Month: September 2020

Pilot Transports Critical Ventilator

The UK Civil Air Patrol is a charity best known for its fleet of light aircraft which may be called upon for a multitude of roles including air observation, air search and air to ground photography. Now, a new role, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the ‘pony express’ rapid courier service to deliver …

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Missing Person Search

UKCAPScotland recently received a request from a family member to assist in a missing person search, following a period during which the vulnerable person had not been found by any of the agencies actively looking for him. The UKCAPS Ops Group authorised a search mission flown by a highly experienced crew using an autogyro, given …

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Why does Police Scotland refuse?

Background Up until the formation of Police Scotland (PS) in April 2013, the UK Civil Air Patrol (UKCAP) had legal Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with 4 out of the 8 extant legacy forces: Fife Constabulary, Grampian Police, Northern Constabulary and Tayside Police. These four forces covered around 62% of the total area of Scotland. The …

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Wildland Fire At Loughnacrory

Early afternoon on Friday 16 April 2020, Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol (Northern Ireland) deployed four personnel to the Loughmacrory area of Barony Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, to assist NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) with a serious wildland fire. The area was rural, with fire spreading on the eastern side of Barony Road, through …

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