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ArmyofMike

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I am a member of our County Search and Rescue Mountaineering Team and may use my Spark to assist in some aerial viewing of the operational area soon. I'm not sure the capability of the Spark is excellent for this type of task, but if it helps provide clues, insight or best scenario (location) then I am grateful.

It's not 100% that I will use it, but a possibility at this time. Has anyone else used their Spark for SAR? Any pointers or tips are appreciated.

Thanks,
M
 
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RotorWash

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I don't have experience with SAR and drones but someone here probably does. For now you may find some of these videos from 'Drone U' worthwhile. I watched them recently as I find the topic interesting and think it's a great way to use a drone. Good luck to you!

How to conduct search and rescue missions with drones

Drone Search and Rescue – How to Train a Pilot to Fly a Successful Mission

What is the best drone for search and rescue? Should I use the Inspire 1 XT?

LiDAR Drone for Search and Rescue | Can Lidar Penetrate Snow, and Help in Search and Rescue?
 

Scooped

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I have used mine with my sar team. Alot of politics though so I keep it for when I am away from command. They know I am using and ok with it but dont want the headache of someone asking about it. Regulations are changing here and will be for the better here. I find it quite helpful while out in the mountains looking for lost subjects.
 
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I B Spectre

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Just this week a major news item showed a pup found under Bahamas hurricane rubble after 3 weeks. It was found with a drone using a thermal imaging camera. A lot of possible applications for SAR here.
 

Hotwire

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I do beach surveillance with Phantom 4 pro and it's not so easy. The FOV is an issue and glare on the screen makes object recognition difficult.
 

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