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Tag Archive: helicopter

Mar 09 2017

Not another helicopter story dad!

‘Not another helicopter story dad!’ There we were in a perfect arctic huddle on a remote hill side in southern Dartmoor waiting for the aircraft.

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Jul 09 2016

Difficult helicopter winch from Dart Valley

A full team callout was issued at 18:10 on Friday 8th July to assist the SW Ambulance Service with the recovery of a walker who had slipped and fallen 20m on to rocks in the Upper Dart Valley. Team members walked from the Newbridge car park with the necessary equipment into the casualty site on river left …

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Apr 07 2016

Dartmoor from the tailgate of a Merlin helicopter

With the trusty old Seaking being replaced, the team along with the remaining Dartmoor Rescue teams, undertook a familiarisation exercise this evening with the Merlin helicopter in preparation for Ten Tors. It’s a completely different beast to the Seaking and important we are trained in how to work with them safely. Thanks to the crews …

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May 21 2014

Helicopter drill training

May 2014 and a training session around Coombestone Tor, Dartmoor, on helicopter drills with 22 Squadron ‘A’ Flight from RAF Chivenor. [iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/Vgx5coFKlZ4?rel=0″ ]  

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May 21 2014

Helicopter SAR-Ex – Winch training

A training exercise with 22 Squadron ‘A’ Flight based at RAF Chivenor. Team members were winched on to Bench Tor, Dartmoor during the evening exercise in May 2014 [iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/X_Vt9RzLBxU?rel=0″ ]   http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/

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Jul 07 2012

Helio-Ex with 771 Squadron RNAS Culdrose.

Helio-Ex with 771 Squadron RNAS Culdrose. 7th July 2012 and a joint search and rescue training exercise with 771 Sqd RNAS Culdrose at Harford Moor Gate.   [iframe src=”http://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=3732162337508″ width=”600″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″] For more videos you can browse on our Youtube channel      

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Jul 04 2012

SaR-Ex with RNAS Culdrose

Team members frequently work with other agencies when effecting search and rescues.   Typically its The Police and the Ambulance and Fire services, but also frequently is other agnncies such as The Coastguard and, of course, air sea rescue services such as RNAS Culdrose and RAF Chivenor. So tonight if was the turn of RNAS …

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May 14 2011

Ten Tors Helicopter equipment lift

For more videos you can browse on our Youtube channel Ten Tors 2011. This is how you do it. Army land a Seaking at Sittaford Tor ready for a net full of equipment to be attached under the helicopter. A bit of neat flying and hover control, its all done and they are off.   …

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