Thursday, January 12, 2017

NEW RESCUE HELICOPTER FOR NSW

Hello and welcome back... The start of 2017 see's a new Rescue Helicopter service kick into action.

NSW Ambulance Helicopter (aka Rescue 21/22) currently run by CHC Helicopters (owned by Lloyd Helicopters) will have their lease expire in May 2017.
Its not all bad for CHC who has signed a 21 month contract with Aust Army for medical Evac (Search & Rescue - RAAF)

Seen below is the new service run by TOLL group


FREQUENCY = 128.950 ? (Toll Aviation)

All Rescue helicopters in NSW are to be twin engine Augusta Westland AW139.
Toll Group is set to have 8 helicopters to their name

There will be two regions = Southern and Northern

Northern region will be under under Westpac Rescue /Westpac Lifesaver (Lismore & Hunter are expected to merge) while Southern region will be under the new Toll Helicopters.

This is a 10 year lease for Toll Group

Helicopter Bases will be 24hours operation and situated at Bankstown, Orange, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Tamworth and Lismore.

The Base at Bankstown has been rebuilt and will provide extensive training in flying AgustaWestland helicopters (Authorized Training Center) while $2.3 million has been set aside for a new Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service aeromedical base at Belmont.

Westpac Rescue will lease 4 AW139s from Lease Corporation International (LCI / Libra Group)

I read in a news article (abc news) that winching capabilities on the new Toll Group Helicopters were not going to happen which is strange.
Pics of the new helicopter show winches fitted. (can anyone comment?)

No word yet on the fate of Careflight and Southcare (Canberra/South)

** Update - already spotted at Blackheath / Mt Vic, New Toll Rescue Helicopter (reg = VH-TJH) *** Pic from facebook


#Toll
#RescueHelicopter
#CHC
#Careflight



Sunday, January 8, 2017

A BIT CROWDED

Hello and welcome back...

Seen this on Facebook... One word = WOW


RADIO WISH LIST

Hello and welcome back...

Some Awesome radios for you to dribble over :)





All Radios are current (available)




BIRD PROBLEM

Hello and welcome back... Hope everyone had a happy new year..

This person has a bird problem where the neighborhood birds love his antenna...


Thursday, December 22, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hello and Welcome Back...Well, Its that time of year again...

Just wanted to say a big 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' and Happy New Year to all readers of this site.

Hope Santa brings you your desired pressie, whatever it may be..

Stay safe and see you in 2017...




P.S .. I'm available to program your Uniden UBCD396 scanner...SEE HERE..