Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue is an important role for which helicopters are ideally suited and for which Everett Aviation has developed a wide capability. Our aircraft are fitted with state of the art technical equipment such as Night Vision capability, FLIR (forward looking infra-red) and Night Sun. All our pilots are experienced in the use of such specialised role equipment. Thus greatly increasing the effectiveness of our SAR operations. In addition, this equipment allows us to operate safely and effectively in adverse conditions where other means would fail.

sam_0708AS365 fitted with rescue hoist and FLIR

Everett Aviation has developed a vast capability for Search and Rescue. Over the years, we have invested in as much specialised equipment as possible to enable us offer the best service. With the many mountainous regions in East Africa, helping to facilitate mountain rescue teams is one of our roles.  We have made frequent rescues on Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro at heights of up to 18,000 feet. The versatility and manoeuvrability of a helicopter is perfectly suited to such roles.

We have:

  • SX16 Nightsun
  • Leo 400 Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) Camera
  • Rescue Hoist

AS350 fitted with Leo 400 FLIR and Night sun

Over the past 15 years, we have searched for, and found missing aircraft, boats, cars and people, retrieved lost climbers and off road motorcyclists. We are able to deploy a rapid response command centre, fully equipped to co-ordinate lengthy searches.
Personnel loading a casualty in the BK117 during a successful rescue mission.