Royal Canadian Air Force crew visits Coast Guard Air Station Astoria

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter crew member from 442 Transport and rescue squadron from 19 Wing Comox in British Columbia, Canada, speaks with a U.S. Coast Guard member at Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Oregon, Dec. 7, 2022. During the aircrew’s visit, they were provided a tour of the air station and participated in joint search and rescue training. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee)

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter crew member from 442 Transport and rescue squadron from 19 Wing Comox in British Columbia, Canada, speaks with a U.S. Coast Guard member at Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Oregon, Dec. 7, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee)

ASTORIA, Ore. —A Royal Canadian Air Force Aircrew visited Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton Wednesday.

Air station personnel welcomed a RAF CH-149 Cormorant helicopter crew from the 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 19 Wing Commex in British Columbia, Canada.

During the visit, they conducted professional development discussions, tours of the air station and helicopter assets, and search and rescue exercises.

A U.S Coast Guard pilot accompanied the RCAF and has been working with them in the pilot exchange program.

“Today was a great opportunity to build and learn from each other,” said Lt. Kyle Jackson, a pilot at Air Station Astoria. “Sharing ideas, tactics, training and policy helps us foster our continued relationship with our friends to the North.”


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