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Emergency Search and Rescue phases

Emergency Search and Rescue phases

Safety, Search and Rescue

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Emergency phases are based on the level of concern for the safety of persons, vessels or aircraft... Upon initial notification, the notified SAR authority or ATS unit classifies the SAR incident as being in one of the three following emergency phases: a) Uncertainty Phase (INCERFA)... b) Alert Phase (ALERFA)... c) Dist

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How does the SAR system become aware that a RAAus aircraft is in distress?

How does the SAR system become aware that a RAAus aircraft is in distress?

Safety, Search and Rescue

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

SAR alerting action is based upon the type of notification and flight procedures adopted by an aircraft, for example: Aircraft that comply with full reporting procedures where a continuous communications SAR watch is maintained fails to r... eport at the next scheduled time... Aircraft that have nominated a SARTIME whe

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The JRCC has contacted me about a missing or overdue aircraft. Is this a normal process?

The JRCC has contacted me about a missing or overdue aircraft. Is this a normal process?

Safety, Search and Rescue

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Each SAR operation is carried out under the coordination of a SAR Mission Coordinator (SMC) designated for the purpose by the appropriate SAR Authority who shall arrange for the provision of suitable search units... (Reference: NATSAR Manual, 2014, pp... 90-92)...

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What does the RCC do when they find a crashed aircraft?

What does the RCC do when they find a crashed aircraft?

Safety, Search and Rescue

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

When it is known that an aircraft will crash or has crashed and the crash position is incidentally reported or known with reasonable certainty, the RCC is required to confirm the crash site and ensure the provision of medical assistance ... and rescue of the survivors... Pending assumption of the responsibility for the

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What happens when a SAR is activated

What happens when a SAR is activated

Safety, Search and Rescue

Last updated Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Australia has accepted the obligation to provide aeronautical and maritime SAR coordination and services for its territories, territorial seas, and the high seas within its SAR region called a SAR system... The fundamental aim of the SAR system is to provide assistance to persons in distress... The responsibility for t

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Who coordinates the SAR of RAAus aircraft

Who coordinates the SAR of RAAus aircraft

Safety, Search and Rescue

Last updated Monday 31 October, 2016

Australia has accepted the obligation to provide aeronautical and maritime SAR coordination and services for its territories, territorial seas, and the high seas within its SAR region called a SAR system... The fundamental aim of the SAR system is to provide assistance to persons in distress... The responsibility for t

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