Search and Rescue

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

Safety, Search and Rescue

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

SAR alerting action is based upon the type of notification and flight procedures adopted by an aircraft, for example:

  1. Aircraft that comply with full reporting procedures where a continuous communications SAR watch is maintained fails to report at the next scheduled time.
  2. Aircraft that have nominated a SARTIME where alerting action commences at the time of expiration of the SARTIME.
  3. Aircraft that have not submitted flight notification where alerting action is commenced on the receipt of incidental information from any source which leads to doubt as to the aircraft’s safety. This includes notification from a person or organisation holding a Flight Note.