I was wondering how long it was going to take before names that I knew started to show up in the paper.
Dennis Hopper, Doc Hudson and Mellissa where all medics I used to work with.
Well Hudson was the controling doctor responsible for the Alaska Regional Hospital medivac program. This program was operated by Pen-air for years then went to FS
Air until the folded and then ended up at Security Aviation. I had to talk to him several times on the phone as part of my duties and met him a couple of times. His job when he was on duty was to give the ok for medivac flight and accepting pts into the hospital.
Mielissa was one of the medics. I only really saw them when they where passing in and out from flights or checking equipment. This was different then the YKHC program which stationed their medics in the hanger. This gave me more of an opportunity to interact with their side of the fence.
Dennis, I liked him when I worked there. Don't remember any talk of him being in the CIA
. When I knew him he was retired Air Force who became a flight paramedic working for the YKHC health corperation. They operate the hospital in Bethel Alaska. Where I worked at the time had their contract to provide the aircraft they used. This was because Floyd Saltz started the medivac company and then sold it to YKHC but with the proviso that his company would continue to provide the aircraft. He was a door gunner on Jolly Greens in nam. He does like his firearms. I remember being at the local Ammo King one day when he came him with two of his latest class III aquistions...a M-249 and a HK
I am going to tell two stories.....one time we had a long flight that required out lear to have max fuel loaded on it. Anyway it was winter but we where in the middle of a chinook cycle so we had water on ice on the ramp. Our tug couldn't tow the aircraft up the ramp (slightly sloped) because of it. He brought his personal truck around airside, and we hooked the towbar up to it. It was a custom F550 that was built to tow a 5th wheel around. Had no problem moving that aircraft. Story also says alot about my companies belief in buying the appropriate equipment for the job.
The other one deals with what I consider the low point of my aviation career. I had sent another lear out and it didn't come back. Ran off the end of the destination runway due to the state only sandling the first half ot the runway. Nobody was hurt thank god. Anyway it happened on my friday, so the next day I needed to blow off some steam, so I took my M9
and my Ballista-Molina down to the rifle range to blow off that steam-shooting is actually very relaxing. Anyway he was down there with some of the other members of the Anchorage Machine Gun Club. When I pulled out I stopped by to say hi (His Custom F550 is easy to spot) he asked about the incident with the airplane. Then he offered to let me run a magazine through the MP
-45 he had with him. I have to tell you that full auto when you are down, is a great pick me up
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