United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration

A Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration is provided by an MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter and qualified aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. The aircrew consists of two pilots, one flight mechanic and a rescue swimmer. Depending on the nature of distress, the rescue swimmer can deploy via freefall or hoist to provide assistance. These dedicated professionals assume the watch 24 hours a day, 365 days a year standing true to the Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus,” which means “Always Ready.” The Sikorsky built helicopter is a twin-engine, single main rotor, MEDEVAC-capable search and rescue (SAR) helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard. It is the Coast Guard’s Medium Range Recovery helicopter, operating at 9 air stations throughout the United States. It has an average cruising speed of 125 KIAS, a range of 300 nautical miles, and an endurance of approximately 6 hours.