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UH-60M
UH-60M Aircraft

The Blackhawk is perfect for disaster rescue, emergency response, medical assistance, observation,  patrol and transportation at high altitudes and at sea, but not for operating and landing at a confined space due to its large size and strong downwash. The Blackhawk can carry 15 people (including 2 pilots, 2 crew chiefs and 2 rescue specialists) or 4 stretchers. It is capable of carrying 1,170kg (2,600lbs) of cargo in the cabin or hoisting 4,050kg (9,000lbs) under its belly. For firefighting, it carries up to 5,291lbs (2,400L) or water. National Airborne Service Corps started receiving UH-60M Blackhawks in 2015. Taiwan is a mountainous island surrounded by ocean. This helicopter is perfect for rescue mission in the mountains at the altitudes above 2,000m or out at sea in nighttime. Its best feature is nighttime reconnaissance.

 

UH-60M photo (2 total pictures)
UH-60M
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    High altitude rescue
    Flight altitude above 8,000 feet, far better than the existing AS-365N Dolphin
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    Hoisting capacity
    The Blackhawk carries a water bucket with a capacity of 5,291lbs (2,400L), perfect for firefighting at high altitudes.
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    Search and rescue at night
    Equipped with (FLIR) for search and rescue at sea in nighttime.
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    Medical evacuation and transportation
    Capable of carrying 15 people (including 2 pilots, 2 crew chiefs, and 2 rescue specialists) or 4 stretchers
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    Material transportation
    Capable of carrying 1,170kg (2,600lbs) for supply transportation into disaster areas
  • National Airborne Service Corps Duty Implementation Statistics of UH-60M in July 2021
    • 2021-08-17
    • News

    A. Search & rescue 1. Search and rescue in the mountains: 2 sorties, 1 people rescued. 2. Search and rescue at sea: 7 sorties, 1 people rescued.B. Emergency medical 1. Medical referral: 5 sorties, 5 people rescued, 3 passengers.C. Reconnaissance 1. Maritime (coastal) aerial patrol: 4 sorties.D. Preparation 1. Training flight: 59 sorties. 2. Test run: 69 sorties. 3. Maintenance flight (factory flight test): 27 sorties.

  • National Airborne Service Corps Duty Implementation Statistics of UH-60M in January to June 2021
    • 2021-07-14
    • News

    A. Disaster relief 1. Response to fire: 213 sorties, 11 passengers, 9,320 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried, 2,062 tons of water dropped, 1,031 water dropping runs. 2. Response to major accident: 4 sorties.B. Search & rescue 1. Search and rescue in the mountains: 76 sorties, 58 people rescued, 18 passengers, 2,044 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried. 2. Search and rescue at sea: 16 sorties, 7 people rescued.C. Emergency medical 1. Medical evacuation: 3 sorties, 11 people rescued, 350 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried. 2. Medical referral: 33 sorties, 34 people rescued, 33 passengers.D. Reconnaissance 1. Maritime (coastal) aerial patrol: 16 sorties. 2. Aerial photography for homeland planning: 7 sorties, 28 passengers, 300 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried.E. Transportation: 4 sorties, 13 passengers, 1,670 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried.F. Preparation 1. Exercise (drill): 8 sorties. 2. Training flight: 248 sorties. 2. Test run: 437 sorties. 3. Joined duty training: 13 sorties. 4. Maintenance flight (factory flight test): 129 sorties.

  • National Airborne Service Corps Duty Implementation Statistics of UH-60M in April to June 2021
    • 2021-07-14
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    A. Disaster relief 1. Response to fire: 111 sorties, 11 passengers, 5,770 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried, 1,142 tons of water dropped, 571 water dropping runs. 2. Response to major accident: 1 sorties.B. Search & rescue 1. Search and rescue in the mountains: 25 sorties, 20 people rescued, 3 passengers, 90 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried. 2. Search and rescue at sea: 11 sorties, 2 people rescued.C. Emergency medical 1. Medical evacuation: 2 sorties, 10 people rescued. 2. Medical referral: 17 sorties, 18 people rescued, 17 passengers.D. Reconnaissance 1. Maritime (coastal) aerial patrol: 9 sorties. 2. Aerial photography for homeland planning: 3 sorties, 24 passengers, 300 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried.E. Transportation: 4 sorties, 13 passengers, 1,670 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried.F. Preparation 1. Exercise (drill): 8 sorties. 1. Training flight: 132 sorties. 2. Test run: 214 sorties. 3. Joined duty training: 6 sorties. 4. Maintenance flight (factory flight test): 47 sorties.

