to fly to the landing site, turning left around a circle, that to the observant eye, just not an obstacle for the lost, and set the helicopter into the snow. The air rescue, the skier bad. Be like afterwards, and rightly apply the emergency physician, the care of him.

Holger Appel

editor in the business, responsible for the “technology and Motor”.

F. A. Z.

But the actual accolade of the winter, everyday on the mountain to earn the pilots, and anyone who is familiar with flying a little, pays them respect. The landing in the sun may seem in addition to prepared slopes, as has probably every skier ever seen, as unspectacular Routine. But any mistake can lead to Ruin.

in Addition, weather and terrain often mean not-so-good, with man and machine. Just a Video making the rounds, in which a Pilot of the French Gendarmerie spectacular precision does work. He sets his helicopter with the nose in a steep slope, and, balancing there until the rescue workers got off. The up to 11 metres in diameter, the rotor blades rotate away from the slope. Then he parks backwards, waiting in the altitude and picks up the troupe in the same way again. “Based Weaning” is the name of the maneuver, it’s part of the training and is practiced on check flights. However, not so extreme slopes.

Below 800 meters visibility, with wind speeds of more than 90 km/h, heavy snow, fog or sleet, the helicopter on the ground. At night you can fly from the technical equipment, but on the slopes of the day is usually the Limit, the pilots are based, in principle, to view. In seasonal peak times, a Pilot flying seven to eight operations a day to the ski area, the DRF air rescue.