Friday, January 22, 2010

Skids On The Ground In Port Au Prince

On Thursday Jan 21 we launched the helicopters headed for Haiti. We sent a Bell 206 Long Ranger and Robinson R44. Simon Tanner, the Director of Heli-mission, Travis Parker, Mark Palmieri flew the Bell and the Pilots of the R44 were Martin Schroder and Zach Keller.

The skids touched down in Port au Prince Haiti this afternoon Jan. 22 at about 2:00pm and hit the ground flying. Plans to transport patients to the ship comfort were hampered by communication issues. The small cell towers are unable to facilitate the amount of users who have arrived to help the small island of haiti. Tomorrow they will begin the tasks of moving food, water, medicine, doctors. Doing medevac flights and whatever will fit in side the helicopter that needs to be moved.

I talked to Brian Parker this morning, Jan. 23, he said they are getting ready to launch one of the helicopters to Cape Haitian transporting a doctor and medicine. Along with the doctor is a father going to pick up his adopted child to bring home to the US..

As details come in from down there we will be posting them to the blog daily so keep checking back with us for new updates.

We are so thankful for your prayers and support.

1 comment:

LCUHaitiUpdates said...

You guys helped Mac Burberry and RoRo Eustache land some much needed supplies on to the school and church today in Port. Many thanks and blessings to you from those that were following (and wishing we could be there to help) from back in the states.