Category Archives: Search and Rescue

Search and rescue teams are used for accessing remote casulaties and helping locating missing people.

G-MCGE HM Coastguard Sikorsky S-92A

G-MCGE
HM Coastguard
Sikorsky S-92A
The Bristow-operated Coastguard helicopter is seen here rescuing a gentlemen from the roof of a cathedral. After lowering a medic and a stretcher the man in winched up into the helicopter that is hovering over the Minster in York, drawing large crowds. The narrow spiral staircases taking visitors to the roof of the buidling are not suitable for stretchering someone down. The Coastguard provide search and rescue helicopters for the whole country and practice every few years winching someone off the roof of York Minster.

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G-BEXJ Channel Islands Air Search Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander

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Channel Islands Air Search
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
This aircraft is a temporary replacement for the damaged Islander G-CIAS. A permanent replacement is due in Summer/Autumn 2017. The original aircraft was damaged beyond repair in an emergency landing due to engine problems in November 2013. The yellow rear wing was salvaged and attached to this temporary replacement. Only basic SAR equipment is fitted to this Islander, with a lot more emphasis on looking out of the windows rather than at screens.

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SG15 AED Surrey SAR VW Amarok Lowland Rescue vehicle. This

SG15 AED Surrey SAR VW Amarok Lowland Rescue vehicle. This 2015 4×4 replaces their old Land Rover Defender. The car is suited to travelling across the county on normal roads but also has good off road capability where required. A fold-down screen in the Truckman rear allows briefing to be given or other information to be displayed – such as the view from a drone (shown). The total cost for the vehicle was £32,500 and was met by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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YK62 UKC York Rescue Boat Land Rover Defender 110 – This is the charity’s only vehicle…

YK62 UKC York Rescue Boat Land Rover Defender 110 – This is the charity’s only vehicle. It was donated by a local dealership to help the charity raise its profile during it’s first few months of operation. It is used for publicity and will develop into a patrol and rescue vehicle. The purchase of a boat and training of volunteers will follow.
The side view. York Rescue Boat is focussed on the safety of the rivers in and around York. They aim to achieve this by means of a patrol and rescue boat, combined with a programme of education.
From the rear
The winch
The charity’s logo on the bonnet
Another view of the Land Rover
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Defence Helicopter Flying School – demonstration of water rescue capability. They train …

Defence Helicopter Flying School – demonstration of water rescue capability. They train Search and Rescue pilots and personnel. This is a Eurocopter Squirrel and is based at the HQ at RAF Shawbury, near Shrewsbury.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Defence Helicopter Flying School.
Watch a video of this vehicle in action!

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