Sunday, July 20, 2008

Military Helicopter Manager (MHEM)

Got through the last of the tasks in my MHEM taskbook today, filling the HELCO position (If you are flying in to a fire, you contact the Helco, or helicopter coordinator, to announce your arrival and keep control of the airspace. If you arrive first, you become Helco until a real Helco arrives) It was chaos, but it didn't take too long to figure it out. I was kind of hoping they'd send me home after my task book was signed, but they immediately assigned a copter (044, here from Louisiana)and crew so we're initial attack, which means if there are any big new starts in the state we scramble and go. Getting released to go home would be awesome. Getting sent IA to a fire would be great. Hanging out in Sacramento just waiting for the rest of the week would stink

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