Weird flight path.


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/CFKG … /CYVR/CYVR
It seems this hawker 800 does nothing but sightseeing trips.


#2

I would say it’s probably maintenance or training flights.
According to the Canadian Aircraft Registry, it was imported into Canada not too long ago.


#3

The registration suggests it might be one of those mile high club rental programs.


#4

haha is that a joke or do people really pay to have sex in the air besides Paris Hilton and all the CEOs that pop for the BBJ (oh the innuendo)?


#5

Are you referring to CFKGN and intepreting something from that? B/C I did and I couldn’t get anything from the CAA website.

But dang that’s an expensive a/c to be using for the Mile High Club. I would bet it’s flight testing or being used as a test bed aircraft. Like Calspan’s LR24 going in and out of KIAG all the time.


#6

VIH Execujet is probably part of VIH Aviation Group.

IT wouldn’t surprise me if the aircraft is being outfitted for air ambulance service.


#7

It’s a recent acquisition, so I’d guess it was crew training or on a shake-down.

I don’t know what VIH intend to use it for, ambulance is a possibility or maybe just general charter work. It’s their first fixed-wing aircraft (VIH = Helicopters).


#8

Read further into the site. I saw something that says they convert aircraft into amublances.


#9

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Yes they have completed a number of EMS choppers (they are a Bell dealer) and they do operate one of their own. A Hawker seems a bit big for an air ambulance though - Lears and Citations are more common - and if it was a 3rd-party conversion I don’t think they would be registered as the owner.

I’ve added it to my watch list, be interesting to see where it goes and maybe be able to deduce its mission.


#10

I looked at the site again and decided it was probably *helicopter *air ambulances and not fixed wing aircraft.

Considering the wide-ranging operations VIH, it could also be that the 800 will be used as a corporate taxi.


#11

A lot of socialist countries in Europe use Hawkers as air ambulances so it wouldn’t be surprising for Canada.


#12

Were not all socialist here! :slight_smile:

Probable but not likely for the Hawker. Air Ambulance is provincial matter and most stick to King / Queen Air or similar for service of remote communities and rotary aircraft for regional duties in more populated areas for health care. B.C especially doesn’t have a lot of extra money for expenditures on big aircraft, event if on a charter basis. Alberta maybe. I have been looking and haven’t found an answer yet, but I like the Air Taxi idea. It is a growing business in Canada and would make sense if it were to serve clients going to the Asian market.


#13

Canada is a bilingual country. Maybe there’s a hint here: VIH is the French acronym for HIV :open_mouth:


#14

Latest activity doesn’t look much like a medevac flight.

Houma La., wonder if there is any helicopter-relayed business there ? :wink:


#15

Home of PHI (Petroleum Helicopters, Inc.) the primary carrier for getting folks on and off the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.


#16

Maybe I can clear a few things up:

  1. not a medevac aircraft
  2. not a mile high club aircraft
  3. is a corporate charter aircraft
  4. is owned by the VIH Aviation Group
  5. VIH Cougar Helicopters (also owned by the VIH Aviation Group) are operating helicopters in LA.

#17

What is this? 20 Questions! :wink:


#18

Would add to that #6 as: vih.com/news.php?month=7&year=2007 :wink: