An Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter crew (The captain and Co-pilot being Heli Operations contractors) is to be given a prestigious international award this week for “exceptional performance” in rescuing an injured climber.
Our guys will receive the Fredrick L Feinberg award, an award named after a helicopter test pilot. The pilot and crew have been chosen from a shortlist of 200 for a rescue in the Bluestack mountains in Co Donegal on May 15th, 2013.
A big congratulations to Capt Paul Forbes, co-pilot Paraic Slattery, winch operator John McCartney and winchman Conal McCarron, along with engineers Francis Perris and Declan McGrath. This story was featured in the Irish Times; you can read more here.