  • National Airborne Service Corps Duty Implementation Statistics of UH-60M in January to March 2021
    • 2021-07-05
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    Disaster reliefResponse to fire: 102 sorties, 11 passengers, 3,550 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried, 920 tons of water dropped, 460 water dropping runs.Response to major accident: 3 sorties.Search & rescueSearch and rescue in the mountains: 51 sorties, 38 people rescued, 15 passengers, 1,954 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried.Search and rescue at sea: 5 sorties, 5 people rescued.Emergency medicalMedical evacuation: 1 sorties, 1 people rescued.Medical referral: 16 sorties, 16 people rescued, 16 passengers.ReconnaissanceMaritime (coastal) aerial patrol: 7 sorties.Aerial photography for homeland planning: 4sorties, 4 passengers.Transportation: 3 sorties, 24 passengers, 2,065 kg of material, equipment or fuel carried.PreparationTraining flight: 116 sorties.Test run: 223 sorties.Joined duty training: 7 sorties.Maintenance flight (factory flight test): 82 sorties.

  • Forests in flame, 5 fleets of National Airborne Service Corps on the firefighting mission
    • 2020-03-04
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    Three fires broke out in the forests and the National Airborne Service Corps dispatched four fleets on the firefighting missions.The 81st forest compartment at Qishan, Kaohsiung burst into flame just before nightfall on Mar 2 2020. The remote location made it difficult for anybody to get in. As an effort to save the precious forests, Pingtung Forest District Office in charge of these forests asked the Service Corps for help. The sun was almost down when NASC received the phone call. The mission dispatch made a split-second decision to scramble the AS-365 Dolphin (NA-104) of the 2nd branch, Third Brigade at Xiaogang Airport, Kaohsiung to carry the firefighters of Forest Bureau for an aerial survey. As the AS-365 Dolphin (NA-104) arrived at the site at 16:36, multiple fires were spotted and spreading across a vast area. To make things more difficult, there were the power towers and cables of Taiwan Power Company near Laonong River where the firefighting water is located, and also several poles on which lifelines and buoys were attached. Seeing this, the crew reported back to the HQs. The dispatch on duty gave the heads-up to the crew of UH-60M Blackhawk (NA-709) of 3rd branch, Third Brigade stationed at Fongnien Airport, Taitung for the firefighting at day break, NA-709 took off at 06:57 on Mar 3 for the firefighting. Another Blackhawk, NA-704, was called in for support due to the difficulty in extracting water and fighting the fire.Around 07:20, another warning was received from the Chukou Station of Forest Bureau in Chiayi indicating more fires breaking out at the Tanayiku Natural Ecology Park. The UH-60M Blackhawk (NA-705, 2nd branch, Third Brigade at Taichung International Airport), which was ready to fly the Qishan mission, was redirected to the park for the firefighting. Arriving at the site at 09:32, NA-705 also spotted multiple fires and, therefore, requested another Blackhawk, NA-702, for backup.Just as both birds were dumping water on the fires, Nantou Forest District Office called and said a fire broke out at forest compartment 9 of Danda District at 14:23. The dispatch on duty scrambled the AS-365 Dolphin (NA-110) of 1st branch, Second Brigade at Taichung International Airport for an aerial survey. The UH-60M Blackhawk (NA-707) of third branch, first Brigade at Hualien Airport took off for the firefighting mission at 16:16. As the helicopter arrived at the site, the firefighters of Forest Bureau took over on the ground since it was difficult to scoop water from nearby water sources. Therefore, the air crew was put on standby. As NA-707 was on its way back to base, a call was received from Nantou County Police Department saying there was a hiker lost somewhere in the hills. NA-707 was immediately redirected for this assignment and headed to Taroko National Park for the search and rescue mission.As the fire spread very rapidly across a large area of Danda forest in Nantou and became difficult for the ground crew, the Corps took over the firefighting on Mar 4 by sending the UH-60M Blackhawk (NA-707) of third branch, First Brigade, taking off at 07:25, and the UH-60M Blackhawk (NA-709) of third branch, Third Brigade, taking off at 07:44, for a joint firefighting mission.As pointed out by the Corps, it is recommended that hikers travel in groups and have an experienced guide to help them for better safety. It is dry out there in the wild recently and hikers are advised to be careful with fire while cooking. It is all about preventing forest fire and protecting the precious woods. There are lots of steep mountains in Taiwan and the terrains are very dangerous. Fighting fire from the ground is very difficult in the case of forest fire. Oftentimes, it relies heavily on helicopters to fire forest fires. However, there are plenty of power towers, power cables, cableways and sky-pointing trees, all of which pose risks to helicopters to extract and dump water. The Corps urges all citizens to love your country and avoid wasting the precious resources.

