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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2019, 16:02 
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I would just like to know why the Oryx was not requested to help battle the recent wildfires in the mountains around Franschhoek? There were up to five Huey's fighting the fires but surely the Oryx would come in handy because it can carry more water in the Bambi bucket?


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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2019, 16:07 
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Only deploy when requested by authorities, if not, they do not deploy. :(


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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2019, 16:12 
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Working on fire has ferried the Black Hawk to Stellenbosch to assist,with fire's.this will help instead of the Oryx's

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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2019, 17:36 
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SAAF Oryx only get involved when the WoF crew can't handle the fire by themselves. Oryx hours are very expensive.


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