Chris Sharpe is a contributor for the education company Heavy Lies the Helmet. His experience includes Project Manager, Chief Aircrewman, and Flight Paramedic for HeliSOS HEMS/Rescue Helicopter in Guatemala, and the Chief Aircrewman at Black Wolf Helicopters. Sharpe has been flying for over 28 years; having over 15,000 flying hours and 6,000 rescue operations to his credit. He is a safety and survival expert, teaching survival techniques to both civilian and military helicopter crews in Guatemala. He is also the recipient of the HAI 2019 Salute to Excellence Safety Award.
The challenges of operating civilian SAR and HEMS in Latin America
Chris Sharpe shares his experiences on the unique challenges and risks he faced when starting up a civilian search and rescue organisation in Central America