SUD/AEROSPATIALE SA315B LAMA PK-ZHB
MSN 2575

 

 

QAM thanks Pacific Helicopters for the donation of this aircraft.

 


    The aircraft logs refer to "mods incorporated by Heli Support Sweeden" (sic) but it is not known where this fits in the aircraft's history. (Source: 1)
N3597D
   
    Registered N3597D.
24AUG87
  Aerodat geophysical equipment installed (see removal on 20NOV91).
FEB88
  Registered N3597D to RMH Aeroservices Inc., Orem, Utah. (AL257/6)
28OCT91
  QAM holds 7 log books issued by Rocky Mountain Helicopters with the first volume commencing at Arco, Idaho on this date at TT:10525.9 and the last volume closing on 04DEC93 at Culiacan, Mexico at TT:11464.4.
(Source: 1)
15NOV91
  Fitted with a Loran C receiver at Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
18NOV91
  At Jean, NV. (Source: 1)
20NOV91
  At Provo, UT. Removed Aerodat geophysical equipment previously installed on 24AUG87. (Source: 1)
06DEC91
  Installed snow pads at Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
13JAN92
  Installed Dighem survey instrument system and positioned to La Grande, OR. (TT:10576.9) (Source: 1)
15JAN92
  To Republic, WA. (Source: 1)
25JAN92
  To Coeur d'Alene, ID. (Source: 1)
26JAN92
  To Lincoln, MT. (Source: 1)
27JAN92
  Removed Dighem survey instrument system at Lincoln, MT. (Source: 1)
29JAN92
  At Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
02MAR92
  Dual controls removed and survey equipment installed at Provo and positioned to Eureka, NV. (Source: 1)
13MAR92
  Survey equipment removed at Provo, UT and aircraft given 3200 hour service at TT:10646.2. (Source: 1)
07MAY92
  To St George, UT. (Source: 1)
08MAY92
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
11MAY92
  To Craig, CO. (Source: 1)
14MAY92
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
04JUL92
  To Meeker, CO. (Source: 1)
13JUL92
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
15JUL92
  Removed LH pilot's seat, pax seats and LH door and fitted Tyler camera mount. (Source: 1)
04AUG92
  To Laramie, WY. (Source: 1)
06AUG92
  To Rawlins, WY. (Source: 1)
07AUG92
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
27AUG92
  To Vernal, UT. (Source: 1)
28AUG92
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
05SEP92
  Fitted with geophysical survey equipment and positioned to Oakdale, CA. (Source: 1)
17SEP92
  To Fernley, NV. (Source: 1)
21SEP92
  To Eureka, NV. (Source: 1)
23SEP92
  To Ely, NV. (Source: 1)
24SEP92
  To Pioche, NV. (Source: 1)
27SEP92
  To Winnemucca, NV. (Source: 1)
02OCT92
  To Oroville, CA. (Source: 1)
04OCT92
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
06OCT92
  To Milford, UT. (Source: 1)
16OCT92
  To Butte, MT. (Source: 1)
17OCT92
  To Helena, MT. (Source: 1)
29OCT92
  Geophysical equipment removed at Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
02NOV92
  Pax seats fitted at Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
10NOV92
  Pax seats removed. Rotors removed to transport helicopter by trailer to Knoxville, TN. (Source: 1)
16NOV92
  Geophysical equipment installed at Knoxville, TN. (Source: 1)
19NOV92
  To Oliver Springs, TN. (Source: 1)
25NOV92
  To Oak Ridge, TN. (Source: 1)
    The following is extracted from a March 1993 report titled "Aerial Remote Sensing Surveys Progress Report: Helicopter Geophysieal Survey of the Oak Ridge Reservation". Prepared by Health and Safety Research Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Source: 3)
   
The 35,252 acre Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in the western portion of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge Province in Tennessee, has been a nuclear production and development facility for 50 years. Contaminants in the many waste sites on the ORR include a wide variety of radioactive isotopes as well as many organic and inorganic compounds. The locations, geometry, and contents of many of these waste sites are reasonably well known, while others are poorly known or unknown. To better characterize the reasonably well known sites and search for additional potentially environmentally hazardous sites, a two-phase aerial survey of the ORR was developed. Phase I began in March 1992 and consisted of aerial radiation, multispectral scanner, and photographic (natural color and color infrared) surveys. Phase II began in November 1992 and is described in this report. Phase II consisted of helicopter electromagnetic (HEM), magnetic, and gamma radiation surveys. Targets of the survey included both man-made (drums, trench boundaries, burn pits, well heads) and geologic (fractures, faults, karst features, geologic contacts) features.

Two integrated HEM/Magnetic Gradiometer NLF-EM/Radiometric systems were mobilized for the test phase: System A, designed for reconnaissance surveying, was flown at a nominal survey altitude of 30 m above ground level (AGL), while System B was designed to permit surveying at altitudes as low as 5 m AGL for detailed location and identification of targets. An Aerospatiale SA315B Lama leased from Rocky Mountain Helicopters was used to perform all airborne survey work.

