On Tuesday,  April 5 the Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue (SAR) demonstration during the afternoon airshow. The demonstration will last approximately 20 minutes at the show center, located at the intersection of taxiway P and taxiway F at the airport. Following the SAR demonstration, they will shut down and remain as a static display until 6pm. On Wednesday, April 6  the aircraft will be on static display from 2:30pm-6pm and 8pm-9:30pm. On Thursday, April 7 the aircraft will be on static display from 2:30pm until they depart late afternoon for a second SAR demonstration (exact time TBD.)

There will be a SAR demo at 1345 on Friday, April 8 and the aircraft will remain as a static display until 6pm. On Saturday, April 9 the aircraft will be on static display from 1:30pm-6pm and 8pm-10pm. On Sunday, April 10 the aircraft will be on static display at 1:30 until they depart late afternoon for another SAR demonstration.

Search and Rescue (SAR) is one of the Coast Guard’s oldest missions. Minimizing the loss of life, injury, property damage or loss by rendering aid to persons in distress and property in the maritime environment has always been a Coast Guard priority. The SAR demonstrations that will be performed during the Fly-In will showcase how the Coast Guard performs an out-the-door rescue of a person in distress from a MH-60T helicopter hovering overhead. They will perform evolutions that will demonstrate the capabilities and typical rescue techniques that are employed to render aid to persons and vessels in distress.

 

For more information, visit:

http://www.uscg.mil/datasheet/

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg7/cg711/h60s.asp

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg7/cg711/c130h.asp

http://www.uscg.mil/d7/airstaClearwater/