June 9, 2021 – Emergency Supply Delivery

On June 9th three volunteers with the North Carolina Volunteer Rescue Pilot group assisted the Wake Forest Fire Department with the delivery of critical air tanks needed by the department. The flight in the Beechcraft Barron twin-engine airplane was from Louisburg, North Carolina to Asheville, North Carolina. We were on the ground for about 20 … Read more

May 26, 2020 – Aircraft in Distress

Raleigh Approach Control was talking to an incoming aircraft, 09H, that was having growing communication problems. The aircraft had gone from being able to communicate on the radio to only being able to acknowledge receiving communications by pressing the ident button on their transponder. Cloud bases were variable in the Wake Forest area during our … Read more

May 22, 2020 – Shooter Pursuit

At approximately 1509 on 5-22-2020, Sgt. Albert, who was flying as a WFFD volunteer TFO, and I were on the ground at Triangle North Executive Airport (LHZ) in Louisburg, NC. We heard a shooting call dispatched for the Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) at the intersection of Burlington Mills Road and Capital Blvd. We departed … Read more

April 21, 2020 – Missing Aircraft

On 4-21-2020, a report of a downed aircraft was dispatched. I heard the call and monitored radio traffic at the same time I received a call from a Chapel Hill firefighter asking if I was at the airport. The crew Pilot Steve Rhode and Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) Andrew Albert. We were already headed to … Read more

April 8, 2020 – Missing Person

On 4-8-2020 at 1830 a water rescue call was dispatched to the Falls Lake dam area. Crews searched in boats and used divers to attempt to locate the drowning victim. Divers did eventually locate the victim. Fire Demon 1, a Cessna 182, was dispatched the following morning to attempt to locate the victim from the … Read more