  • Forest compartment lands have been on fire: Five NASC fleets completed the fire extinguishing mission in a relay
    • 2020-03-04
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    Three forest compartment lands have been on fire and NASC dispatched four fleets to fulfill the fire extinguishing mission.Forest compartment land No. 81 located in Chishan, Kaohsiung was on fire on March 2, 2020 in the evening. As the fire scene is located in a remote area that is difficult to reach by foot, Pingtung Forest District Office in charge of the forest compartment therefore applied to NASC, Ministry of the Interior to extinguish the fire from the air in order to protect the precious forests. When NASC received the mission application, it was nearly the end of dusk. The staff in charge of dispatching personnel therefore immediately dispatched AS-365 Dauphin (No. NA-104) of Squadron 2 of the 3rd Wing stationed at Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport to firstly transport firefighting personnel of the Forestry Bureau to the fire scene for aerial survey. Upon reaching the forest compartment at 16:36, the AS-365 Dauphin (No. NA-104) helicopter immediately reported to the Center that there were a number of fire ignition points; the burning area was rather extensive; and the water fetching point located in Laonung River had not only many TAIPOWER’s electric towers and cables, but also some pillars with ropes and life buoys. The personnel on duty therefore inform the UH-60M Blackhawk (No. NA-709) of Squadron 3 of the 3rd Wing stationed at Taitung Fengnien Airport to extinguish the fire in the next morning. On the 3rd, NA-709 took off around 6:57 to implement the fire extinguishing mission. However, due to the difficulty of fetching the water and extinguishing the fire, NA-709 requested the Center to dispatch another Blackhawk NA-704 to support the mission. At this time, around 7:20, Forestry Bureau’s Chiayi Chukou Station immediately notified NASC of the forest fire occurred at Tanayiku Ecological Natural Park. The UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter (No. NA-705 of Squadron 2 of the 3rd Wing stationed at Taichung Ching Chuan Kang Airport) had its mission changed to extinguish the fire at Tanayiku Ecological Natural Park. Upon arrival of the fire scene at 9:32, NA-705 also found a number of fire ignition points and requested the Center to dispatch another Blackhawk NA-702 to support the mission.When these two Blackhawk fleet was implementing the water fetching and fire extinguishing mission, Forestry Bureau’s Nantou Forest District Office notified NASC of another fire occurred nearby forest compartment land No. 9 of Danda Working Circle at 14:23. The personnel on duty immediately dispatched AS-365 Dauphin (No. NA-110) of Squadron 1 of the 2nd Wing stationed at Taichung Ching Chuan Kang Airport to implement the aerial survey mission. Later at 16:16, UH-60M Blackhawk (No. NA-707) of Squadron 3 of the 1st Wing stationed at Hualien Airport took off to implement the fire extinguishing mission. As it was difficult to fetch water at the fire scene, Forestry Bureau’s ground firefighters were appointed to control the fire, whereas NASC was standby to support the ground firefighters. During its trip back to the station, NA-707 then received a mountain rescue mission request from the police office of Nantou County Government. NA-707 then immediately changed its mission to search and rescue the suspected victim at Taroko National Park.As the burning area of Nantou’s Danda Working Circle was rather extensive and the ground firefighters suffered difficulties in controlling the fire, on March 4, NASC then dispatched UH-60M Blackhawks NA-707 of Squadron 3 of the 1st Wing (took off around 7:25) and NA-709 of Squadron 3 of the 3rd Wing (took off around 7:44) to jointly implement the forest fire extinguishing mission.NASC pointed out that it was important and safer for hikers to hike in a group under the leadership of an experienced guide; and that, due to the recent dry season, hikers were highly suggested to pay attention to the fire when cooking. After all, it is difficult to plant and preserve precious tree species. Also, as Taiwan has a steep and rough terrain in mountainous area, it is extremely difficult to extinguish the fire, if any, and helicopters are often required to implement the fire extinguishing mission. Furthermore, electric towers, cables, transport cages and giant trees in mountain areas also result in a high level of risk to helicopters in water fetching and dropping missions. NASC therefore remind all citizens to love the lands of our country and not to waste the country’s limited resources.

