The four MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters attached to Air Station
Kodiak conduct hover checks in preparation for a formation flight
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in 17 mph winds with snow squalls and
temperatures in the 30s. Formation flights trains general aircraft
handling skills as well as skills that aircrews use when conducting
multi-ship vertical insertion operations of Maritime Safety and
Security Team boarding teams. U.S. Coast Guard photo Petty Officer 1st
Class Sara Francis.
Last week a
group of four Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters practiced formation
flying between Kodiak and Long Island.
Scott Jackson is the H60 Assistant
Operations Officer for Air Station Kodiak.
-- (USCG Jhawks "We do training ...
that we do.")
team is a special armed security team that's hoisted down or roped down to a
vessel. The Coast Guard keeps a boarding team stationed in Anchorage.
Jackson gave his
impression of last week's training session
-- (USCG Jhawks "They went well ... formation
flying offers different challenges to Jayhawk pilots who are used to flying
-- (USCG Jhawks ‘You know you're ...in the
Jayhawk helicopters flew towards Long Island
and then back to town. In addition to pilot training, the formation maneuvers
offered a nice show for anyone looking skyward Thursday afternoon.