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Re: The Helicopters of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:35 pm

March 22, 2016
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Re: The Helicopters of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Tue May 03, 2016 11:40 am

March 20, 2016
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A Westland Sea King rescue helicopter of the Royal Norwegian Air Force's 330 Squadron winches aboard a paraglider pilot with back injuries from a snowy mountainside in Scandinavia. The man fell during take off and tumbled a long way down the mountain. All Norwegian SAR Sea Kings carry both doctors and an anaesthesiologist, making them the perfect rescue venue for soaring parachutists.
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Norway SAR has 12 Sea Kings. Six bases are equipped with 24-hour flight crew "ready rooms," providing lift-off in 15 minutes of notification.
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Re: The Helicopters of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:39 am

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A $2.5 million dollar* 1997 Bell 407 is used to rescue a speedflyer with broken ankles.
*base price before installation of medical equipment.

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Powered by a single Rolls-Royce/Allison 250-C47, this helicopter uses a revolutionary composite hub and 4-blade assembly without specified life limits. The composite blades are said to provide a smoother ride, making it a top choice for severely injured soaring parachutists lucky enough to have one available. Talk about tough, in 2007, Colin Bodill and Jennifer Murray flew a Bell 407 around the world, crossing both the Arctic and Antarctic poles!
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Re: The Helicopters of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:59 am

A French helicopter SAR team demonstrates cliff rescues with a EC145 Eurocopter.
Le Film “Entraînement Poulie-Traction” DAG Modane & CRS Alpes Albertville février 2016
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Re: The Helicopters of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:33 pm

April 8, 2017

Dangerous work!
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