We provide aerial search capabilities to citizens, agencies and public service.
We are equipped to search for and locate Project Lifesaver patients both from the air and on the ground.
We are a self sufficient unit with mobile command capability that can deploy anywhere a road leads.
GIVE TO VASARS
Virginia Airborne Search & Rescue is a 100% self funded volunteer rescue squad operating a helicopter at no cost to agencies and citizens. Please consider a donation to support our life saving efforts.
AIRBORNE SEARCH & RESCUE AT NO CHARGE TO AGENCIES OR TAXPAYERS
The Virginia Airborne Search & Rescue Squad’s (VASARS) mission is to assist in the recovery of lost or distressed citizens, assist in the location and apprehension of suspected criminals/ fugitives and locate lost Alzheimer patients or autistic children upon the request of any local, state or federal agency requiring “eyes in the sky.” VASARS will provide trained and certified flight crews to these agencies, at no cost to the taxpayer. VASARS will assist in any operation where a citizen may be in danger or a law enforcement need requires a helicopter for aerial support. Our highly trained and professional team of search & rescue pilots and flight officers volunteer their time flying to save lives. We are a state licensed, statewide rescue squad serving the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.
AIRBORNE COMMAND AND CONTROL
Eyes in the sky have proven themselves throughout history as being invaluable in the command and control environment. VASARS can provide an aerial platform to give emergency management, ground based SAR and Police/Fire/EMS agancies an essential tool in disaster and emergency situations.
NO CHARGE TO REQUESTING AGENCIES
VASARS is proudly offers our services at no charge to requesting agencies and citizens. We are a 100% self-funded rescue squad operating as a non-designated non-transport rescue squad in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
All of our member go through stringent and rigorous training before being qualified in their positions and being deemed ready to perform their duties in a real world search. Many of our members are current or former military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, aviation and health professionals.