Conclusions:
Preliminary results of the ORR geophysical airborne surveys indicate that airborne magnetic and HEM methods are very useful reconnaissance tools when searching for unknown waste sites, characterizing geologic features that might control contaminant migration, and refining the positions of known waste site boundaries. Airborne methods are capable of detecting groups of four or more 55-gal drums from sensor altitudes of 15 m or less, detecting trench boundaries and large metal burial sites, locating lost well heads, and detecting many other "environmental" targets. The data are also valuable for mapping geologic contacts that might constrain contaminant migration. Many other important results are expected once these data are fully processed and analyzed.
15JAN93
  Geophysical equipment removed at Oak Ridge, TN. Rotors removed to transport helicopter by trailer to Provo, UT. (TT:11057.4) (Source: 1)
18FEB93
  Pax seats and snow pads installed at Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
MAR93
  Registered N3597D to Rocky Mountain Helicopters Inc., Provo, Utah. (AL318/7)
08MAR93
  To Ely, NV. (Source: 1)
09MAR93
  To Mammoth, CA. (Source: 1)
11MAR93
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
15MAR93
  To Moab, UT. (Source: 1)
16MAR93
  Wescam camera installed at Moab, UT. (Source: 1)
19MAR93
  Wescam camera removed at Moab, UT. (Source: 1)
27MAR93
  Heavy maintenance at Provo, UT including installation of portable oxygen system. Aircraft dismantled for shipping. (Source: 1)
08APR93
  At Anchorage, AK. (Source: 1)
10APR93
  To Talkeetna, AK. (Source: 1)
11JUL93
  Dismantled for shipping by trailer following hard landing at Talkeetna, AK. (Source: 1)
24JUL93
  Test flown at Provo, UT following hard landing inspection and reassembly. (Source: 1)
26JUL93
  To Dove Creek, CO. (Source: 1)
30JUL93
  At Dove Creek, CO. (Source: 1)
01AUG93
  Removed pax seats and installed geophysical equipment at Provo, UT and positioned to Boulder, CO. (Source: 1)
11AUG93
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
12AUG93
  To Battle Mountain, NV. (Source: 1)
16AUG93
  To Butte, MT. (Source: 1)
24AUG93
  To Provo, UT where geophysical equipment was removed. (Source: 1)
24AUG93
  To Kennecott Copper Mine near Salt Lake City, UT. (Source: 1)
27AUG93
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
02SEP93
  To Grand Junction, CO. (Source: 1)
05SEP93
  To Moab Base Camp, UT. (Source: 1)
11SEP93
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
12SEP93
  To Ely, NV. (Source: 1)
15SEP93
  To Yankee Boy Mine, CO. (Source: 1)
20SEP93
  To Ely, NV. (Source: 1)
21SEP93
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
26SEP93
  Engine change. Artouste IIIB1 s/n 2303 installed. (TT:11319.40) (Source: 1)
12OCT93
  To Ely, NV. (Source: 1)
24OCT93
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
05NOV93
  To Vernal, UT. (Source: 1)
20NOV93
  To Rawlins, WY. (Source: 1)
22NOV93
  To Provo, UT. (Source: 1)
24NOV93
  To Nogales, AZ. (Source: 1)
25NOV93
  To Culiacan, Mexico. (Source: 1)
26NOV93
  Installed Aerodat geophysical equipment at Culiacan, Mexico. (Source: 1)
04DEC93
  Final entry in log book #7 (TT:11464.4) at Culiacan, Mexico. (Source: 1)
09JAN95
  Cancelled from the US Register as exported to Australia.
P2-PHI
   
    Registered P2-PHI to Pacific Helicopters Ltd, Goroka, PNG. (This was the second use of this registration which had been allocated previously to a Bell 206)
03APR96
  Engine change due rough landing following fuel exhaustion. Artouste IIIB1 s/n 2299 installed. (TT:12357.65) (Source: 1)
14APR97
  Engine removed and fitted to P2-PHN. (TT:12688.85) (Source: 1)
08MAY97
  Engine change. Artouste IIIB1 s/n 2363 installed. (TT:12688.85) (Source: 1)
30NOV98
  Engine change due heavy contamination of fuel system and partial shutdown. Artouste IIIB1 s/n 2492 installed. (TT:13153.50) (Source: 1)
26SEP99
  "Complete engine removed for ops requirement". (TT:13377.60) (Source: 1)
PK-ZHB
   
    Registered PK-ZHB to Sebang Merauke Air Charter of Indonesia.
18SEP12
  The AOC of Sebang Merauke Air Charter was temporarily suspended. (Source: 2)
    Stored dismantled at Redcliffe.
03JUL13
  Pacific Helicopters offered to donate the aircraft to QAM.
20JUL13
  The aircraft arrived at QAM Caloundra by road from Redcliffe.

 

SOURCES

1
Aircraft logs.
2
http://new.eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32013R0659
3
http://www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/6532219-EvANKe/6532219.pdf

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
3
25AUG13
Added a reference to the Oak Ridge survey in NOV92.
2
20AUG13
Major revision after access to log books.
1
20JUL13
Original issue.