For several months, two men from Mercy Air (Matthias Reuter and Michael Aebi) have been diligently at work preparing a Eurocopter AS350 B2 for service in South Africa and Mozambique. In fact, the helicopter is desperately needed in Mozambique right now. Last week, the guys finished up their work, and it is shipping out to South Africa in the next few days.
Below are a couple videos of the helicopter. The first one is from the initial test flight. The second video was taken Friday evening, when Matthias and Mike graciously offered us helicopter rides on behalf of Mercy Air. It was a cherished opportunity to see this great tool at work, and to have some fun in the process!