Trackers use UAV during Search and Rescue TrainingAerial footage captured with a Search and Rescue (SAR) Tracking Team's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
This footage was taken using a UAV during a Queensland Remote Area Tracker (QRAT) SAR exercise.
The UAV operator was provided with an area of likely approach and then flew a search pattern over that area until identifying the hikers on the ground. This provides real time imagery of their condition, number and direction of travel as well as exact GPS coordinates of their position.
QRAT is a volunteer Rescue Tracking Unit operating in Central Queensland and South East Queensland, Australia. The team are compromised of experienced Bushmen who are additionally equipped with the latest search and rescue technologies.
Basic Tracking Course Snap ShotSome footage taken during a Bush Lore Tracking and Observation course here at the Bush Lore Survival School.
On this particular course above and beyond the normal sensory skill development aspects of the training we also explored the use of some advanced technology that complements the Trackers skills.
In particular we played with a drone equipped with a camera that a rescue tracking team such as (QRAT - www.qrat.org) might employ to expand the search capability of the individual trackers. Nothing ultimately replaces the Tracker's skill in the bush and mastery of the art of tracking. The Queensland Remote Area Tracker (QRAT) team is supported in part by Bush Lore via training and personnel.
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