During a trip through America with 4Aviation, were visited the Coast Guard in Mobile in the state Alabama. It was quite cold that morning, but the sun was almost perfect for making a few nice shot of the present airplanes.
The Coast Guard Aviation Training Center (ATC) in Mobile, is a multi-mission unit, acting as the Coast Guard's aviation and capabilities development center, as well as an operational air station. Training is conducted to qualify Coast Guard pilots in the MH-60T "Jayhawk", the MH-65D "Dolphin" and the HC-144A "Ocean Sentry."
All pilots initially trained at ATC return once a year for a one week proficiency course in their designated airframe. Serving within the Coast Guard's Force Readiness Command's Training Division (FC-T), the ATC Mobile evaluation center is responsible for ensuring that Coast Guard aviation forces are using the best equipment and tactics to successfully complete all required missions.
The Operations Department, flying the HC-144A Ocean Sentry, is a segment within the ATC command that conducts traditional Coast Guard air station missions including Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, and Environmental Protection. The Operations Department operates under the tactical control of the Eighth Coast Guard District and has area of responsibility that extends from the Louisiana/Texas border to the eastern edge of the Florida panhandle.
I would like to thank Lieutenant Junior Grade Jason Carter and of the Mobile Coast Guard and the public affairs office for this photo shoot.