CG – 6535
Today we are remembering and honoring the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter 6535 crew who died in a tragic crash on February 28, 2012. It resulted in the deaths of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight. A year after the crash, which occurred in Mobile Bay, Alabama, during a training flight, the U.S. Coast Guard designed this WOD to commemorate the loss of their shipmates.
The rep scheme 65 and 35 signifies the number of the helicopter. Hence, it was originally called the 6535 memorial WOD. Within the Coast Guard aviation community, the workout was later changed to the “CG Aviation Workout to Remember” to honor all Coast Guard aviation members lost in the line of duty.
4 Rounds for Time
400 meter Run
65 Air Squats
35 Burpee Pull-Ups
We also want to give a shout out to Coach Taylor and wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Taylor was one of FFCF’s first coaches and we love having apart of the Flying Fortress family!! We also love her furry friend, Sandy! Taylor is motivated and dedicated to putting all she has into being an awesome CrossFit athlete & coach! She will soon be starting Physical Therapy school and we know she is going to excel in that too!!
We hope you birthday weekend rocks!!