Originally Posted by PolarBear
Great thing to get involved in Landlord - this has a real world application, and whats more - its really good fun!! I would say it is a little misleading for them to tell you the helicopter can be "booked" however.... The SAR flight can never guarantee their movements and changes of plan are frequent. Get yourself on the list and hope for the best though bud!
Thanks Polarbear. Used to arrange it years ago when instructing on yachts and found it very worthwhile. Agreed a definite time and date may change last minute due to weather or contingencies of the job. However worth a go.
The rough plan will be to RV with the helicopter at a pre arranged point. Then use one RIB or more depending on their time, fuel, other plans to carry out a highline transfer between RIBs and helicopter.
Some of the learning points will be;
lowering aerials etc
drop line for static release
lowering winchman to a RIB whilst underway at 14kts
steering a steady course etc
On the list so far
Once I have spoken to the CG ill post a couple of dates but looking at about Thursday 11th July or Saturday 13th July at the moment.