Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) During Typhoons

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Saving lives in the Philippines is our primary mission. With the recent non-stop torrential rains that hit Metro Manila and Luzon, we have achieved our 911th.

Last August 7, 2012 the flood situation in the Philippines got worse and we have been receiving a lot of calls from people offshore seeking for our Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) services. Worried family members abroad wanted their loved ones who were trapped in rooftops on various locations in Luzon be rescued.

Since August 7 to 8, 2012 we have done so much... providing the ideal too to alleviate difficulties by providing emergency evacuation, medical assistance, fodder drops for isolated livestock, aerial mapping of flood victims / survivors and delivered food / medical supplies. It was during this period we achieved our 911th rescue mission. We wish we can publish photos of our rescue missions however, the clients who contracted us, specifically asked us to omit that part.

Last August 9, despite the weather, we have provided medical evacuation to a sailor aboard a vessel channeling the Mindanao areas... and transported him to the apt facility in Cebu.

Floods cause by typhoon in the Philippines are always a great problem. Many people also called us if we can do it for free however, since we are a private company, we declined to a lot which saddens us. We only do helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) missions and medical evacuations (MEDEVAC) when we are contracted to do so. Each SAR and Medevac missions are dangerous during bad weather conditions.... often risking the lives of our captain and crew members.

Should you be needing a helicopter for Search and Rescue (SAR), please contact the following: +639209550897 | +639174971168 | +639088886829 and +639175966288.

Photo credits: Jijo De Guzman

Source: http://airgurus.blogspot.com/2012/08/helicopter-search-and-rescue-sar-during.html