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Surrey Search and Rescue

The UK’s leading drone training and consultancy provider, Consortiq has collaborated with Surrey Search and Rescue (SURSAR) to create the first Search and Rescue (SAR) specific accredited drone training course. 

Combining the high quality, UAQ (unmanned aircraft qualification) recognized courses from Consortiq with specific modular delivery and SAR relevant scenarios, the new course will enable SAR professionals to fly a drone safely and legally using a drone to improve their emergency response efforts. 


With plans to implement the course nationwide, consistency in skills and training across the SAR teams within the country can be achieved.

Challenge
A safety orientated British drone training center has teamed up with Surrey Search and Rescue in an effort to make its CAA approved UAQ training course more relevant to the field. The challenge was to create a drone training solution specific to the Search and Rescue industry. The UAQ-SAR course will deliver tailored, context-specific training that actively addresses the challenges Search and Rescue (SAR) services face.

Solution

  • A CAA approved course, the UAQ-SAR curriculum goes well beyond the requirements of the UK’s specialist aviation regulator.
  • Application specific training designed to meet the needs of contemporary field personnel
  • A course to train more relevant, multi-skilled drone pilots, capable of applying their skills to SAR applications

Benefits
For SAR teams, it will represent reduced training costs, with savings that can be channeled back into their life-saving charity accounts. As well as a new emphasis on SAR, the UAQ course will also address a range of bolt on CPD (continuing professional development) modules. These include search techniques, water rescue, and night operations.

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