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Author: Good on you   Date: 2/4/2019 11:30:32 AM  +1/-2   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

I feel the same way. That said, i don't know about your company, but at mine, that can get you in trouble. Officially, you are absolutely correct. If the med crew says "no" or 51%s for whatever reason you decline or abort the flight and notify dispatch and/or your operations center that it was a 51%. What i have witnessed, however, is that when a pilot does this (exactly what you described above), some med crew tend to get really butt hurt and offended. No clue why.... the 51% rule is absolutely non-punitive, and trust me... our company holds it sacred and won't even question it. Its almost like its an ego thing or something. They want to 51% out of the flight, and they are given that option, but when the pilot calls it what it is (med crew... 51%), they get their wittle feewings hurt.
Bottom line... just call it a decline/abort due to weather/unforecasted weather. They get to continue calling themselves a flight nurse or flight paramedic without having to work too hard. You get to continue having a job with a super easy schedule and 95% of the time. super easy flying and little to no drama. Seriously man. Don't endanger your job/income over this. I've seen pilots try to fight this battle the way you've described. Best case scenario is they are made into float pilots or transferred somewhere in BFE. Its not your job to force medics and nurses to have a decent work ethic.
 
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