Author Topic: PilotAware Provides Air Traffic Service for Voluntary Search and Rescue Groups.  (Read 391 times)

Keithvinning

PILOTAWARE PROVIDES A COMPLIMENTARY NATIONWIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE TO UK SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS.

Following a recent visit to install ATOM Stations in Cornwall, we met with the Chairman of the Dartmoor Mountain Rescue Teams who let us know that it would help their rescue efforts immensely if they had a real-time view of aircraft flying over Dartmoor. It would be particularly helpful to be able to track the Devon and Cornwall Air Ambulances and the Coastguard Helicopters when they attend rescues, particularly in poor visibility.

So for the last 3 months, PilotAware has been working with them to provide a feed from the ATOM GRID to do just that. All aircraft detected using, ADSB, PilotAware, Mode-S, Flarm and Fanet+ are now plotted on the MRMaps system that they use for command and control. This enhancement to the MRMaps system has also been rolled nationally to all volunteer search and rescue groups in the UK.

In response, the Dartmoor Mountain Rescue Teams are negotiating to install an ATOM Station on Dartmoor to further enhance traffic capture. This will also be of great value to speed up location if an aircraft with EC was to go down on the moor.

For more information please see the blog below and spread the word to your flying colleagues.

https://www.pilotaware.com/post/pilotaware-provides-complimentary-nationwide-traffic-to-uk-search-and-rescue-teams