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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 29, 2013 - 12:10am PT
and you tell us some Lemoore NAS Rescue stories.

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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Nice.

Big wall plucks?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 29, 2013 - 12:34am PT
Pavehawk.. sweet ride amazing capabilities. Hell the helmets and goggles are pretty damn cool.

Love to hear any stories The Cheif.

and a shoutout to the 210th ANG.. well it's been reorganizd a bit.. but basically the same
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 29, 2013 - 12:44am PT
OK cool so That's a Navy spec/op SAR blackhawk platform? I'm sure some nice new stuff has been added since I had any familiarity at all with em 20 years ago
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 29, 2013 - 01:18am PT
homeland sec has one out a fallon too.. plain, unmarked blackhawk..
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 29, 2013 - 02:02am PT
Meanwhile we still use the Sea King........


Oh, dear.

peladob

Mountain climber
Mason City, Iowa
Oct 29, 2013 - 10:47am PT
With pink trim...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 29, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Hoped the shop was open so I could introduce myself, but it looked dark.

Seems like you misses an opportunity to get up close and personal with the one and only...shet Burchmeister!

fluffy

Trad climber
Colorado
Oct 29, 2013 - 11:04am PT
is that a bolt-shootin MG?

nice ride!
WBraun

climber
Oct 29, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Black Hawk is way too big to make the tight maneuvers needed in Yosemite Valley helo rescue ops.

They tried in the beginning, but too big.

They're good in open spaces.

The last Lemoore NAS mission here was a disaster.

Lemoore NAS was responsible for many many years of saving lots of lives and support missions to the welfare of the public.

One of the most frightening times was when mactwisted was in the ship in the winter in the sierras during a squall whiteout trying to land and they had no visibility.

Someone said throw a smoke canister out the door to gain visibility of the ground.

They deployed the smoke canister inside the ship and then trying to open the door it was frozen.

Hahaha the ship filled up with orange smoke LOL

They finally got it open ......

Too funny.

There's tons of crazy story's, tooo many .....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 29, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Burchey, I'm taking the 5th on that. But if you buy me a fifth I'll talk. :-)
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Oct 29, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Hey Chief, did we meet back in those days? As I recall, two years in a row the Lemoore Crew came up to YMS for a climbing course, when I was chief guide, I worked directly with them and really enjoyed some time on the rock with a great team. I got a tour of the ship one time it was idling in Ahwahnee meadow.

Total respect for you and these rescue professionals..

Peter
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 29, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
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I Used to work often with the Fallon NAS boys..



Mostly for scenes like the below..



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The "PG" side of the wreck^^

Psilocyborg

climber
Oct 29, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
I am really digging this thread. My nephew is a rescue swimmer for the navy, and I am extremely proud and jealous of all the cool stuff he gets to do.

I know it is just everyday stuff for you guys but i am really digging it. More! More! More!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 29, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
Thanks for the shares. Must be a bit of a trip seeing that ole bird. Seems you saw a lot of changes during your career.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 29, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Dare I mention my first rescue was in a Bell 47? <cue the MASH theme song>
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
dang Rielly! Last time i saw a Bell try anything was on a fire a plane crashed had caused. He was trying to come up to retrieve the body of the pilot,, but hit the ridge line head wind and there he sat-- unable to go forward-- didnt have the poop lol! You could see him trying to "jerK' it forward.. Finally gave up and we had to carry the dood out.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Ron, that must not have been a turbocharged or supercharged rig. They made both but the
turbo rig used a bigger engine than the supercharged one. I would say the one you saw
flailing was neither.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 29, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
there were 65 mph head winds probably gusts higher aloft. He could go nowhere. Tried three times to gain a flat on the ridge where we were. Finally dove on off the mtn out of sight. Same one they used a lot on some mustang/feral horse/nag/fourlegged range maggot round ups. It seemed pretty "zippy"..
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Oct 30, 2013 - 07:09am PT
hey Chief, we are going to be in your neck of the woods around christmas/new years... want to meet up? we are likely going to joshua tree but will also be in bishop and north for a few days.

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