Helicopter Rescue

Helicopter Rescue 2017-03-16T22:17:31+00:00

In emergencies, rescue helicopters are the best weapon we have. Crewed by the best pilots and medics, they race at high speed bringing hope and help from the air.

When seconds mean the difference between life and death …

Crewed by the best pilots and medics, they race at high speed bringing hope and help from the air. In all weathers, Pelikan 1, stationed in Bozen, South Tyrol is on constant standby. Often taking off at moments‘ notice with little information of what awaits, it has to be ready and able to face anything. Beautiful as it may be, South Tyrol is one of the most demanding areas for a pilot to fly in the world. Many missions, especially those on sheer mountain faces, take place in inclement weather or high winds while hovering with doors open. The tiniest movement of the control column means the difference between life and death, for crew as well as patients. Teamwork is the watchword. This is documentary vérité, unscripted, unrehearsed, one hundred percent improvised, filmed from the POV perspective, the camera coming as close to the action as possible. We see them during briefing, while waiting for their next mission and saving lives.


  • Producers: Herbert G. Kloiber, Matthias Krüger
  • Directors of photography: Norbert Blenk, Gerald Gareis, Bastian Laucke, Giuseppe Tedeschi
  • Composers: Marco T. Gündel, Christoph Redl, Birgit Wuthe
  • Editors: Daniel P. Bier, Jochen Donauer, Marcus Heckel, Thomas Holzhäuser, Christian Otto, Sebastian Stellmach
  • Co-editor: Damon Prodan
  • Media-Technology/DIT: Chris Breidenbach
  • Line-Producer: Marion Bielfeld

A Tele München and Knacker Einfach GmbH production in association with RTL II

Knacker Einfach Medienproduktion

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