9-Dec-2013 Source: HeliHub.com
Austrian operator Wucher Helicopter has this week started its seasonal operation of the “Gallus 1” emergency helicopter. Eurocopter EC135 OE-XHZ is the subject helicopter, and the winter season was launched on Friday 6th December from a base at Zürs.
With the beginning of the winter season, “Gallus 1” starts is now on standby at Zürs in the state of Vorarlberg. This is the western most tip of Austria and close up to the borders with Liechtenstein and Switzerland. This seasonal operation provides extra backup to the year-round “Christophorus 8”, which is based in Nenzing.
In the 2012/3 winter season, Gallus 1 was called to more than 350 missions.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com