Monday, July 20, 2009
Hoist currency with Dan
Nothing really new here....We got out early for hoist currency training. Dan realy has the touch. I tried to get a pic of the spot he was putting me into but couldn't...It's kind of a shelf in an abandoned quarry.
First you identify the target. While turning base leg, the crew chief operates the hoist to get the rescue medic outside the aircraft. While flying forward towards the site, the crewchief spools out cable, simultaneously directing the pilot and watching the rescue medic's hand signals. When the medic is on the ground he comes off the hook. (After that I put my camera away)