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South Australian Entrepreneur Slams Adelaide Intransigence over Helipad

South Australian Entrepreneur Slams Adelaide Intransigence over Helipad

Adelaide entrepreneur, Shane Yeend, has been fighting for eight years to get a 10m x 10m helipad in the South Australian CBD. Yeend has targeted Adelaide City Council and Mayor Martin Haese in an angry Facebook post. He made points such as “No money needed, no park-lands needed, just a pontoon in the river paid… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-17

Australian Helicopters extends and expands South Australia contract

Australian Helicopters extends and expands South Australia contract

Australian Helicopters has been awarded an extension to continue its partnership with the Government of South Australia in operating the State Rescue Helicopter Service. Police Minister Tony Piccolo said the three-year extension will ensure the SRHS continues to operate and support the critical public safety needs of the South Australia community. Our helicopter service is… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 07-Dec-15

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South Australia Government commits to EMS helipad funding

South Australia Government commits to EMS helipad funding

The State Government has committed $70,000 to build a helipad at the Peterborough airstrip in South Australia’s mid-north.  See full story

Source: ABC, 31-Mar-15

Bristow Australia wins Au$138M offshore contract from Ceduna for BP

Bristow Australia wins Au$138M offshore contract from Ceduna for BP

BP Australia managing director Phil Home said a hangar and supporting office blocks would be constructed at Ceduna as part of aviation operations. See full story

Source: West Coast Sentinel, 12-May-14

South Australian Government cuts funding for helicopter shark patrols

South Australian Government cuts funding for helicopter shark patrols

The Government says the funding change means the fixed-wing plane can run an extra 170 hours of patrols, ­flying seven days a week. But surf lifesavers argue the helicopter is better for swimmers’ safety and the fixed-wing plane’s hours have been increased because it is cheaper to run.  See full story

Source: Herald Sun, 01-Dec-13

South Australian Police to buy four UAVs

South Australian Police to buy four UAVs

Police Minister Michael O’Brien said UAVs have become a recognised policing tool throughout the world.  see full story

Source: The Australian, 04-Jul-13

Kangaroo Island helicopter joy flights get extra lift from SATC

Kangaroo Island helicopter joy flights get extra lift from SATC

Kangaroo Island’s first permanent helicopter joyride operation lifts off in September at a cost of $700,000 – partly funded by the SA Tourism Commission. (see full story)

Source: Adelaide Advertiser, 12-Jun-12

Flight Training Adelaide appoints new helicopter CFI

Flight Training Adelaide appoints new helicopter CFI

FTA is delighted to announce that Derek Pratt has been appointed as the new Helicopter Chief Flying Instructor for FTA. On making the appointment, Pine Pienaar, FTA’s CEO, said ‘Derek’s appointment further strengthens our ability to provide the legislative and operational oversight for our ever expanding helicopter business. Derek has been with FTA since August… Read more »

Source: FTA, 11-Feb-12

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HeliExperiences ready to fly tours off the coast of Kangaroo Island

HeliExperiences ready to fly tours off the coast of Kangaroo Island

HeliExperiences wants to provide helicopter joy-rides off the coast of Kangaroo Island, and has released an environmental management plan for public comment.

Source: ABC, 17-Oct-10

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