Sea King HU Mk5 Helicopter SAR 2013 marks the 60th Anniversary of Royal Navy Helicopter Search and Rescue saving lives. A Sea King HU Mk5 helicopter will demonstrate search and rescue technique at the Airshow, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune on Saturday 27 July. Royal Navy Search and Rescue Based at Prestwick airport, HMS Gannet SAR (Search and Rescue) flight covers one of the largest areas within the UK. Its patch stretches from Ben Nevis in the north, south to the Isle of Man and the Lake District, east to Edinburgh and the Borders, west to Northern Ireland and out to 200 miles west of Ireland over the north Atlantic. This equates to approximately 81,000 square miles. HMS Gannet SAR in the snow © Royal Navy. The helicopter can expect to be called to a variety of tasks at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, in all weathers and conditions. It can be called out for military SAR, air, sea and mountain rescue through to major accident response. The crews operate with the rest of the emergency services on a regular basis, whether Lifeboat exercises with the RNLI and Coastguard or exchange of personnel with the Ambulance service. Casualty treatment HMS Gannet SAR during a rescue © Royal Navy Each member of the back seat crew is trained in immediate emergency care, with the aircrew normally receiving advanced training in this area. This enables medical care to be given at the scene and during transport to the medical facility. The crew are able to administer drugs, use heart-start machines, resuscitate in most conditions, administer fluids through a drip and treat hypothermia, burns, fractures and head injuries. Find out more about the SAR's heroic activities at HMS Gannet here. Please note all information is correct at the time of publishing. Flights and timings are subject to change, prevailing weather conditions and operational requirements. Pre-booked tickets Book before 27 July and save 15%. You can book online, by telephone on 0300 123 6789 or in person at any of our sites Airshow pages Booking tickets Stars of the Show Airshow blog posts Directions Hints and Tips Related pages Stars of the Show Sea King HU Mk5 tech facts Crew: 2 Pilots, 1 Observer, 1 Aircrew (doctor or medic can be included). Engines: 2 Rolls Royce Gnome H 1400 Gas Turbines producing 1,400 Shp. Performance: Max speed 150 mph, Max range 450 miles, Rate of climb 2,500ft/min. Dimensions: Length 72ft 8ins, Rotor span 62ft, Height 16ft 10 ins, Weight 91.5 tons. HMS Gannet fascinating facts Response: 15 minutes maximum crew response time during daylight hours. Winch: 245 feet fully extended length of winch wire.