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Aviation Info

Wang, Yi-Yao

  • Award type:2016Rescue workers of performance
  • Date of award:2017-09-25
  • Release Date:2017-09-25


【Rescue achievements】

1. A fire broke out at compartment 152 of the Luanta forestry zone on Apr 6 2015. 3 helicopters loaded with special search and rescue team (NA-509, NA-S510 and NA-S516) were scrambled to take off at 0605 hour and came back at 1530 hour. Rescue performance: The fire that broke out at Ershui, Changhua was kept under control thanks to the firefighting efforts from the air. The task force flew 24sorties that day, dumped 32 tons of water in 40 fly-bys and transported 12 people.
2. Aug 9 and 10 2015, the Corps was on high alert as the Central Emergency Operation Center initiated Level 1 Alarm. On the 9th, 3 helicopters took off at 0614 hour from Songshan for 8 sorties in total to rescue and evacuate 29 people who were sick or stranded, transport 3,404kg of supplies and carry out aerial recon. On the 10th, 3 more helicopters were dispatched for 9 sorties to rescue 41 that were sick or stranded and transported 10, 657kg of supplies. At 1555 hour, the helicopters were forced to return to base due to poor weathers.

【Let’s listen to what he has to say】

I would like to appreciate the recognition for the Airborne Service Corps. The award may be given to me, but the honor belongs to everyone at the Corps. Air rescue is highly specialized teamwork. Friends from Coast Guard and Fire Agency are the arms and fingers of mission. Without them on board, what the helicopters can do at the scene is to see everything happen. Therefore, I would like to say thank you to everyone that flies with us! I was in USA for Blackhawk training when the news came to me. I would like to thank the government for giving us state-of-the-art equipment to allow us to fly our mission safely and with peace in mind. Last but not the least, I would like to appreciate my family for their support. It is them who allow me to work without worries!