Emergencies do not wait for you to read the directions!
Safety is taken seriously at Stallion 51 Flight Operations both in the air and in the hangar. Each month Stallion 51 and it’s sister company, UAT, LLC conducts safety stand-downs to assess safety practices and risk mitigation.
In May, Stallion 51 expanded their safety preparedness by working with the Kissimmee Fire Department to share egress procedures on three different aircraft; the P-51 Mustang, T-6 Texan and the L-39 Turbojet. Over a period of 3 days, Stallion 51 instructors shared best practices and lessons learned with 60 CFR personnel allowing them hands on training on how to extract crewmembers from the aircraft in emergency situations. Also covered were aircraft entry points, canopy extraction and best places for fire suppression. Additionally, procedures were reviewed for airport entry, location of aircraft under different situations and available medical resources.
“This was an excellent training opportunity that our crews really enjoyed. The more exposure we have to the airport and the different types of aircraft we could potentially come into contact with, the better it is for everyone involved in any unfortunate situation where our services are needed.” City of Kissimmee Fire Department Lieutenant, Royce Schoby shares; “We can’t thank the staff of Stallion 51 enough for taking time out of their schedule to provide this experience for our crews. We would definitely be interested in doing similar sessions in the future!” Kissimmee Gateway Airport’s Director of Aviation, Shaun Germolus believes; “The pro-activeness of this training provides great education for our first responders and ensures efficient responses for both on and off airport aircraft issues”.
Stallion 51’s founder and chief pilot, Lee Lauderback felt that the time and effort to share emergency egress procedures was well worth it. “The Kissimmee Fire Department certainly exceeded our expectations in every respect and once again proved, why they are the best! Each person walked away having a better understand of our team and how we can all work together in emergency situations. Thank you Kissimmee CFR for taking your time and having such an interest in our safety program.”