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Top-flight service in Nevada County

“Well, at least I’m close to the hospital,” I thought Friday, as I prepared to land my sputtering Cessna on Highway 49. I had already made a radio call for fire and rescue personnel so I knew, one way or another, I would soon be in their care.

Quick-thinking motorists, a couple of pilots among them, slowed their vehicles and let me land my aircraft safely. I thus had the opportunity to watch a large number of Nevada County’s public safety officers at work.

Police, fire and rescue personnel were at the scene within a very few minutes. Public safety was clearly their primary concern, as people from different agencies worked efficiently together to speedily assess the situation, secure the scene and safely restore the flow of traffic. I was very impressed with both the level of professionalism and the warmth and good humor displayed.



I send my sincerest thanks to the Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies, Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated Fire District rescue personnel, Grass Valley Police and CHP officers who were so capable and so willing to help me.

Thanks also to Mr. Fisher of Fisher’s Towing, who took meticulous care to avoid damage to my aircraft during transport.




Rick Harmon

Nevada City


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