  • Minister of the Interior surveyed the 2nd Wing of NASC and affirmed the fleet for its efforts in bringing rescue capacity into full play.
    • 2020-02-04
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    Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-Yung paid a special visit to the 2nd Wing of NASC stationed in Taichung on January 8th to understand the duty implementation status and maintenance works of AS-365 Dauphin and UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter fleet. Minister of the Interior not only urged the fleet to properly implement aircraft maintenance works, pay great attention to aviation safety, but also affirmed NASC for effectively optimizing its rescue capacity.On January 2, 2020, a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter under the Air Rescue Group, Ministry of National Defense (MND) unfortunately crashed into the valley of Tonghou River in Mount Hongludi, New Taipei City when flying from Air Force Song Shan Air Force Base to Dongaoling Radar Station in Suao, Yilan County. This accident has caused the death of a number of general officers and, among aviation accidents of aircrafts carrying senior military officers, set a new record of losing general officers with the highest rank. As NASC is subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior and supports air rescue missions, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-Yung therefore, in the concern of possible impact to the morale of NASC, paid a special visit to NASC’s fleet stationed in Ching Chuan Kang Air Force Base, Taichung. Minister Hsu expressed that it was truly regrettable to see such accident happening to the Air Rescue Group of MND; and that, when the accident occurred, NASC also immediately dispatched helicopters to implement the rescue mission to save the lives without giving up any hope.Minister Hsu said that, confronted by severe climate change resulted from global warming, all disaster prevention and rescue units should break the conventional territory-based thinking to make an adequate rescue equipment plan; take necessary preventive measures; establish a regional joint-defense mechanism; and carefully and better respond to different or composite disasters. As NASC is currently upgrading fleet equipment and personnel, he also instructed NASC to ensure that the delivery of Black Hawk helicopters and progress thereof were on schedule; and to make reasonable plan on the equipment and personnel configuration after the old aircrafts were discharged from military services, leaving no blank space for the implementation of rescue mission. Minister Hsu emphasized that the weather was often unfavorable when NASC received a mission; and, to execute such high-risk missions, it was a must to conduct regular trainings based on different scenarios and with intensive practice. He said that this would help the crew to improve their teamwork spirit and disaster response capability; learn from mistakes and better their rescue skills; and implement the missions immediately upon receipt of the mission. Finally, after inspected maintenance works of the fleet, Minister Hsu expressed his confidence in NASC and encouraged NASC to bring the teamwork spirit into fully play, perform intensive mission-based trainings, implement maintenance strategy, abide by work rules, follow standard working process to check the weather conditions and aviation safety influential factors before taking a flight, carefully perform pre-flight check-ups, and establish an all-weather, 3-dimensional and high-mobility air rescue system to better protect the lives and assets of our people.

