Malaysia Boleh, semua boleh! Pinjam helikopter pun boleh.
Putera Umno Seeks Fire N Rescue Dept Chopper For Training
By Syed Azwan Syed Ali
Expedition coordinator Datuk Abdul Rahim Dahalan, from the Malaysian Sports Aviation Federation (MSAF), said the helicopter would enable the young parachutists to experience the various techniques of disembarking from an aircraft.
He said, currently, 12 Putera Umno jumpers including two reserves were undergoing the 6,000 to 8,000 feet free fall training at the Segamat airstrip, near Segamat Country Club, Johor, using a CESSNA 172 aircraft owned by MSAF.
"We would like to seek assistance from the Fire and Rescue Department to permit us to use the helicopter in the next phase of training. It would help the jumpers a lot in terms of mastering the disembarking/jumping techniques," he told BERNAMA at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), here this evening.
Earlier, Abdul Rahim gave a two-hour briefing on the expedition preparation to 21 members of the North Pole expedition, including Putera Umno chief Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, who is also the expedition head.
Abdul Rahim, who is also the MSAF vice president (parachute division), said support from various agencies including the Fire and Rescue Department was needed to make the North Pole's mission possible.
Present at the briefing were MSAF free-fall instructors, Azlan Ismail and Abdul Karim Salleh.
In the expedition, 10 Putera Umno jumpers will make a 6,000-feet jump from an airplane at the North Pole. Three of them would fly the Malaysian flag, as well as the Umno and the Putera Umno flags.
They are team leader Haziq Azlan, Hamsja Arsyad, Mohd Anuar Mirami, Syed Halim Amir Ali, Mohd Zakwan Yahya, Mohd Irwan Shaari, Norafandi Noordin, Daniel Shah Redzuan, Mohammad Shafiq Akmal Trisno and Mohamad Khasiain Omar Khan.
Two reserve jumpers are Musa Abu Bakar and Saiful Nizam Dorani.
The group will undergo motivational classes starting from today until Friday at the PWTC before continuing with the free-fall training at the Segamat airstrip next week.