helicopter hoist

New Mexico State Police first hoist rescue

November 11, 2020

Earlier this year, the New Mexico State Police received initial hoist training from SR3 instructors after purchasing a brand new Airbus H145. SR3 had an incredible experience training with this group of professionals, who were eager to learn. We are pleased to announce that earlier this week, they successfully completed their first ever helicopter hoist rescue in agency history!

The H145 replaced the agencies previous helicopter, an AW109, which did not have the capability to hoist. The addition of the new Airbus along with hoist rescue training from SR3 greatly increased the ability of the New Mexico State Police to perform rescues in the state, and we are happy to share this media release of their first hoist rescue!

The rescue was textbook and went extremely well. After having an opportunity to work with such fine men and women from the New Mexico State PD Air Support Unit, it came as no surprise to us they did such a tremendous job.

At SR3, we are extremely proud to see this agency accomplish their first ever hoist rescue, and humbled to have had the chance to work along side them. Check out the video below for a rundown of this hoist mission and some commentary from those that performed it. Here’s to many more safe rescues and making a difference in their community!


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