Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

New SAR from Bristow operational this time next year- Culdrose SAR to end.

"Bristow Helicopters’ advanced SAR fleet is equipped with a raft of state of the art technology including night vision, mission management and increased on-board medical capabilities. 

In selecting our helicopters we have chosen aircraft that are specifically suited to the terrain and requirements of the UK Search and Rescue area." 

The Sikorsky S-92 and... 

AgustaWestland AW189 can fly faster and further and will be able to launch within 15 minutes between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00 and 45 minutes between 22:00 and 08:00.

here is the new coverage map for all 15 stations around the UK...

with a brand new operations base at Newquay - which will herald the end of the line for SAR provision from RNAS Culdrose since its inception in 1947 but officially since 1974 - Culdrose is the largest helicopter station in Europe.