Shaun Walker/The Times-Standard
SEAT BY THE EDGE:
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Williams gazes out at Redwood National ParkÕs Carruthers Cove as his HC-130 ÒHerculesÓ from the U.S.C.G. Air Station in Sacramento flies with the rear door open on Thursday. A group of 24 Eureka High Navy ROTC students in Kevin KlecknerÕs naval science class took a low-altitude flight to Crescent City and back with the door open.
STUDENTS LOOK OUT:
Students look out at the coastline from their seats in the middle of the plane.
The search, rescue, and patrol plane can drop life rafts, electronic markers, and other rescue items.