posted on January 13, 2014 17:26
Cornwall, England (capitalbay.com) - The pilots of Rescue 193 can be scrambled in 15 minutes during the day and are on 24-hour standby. The unit flies eight Sikorsky Sea King helicopters based at Culdrose, Cornwall, guarding the rugged coastline. The aircraft uses two Rolls-Royce Gnome turbine engines, each producing more than 1,400 horse power. Helicopter crews were called into action more than two-dozen times during the stormy weather over the festive period.