Ground crew at work in 2007 Posted February 20, 2007 by Adrian Nance

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Ground crew is essential to flexible and efficient helicopter operations.

Surely we only need a pilot and helicopter!

Well, no!  Wings’ ground crew attends key planning meetings whilst the helicopter is flying.  He or she  prepares loads so that the helicopter moves them efficiently.  The ground crew ensures the right quality fuel is ready when and where needed.  The ground crew also arranges food and other support and so makes the operation run flexibly and smoothly.

No, we think a good ground crew is essential

So we deployed an experienced disaster logistician in 2007.   Mark Mitchell was ours.  He had served with CAFOD the Catholic Aid Agency and others.  Here is Wings’ disaster response logistician at work ensuring a clean pick up for an under slung load.  This was part of our disaster response to the floods on the Zambezi River in Mozambique in February 2007.

Under-slung loads are a great way of delivering aid, if you can get the nets and strops back!

Please think about if you will support us by helping fund our skilled ground crew.  Thank you.

Mark went on to work for us in establishing our first foreign HQ, in Maputo capital of Mozambique – see what they did