Outrage over rebuilt Helicopter in BC


skookumchuck
#1
The opposition is quite upset that a rebuilt helicopter is being used by Lifeflight to transport sick and injured persons. I guess transporting healthy people with it would be ok. What i know about C of A's indicates very rigorous inspection by government certified people.
Helicopter concerns - Yahoo! News (external - login to view)
 
TenPenny
#2
I guess they don't know much about aircraft, and apparently none of them fly or value our military.
 
bobnoorduyn
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Jeez, whatever. They used Bell 47's to transport patients in litters on top of the skids, on the outside, in Korea. A Jet Ranger is too small?? They want a helicopter that can be dieced? We're getting into some high cost equipment here. What do you want next? Let's get a C-17 to transport mothers in labour. I think we're just victims of the 24/7 news cycle here, if it isn't news, we'll make it news.
 
#juan
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by bobnoorduynView Post

Jeez, whatever. They used Bell 47's to transport patients in litters on top of the skids, on the outside, in Korea. A Jet Ranger is too small?? They want a helicopter that can be dieced? We're getting into some high cost equipment here. What do you want next? Let's get a C-17 to transport mothers in labour. I think we're just victims of the 24/7 news cycle here, if it isn't news, we'll make it news.

A fully rebuilt helicopter would give me added confidence. Every important piece has been checked and re-checked. What could be better than that? I would pick a freshly re-built over a new if given the choice
 
wulfie68
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

A fully rebuilt helicopter would give me added confidence. Every important piece has been checked and re-checked. What could be better than that? I would pick a freshly re-built over a new if given the choice

I hear you. We just have to remember that this report is about politicians...
 
petros
#6
Shiny new helicopter drop people off on top of mountain tops so they can ski down and break their necks. Why not just have the same helicopter fly them to ER?
 
taxslave
#7
If she lost a hundred pounds she would fit in a chopper. Sounds more like contract negotiations are about to take place. Maybe she would like a fully equipped surgery on every chopper.
 
#juan
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

If she lost a hundred pounds she would fit in a chopper. Sounds more like contract negotiations are about to take place. Maybe she would like a fully equipped surgery on every chopper.

This is a lady with authority to talk on subjects she knows nothing about. And she wouldn't need a C-17. A DC-3 would carry her quite easily....
 
bobnoorduyn
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

This is a lady with authority to talk on subjects she knows nothing about. And she wouldn't need a C-17. A DC-3 would carry her quite easily....

Hell, a Norseman would do the job, and it's Canadian made.
 
skookumchuck
#10
Just as a disclaimer, the video has been changed from a BC lifeflight rebuild issue to a video about issues in Newfoundland.
 
#juan
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by bobnoorduynView Post

Hell, a Norseman would do the job, and it's Canadian made.

True, but weights and balance issues might dictate that she be tied down so as not to adversely affect the trim of the aircraft.
 
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