Rescue Pilot

' John Funnell is one of New Zealand's longest serving search and rescue pilots. Often referred to as a 'search and rescue daredevil', John has just retired after an incredible 49 years flying search and rescue helicopters.

Author: John Funnell

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 0143770063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The daring adventures of a New Zealand search and rescue pilot. 'Somewhere, up ahead, a person is bleeding, but you have to put that out of your mind. Your job is negotiating with time and space. You have your clock, that person has their own, and in the end, whether the rate at which your clock is clicking matches theirs is out of your control.' John Funnell is one of New Zealand's longest serving search and rescue pilots. Often referred to as a 'search and rescue daredevil', John has just retired after an incredible 49 years flying search and rescue helicopters. He is perhaps best-known for the 800-kilometre mission to save a scientist attacked by a shark on the remote sub-Antarctic Campbell Island, when he set off into the night knowing the distance was twice that of the helicopter's normal fuel range. Clocking an incredible 19,000 hours of flight time, John is a hero to hundreds of victims all over New Zealand. What's more, he's a natural-born story-teller, and his stories in Rescue Pilot are utterly gripping.

Rescue Pilot

Being a Rescue Pilot is a fast-paced career because there is no choice. Lives are at stake and pilots must move and think fast. Jerry Grayson's inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory.

Author: Jerry Grayson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472917952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 311

Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history. For the Navy's Search and Rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship, or picking up a grievously ill crewman from the deck of a nuclear-armed submarine that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Soviet navy, Jerry Grayson has lived a life of unparalleled excitement and adventure. His finest hour came during the infamous Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979 in which 25 yachts were lost. When a catastrophic storm enveloped the competitors he and his crew pushed their Wessex helicopter to its absolute limits and put their own lives at risk, flying into hurricane-force winds to winch shipwrecked sailors from heaving tempestuous seas. An investiture at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty the Queen was the result. Being a Rescue Pilot is a fast-paced career because there is no choice. Lives are at stake and pilots must move and think fast. Jerry Grayson's inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory. Excitingly told, frequently funny but also very poignant, Jerry's story is not an account of just one man's deeds, it is a salute to all the men and women he worked with who were able to turn tragedies into triumphs. Includes a Foreword by HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm.

Rescue Pilot

It was still only 09.00 in the morning but Dick Harvey's logbook back at Culdrose
was filling up rapidly: 0615 Rescue 01 ... 0625 MULLIGATAWNY dismasted,
Rescue 97 (Sea King) tasked to assist. ... Rescue 97 had 150 RESCUE PILOT.

Author: Jerry Grayson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472917960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 838

Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history. For the Navy's Search and Rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship, or picking up a grievously ill crewman from the deck of a nuclear-armed submarine that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Soviet navy, Jerry Grayson has lived a life of unparalleled excitement and adventure. His finest hour came during the infamous Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979 in which 25 yachts were lost. When a catastrophic storm enveloped the competitors he and his crew pushed their Wessex helicopter to its absolute limits and put their own lives at risk, flying into hurricane-force winds to winch shipwrecked sailors from heaving tempestuous seas. An investiture at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty the Queen was the result. Being a Rescue Pilot is a fast-paced career because there is no choice. Lives are at stake and pilots must move and think fast. Jerry Grayson's inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory. Excitingly told, frequently funny but also very poignant, Jerry's story is not an account of just one man's deeds, it is a salute to all the men and women he worked with who were able to turn tragedies into triumphs. Includes a Foreword by HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm.

Wilderness Rescue Pilot

So You Want to Be a Wilderness Rescue Pilot The first step in becoming a
wilderness rescue pilot is to learn how to fly. All branches of the military and
many large police forces train pilots. Private flight schools also teach flying. It's
best to learn ...

Author: William David Thomas

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1608703053

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 429

Describes why so many people choose to work in occupations that put their lives on the line.

Search and Rescue Pilot

The text covers flying techniques, specialized equipment, and tasks such as search missions, sea rescue, and flying into combat zones.

Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499407866

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 238

Search and rescue pilots do a tough and dangerous job. They fly into risky situations and put their lives on the line to save others. Search and rescue pilots must be team players, trustworthy, and brave. Readers will learn this and more as they are introduced to these community heroes. Readers get a glimpse at a day in the life of a search and rescue pilot and the requirements one must meet to become one. The text covers flying techniques, specialized equipment, and tasks such as search missions, sea rescue, and flying into combat zones. Readers can evaluate the risks and rewards of this career to determine if they want to pursue this heroic job one day. Fascinating photographs, sidebars, and fact boxes supplement the text’s information-rich content.

A Pilot Program for Underground Mine Rescue and Emergency Program Utilizing Cooperative Resources

Author: James H. McCutchan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mine rescue work

Page: 36

View: 432


Wilderness Rescue Pilot

When people are stranded in remote locations, itÕs time to call in the wilderness rescue pilots.

Author: Patrick Perish

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1681030195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 231

When people are stranded in remote locations, itÕs time to call in the wilderness rescue pilots. These gutsy flyers often travel around rough terrain and in severe weather to find people in danger. One small mistake could send their aircraft crashing to the ground! Find out more about these brave pilots in this exciting title for reluctant readers.

Wilderness Rescue Pilot

Discusses aspects of being a wilderness rescue pilot, offering information on training, daily activities, and the dangers of this occupation.

Author: William Thomas

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9781608701803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 468

Discusses aspects of being a wilderness rescue pilot, offering information on training, daily activities, and the dangers of this occupation.

