Each year, LVMPDSAR's pilots, officers, and MR volunteers either certify or re-certify for short haul and fastrope operations. This is a big training day for the Unit because of the teamwork and coordination that it takes to keep everyone trained.
Here's a picture of a tandem shorthaul:
And here's what it looks like in real time. This is a video of a volunteer being short hauled with a litter:
At the conclusion of the training session, all participants are certified to either fly or be involved in short haul and fastrope missions that are conducted by the Unit throughout the year.
Photos of the event can be found by visiting our Flickr page. Enjoy!