HAI Officially Announces 2006 Eurocopter Golden Hour Award Recipient | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube



Airborne-Unlimited-07.10.24 HOLIDAY


Sun, Jan 21, 2007

HAI Officially Announces 2006 Eurocopter Golden Hour Award Recipient

Kudos to the Crew of the US Coast Guard Air Station Savannah

As reported by ANN January 10, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) named the Crew HH-65C CG6553 of the US Coast Guard Air Station Savannah as this year's Eurocopter Golden Hour Award Recipient.

On January 18, 2006 the  crew flew through severe thunderstorms and 25-foot seas to rescue the crew of the tug Valour. The boat was being battered by 70-knot winds and taking on large amounts of water. 

The crew positioned the aircraft to prepare their rescue swimmer for the high surf and winds, which were causing severe difficulties. After several attempts, the swimmer reached the crewmember and the crew hoisted him into the helicopter.

The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, personally called to congratulate the pilots and crew after hearing about their horrific rescue during his morning briefing. Crewmembers include Lieutenant Brian S. Waring, Lieutenant Patrick M. Lineberry, Aviation Electrical Technician Second Class (AET2) David S. Fanelli, and Aviation Survival Technician First Class (AST1) John D. Isbell. 

This crew's teamwork and dedication to duty is an inspiration to the rotorcraft industry. ANN passes along its congratulations to the crew in a job well done.

FMI: www.rotor.com, www.uscg.mil/d7/units/as-savannah


More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.09.24): Mach Technique [ICAO]

Mach Technique [ICAO] Describes a control technique used by air traffic control whereby turbojet aircraft operating successively along suitable routes are cleared to maintain appro>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.09.24)

“Test pilot Ed Vesley reported no significant issues throughout the one-hour flight. We'll now continue to fly the PT-19 for a few more hours to break in the engine, and then>[...]

Airborne 07.03.24: Gunfighter P51/Doc B-29, OSH Fun Fly Zone, 737 Buyback

Also: MD Heli Changes, Falcon 9 Record, NAFI HoF Inductees, iFly EFB - Autopilot The B-29 Doc’s History Restored Tour will be in Columbia, Missouri, for a brief four-day stop>[...]

Airborne-NextGen 07.09.24: Skyryse One, AFS SPRINT, AAL Low-Carbon

Also: GE Hybrid Electric Engine, Simulated Mars Mission, Drone Exhibition, Shell Steps Back From SAF Skyryse, designer and developer of the One, has announced their first public ex>[...]

Airborne 07.08.24: Polaris Dawn!, RCAF at Osh, “That’s All, Brother”

Also: Eco Aero-Vandalism, Simulated Mars, KC-46A Pegasus Record, USAF Warrant Officers Polaris Dawn is the first of the Polaris Program, a series of three planned space missions al>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC