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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: EC 145 ! ! ! Reply with quote

I just can't help but share my excitement!!!
Our new baby, Stanford Life Flight,
has been delivered for interior and avionics completion.
Wicked cool...




Air Methods will be fitting the medical interior.
The avionics will include weather radar (..radar nipple yet to be installed..)
WAAS enabled GPS, satellite tracking with SatPhone connection,
TCAS II, Real-time weather updates through XM-Satellite, etc...

We will fly it single-pilot IFR like our current BK-117.
Later in the year we will be adding NVG capability.

Helicopter EMS is a tough line of work.
Having the best equipment available is essential.
The EC-145 sets the new standard!!!

Fly Safe!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: EC 145 Reply with quote

Hi aviatorjames,

You lucky ..........d.
Happy flying.

Could you explain IR requirements in the states?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blme...

It looks like you've got a lot of experience ..fixed wing & rotory wing

The instrument rating here is really based on what company you work for. Air Methods wants everyone to have it, even though most of the bases operate VFR only. Obviously, the bases that operate IFR require the rating as well as some actual IFR experience. It varies, but 100hrs actual IFR (airplane & helicopter) is usually acceptable.

My belief is that in EMS, it is essential to at least have the rating and some good IFR skills. The most dangerous place to be is in bad weather at night, trying to stay VFR down low in the hazard-rich environment. The IFR capability is, in my opinion, the single greatest safety asset available!!

As I'm sure you're aware, the skills and techniques aquired in instrument flying transfer over to better skills and discipline in ALL flying.

Off topic...
I've just got to get to England someday!!!
You have a beautiful country and you HeliTorquers really seem to know how to have a good time at your balls and bashes!!!

Fly safely !!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've just got to get to England someday!!!
You have a beautiful country and you HeliTorquers really seem to know how to have a good time at your balls and bashes!!!


James,

Don't forget to let us know if you're planning a visit, and we'll show you around and buy you a drink or two. Razz

Back to the topic, beautiful aircraft! You are a lucky guy.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course we have beautiful countryside in the UK Bravo! One place that you really should visit is - SCOTLAND!!! The Western Isles especially. White beaches, turquoise sea......... #butterfly

Go onto GOOGLE Earth and tap in Taransay, Scotland! We flew there, by R44, a couple of years ago and it was just amazing thumbleft

Come and join us sometime at one of our HeliTorque get-togethers Cheers! Dancing Banana

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PS: The EC145 looks stunning - sat in one, and had photo taken, at Dallas HAI last year. Keep up the good work - always admire EMS and Police pilots, in whatever country, for their good work and, of course, exceptional flying Bravo! Bravo!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James,

Congrats and nice paint scheme on the 145. By the way where did you take the photo, was it at the EC factory in Texas as I see another green AS350 in the background.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ned,

The photos were taken at Air Methods in Englewood, CO by an associate.
I couldn't tell you where the other "green" aircraft are going.
Air Methods has a very large completion center...
For it's own Air Medical & LifeNet divisions as well as it's Products division that service some military contracts.

The 145 has a lot of work to be done before we'll get our eager little mitts on it!!
I'll be a bit sad to let our current BK-117-C1 go.. it's been a wonderful machine.

Fly Safely!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catwoman wrote:
...Come and join us sometime at one of our HeliTorque get-togethers...


WhirlyGirl wrote:
...Don't forget to let us know if you're planning a visit, and we'll show you around and buy you a drink or two...


I might just do that!!!
I've got an old friend I need to visit in Derbyshire.
And always new friends to meet!!

Take care and always fly safely!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One place that you really should visit is - SCOTLAND!!! The Western Isles especially. White beaches, turquoise sea.........

Does the Google Earth picture show the MIDGES?!!

Now, Derbyshire - that IS a place!

Just down the road from me.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't encounter the midges when we were by the cost but where we were staying by the loch there were thousands of the little blighters Rolling Eyes

I agree with you about Derbyshire - beautiful county Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...someday...
...I'll come and take you up on that beer and meet all you HT'ers!!

We've been operational with the EC-145 for bit now, so here's the update...

...in a word; AWESOME !!! ...they pay me for this?!?!?!

Single pilot IFR w/ wx radar + XM satellite which provides realtime METAR's, TAF's, Doppler radar from ground sites, Surface Analysis graphics, etc, etc, etc...
Satellite communication system with auto-tracking (our dispatch center watches us on the web including our altitude, ground speed and destination waypoint provided by the dual, IFR GPS units)
Enhanced ground proximity warning
TIS-B (TCAS-like traffic viewing/alerting)
Electronic instrument approach charts (sweet!)

...of course, the Flight Nurses in back have some very nice equipment for saving lives! The EC has significantly more usable room for them to do their work. Two patient capability, etc...

The visibility is superior to the BK-117 for off-airport work, with an SX-16 Night Sun to help at night.
The aircraft is NVG compatible, which we will tackle next year.
The stability augmentation and auto-pilot system are much improved with a smoother ride and better auto-pilot functionality.
Overall, this aircraft (in my totally-biased opinion!!) sets the new benchmark for EMS aircraft.

Keep the beer waiting, and always fly safely!!!
james

Freshly washed, and still shiny, shiny!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know you can rapidly start to lose friends flying an aircraft like that Wink Wink

Well done man, no wonder you're grinning in the photo. Smile

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enough about you...what about the aircraft!? #Fade in
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weather looks good too Helicopter

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PS: The beer is waiting for you Cheers!
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