Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Uses Bell 407 for Cliff and Ocean Rescue Operations

With the mountainous terrain and West Coast waves, there is always a need for an eye in the sky. The Sonoma County Sherriff’s Office flies their Bell 407 - known as “Henry One” - for parapublic and rescue missions. Take a look…

Tactical Flight Officer Chris Haas shares his most memorable rescue. “Hearing someone say ‘you saved my life’… I’ve never heard that before.”

With the Bell 407, speed is their best asset during that golden hour.“It really takes us moments to get to the scene and down to the victim…that’s where we really shine”

“We train like we rescue, and we rescue like we train.” The team prepares for a variety of tasks, from airlifting patients to law enforcement maneuvers.

“Most people close their eyes when we lift off. To make them feel better, we like to joke that they are going to miss an incredible view," said Sergeant Henry Boustani, Tactical Flight Officer. "That’s where our personality comes into our missions.”

About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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