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Re: RW Scene Response

>From hearing from other program, it seems that each state has a different
way of handling the restrictions.  A program in TN has a direct line to the
local tower (FFA) so they do not have to wait for a briefer to get done with
other calls before they get to a LifeGuard call.
We in GA, have to wait our turn when we call, file a flight plan, get a
transponder code, give an estimated time the entire flight will take.  We
fly into Atlanta with most of our patients and our base flies in close
proximity to Dobbins Air Force Base.  Don't know if this is different state
to state.  I just know I would rather not look out the window and see two
F16's barreling down on us, which is what happened to one program early on
in the disaster stage.
Fly safe
LifeNet GA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Waters" <tom@tomwaters.net>
To: <flightmed@flightweb.com>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 8:23 PM
Subject: RW Scene Response

> Greetings.  I just came back to duty after being off since Tuesday.  In
> my morning briefing as supervisor, and according to my FBO operator,
> under the current FAA restrictions, even Rotorcraft (and other VFR Only
> aircraft) are supposed to file an IFR Flightplan before liftoff; even
> for a scene response.  But yet another person interpreted the ruling
> that Lifeguard flights don't have to follow that guideline, at least for
> SCENE responses.
> Can anyone out there tell me what your program is doing currently, and
> where to reference for the FAA regs?
> Thanks
> Tom Waters, NREMTP, CCEMTP
> Medical Air Transport
> New Mexico
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