Bombers. (Link: https://internet.fesa.wa.gov.au/alerts/ ... ?ItemId=80)

Does Anybody know which Helitacs they where?

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by colin » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:37 pm

669 and 671

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Re: Helitak Thread

Post by newbie » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:28 pm

does anyone know the cost hor each helitac and the s61? how about the skycranes... I saw an article that said the skycrane cost 22 million for the fire season... but that would have to be for all 6 they have on the east coast right?...

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