Simrik Air recently conducted a heli-training and orientation for the crew, staff, and medical team to prepare them better for rushing crucial assistance during natural and man-made disasters by enhancing their skills and expertise.
Capt Siddartha Jang Gurung led a Bambi Bucket training session for helicopter pilots Capt Hare Ram Thapa and Capt Rajendra Duwal at Bojinee Dam in Nagarkot. The pilots learned the proper use and operation of this specialized tool. Simrik Air is the sole provider of this water-based firefighting service in Nepal.
In addition to Bambi Bucket training, Simrik Air also offered a variety of other realistic engagement training options such as Recco, Yak Winch, Sling operation, Long-line operation, Medical evacuation, and Management training to keep the staff up-to-date and maintain safety, efficiency, and consistency in service. Capt Bimal Sharma and Capt Bhaskar Pokharel were trained on this.
Crew members Ang Tashi Sherpa, Tshering Dhenduk Bhote, Tshering Pandey Bhote and Sonam Bhuti were also trained during these sessions.
These sessions were conducted under the supervision of instructor and trainer from Germany and Switzerland Bruno Jelk, Daniel Brunner and Beat Marti.
In a country marked by difficult terrains, this kind of training is expected to be of great help in saving lives and properties during natural and manmade disasters like flooding, fires and mountaineering accidents, given that the state alone is not adequately equipped in dealing with such contingencies.