SAR (search & Rescue)

Investigation On for Air Asia Indonesia Airbus A320-200, PK-AXC, flight QZ-8501

Sunday, December 28, 2014
By George Hatcher
Investigation On for Air Asia Indonesia Airbus A320-200, PK-AXC, flight QZ-8501

It is good to hear the journalists being corrected here, because this incident does not yet seem to resemble the Air France or Malaysia Airlines events. Perhaps the journalists did not closely follow the excruciating Air France 447 search–YEARS spent scouring the Atlantic for the wreckage–long after initial debris and was found. So early... »

#MH370 Statement by Orion Captain regarding #Search Status

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By George Hatcher
#MH370 Statement by Orion Captain regarding #Search Status

In a public statement, after the April 8 day’s search for #MH370, RAAF P3 Orion captain Flt Lt said that he was optimistic about the wreckage being found. Unlike the AF447 search at a parallel point in the search timeline one month in, there has been no visual confirmation of any wreckage or debris,... »

Moving the @MH370 Search Forward: Remus AUV

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By George Hatcher
Moving the @MH370 Search Forward: Remus AUV

Will the Remus be deployed to search for MH370? The Remus is the platform used to search for AirFrance 447, rated to 6000 meters. The AUV device was famously designed by the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – WHOI, in support of deep-water autonomous operations.... »

Snowboarder Rescued by Search and Rescue team

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

On December 18, 2012, the crew aboard a RCAF Cormorant search and rescue found and rescued a snowboarder stranded in a steep ravine between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, British Columbia. In poor visibility and blowing snow, the 442 Transport and Rescue Squad hoisted Search and Rescue Teams 300 feet through trees to the... »

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