IMPROVED NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR EMERGENCY HELICOPTER SERVICES

Tirey K. Vickers

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: CONTINUING IMPROVEMENTS in performance, capacity, and reliability have enabled the helicopter to assume a useful role in military and civil emergency services such as medical evacuation and air/sea rescue. The extension of its capability into the realm of instrument flight has further increased its utility as a practical day-or-night all-weather emergency vehicle. This paper reviews the operational factors involved in medical evacuation and in air/sea rescue missions. Based on recent operat,ional experience, t’he paper defines the navigational requirements necessary to exploit the flight capabilities of the helicopter for these types of emergency services.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 3
Pages: 286 - 296
Cite this article: Vickers, Tirey K., "IMPROVED NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR EMERGENCY HELICOPTER SERVICES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall 1968, pp. 286-296.
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