Rescue Pilot

"John Funnell is one of New Zealand's longest serving and most respected search and rescue pilots, having clocked an incredible 19,000 hours of flying time .

Author: John Funnell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781525230011

Category:

Page: 450

View: 335


Careers That Save Lives

Discover the heroic work of search and rescue pilots in this book.

Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445145112

Category:

Page:

View: 439


Rescue Pilot

"The book is great.

Author: Dan McKinnon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071391191

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 698

"The book is great. It's going to be of tremendous interest to all people who want to know more about this aspect of military flight." -- Bill Stuyvesant, legendary hero pilot * Experience the life and death drama of high seas helicopter rescue missions--written by a pilot who participated in the action and who knows how to keep the reader spellbound * Thrill-a-minute, fast-paced military adventure tales revolving around the real-life at-sea air rescues the author participated in from 1956 to 1959 * Exciting rescue accounts include an ejected test pilot, a crew member washed overboard, and a thrilling mission in the Red China Seas

The Rescue Man A Snafu Snatching Rescue Pilot s Extraordinary Journey through World War II

Author: Henry Lowenstein

Publisher: Van Rye Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0998289310

Category: History

Page:

View: 970


The Rescue Pilot

The plane went down—and sparks are flying… As a Wyoming snowstorm rages around their downed plane, Rory Campbell knows survival should be all that matters.

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459212479

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 403

The plane went down—and sparks are flying… As a Wyoming snowstorm rages around their downed plane, Rory Campbell knows survival should be all that matters. But she can't deny the desire that sizzles between her and ex-military pilot Chase Dakota. Rory is in capable hands…though it doesn't stop her from wishing for more than his protection. Chase has flown his share of planes. There are no guarantees they're going to make it to safety—and see Rory's terminally ill sister to the hospital for an emergency treatment. Despite their dire circumstances, all he can think of is the captivating woman by his side. Dare he lose control long enough to let Rory into his heart?

Heart of the Storm

Ed Fleming is such a man, and this book is a great read." -Dr. Jerri Nielsen, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Ice Bound "Filled with suspense and emotion, Heart of the Storm reads like a thriller-but it's all true.

Author: Colonel Edward L. Fleming

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471264361

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 869

Advance praise for Heart of the Storm "Col. Ed Fleming tells a story of true heroism about the constant dangers faced by the pilots and crews who fly the most versatile-and vulnerable-aircraft in the skies today." -John Glenn, former U.S. senator, astronaut, and bestselling author of John Glenn: A Memoir "To risk your life to save a stranger is the highest mark of a human being. Ed Fleming is such a man, and this book is a great read." -Dr. Jerri Nielsen, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Ice Bound "Filled with suspense and emotion, Heart of the Storm reads like a thriller-but it's all true. Ed Fleming has led a dramatic and interesting life, and this book portrays it in living color." -Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Resolved and Absolute Rage

The AOPA Pilot

Angel Flights , fly above the race as most rescue swimmers , Barhorst is a The
safety aspect of the partnership has guardian ... Unlike Nascar races , OSS airline
transport pilot certificate for DiPetrillo , that OSS will stop a race if he - races don '
t ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 297


Aviation medicine practice

Offshore landings by rescue aircraft are not made when rescue can be
accomplished by other means without jeopardizing the lives of the survivors .
Occasionally rescue pilots , in their efforts to help fellow aviators , have landed
unnecessarily ...

Author: United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aviation medicine

Page: 288

View: 450


Urban Rescue Pilot Programme

Author:

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ISBN:

Category:

Page: 37

View: 866


Vertical Reference

An exciting and heart-pounding look at one of Western Canada's most adventurous individuals, known as a pioneer pilot of the heli-ski industry and as the first mountain-rescue pilot in the Canadian National Parks system.

Author: Kathy Calvert

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781771604154

Category:

Page: 352

View: 467

An exciting and heart-pounding look at one of Western Canada's most adventurous individuals, known as a pioneer pilot of the heli-ski industry and as the first mountain-rescue pilot in the Canadian National Parks system. Jim Davies is an icon of competence and courage as the first heli-skiing pilot in Canada. But it is his groundbreaking work as a helicopter rescue pilot for Parks Canada that made him a legend to all who worked with him. His stellar career as a pilot overshadowed his other talents as a ski racer and artist. Jim received several awards for his work in mountain rescue, including the Helicopter Association International - Pilot Safety Award of Excellence, the Alberta Achievement Award for excellence in helicopter flying, the Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Film and Book Festival, and the Robert E. Trimble Memorial Award for "distinguished performance in helicopter mountain flying." He is now retired and living in Banff, pursuing his love of painting and photography.

Pilot Your Own Rescue Helicopter

Children will love 'playing pilot' with this magnetic wand book. Follow the rhyming story and manoeuvre the magnetic helicopter through eleven exciting scenes.

Author: Beckie Williams

Publisher: Tide Mill Press

ISBN: 9781846661785

Category: Toy and movable books

Page: 22

View: 580

Children will love 'playing pilot' with this magnetic wand book. Follow the rhyming story and manoeuvre the magnetic helicopter through eleven exciting scenes. A fun way to improve hand-eye coordination skills and encourage imaginative play.

The Air Pilot

3 Search and Rescue The operation of searching for , finding , aiding or returning
to safety the survivors of a distress incident , and operations connected therewith
. 1 . 3 . 1 RESCUE CO - ORDINATION CENTRE A centre which initiates , co ...

Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Civil Aviation

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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