• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Beginning at about 10:00 a.m. today, a Sikorsky S-58st helicopter shuttled 37 heating-cooling-and ventilation (HVAC) units from the Dos Pueblos High School parking lot at Cathedral Oaks and Alameda to the rooftops of several campus buildings. This particular helicopter is capable of lifting 5,000 lbs. The maximum weight of the largest units (multi zone units) it ferried today was 4,500 lbs.
The average flight time was three minutes and 30 seconds for the helicopter to lift off from the parking lot with an HVAC unit in tow, place it on the rooftop where a team was waiting to rig the unit, and the helicopter was back to pick up the next unit and repeat the procedure.
Within the anticipated four-hour time period, 19 heating and cooling units were placed on classrooms, the school cafeteria, and the administration building; seven air conditioning units were placed on computer labs; and 11 units were positioned on the gymnasium.
This $5.5 million heating-cooling-and ventilation project at Dos Pueblos High School began in February 2012. Work is expected to be completed in August 2012, in time for the start of school.