Maurizio Folini named pilot of highest helicopter rescue on Everest


Maurizio Folini of Fishtail Air was the pilot who carried out a record-setting helicopter rescue on Mount Everest, contrary to some news reports that named Simone Moro as the pilot.
According to Fishtail Air’s website, on May 21, 2013, Folini piloted a Eurocopter AS350 B3 to rescue an injured Nepali-Canadian climber at an incredible altitude of 7,800 meters (25,590 feet) on Mount Everest. This surpassed a previous record-setting rescue performed by a Fishtail Air and Air Zermatt team on April 29, 2010 at an elevation of 6,900 meters (22,637 feet) on Mount Annapurna.

Born in Italy, Marizio Foloni has worked for a long list of companies in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and Uzbekistan. Fishtail Air reports that Foloni has 9,000 hours of flying experience, and is also a mountain guide and a member of a rescue team in north Italy.

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