U.S. Coast Guard – Search & Rescue HELICOPTER DEMO Returns to Houston!
Come out and watch the United States Coast Guard demonstrate a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) mission with their MH-65D helicopter, October 19 & 20 at the 2019 CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow!
USCG Dolphin SAR Rescue Helicopter Demonstration
The US Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo will include a take off, fly-by, and rescue hoist from the air field. Here’s some details information from the U.S. Coast Guard …
“The H-65 helicopter — the Coast Guard’s most ubiquitous aircraft — is certified for operation in all-weather and night-time operations, with the exception of icing conditions. There are 100 H-65s in the inventory. The H-65 is the primary Coast Guard aircraft used aboard certified cutters during deployments. FLIR, a heads-up display (HUD) and other avionics upgrades are being installed aboard the H-65 as part of the ongoing conversion initiative to sustain the airframe for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the re-designation of Airborne Use of Force (AUF) MH-65Cs reflects the installation of armament and a significantly upgraded communications package. Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) Jacksonville was the first operational Coast Guard unit to employ the MH-65C and has a total of 10 aircraft assigned to replace the Stingray model. The current transition to the MH-65D is designed to address obsolete component issues and is slated to be complete by summer of 2015. In FY17 the Coast Guard introduced the MH-65E to the fleet. The MH-65E features an all-glass cockpit with advanced navigation capabilities to meet emerging FAA requirements.”
More About USCG Air Station Houston, Texas
“The 80+ service members who make up this great unit live every day by our guiding principles: Communication – Motivation – Trust. We are extremely proud to serve our nation and the local communities within our area of responsibility. Our MH-65D helicopters are a familiar sight in the skies over southeast Texas and western Louisiana, conducting numerous missions including Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, and Maritime Environmental Protection.”
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