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User currently offlineLbaldeagle From United States of America, joined May 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

I am hoping for advice from members. Next Summer I am giving a series of lectures on "Rescue Aircraft."

Clearly, most helicopters fit this category as do fixed-wing aerial ambulances, water bombers (if you allow a wide definition of rescue), aircraft carrying organs for an organ transplant, and search aircraft (I spent many years in Civil Air Patrol).

My problem is that last sentence really ends, "etc." and I am not sure what else goes in "etc." So if you have any tales to tell, favorite aircraft to propose as having been "Rescue Aircraft", or any other suggestions and help, please post a reply. As I have often missed Forum items, please also pass your ideas on to me directly at lbaldeagle@aol.com.

Thanks,

H. Larry Elman, COLONEL, USAF Ret'd

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User currently offlineJoness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Favorite military aircraft, and probably most well known rescue (dustoff, etc)

Bell 47 (Korean Era - MASH)
UH-1 Huey (Vietnam Era)
UH-60 Blackhawk (Current Era)



I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

At a stretch you could also include aircraft used in events like the evacuation of orphans from Vietnam at the end of the war, the EL AL airlift of Ethiopian Jews (Operation Solomon?)

Or are you looking for aircraft that are specificallly designed for rescue missions?



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2173 times:



Quoting Brenintw (Reply 2):
At a stretch you could also include aircraft used in events like the evacuation of orphans from Vietnam at the end of the war, the EL AL airlift of Ethiopian Jews (Operation Solomon?)


If you want to stretch it to that, how about all the aircraft that "rescued" the people of Berlin during the Berlin Airlift.?



Phrogs Phorever
User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2150 times:

I get rescued by Northwest Airlines from the angry clutches of North Dakota every holiday season.

User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 2114 times:



Quoting Lbaldeagle (Thread starter):
My problem is that last sentence really ends, "etc." and I am not sure what else goes in "etc." So if you have any tales to tell, favorite aircraft to propose as having been "Rescue Aircraft", or any other suggestions and help, please post a reply.

Any discussion of "rescue aircraft" ought to include the Buffalo, in my opinion:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-5_Buffalo

Great S&R aircraft with absolutely tremendous STOL capability.

Tom.


User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2109 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 5):
Any discussion of "rescue aircraft" ought to include the Buffalo

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You beat me to it. I have seen one land - back up and take off in unbelieveably short space. They are extremely hardy with great loiter time over an area.


User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

I think you need to define what you are going to consider "Rescue Aircraft". An aircraft that started on the drawing board as soley a rescue platform? Aircraft that have been modified for rescue operations? Or any aircraft that has conducted some type of operation that could be considered a rescue event?


Phrogs Phorever
User currently offlineJbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Do a google search on "orion aircraft" and you will get quite a few good hits straight up on the P3. The Australians have used it many times for work in the Southern Ocean for a few solo round the world yacht rescues.

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25983 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 1966 times:



Quoting Pnwtraveler (Reply 6):
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 5):
Any discussion of "rescue aircraft" ought to include the Buffalo


You beat me to it. I have seen one land - back up and take off in unbelieveably short space. They are extremely hardy with great loiter time over an area.

You should include the Twin Otter in that category. They've been involved in many rescues in inhospitable parts of the world, including those below by Calgary-based Kenn Borek Air which has been heavily involved in those kind of operations in both Canada's Arctic and in Antarctica for many years.
http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/03/pr03105.htm
http://www.ninetyandnine.com/Archives/20021007/cover.htm
http://www.humanedgetech.com/expedit.../showDispatch.php?id=24031&exp=378
http://www.borekair.com/index.php?cat=about#

The British government's research station in Antarctica also uses 4 Twin Otters (and a Dash 7) to support their operations.
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/living_a...ft_and_vehicles/aircraft/index.php


User currently offlineEchster From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Without me knowing what is defined as a "rescue" aircraft, I would throw in the numerous aircraft used in Operation Babylift at the end of the Vietnam War.

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