EAGLE One

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EAGLE One

Post by Jimr » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:56 pm

Mav posted a Fresno Co. SAR incident that included EAGLE One. It brought back some stirring memories, 'cause my son and I were passengers in 2012. Juan was the pilot at the time. He posted a video on Youtube while he was waiting for us to hike the half mile from our camp to the bird.


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Post by rlown » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:59 pm

why were you on the bird?

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Post by Jimr » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:39 pm

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”

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Post by rlown » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:41 am

Couldn't find part 2, but I'm guessing wifey made the call.

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Post by Jimr » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:45 am

They used to be connected together with hot links, but you can find the rest at the bottom under similar topics. Except (5). You have to hit the one showing additional pics, then the (5) shows up in the similar topics section.
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Post by giantbrookie » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:46 am

I was wondering: does the bird fly out of Fresno? The reason I ask is that although Laurel is over on the east side, Dawn and I remember a helicopter flying pretty low over us at Adair Lake in S Yosemite in the afternoon of July 23 and we wondered if there was an SAR operation in the area but perhaps it may have been that a bird flying out of Fresno was headed for Laurel or visa versa. On the other hand, on 24th a helicopter flew over us in the Edna Lake area, so we wondered if there was an active search in the Red Peak Pass area. Also, Adair would seem to be a bit too far north of a route for someone to fly from Fresno to Laurel (easiest path from Fresno would be up the San Joaquin toward Mammoth).
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Post by rlown » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:20 pm

https://kmph.com/news/local/fresno-coun ... helicopter

Hard to tell as there are Eagle One designations across the US. Probably Fresno w/o knowing the actual tail number.

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Post by Jimr » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:55 pm

Well, the operation was conducted by Fresno Co. Sheriff.
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Post by cgundersen » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:28 pm

Well, if it's any consolation, I think some copter operators also supply access to the backcountry for those seeking a quick "lift". Two years ago, my wife and I spotted a copter dipping into French canyon and then lifting back out 20 min later. The next day we saw ski tracks that certainly had not come from our direction (Piute pass), nor from Pine Creek pass, so draw your own conclusions.........Cameron

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