Started by HGjunkie, October 04, 2010, 02:16:30 PM
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Quote from: wikipediaThe CAP would usually send in ground crews after locating a crash site; however, they would sometimes land small aircraft and they did experiment with parachute rescue teams.
Quote from: HGjunkie on October 04, 2010, 02:57:12 PMWow. That's pretty cool. Why were they be disbanded? Liability? Seems like a good SAR program.
Quote from: manfredvonrichthofen on October 04, 2010, 05:20:54 PMSpeaking of the rotary wing aspect of aerial insertion, I think rappelling, already being taught at most encampments, would be a good idea for insertion into a remote dense area. When a crash site is found, generally they aren't in an area easily accessible to an ambulance. The idea of insertion by helicopter would make for less time on ground, and if conducted by trained personnel it would mitigate a lot of risk that comes with personnel on the ground for long periods of time in such terrain. Not saying that personnel being on the ground is too much risk, but that it would be a good alternative. Then once the personnel are on the ground they can evaluate the situation, if it is permitable then the subject could be hoisted to the helicopter via stokes basket and rushed to aid.
QuoteParanurse League Jumps Halted By Civil Air PatrolThe Civil Air Patrol won't let a group of seven local women jump out of CAP airplanes any more because of possible suits for damages if the women are killed. But the girls aren't worried. Their leader said Saturday "there are plenty of other planes around."
Quote from: NIN on October 05, 2010, 03:07:55 AMI like mine better:"15 Chaplains Parachute To Safety Before Crash" - Sept 21, 1954"NEWHALL, Calif., Sept. 20 (AP) -- Fifteen Civil Air Patrol chaplains and three crewmen of an Air Force C46 transport plane narrowly escaped death today, parachuting just before the big craft crashed in flames on the Los Angeles City Prison farm."Brilliant.
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