Before we started we were treated to a display of a drone fitted with a live camera to scan areas quicker than a search team. There has been some negative media on this devices based about the intrusion of people's private lives however used correctly within the law and safety requirements we soon discovered what an excellent tool this could be.
Whilst it doesn't replace ground searching - areas were checked really quickly .
Live pictures can be monitored and search teams can be quickly directed to objects to be checked.
May be in the future these may be a vital piece of rescue equipment ?
The Sector Manager giving it a test run
Roger decided he now wants one for Christmas.
Thanks for Jon and Sarah for giving up their evening and showing the potential of one of these devices.