Photo of The Week – U.S.C.G. shows off at Red Bull’s Flugtag

U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Matt Schofield

This week’s photo is brought to us by members from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles.  Here they watch as their rendition of an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter flies off the flight deck during the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag held on Aug. 20, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif.. The Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, challenges participants to build and pilot homemade flying machines.

While the mock HH-65C Dolphin did not make it far before plunging into the waters, the USCG was able to show off the real thing by performing an over flight and rescue demonstration with a real MH-65 Dolphin in front of the 105,000 spectators.

Team Coast Guard included LTJG Josh Murphy, AET1 Damon Miller, AST1 Stephen Nicoll, AET3 Dal Blocker and AET3 Corey Mason.

More on this event can be found at the USCG’s official blog, the Coast Guard Compass.