The episode with focus on the use of Drones in Search and Rescue. QuestUAV are also working with the Centre for Search and Rescue (CSR) and Northumberland NP MRT. This episode of Countryfile features QuestUAV’s primary pilot Stuart King acting as the drone operator.
QuestUAV joined the film crew from BBC Ones Countryfile along with Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team to showcase how drones can be implemented in a Search and Rescue mission.
Mountain Rescue Teams are considering Drones as a permanent tool as a classic search technique. Stuart King, QuestUAV’s General Manager is part of the Northumberland NP Mountain Rescue Team so already has a hands-on approach and can see the benefits of using drones for Rescue Missions. With a thermal kit on board the drone can detect heat rays from anyone that may be stuck on moors or mountains and will improve the mission quickly getting an exact location of people in need of rescue.
Anita Rani Hosts the show along with Matt Baker and John Craven. The episode will be aired on Sunday 6th May 2018 at 7pm. (BST). This can be viewed live or on catch up on the BBC iPlayer App. Make a note in your diary to tune in.