- Posted by Air Rider
- On June 12, 2017
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- air rider hovercraft, Drone, SAR, search and rescue
What do we know about aerial search and rescue (SAR)? The first thing that comes to mind is that it’s done by helicopter or small plane and that it’s incredibly expensive. Aerial SAR is much easier and less costly with a drone—a small and easily maneuverable device that can scan large areas quickly in great detail. Combining hovercraft with drone SAR allows rescue teams a much greater advantage in finding missing or stranded persons in emergency situations and improves their success rate.
We’ve discussed the many advantages of hovercraft SAR, particularly during flooding. Hovercraft aren’t built with submerged propellers, meaning that they don’t risk being critically damaged from debris that floats beneath the surface of flood water the way a boat would. Hovercraft are able to travel through shallow and fast moving water, rapidly changing levels of flooding and even marshy areas where search and rescue would be nearly impossible.
But the Air Rider Hovercraft’s SAR model (AR-45 SAR) isn’t limited to flood rescues; when combined with drone SAR, emergency response teams will have the advantage of scoping large areas quickly and efficiently. Simultaneously, the SAR hovercraft will be moving the rescue unit at a steady speed, travelling over virtually any terrain to reach those who’ve been trapped and would otherwise be unable to escape.
The AR-45 SAR is built with an inflatable hull that creates a stable platform for emergency teams to work from. It can hold a 3-person rescue team plus an additional 1-2 person capacity. Once equipped with a drone SAR model, the AR-45 SAR hovercraft becomes a nearly unstoppable force during rescue missions of all conditions.
Air Rider Hovercraft has over 30 years of design knowledge and experience to provide confidence for operators and reduce response times with greater safety advantage for all.