Originally Posted by codprawn
Very sad news when you see how much good work they have done!!!
The helicopters they will be using aren't as suitable and even more worrying - what about 22 years of crew experience??? I think this is a dangerous STUPID descision probably made purely on the grounds of cost!!!
What makes you say the new chopper is unsuitable?
Are the current choppers not to big for the vast majority of the jobs they are tasked to?
Won't the smaller air frame make it eassier to land or get into spots that they have had trouble with before?
Surely the new birds will be better on fuel?
I think, from looking at the stats, that the wind up time and speed is better on the bell thus making response times better, I stand to be corrected.
Am sure the changes have not been taken lightly.
Don't get me wrong th service that is provided at the mo is second to none and should never be knocked but just trying to add a bit of perspective.
Our HMGC is the envy of all the world over, even the septics over the pond!!