HC-130 and HH-60 Search and Rescue Operations LTC Bob Raskey
The Players 301st Rescue Squadron 39th Rescue Squadron
THE PEOPLE We are the men and women of the Air Force Reserve…We are you and you are us! We’re Airline Pilots, Lawyers, Shop keepers, Salesmen, Police & Firemen, even the FAA…a full cross section of America’s society! As well as Military and Commercial aviators almost all of us are General Aviation pilots. Fixed wing, Rotors, Gliders, Gyros, Seaplanes, Balloons…Private thru ATP. Because we’re all Airmen and we all share the same sky and need to do it smart and safely!!!
DOD Support Shuttle SupportShuttle Support Range SurveillanceRange Surveillance HC-130/HH-60 Civilian SAR Combat SAR
Our World-Wide SAR Mission * Summer ’93 & ’94- Kuwait / Saudi Arabia - Operation Southern Watch Spring ’96, ’98, ’00, ‘01-Turkey - Operation Provide Comfort & Operation Northern Watch Space Shuttle and Missile Range Support Bosnia Support, Airshow’s, and Community support OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM IRAQI FREEDOM
What we do…… Combat Rescue Mission: “The Jolly Greens” Day & Night, All Weather, Enemy Territory, Hostile Environment Space Shuttle Astronaut Rescue and Missile range clearance Mission Training Mission: Constantly train for the first two missions !
Our Mission Our Mission Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Rescue Downed Aircrew –Deep Behind Enemy Lines –Long Range Operations via Air Refueling
Imagine doing this at night – lights out! Sometimes it’s not as smooth & easy as it looks!!!
Low-Level Training Missions Central Florida 500 feet and below (down to 50 feet) –Day and night, marginal weather –Night-Low intensity lights on aircraft –MOAs (Formation flight of 2 or more aircraft) Air Refueling (A/R) –altitude of 1000’ to 2000’ AGL –NVG & FLIR –Only one aircraft carrying strobe light
Peacetime Missions Space Shuttle Rescue Missile Launch Range Surveillance
Shuttle Contingency Modes Modes: 1-6 Launch Pad or SLF Contingency situation, able to be handled by NASA emergency crews. HH-60s utilized for MEDIVAC 7 On the land but inaccessible to conventional rescue forces 8 In the water ditching or bailout Within 100 miles of shore – HH-60s pickup 100-500 miles of shore – HC-130s deploy PJ’s and Rafts HH-60s make the pickup 501+ miles of shore - Hercs deploy PJ’s and Rafts Surface vessel’s make the pickup
PATRICK AFB KING 1 USCG CUTTER W/HELO SRB RECOVERY SHIPS USN SHIP W/HELO KING 3 KING 2 2 E-2C’S JOLLYS 1-4 HAWKEYE 1 HAWKEYE 2 Launches & Landings “BIG Picture” Who are the Players? CLEARANCE 1 200 nm 100 nm