Search flights soar

Wildcat Helicopters will once again provide Vernon Search and Rescue with a dedicated rescue service

High-flying support continues for individuals who are lost or facing a medical emergency.

Wildcat Helicopters, of West Kelowna, will once again provide Vernon Search and Rescue with a dedicated rescue service from dawn to dusk seven days a week.

“We are providing this service, aircraft, personnel, equipment and experience on a standby basis free of charge,” said Ian Wilson, Wildcat vice-president.

“Fees are only activated once the aircraft is deployed. This aircraft is outfitted with the latest rescue equipment as well as full paramedical support as required.”

Wilson says his crews are trained far in excess of all requirements mandated by Transport Canada.

“Wildcat has been providing winch and rescue services for over a decade both domestically and abroad, and we are very happy, as are our highly trained crews to provide this service to the public, in our own back yard,” he said.