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RCMP Air 5 pilot dies in crash.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:07 pm
by Tango5
RCMP C/M - David Brolin, a pilot of Air 5, dies on duty in a crash while returning to base after training with LMD ERT.

http://m.torontosun.com/2012/01/18/poli ... pper-crash

Rest in Peace Dave.

The latest info on funeral date:

Full military service.
Thursday January 26th at 1300hrs to be held at the Peace Portal Alliance Church at 15128 27B Ave, Surrey BC.
For accommodations and transport from YVR contact E Div HQ.

Re: RCMP Air 5 pilot dies in crash.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:43 pm
by gotchya
Rest in Peace

Re: RCMP Air 5 pilot dies in crash.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:44 pm
by scott90
RIP

Seems crazy that they were doing this training on a day with 50 km/h winds and whiteout conditions

Re: RCMP Air 5 pilot dies in crash.

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:04 am
by Tango5
It might seem crazy to train in this kind of crap but if they don't do it how would they do a real call under these conditions?

Re: RCMP Air 5 pilot dies in crash.

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:21 pm
by mc7719
Per attachment to regional Honour Guards.

The tragic death of pilot Dave Brolin, killed on Tuesday the 17" of January 2012, when the helicopter he was flying crashed in the area of Cultus Lake, BC, marks the passing of much more than a dedicated civilian member of the RCMP, and an excellent and highly skilled pilot with over 25 years of flying experience.
While on duty, Dave was flying Air 5 and had just successfully completed a training exercise with the Emergency Response Team. He was preparing to return to base when the helicopter was seen crashing. The Transportation Safety Board and the BC Coroners Service are currently investigating the incident.

Dave is survived by his wife Kirstan, his son Connor, daughter Kennedy, father John and mother Maxine, his brother Greg and sister in law Lisa, along with many aunts and uncles and other family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.

Dave had a long history of flying, having earned his pilots licence at age 18. He was born in California and raised here in British Columbia. He flew for the 3d Cavalry Air Mobile Unit during Operation Desert Storm, attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer during his five year career in the US Army. Dave also flew for eight years with the Whistler Helicopter Corporation. He joined the RCMP in 2006 as a pilot and loved his work. His enthusiasm and courage will be remembered; his contributions and impact will be everlasting.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
PRIVATE VIEWING:
(For family, invited guests and RCMP Members only)
Date: 2012-01 -25 (Wednesday)
Time: 19:00 to 21 :00
Location: Victory Memorial Park
1438 1 - 28" Avenue
Surrey, BC

FUNERAL:
Date: 20 12-0 1-26 (Thursday)
Time: 13:00
Location: Peace Portal Alliance Church
15 128 - 27B Avenue
Surrey, BC

Regional Honour Guards are asked to arrive at 11 :30. There are change rooms available.