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SAR Helicopter
#1
I was just wondering if there is a charge for use of the rescue helicopter,like the charges for use of the fire and ambulance service
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#2
Nope, contracted fixed price. Costs the same whether used or not.
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#3
(05-04-2014, 01:25 PM)LPP Wrote: Nope, contracted fixed price. Costs the same whether used or not.


O.K,Just to clarify so, the family of a deceased person would not be charged for the use of the chopper for searching for body
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(05-04-2014, 01:35 PM)C.S.I Wrote:
(05-04-2014, 01:25 PM)LPP Wrote: Nope, contracted fixed price. Costs the same whether used or not.


O.K,Just to clarify so, the family of a deceased person would not be charged for the use of the chopper for searching for body


Now don't quote me on this, (and open to correction)....
Coast Guard Heli's, are contracted to the state for a fixed contract fee as above.

Gardai heli's are deployed as required for operational reasons, as are Air Corps assets, so can (all) be used for anything.

Never heard of any charges for MedEvac/Searches/recovery etc.
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#5
You can quote me.

There are NO charges for the Irish Coast Guard helicopters
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#6
(05-04-2014, 01:14 PM)C.S.I Wrote: I was just wondering if there is a charge for use of the rescue helicopter,like the charges for use of the fire and ambulance service

No charge for the SAR helicopter
No charge for the ambulance service

Yes the fire service charge for some services
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#7
As a total aside, read this week that EI-CZN, former CG S-61, think it spent most of its time in Waterford has been sold and is gone to the US for a new life. Not bad for a machine that's 40 years old.
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#8
As far as I know all have been bought and will be used
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#9
Not too sure what they will be used for though!! There's a crowd in the US who do complete remanufacturing of the S61, literally replace just about everything and put a new type of rotor on it. Gives about another 20 years life to them.
EI-SAR I think will be either scrapped or will be a museum piece, it was the second oldest S61 still flying. Built in 1962, and for the geeks it was technically a Mitsubishi not a Sikorsky as it was actually a kit built by Mitsubishi in Japan and was half a centimetre longer than others.
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#10
I think EI-SAR should be kept as a museum piece…..I can see it on the deck of the USS Intrepid or something. Even the reg was cool, SAR……..
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(06-04-2014, 03:11 PM)Brigade Wrote: Not too sure what they will be used for though!! There's a crowd in the US who do complete remanufacturing of the S61, literally replace just about everything and put a new type of rotor on it. Gives about another 20 years life to them.
EI-SAR I think will be either scrapped or will be a museum piece, it was the second oldest S61 still flying. Built in 1962, and for the geeks it was technically a Mitsubishi not a Sikorsky as it was actually a kit built by Mitsubishi in Japan and was half a centimetre longer than others.
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#12
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(06-04-2014, 09:46 PM)Brigade Wrote: Your just jealous that I'm such a mine of useless information!


Fixed that for you mate 148
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