  • 2019/12/20 Fire-extinguishing mission at aborigine reserved land nearby Wanda Reservoir in Renai Township, Nantou County
    • 2019-12-23
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    Squadron 3 of NASC’s 2nd Wing stationed at Taichung Ching Chuan Kang Airport received a telephone request from the NASC command center at 07:40 on the 20th of this month to extinguish fire occurred at an aborigine reserved land nearby Wushe (Wanda) Reservoir in Renai Township, Nantou County (coordinates: N24 01.17, E121 05.59; altitude at 1150 m). Due to steep terrain and a wide-range of fire, it was difficult for fire-fighting personnel to enter the site. To quickly extinguish the fire, the Squadron was requested to sprinkle water from the air.Upon receipt of the mission, the Squadron immediately dispatched UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter No.NA-705 and 702 to implement the mission. The standby crew immediately took the field and received mission briefing in front of the helicopters. The crew started the engine at 07:50, took off at 08:10 and then headed towards the target zone to implement the fire-extinguishing mission. Due to the steep terrain of fire scene, these two Black Hawk helicopters dropped 7 and 8 times of water respectively (totally 15 times and 30 tons of water.) As the fire-fighting unit then took control of the fire scene, the crew then returned to the base at 10:30 after reported the situation to the command center.

  • Deputy Minister of the Interior surveyed the construction of Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar and specially reminded the team to timely complete the construction and ensured the quality thereof
    • 2019-12-27
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    Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-Yen made a special trip to the south on November 29 to survey the construction of Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar of National Airborne Service Corps (NASC), Ministry of the Interior (MOI). He also specially reminded the team to complete the construction work on time and ensure the quality thereof.The construction of NASC’s Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar launched on July 3, 2018 is currently going on, including the assembly of RF retaining walls and beam reinforcement templates at the maintenance warehouse building; installation of fixable lower rails at the hanger building; spray of fire-resistant paint and casting of colored upper steel plate; assembly of the retaining walls and reinforcement templates for the 3rd and 4th (roof) floor of duty standby buildings and so on. Director General of NASC expressed that the mid-term project of this construction was approved by Executive Yuan in February 2016 with a total budge of over NTD460 million and total floor surface of 9,256 m2; and was commissioned to the Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior. Due to the airport height restriction, the maintenance warehouse has only two floors above the ground, whereas the duty and duty standby buildings have four floors above the ground. Constructed floor by floor, this construction project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019. Upon the completion thereof, two corps of the all-weather UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and AS-365 helicopter will be stationed in as the hanger has a spacious space to maintain and repair two types of helicopters.The construction site of Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar is situated inside Kaohsiung International Airport. To give a good impression to domestic and foreign travelers who enter and exit the gate of our nation, the exterior design thereof is extremely important. The duty, duty-standby and maintenance warehouse have a low-key and staid design, whereas the hanger building is painted with light blue to make a light contract. The red lines, on the other hand, not only symbolize the dawn light that appears in the sky, but also echo with NASC that shuttles through the mountains and sea to complete disaster-relief and rescue missions. The mountain- and wave-like shapes of duty and hanger buildings represent NASC’s sea search and mountain rescue missions. The simplified lines not only create visual dynamics, but also enforce the building structure. With respect to the functionality, the maintenance hanger’s design focuses on the optimization of comfort, traffic flow and safety with an expectation that on-duty personnel will rapidly, decisively, efficiently and safely complete the missions.Upon completion of the construction, Kaohsiung Helicopter Maintenance Hangar will become an important rescue base of southern Taiwan. By supporting all types of disaster, patrol and rescue related missions, it will protect people’s lives and properties, enhance the country’s airborne rescue capability, ensure the safety of crew members during the mission, and optimize the country’s resource-efficiency.During his visit, Chen Tsung-Yen not only showed his satisfaction with the construction progress, but also specially reminded team to pay attention to the construction safety and ensure that the project will be completed on time without any quality issue.

