Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm proud to present You my real passion applied to the Gendarmeria of Caribia, the HELICOPTERS!!!
I'm actually doing a flight school to became a Helicopter Commercial Pilot, so I have decided to apply my best efforts to try to do the best as I can for my AU.
I hope You enjoy!!!
The first one is the "ONE"... The AgustaWestland AW-109E Power is at the moment the only helicopter in service in the Gendarmeria Air Service after the retirement of the last Agusta-Bell AB-212 the 31st of December 2013, and waiting the first delivery of the new AgustaWestland AW-169 (I will talk later about this).
The UH-109E (standard designation of all the air assets in Caribia, similar to the STANAG) is used in almost every kind of role that is possible to absolve with an helicopter.
The main one is (obviously) the Law Enforcement, followed by the border protection and the SAR in cooperation with the other Services in Caribia.
As said before, the AgustaWestland AW-169 will enter in service in the Summer 2015 (delivery ceremony is planned for the 31st of May 2015) and will be the first world wide delivery of a AW-169 been the Gendarmeria the launch costumer of this model.
The UH-169B (the prototypes are considered A model) will integrate the UH-109E in all the roles, and the bigger dimensions will permit an improvement in the duties and will add some new capabilities to the Gendarmeria like the HEMS in support to the Fire & Rescue Department (coming soon).
Due to huge amount of duties of the Gendarmeria, and the morphology of Caribia the Internal Affairs Ministry have decided to order half dozen of Piaggio P-180 Avanti II in the role of liaison aircraft.
The UC-180B offer the best range (capable to reach Miami without any problem) with the best fuel consumption at the fastest speed ofered by a turboprop (very close to a light Business Jet with half the fuel).
The UC-180B offer a re-configurable cabin layout that permits to be used as Business Plane or as Air Ambulance.
Hope everybody enjoy!!!