Rescue Swimmer Freefall Deployment

In honor of the 90th anniversary of Coast Guard Aviator #1, Third Lieutenant Elmer Stone graduating from Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School I thought I’d post a picture of what our modern aviators do.

FREEPORT, Texas - Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Phil Wojitas, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Houston, conducts a freefall deployment from an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter here Friday, March 16, 2007. Rescue swimmers, like Wojitas, constantly train to hone their life-saving skills to better prepare themselves for actual rescues.

FREEPORT, Texas – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Phil Wojitas, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Houston, conducts a freefall deployment from an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter here Friday, March 16, 2007. Rescue swimmers, like Wojitas, constantly train to hone their life-saving skills to better prepare themselves for actual rescues.

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