  • Accomplish Missions with Safety the First Priority – The 2019 Outstanding Airborne Servicemen Commendation
    • 2019-12-09
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    National Airborne Service Corps (NASC) is the air guardian of all people of the nation. Whenever peoples lives and property are in danger, NASC is always capable to timely provide necessary assistance thereto, reprieving them from death. The arrival of NASC’s helicopter may be likened to Mazu that appears to save the ones with difficulty in life. To encourage extraordinary personnel and raise morale of NASC, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-Yung presented awards to 11 NASC model personnel of 2019 on November 14. The awardees of 2019 include 5 pilots (Wen Shih-Hua, Huang Ming-Kung, Wang Shih-Hsien, Kuo Huang-Lin and Chan Te-Ching); 4 flight and duty affair related personnel (Huang Kuang-Liang, Chien Ching-Fu, Su Shih-Lin and Chuang Ya-Fu); and two personnel from Coast Guard Administration (CGA) and National Fire Agency (NFA) who joined the NASC missions (Tsao Wei-Che from CGA and Li Ming-Tsai from NFA). Minister Hsu expressed that NASC was the only government aviation unit besides the national army; and was in charge of land and air disaster relief, search and research, emergency medical service, reconnaissance and patrol, and transportation missions. Minister Hsu praised that, upon its establishment over the last 14 years, NASC had brought their expertise into play to rescue the lives of our citizens together with CGA and NFA personnel. He said that according to the statistics NASC had timely and successfully rescued 6,993 people up to this October.All of the 11 NASC model personnel this year all deserve to receive the awards. Not only possess they a high sense of responsibility and mission but also, when challenged by adverse weather and environment, they are capable to successfully complete the mission and rescue the precious lives of our citizens with proficient skills and teamwork spirit. By taking Captain Huang Ming-Kung as an example, he successfully rescued 18 personnel in the hoist rescue mission of 5 stranded freighters on August 23, 2018; and, despite the bad weather, he fully demonstrated the spirit of NASC “caring for people, protecting people at all times, and treating people attentively”. As for the four personnel who is responsible for back-end flight and mission related affairs, they have fully demonstrated the teamwork spirit inside and outside the team and facilitated the progress of mission by assisting in command coordination or communication and dispatch works.Minister Hsu emphasized that every mountain and sea rescue mission jointly implemented by NASC, NFA’s Special Search and Rescue Team (SSRT) and CGA’s Rescue Hoist Mission Squad was indeed extremely dangerous, so that Ministry of the Interior would take the initiative to further negotiate with Executive Yuan to strive for reasonable treatments for them.To enhance its disaster relief and emergency response capabilities in air and establish an all-weather, three-dimensional and high-mobility aerial disaster relief system, NASC will receive another six powerful and fully equipped UH-60M black hawk helicopters next year (2020) to further enhance our aerial disaster relief system and to give better protection to people’s lives and property.

  • 2019/04/30 NASC implemented the rescue mission for a burning fishing ship in open waters of Suao, Yilan
    • 2019-05-01
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    Today (the 30th), Squadron 3 of the NASC 1st Wing stationed in Hualien received an emergency call from the NASC Duty Command Center, requesting it to rescue a Taiwanese burning fishing ship (Hsinchinfa No. 6) situated about 38 nautical miles northeast away of Hualien Airport.Upon receiving the order from the command, the Squadron immediately dispatched a UH-60M Black Hawk numbered NA-701 to implement the mission. The pilot-in-command firstly gathered all crew members to give pre-flight prompts; set the rescue plan in detail; and check the helicopter. Then, later at 11:35, the helicopter had its engine turned on for ground hovering and had its radio system checked. At 11:42, the helicopter took off from Hualien Airport and reached the target zone at 11:57.After contacted with the NASC Duty Command Center and on-site Coast Guard cutter, the crew started their rescue operations and successfully hoisted 1 Indonesian sailor to safety at 12:12. At 12:20, the helicopter landed at the Suao Fishing Port and handed the patient over to the ambulance for treatment. At 12:31, the helicopter returned to Hualien Airport and landed at Hualien Airport at 13:00. At 13:10, the crew turned off the engine. The EMS mission was completed successfully.

