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Can you please help post/fill this request for experienced loadmasters for air lifts into Haiti? David Lee at email@example.com is the POC. If you are an experienced loadmaster and willing to help, please contact David.
These are the remote towns below... most are in the mountains and have been completely shut off from any and all supply lines since the quake. You can imagine these people are getting desperate. The only way to get product (in quantity) to them is via helicopter or air drop.
We've got several aircraft capable of carrying 2,000 - 4,000 lbs of food. All are equipped as "jump" aircraft meaning they have large, open cargo doors -- great for dropping stuff.
The challenge is several fold:
We don't have any experienced loadmasters that can help us with packing, attaching chutes, properly dropping stuff, etc. Nor do have the actual chutes. So again, we've got pilots, aircraft, food, and destinations, but we're leary of just dropping stuff out of an aircraft without an experienced loadmaster to supervise the process. We can slow the aircraft to 60 knots comfortably and fly low, but we want to do it an a manner that doesn't endanger the aircrew, the aircraft, the food, or the people on the ground.