What it takes to be a CHP Air Rescue Operator and videos of notable rescues

They are the officers who fly in helicopters and save lives when people are stranded in remote locations. Although there are fewer than 200 people assigned to the California Air Rescue Division statewide, they cover all of California by performing rescues on all kinds of terrain – from mountains to water. In a rare opportunity, KCRA 3 was given access to the CHP training that’s only held once a year. Watch the full story Tuesday night on KCRA 3 News at 11 for a look at the years of work and financial commitment it takes for pilots to go through the training.