15 Helicopters land in the World Heritage Area

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Re: 15 Helicopters land in the World Heritage Area

Postby taswegian » Sun 20 Dec, 2020 8:30 am

Isn't the admission The investigation found that the landing occurred due to a range of factors, including the weather, pilot experience, communications, and some helicopters not able to cope with high winds,” a spokeswoman said enough to raise eyebrows in the flying authorities area?
Pilot inexperience! Weather! Helicopters not able to cope with high winds!
Did they even bother to check what normally makes up a day in our vast outdoors?

If that'd been walkers inexperienced etc with Southwest conditions they would have been pilloried by police, media, Parks!

Certainly a Lame-Duck response. Pathetic. Just adds another excuse when same happens again.
As weak as "The Dog ate my homework" excuse.
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Re: 15 Helicopters land in the World Heritage Area

Postby Twilson » Sun 24 Apr, 2022 9:23 am

Just saw this procession of helicopters heading down the Tasman peninsula:

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Wondering if it might be another helibiz safari?
Hopefully whoever they are, they respect world heritage areas this time...
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Re: 15 Helicopters land in the World Heritage Area

Postby FLICKIT » Sun 24 Apr, 2022 11:14 am

Twilson wrote:Just saw this procession of helicopters heading down the Tasman peninsula:

Wondering if it might be another helibiz safari?
Hopefully whoever they are, they respect world heritage areas this time...


It appears they were all local aircraft from Helicopter Resources and Rotorlift.. Helicopter Resources is the company that does all the trackwork and toilet duties for TasPWS... Edit: Rotor-Lift operate our Westpac rescue helicopters...
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Re: 15 Helicopters land in the World Heritage Area

Postby FLICKIT » Sun 24 Apr, 2022 9:30 pm

Twilson wrote:Wondering if it might be another helibiz safari?


To add to the above... It appears it was 8? local helicopters, a large part of the local fleet, they spent the day down around the Port Arthur - Safety Cove area, they drop off the trackers down there so it's not clear exactly where they landed... It may have been a large group of tourists or maybe a company day-out, or such...

Aircraft involved:
Helicopter Resources:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHUUF
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHUUG
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHUUH
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHUUI
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHNVN
Rotor-Lift:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHELF
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHELP
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHRLC
(Not all the aircraft are trackable, there may have been others)

Nothing suspect or to be concerned about I don't think...
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