Search & Rescue

Skywork has the equipment and local knowledge to support your search and rescue requirements. Contact us immediately on 09 422 7018

Past emergency callouts that Skywork has attended include the search for missing hunters, farmers, boats, and aircraft.  Skywork pilots possess specialised skills when it comes to searching in a methodical and comprehensive process.  Our pilots are experienced with the utilisation of differential GPS navigation tools which provide the aid to ensuring a comprehensive search is conducted and no gaps left that potentially lead to failure in discovery.

Our pilots possess local knowledge of the terrain, an advantage for local searches as we are able to respond in a timely manner, an important feature when time is of the essence.

Our manifest of search and rescue equipment includes CAA-approved Night Vision Goggles, Steerable 450 Amp searchlight, remote hook, full-body harnesses & chair, ELT search equipment, platform left and right attached to a helicopter, up to date two-way communication systems, and portable floats.

Aircraft are tracked by real-time global positioning equipment, allowing Skywork base to have the most up-to-date information of aircraft’s exact location as they undertake flying operations.