U.S. Coast Guard – SAR HELO DEMO to FLY at wings over houston 2021!
They’re back and ready to rescue! Come out and watch the men and women of the United States Coast Guard demonstrate a simulated Search and Rescue (SAR) mission with their MH-65D helicopter, October 9 &10. Come show your support for these hometown heroes, based at USCG Air Station Houston!
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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