AERIAL DISASTER RELIEF & SAR
Helicopters come into their own in disaster situations and Fleet Helicopters are often at the forefront of local emergency situations. These can be agricultural emergencies such as flood or drought, where farmers need to locate or get emergency feed to supplies to stranded stock.
Fleet are also called into emergencies involving people too; it may be getting supplies to residents stranded by flood waters, evacuations in the event of floods and fires.
Search and Rescue (SAR) is an important part of Fleet's capability. Fleet's helicopters can be equipped with specialist infrared sensors capable of locating the missing or injured in bush-land. (It should be noted that Fleet Helicopters do not possess the capability to winch patients)