Guidance Aviation Helicopter Pilots Become Search and Rescue Pilots for Sheriff’s Office

On June 26, 2012, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher gave the Oath of Office to pilots from Guidance Aviation who are participating as contract employees when flying YCSO’s “Rescue 1” helicopter on search missions.

Front L to R – Brad Blucher, Alex Clark, Kenan Bahadir, Curtis Marshall, and Ken Wilson. Pilot Benjamin Lewis was not available at the time of this photo. Standing in back L to R – Lt. Jeff Newnum and Sheriff Mascher

Following the Oath of Office, Sheriff Mascher provided each pilot with a YCSO wing pin signifying their commitment to duty when called upon for search and rescue missions. Each specially selected pilot expressed appreciation for the opportunity to work in this unique assignment with YCSO. Many of these pilots have already flown missions and were able to see firsthand how valuable the “Rescue 1” helicopter is to saving lives in an aerial search capacity.

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Back row, L-R: Alex Clark, Ken Wilson, Brad Blucher, Kenan Bahadir, Curtis Marshall.
Front row, L-R, Guidance Aviation Staff Members:  Chris Horton, Mgr. Flight Operations,
Nancy Armstrong, Director of Finance & Personnel, Dave Roy, Director of Safety and Flight Operations.
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