THE TRAINING PROCESS
Virginia Airborne Search & Rescue members hold a variety of certifications and skill sets that allow us to perform our mission professionally and comprehensively. Each year current and prospective members undergo many hours of training. Some of this training is our in-house "Flight Officer Academy" that prepares all of our prospective flight officers to effectively coordinate an aerial search from a helicopter or unmanned aerial system. Below is an outline of the training pipeline for all prospective flight officers and pilots.