  • 2019/05/13 NASC implemented a mountain rescue mission in the North Peak of Syue Mountain (Snow Mountain)
    • 2019-05-13
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    Today (the 13th) at 09:41, Squadron 3 of the NASC 2nd Wing stationed in Taichung International Airport received an emergency call from the NASC Duty Command Center, requesting it to rescue a hiker located in Syuebei Cabin in Tai-an Township, Miaoli County. The male hiker (Mr. Yeh) who suffered from limb fatigue and sprained bloated left foot applied for air rescue due to difficulty in walking.Upon receiving the order from the command, the Squadron immediately dispatched a UH-60M Black Hawk numbered NA-702 to implement the mission. The helicopter had its engine turned on at 09:55, and took off at 10:06 and headed directly to Syuebei Cabin. At 10:28, the helicopter reached the target zone, hoisted the patient to safety at 10:50 and immediately left the target zone. At 11:10, the helicopter landed at Dongshi Riverside Park and handed the patient over to the ambulance for treatment. At 11:13, the helicopter took off again and landed at Taichung International Airport at 11:30. The EMS mission was completed successfully.

  • NASC rushes to Daxue Mountain for the rescue of a stranded hiker
    • 2019-04-18
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    Squadron 3 of NASC 2nd Wing, stationed at Ching-Chuan-Kang Airport, Taichung, received a phone call from the Duty Command Center at 0630 hour this morning (17th) that a hiker was stranded somewhere in the Daxueshang Mountain at Heping District, Taichung City. The hiker (Mr. Chen, aged 63) sprained his left ankle and suffered large size of bruise and possibly a broken bone and, therefore, called for help. Upon receiving the order, a UH-60M Blackhawk, number NA-702, was scrambled for the rescue. The crew started the engine at 0640 hour and took off at 0657, setting the course for Daxue Mountain. The helicopter arrived at the site at 0715 hour, and pulled out from the target area as soon as the crew lifted the injured hiker on board at 0743 hour. At 0757 hour, the helicopter landed at Dongshi Riverside Park and the patient was transferred to a waiting ambulance for a perfect mission.

  • 2019/04/07 NASC scrambled to rescue a hiker suffering altitude syndromes at the Nanhu cabin
    • 2019-04-07
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    Today (7th), Squadron 3 of the NASC 1st Wing, stationed at Huanlien, was informed by the Duty Command Center that a group of 18 hikers from Chung Yuan Christian University called for help as one of the hikers, Mr. Chu, age 18, was showing altitude syndromes, such as difficulty of breathing and blood in his spits. Mr. Chu was conscious but unable to walk. Considering that it would take approximately a day and a half for ground rescuers to reach such a remote site through rugged terrains as well as it was a time-sensitive mission, a helicopter was requested for the rescue. Upon the receipt of the order, a UH-60M Blackhawk, no. NA-709, was dispatched for the rescue. The engine started at 0710 hour after mission briefing and the helicopter took off at 0730 hour from Hualien Airport, heading for the target area. At 0745 hour, the helicopter landed at the vacant lot next to the Nanhu cabin and the crew helped the patient on board. The helicopter took off again at 0751 hour for Hualien and landed at the vacant lot next to Hualien Gangtian Temple, where a waiting ambulance dispatched by the Hualien County Fire Department picked up the patient for medical attention. The helicopter returned to the helipad at Hualien Airport at 0815 hour for another perfect rescue mission.

  • 2019/04/06 NASC on a rescue mission for a hiker stranded in the Yupolan Mountain
    • 2019-04-06
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    Squadron 3 of NASC 2nd Wing, stationed at Ching-Chuan-Kang Airport, Taichung, received a phone call from the Duty Command Center for a rescue mission in the Yupolan Mountain at Heping District, Taichung City at 1000hour today (6th). It was reported that a hiker, Mr. Chuang, fell off a slope, sprained his ankle and was unable to walk and in need of airlift. A UH-60M Blackhawk, no. NA-702, was scrambled for the rescue as soon as the order was received. The engine started at 1020 hour and the helicopter took off at 1032 hour, heading for the target area. At 1153 hour, the helicopter arrived at the site and landed to pick up the wounded hiker at 1055 hour. As soon as the patient was picked up, the helicopter left the target area for the Ching-Chuan-Kang Airport. At 1115 hour, the helicopter landed and the patient was transferred to a waiting ambulance for another perfect rescue.

