Presentation on theme: "Government Flying Service GST05. Contents History of the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (Predecessor of the GFS) History of the GFS Location of the."— Presentation transcript:
Contents History of the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (Predecessor of the GFS) History of the GFS Location of the GFS The GFS fleet Organisational structure of the GFS Duties of the GFS The service areas of the GFS
Video Links Snap shots of GFS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSdk9wuY3s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSdk9wuY3s SAR of Jet41: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FLGukSdXRE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FLGukSdXRE&feature=related Road Rescue of EC155: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D- MxcvQw0Mc&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D- MxcvQw0Mc&feature=related Training of L2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKoW8cG08YM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKoW8cG08YM&feature=related Fire Fighting of L2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKpl2OCKIoI&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKpl2OCKIoI&feature=related
RHKAAF History Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (HKAAF) was formed in 1949 Main Duties: To defend Hong Kong and render support to Royal Air Force and British Forces in Hong Kong The HKAAF fleet: Supermarine Spitfire (Fighter) North American Harvard (Trainer) Auster (Light Observation and Trainer Aircraft) Westland Widgeon (Helicopter – introduced in 1958)
RHKAAF History HKAAF was granted the title of “Royal” by Queen Elizabeth II in 1970. In 1984, in anticipation of Hong Kong’s change of sovereignty in 1997, RHKAAF began its transformation from a military unit to a HK Government disciplined force specializing in the provision of flying service – the Government Flying Service (GFS).
RHKAAF History On 1 March 1993, the RHKAAF held a disbandment ceremony at its Kai Tak Headquarters. On 31 March 1993, the squadron standard of RHKAAF was laid up at the St. John's Cathedral, Central. On 1 April 1993, the GFS commenced operation immediately after the disbandment of its predecessor, RHKAAF.
GFS Headquarters In 1998, the GFS Headquarters was relocated from Kai Tak Airport to Chek Lap Kok. Address: 18 South Perimeter Road Hong Kong International Airport Lantau, Hong Kong GFS also operates a heliport in Hung Hing Road, Wanchai.
Aircraft formerly used by GFS Sikorsky S-76 Sikorsky S-70A Raytheon B200C
The Current GFS Fleet Jetstream J-41 EC155 B1AS332 L2
The Current GFS Fleet Aircraft Registration :B-HRS B-HRT Type : Twin Turbo-prop multi-purpose aircraft Specifications : Power Plant : 2 Honeywell Garrett TPE 331- 14(GR/HR) Turbo-prop engines Engine Output:1650 SHP/engine Maximum All-Up-Weight:24,000 lbs (10886kg) Maximum Speed :295 Kts Fuel Capacity :5818 lbs JET A - 1 Endurance :5 hr 30 min with Diversion Fuel Radius of Action : 500 nautical miles (with 55 min on scene time) 300 nautical miles (with 2 hr 30 min on scene time) Crew :2 Pilots + 1 Aircrewman Officer Maximum number of passengers: 5
The Current GFS Fleet Aircraft Registration :- B-HRU - B-HRV - B-HRW - B-HRY Type : Medium utility transport helicopter Specifications : Power Plant : 2 Turbomeca Arriel 2C2 Turboshaft engines Engine Output :789 kw / engine Maximum All-Up Weight:4850 kg Maximum / Cruise Speed:175 kts / 145 kts Fuel Capacity :1011 kg Jet A-1 Endurance:3 hrs Radius of Action:140 nm Crew:1 or 2 Pilots + 1 or 2 Aircrewman Officers Seating Capacity :2 pilots + 13 crew / passengers Certified Operations :VFR* and IFR*
The Current GFS Fleet Aircraft Registration :-B-HRL -B-HRM -B-HRN Type :Medium utility transport helicopter. Specifications : Power Plant : 2 Turbomeca Makila 1A2 Turboshaft engines Engine Output : 1573 kw / engine Maximum All-Up- Weight : 9300 kg Maximum / Cruise Speed170 kts / 140 kts Fuel Capacity :2317 kg Jet A-1 Endurance :4.5 hrs Radius of Action :200 nm Crew :2 Pilots + 1 or 2 Aircrewman Officers Seating Capacity :2 Pilots + 25 crew / passengers Casualty Capacity :6 Stretchers and 7 Seats Certificated Operations :VFR* and IFR*
The GFS Structure Captain Michael C P Chan, Controller, Government Flying Service The GFS is headed by the Controller who reports directly to the Secretary for Security. He is supported by the following sections: Operations Section Training & Standards Section Engineering Section Quality Section Administration Section
Operations Section Service &Operation Search & Rescue (SAR) Police Support Fire Fighting General Government Support Aerial Survey Air Ambulance Road Rescue
Training & Standards Section The Training & Standards Section is responsible for setting professional standards and overseeing the training and development of all aircrews.
Engineering Section The Engineering Section which is an approved HKAR 145 maintenance organization, well supports the flying and operational activities. It provides virtually all the aircraft and equipment maintenance services from within its well-equipped and modern hangar and workshops.
Quality Section The Quality Section ensures that the unit's operations conform to civil aviation flying regulations and other quality and flight safety standards.
Administration Section The Administration Section provides administrative support services to the whole department. The services it provides include human resource management, financial management, supplies and general administration.
GFS Service Area Area of responsibility covers the majority of the South China Sea up to 700 nautical miles south of Hong Kong, Most of the search and rescue operations take place within 400 nautical miles of Hong Kong.