The Henry 1 flight crew is composed of a Pilot, Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) and paramedic. Each person has a number of individual responsibilities, but in order to successfully complete its mission, the crew must function together as a team. In order to achieve this, the crew constantly trains in order to remain sharp in a multitude of critical areas.
The pilot flies from the right seat and is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the safety and operation of the aircraft and the crew. Highly experienced, Henry 1 pilots are experts in vertical reference flying and external load operations
Pilot Inflight Responsibilities:
- Aircraft Control
- Nightsun Direction and Focus
- External Load Hook Control
- Radio Communication
Tactical Flight Officer (TFO)
The TFO flies in the left seat and is the law enforcement authority onboard Henry 1. The TFO directs and coordinates activities of the air unit in support of field operations and is the direct supervisor responsible for the oversight and delivery of all four missions provided by the Sheriff's helicopter program.
- FLIR Image Control
- FLIR Image Recording
- Visual ID verification using Gyroscopic Binoculars
- PA Communication
- Radio Control
The rescue paramedic is seated in the aft compartment and is responsible for the oversight and delivery of medical care provided by the Sheriff's helicopter program and is the final medical authority onboard Henry 1.
Paramedic Inflight Responsibilities:
- Radio Communication with REDCOM Medical Dispatch and medical crews on scene
- Operate as a third pair of eyes during law enforcement calls, search and rescue calls, search and rescue calls, and to clear the aircraft from general air traffic and ground obstacles