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 Kilmarnock, Virginia

 

 

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RAPPAHANNOCK "10" ACCIDENT - 05JUL10

 

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AUXAIR N4007S & AUX 27137 CONDUCT SURFACE/AIR SEARCH & RESCUE TRAINING ON 07SEP13

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(L TO R): DON GALLAGHER, WIN SCHWAB, & JIM LINDAHL ABOARD AUX 27137  PREPARE TO ANCHOR "OSCAR", THE SIMULATED PERSON IN THE WATER (PIW), PRIOR TO SEARCH & RESCUE DRILLS WITH AUXAIR N4007S.

N4007S MUST LOCATE AUX 27137, THEN N4007S IS GIVEN A SEARCH PATTERN TO LOCATE "OSCAR". QUITE A FEAT FROM AN ALTITUDE OF 1,000 FEET.

 

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JIM LINDAHL (L) & WIN SCHWAB (R) ATTEMPT TO GET THE ATTENTION OF N4007S WITH SIGNAL MIRRORS. OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED A SUNNY DAY & THE SUN IN THE RIGHT POSITION FOR THIS TO BE SUCCESSFUL. ON THIS DAY IT WORKED VERY WELL.

 

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(L TO R): WIN SCHWAB, JIM LINDAHL, & DON GALLAGHER USE AN INTERNATIONAL ORANGE FLAG TO SIGNAL N4007S. THIS CAN ALSO BE AN EFFECTIVE DAY SIGNAL.

 

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AUXAIR N4007S LOCATES AUX 27137 DURING SURFACE/AIR SEARCH & RESCUE (SAR) TRAINING DRILLS ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER.

 

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ONCE "OSCAR" IS LOCATED BY N4007S, THE AIR CREW DIRECTS AUX 27137 TO THE POSITION FOR RECOVERY. JIM LINDAHL (L) & WIN SCHWAB (R) BRING "OSCAR" ABOARD.

 

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