Escambia Search And Rescue Trains With New Drones
February 12, 2017
Escambia Search and Rescue volunteers spent much of their Saturday learning how to property operate two new state of the art drones.
The Maxsur Seeker drones are a designed for search and rescue operations, including a dual thermal and color camera. They have about a mile flight range, with the operator able to watch live flight video on a monitor.
Saturday morning, ESAR volunteers were in the classroom learning how to fly the drones, and Saturday afternoon they were out at Lake Stone in Century for hands-on flight time.
The drones were purchased by ESAR as part of a “Sea, Air and Land Capabilities Improvement Initiative” grant funded for $108,200 by local women’s philanthropy group Impact 100 last October.
The complete package included the drones, a Boston Whaler capable of operation in the Gulf, 12 Project Lifesaver systems and more.
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