The Colorado National Guard picked up a prestigious honor recently when its helicopter crews were lauded for search and rescue flights in 2012 from the National Association of Search and Rescue.
Colorado is home to some of the most-skilled helicopter pilots on the planet who teach high-altitude flying at a National Guard school near Eagle.
I’ve had the chance to fly with that bunch, and I’ve never seen a helicopter do those things before or since.
Here’s a news release on the award. http://co.ng.mil/News/Pages/130601-Aviation.aspx
Here’s a story on flying with them: http://gazette.com/guard-trains-helicopter-pilots-to-cope-with-thin-mountain-air/article/121948