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Old 10 December 2008, 16:27   #1
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This post was going to be titled "Fetch!" but Mr Kennett likes it wordy

So who do you call if you're in the sh1t 600mls out in the Atlantic?

You call Falmouth Coastguard and they call International Rescue.., sorry, The Americans, who fly a remarkable mission with a C-130 and two Pave-Hawks to haul your sorry ass into Shannon, where hopefully the moribund Irish Health System doesn't leave you on a trolley in A&E for six hours.....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7776368.stm

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Old 10 December 2008, 21:29   #2
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Britain sent a Nimrod as well so it was a joint effort!!!
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Old 11 December 2008, 03:29   #3
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Et voila,

We'd already done our dual helicopter rescue quota for the year, thought we'd sit back on this one.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7746198.stm

That way we could come and compare notes with the good old chaps from the US of A.

Anyone checked if we are still officially at war lately?
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So who do you call if you're in the sh1t 600mls out in the Atlantic?
Someone who tells to you to come closer, as it turns out!

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Mmm.. I was wondering about that too... they didn't launch for around 20 hrs if you look at (and believe) the figures quoted in the press... IE 24 hrs for the ship to steam 400 miles less 4 hours for the Jolly Greens to travel to rendevouz from Suffolk.
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Guess the Nimrod gave them the loiter time on station & gave direction to the copters . Only the US are nuts enought to inflight re-fuel helicopters - there was a great vid on youtube of one haveing some major drama with blades flexing down into the pipe.
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Anyone checked if we are still officially at war lately?
I don't think that applies when you're talking about the Americans - they'll shoot at you anyway, won't they?

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..... Only the US are nuts enought to inflight re-fuel helicopters - ...
Not sure that's true anymore....
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Dont say we have started doing it ! have you seen the length of the probe - madness !
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Here's a poor quality pic of a C-130 and a CH-53 (I think); not hooked up, but close.

And you guys are getting close to rotary aerial refueling:

http://www.hh71proven.com/index.php/...eling-flights/


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