15-Jan-2013 Source: US Coast Guard
Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles personnel will be completing Their annual standardization flight crew checks from Jan. 28th through Feb. 7 th .
Residents living near the Torrance Airport can expect to see and hear the air station’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopters more Frequently During That Time period. In an effort to reduce the frequency of flights near Torrance, airports are being used multiple Throughout The Los Angeles area.
Every Coast Guard Air Station must complete the two-week check, Conducted by Coast Guard instructors from the service’s training center in Mobile, Alabama.
The purpose of the flight checks is to test a pilot’s Ability to handle emergencies like an engine failure and other critical facets of being a military aviator.
The Coast Guard fully Recognizes The Impacts Caused by the noise of the helicopters and is taking all possible steps to keep the flights as short as possible. These checks will be Conducted Primarily During The hours of 9 am and 5 pm