Parts
UH-60M Introduction
Parts

Rotor blade
Main rotor hub
Rescue Hoist)
Up Exhaust System
Tail Boom
Tail Rotor
Stabilator
Tail wheel
Cargo door
Main Landing Gear

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a twin turbo-shaft engine, single rotor helicopter. It’s a Medium utility/attack helicopter developed from S-70 manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.p>

The Black Hawk helicopter series can perform a wide array of missions, including the tactical transport of troops, electronic warfare, and aeromedical evacuation. A VIP version known as the VH-60N is used to transport the President of the United States with the helicopter's call sign of "Marine One". In air assault operations, it can move a squad of 11 combat troops or reposition a 105 mm M102 howitzer with 30 rounds ammunition, and a four-man crew in a single lift. It can carry 2,600 pounds (1,170 kg) of cargo internally or 9,000 pounds (4,100 kg) of cargo (for UH-60L/M) externally by sling. The Black Hawk is equipped with advanced avionics and electronics for increased survivability and capability, such as the Global Positioning System.

The UH-60A was designated to fit the requirements from the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. Four prototypes were constructed by Sikorsky, with the first YUH-60A flying on 17 October 1974, for evaluation against the rival Boeing-Vertol design, the YUH-61A. Finally, Black Hawk was selected by the Army for production and entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979. UH-60A was improved to UH-60L in late 1980s, with upgraded T700-GE-701C engines, improved more power and lift. UH-60M in research will extend the service period of UH-60A and UH-60L to 2020. UH-60M is also being equipped with the GE T700-GE-701D engine with more power and the advanced electronic equipment, flight control systems and navigation systems.

(Source:Wikipedia

  • Aircraft Type:UH-60M
  • Number:8
  • Duration:4.5 Hourse
  • Horsepower:2,975 SHP*2
  • Max Range:600 sea miles
  • Specialty:Disaster relief, rescue, ambulance, observation, patrols, transportation and other tasks on high
  • Limitation:Large body, strong downwash, and not suitable for working and stopping on narrow areas
No. Performance Requirement Statements
01 Engine shaft horsepower 2500SHP
02 Empty weight 12,511 pounds
03 Maximum gross weight for takeoff 22,000 pounds Carry Load 
23,500 pounds Slung Load
04 Cruising airspeed 125 sea miles
05 Maximum cruising airspeed 135 sea miles
06 Maximum climb rate 941 feet / minute
07 Maximum ceiling 15,180 feet
08 Maximum endurance 2.1 hours
09 Combat radius 233 sea miles
10 Maximum inside loading 10,041 pounds
11 Outside slung loading 9,000 pounds / 4,082 kg
12 Ambulance hanging capacity 290 feet 600 pounds
13 Cockpit loading capacity Force 10 or ambulance stretcher 6
14 Fuel capacity 2,410 pounds    359.7 gallons
15 Wheel landing gear Y
16 Communication systems Ultra High Frequency / Very High Frequency wireless wire ( UHF / VHF )
High Frequency wireless wire ( HF )
intercommunication system ( ICS )
Voice Scrambler
Identification Friend of Foe ( IIFF )
Integrated Data Multiplexer ( IDM )
17 Avionics systems VHF Omni Range / Instrument Landing System ( VOR / ILS )
Automatic Direction Finder ( ADF )
Radar Altimeter
Global Position System ( GPS )
Tactical Air Navigation ( TACAN )
Task Management System
Head Up Display

Checking timing:completed before daily fight

Human need:2 (MOS 15T)

Expiration Date:7 calendar days (no flight after inspection)

UH-60M Inspection of Daily Maintenance Service

Checking Route:

UH-60M Checking Route

UH-60M Aircraft Type Maintenance
  • Instructions of avionics (3 total pictures)
  • Preparation for test flight (3 total pictures)
  • Inspection before test flight
  • Test flight
  • Fuel test
  • Fuel system test
  • Performing fuel system test
  • Photo of towing training (8 total pictures)
  • Refueling
  • Engine cleaning
  • UH-60M main rotor blade extension (3 total pictures)