I should preface this post with a disclaimer.
Some of my colleagues in Timing and Communications are less than enamoured with the moniker "rats" as a nickname for our crew, but I think it's kinda cool.
Here's a picture of the Timing crew (Communications is an integral part/facility of timing), and friends from SWATCH, who worked this year's Women's Downhill and Super "G" races at Lake Louise.
The chopper the gang is standing in front of is the one used by Parks Canada Wardens when they airlift injured athletes.
Here's a picture I took a couple of years ago (and posted to this blog) of a practice run with the chopper.