Our officer corps alone boasts over 100 years combined public safety, aviation and law enforcement experience.

- Aerial Search

- Event Overwatch

- Project Lifesaver Search

- Training for EMS/LE/SAR Agencies

- Aerial Command

- Airborne SAR Training

10503 Wakeman Drive

Manassas, Va 20110

703-368-9599

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OUR MISSION SET

VASARS uses our membership's vast collective experience to self train and self certify our pilots and flight officers. Through our constant training, drilling and practice we can provide any of these capabilities to requesting agencies.

AERIAL SEARCH

Our specialty is using our helicopter and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) assets to search for, locate and facilitate rescue of lost persons and those in distress.

RAPID DEPLOYMENT

VASARS has the ability to forward deploy with our mobile command center to an area close to the search thus reducing transit time between our home base. This maximizes our time overhead during a search. 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Our membership includes many sworn law enforcement officers from various backgrounds. This gives is the ability to coordinate more effectively with law enforcement agencies. We can provide aerial observation for a SWAT call; or search for missing persons, fugitives and convicts on the loose.

INTEROPERABILITY TRAINING

Being able to work alongside partner agencies is crucial. We invite your agency to participate in training exercises alongside VASARS to enhance readiness for all who participate.

MARITIME SEARCH

Searching along waterways or over large bodies of water is a daunting task. Using our helicopter crews we can cover a large area of water quickly to locate lost vessels or to check out potential persons in distress.

WILDFIRE SURVEY

Wildfires have the ability to spread at an alarming rate. Having a helicopter overhead can give the ground-based firefighting apparatus an edge on beating the flames.

COMMAND & CONTROL

Providing eyes in the sky can help emergency managers, event planners and public safety personnel with constant up-to-date information.

PROJECT LIFESAVER

Supporting Project Lifesaver International is one of our core missions. Patients that tend to wander are outfitted with tracking bracelets so that when they go missing they can be found quickly and hopefully unharmed.

24 HOUR ALERT

VASARS stands ready 24 hours a day on weekends and can be ready to deploy on a mission within a few minutes to an hour on weekdays.