The Philippine Air Force and Philippine Navy have conducted a joint proficiency training on Ship Deck Landing at Ulugan Bay, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 8.
“The proficiency take-off and landing maneuvers of Sokol helicopters from 505th Search and Rescue Group (505th SRG) was conducted aboard the Presidential Yacht “BRP Ang Pangulo”,” 505th SRG said.
“The activity was perfectly timed during the preparations for the visit of Prince Albert of Monaco,” the Air Force rescue group added.
According to 505th SRG, the said activity enabled the participants to learn and practice the necessary skills and techniques to enable them to quickly respond and land at BRP Ang Pangulo whenever the situation calls for it.
The entire training activity was safely conducted under the supervision of Lieutenant Colonel Felix M. Balanza PAF(MNSA), TOG 7 Commander.
Participants were Lieutenant Colonel Marc Anthony B. Fernandez (Instructor Pilot), Major Paul Ryan Yu (Pilot-in-Command), Major Dennis Sadama (Pilot-in-Command), Ssg Joseph A Abrigo (Crew Chief), A2C John Christopher Golfo (Heli Mech).
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