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General Aviation Discussion => General Aviation Discussion => Topic started by: rookie on November 08, 2017, 07:41:04 PM

Title: air ambulance thread??
Post by: rookie on November 08, 2017, 07:41:04 PM
I'm just thinking out loud guys tho what does everyone think about asking the site administrator nicely about adding a topic thread dedicated to air ambulance movements only seeing we now have an operational air ambulance instead of sticking it down as an over flight? ?
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: breney on November 08, 2017, 10:45:55 PM
Is every AA movement being logged currently? How are they being recorded?
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: Angry Turnip on November 09, 2017, 12:06:22 AM
It`s difficult to gauge how much interest there would be in an Air Ambulance thread,I have seen some of the movements listed,but I doubt all have been.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: breney on November 09, 2017, 12:18:30 AM
That's where my question stems from. If there's interest, a thread can be set up. But, from my rough reckoning, I haven't seen as many movements on here as are being reported by the AA, so there's obviously stuff not getting posted.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: casper on November 09, 2017, 09:11:19 AM
I don't mind creating a separate section for AA movements. Maybe it'll give an idea of how much is being posted when we see it all posted in the same place. It can be removed if it's deemed there's insufficient posts for its own section.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 09, 2017, 01:37:11 PM
09/11/17

1336 - routing Pomeroy to Craigavon:

HLE23A - G-NIHM - EC35.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 09, 2017, 05:51:55 PM
1751 - lifting from the Maze routing into Aldergrove:

HLE23E - G-NIMH - EC35.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 09, 2017, 06:37:11 PM
1836 - lifted from Aldergrove back to the Maze.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 10, 2017, 04:09:20 PM
10 November

1608 - HLE23A - G-NIHM - EC35 - routing Maze to Belfast.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 12, 2017, 05:36:03 PM
12 November

1735 - HLE23A - G-NIHM - EC35 - just lifted from Maze.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: EGAD89 on November 15, 2017, 01:13:53 PM
15 Nov. G-NIHM

Landed at Killynether. RTC

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOq-6BcWsAE-LfR.jpg
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: breney on November 15, 2017, 01:31:57 PM
13:31 just landed South Belfast. Don't have a clear view, but think it's the west link or very near to stockman lane
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: breney on November 15, 2017, 01:37:28 PM
13:31 just landed South Belfast. Don't have a clear view, but think it's the west link or very near to stockman lane

I've just joined the dots - that's obviously bringing in a casualty from the above at 1315
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: The Gaffer on November 15, 2017, 04:35:10 PM
that will be the helipad at Musgrave Park Hospital, which continues to be the only option for delivering patients to a road ambulance and then to RVH as the Belfast Trust mismanagement have STILL not commissioned the helipad on the roof of the Trauma building several years after it opened!

This is why most serious casualties near Belfast continue to go by road, even if HEMS medics attend and they travel with patient, while pilot returns aircraft solo to rv with them later
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 15, 2017, 05:41:33 PM
G-NHEM - EC35 - was also in the air around this time.
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Post by: RNASMU on November 15, 2017, 11:33:53 PM
that will be the helipad at Musgrave Park Hospital, which continues to be the only option for delivering patients to a road ambulance and then to RVH as the Belfast Trust mismanagement have STILL not commissioned the helipad on the roof of the Trauma building several years after it opened!

This is why most serious casualties near Belfast continue to go by road, even if HEMS medics attend and they travel with patient, while pilot returns aircraft solo to rv with them later

Disgraceful
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 16, 2017, 12:04:49 PM
16 November

1204 - on finals to Maze:

HLE23E - G-NIHM - EC35.
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Post by: JustListeningIn on November 16, 2017, 12:16:58 PM
16 November

1204 - on finals to Maze:

HLE23E - G-NIHM - EC35.

Was tasked earlier to RTC involving cyclist on the A6 just outside Maghera, transferred to Musgrave and then to RVH.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 16, 2017, 12:40:01 PM
Thanks for the update.
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Post by: Angry Turnip on November 16, 2017, 03:33:40 PM
that will be the helipad at Musgrave Park Hospital, which continues to be the only option for delivering patients to a road ambulance and then to RVH as the Belfast Trust mismanagement have STILL not commissioned the helipad on the roof of the Trauma building several years after it opened!

This is why most serious casualties near Belfast continue to go by road, even if HEMS medics attend and they travel with patient, while pilot returns aircraft solo to rv with them later

That seems to almost defeat the purpose of having the helicopter,as far as involving the RVH,unless the patients are flown to Musgrave first and stabilized before going on elsewhere.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: The Gaffer on November 16, 2017, 04:34:32 PM
not quite AT, the helicopter brings the specialist doctor & paramedic team very quickly to scene, they stabilise patient at scene and then transport to most appropriate hospital by most timely means, sometimes by air to RVH via Musgrave helipad & road, sometimes direct to RVH by road, sometimes to other hospitals by air or road as determined by patient's condition.

The vast majority of the benefit is the 'at scene' bit which is what would otherwise happen in the Emergency Department but is now done so much earlier.
Title: Re: air ambulance thread??
Post by: gadwall58 on November 16, 2017, 06:35:53 PM
1835 - up from the Maze:

HLE23A - G-NIHM - EC35.