First cargo door equipped Beechcraft King Air 260C to enter air medical service with Air Archipels

WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 28, 2021) – Textron Aviation announced today it was awarded a contract by Air Archipels of Tahiti (French Polynesia) for one Beechcraft King Air 260 and one cargo door equipped King Air 260C aircraft.  The aircraft are planned to be delivered to Air Archipels in the second half of 2021.  Air Archipels currently operates a fleet of Beechcraft Super King Air B200s in French Polynesia.  The first cargo door King Air 260 was ordered by Air Archipels and it will be the first to enter service. Continue reading

Exmouth RNLI rescue stray dog in River Exe

1 : Rescue 28 01 21 – photograph of ‘Chezz’ safely in the hands of volunteer crew (L-R), Roy Stott, David Preece and James Edge. Credit : Steve Hockings-Thompson / Exmouth RNLI

2 : RNLI Dogs Advice Poster Credit : RNLI

Exmouth RNLI crew members were involved in the rescue of a stray dog in the River Exe earlier this afternoon.

At 15:20 hrs today, Thursday 28 January 2021, the Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was tasked by H.M. Coastguard to attend a report that a 13 year old Cocker Spaniel named ‘Chezz’ was trapped in a mud bank on the River Exe off Lower Halsdon Farm. Continue reading

Seahouses Lifeboat crew bid farewell to their old Lifeboat

Above from the sarn.firetrench archive, photos of “Grace Darling”

& below, welcoming the new AWL Shannon Class “John & Elizabeth Allan” Hull No. 13-36

She was launched for the last time today Wed 13 Jan 2021, and sailed away from Seahouses to Amble, where she was to be lifted onto a road vehicle, for a final road journey to the All Weather Lifeboat Centre at Poole, where a decision will be made as to her future.