(VAP) Victoria Air Photos and Survey
Professional UAV/Drone Aircraft Photography and Innovations Victoria BC.

Transport Canada Certified
PHONE: 250.883.4229
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Search and Rescue Applications for the UAV

Now authorized to respond short notice emergency,  calls 24 Hours a day

See Video of our UAV Aircraft assisting Langford Fire Rescue

Search and Rescue UAV still shot of mock up casualty Victoria BC

Training and Support Services for Fire and Rescue. Link here.

(SAR) can be assisted with our UAV drone and we are now offering this service in the community.

Victoria Aerial Photos and Survey is now announcing that it is offering UAV SAR support services to the public and SAR organizations within the community as of January 2014! VAP is currently working with Juan de Fuca SAR

drone for emergency delivery

  • Fully licensed, insured and experienced UAV crew.
  • The UAV and UAS (unmanned aerial system) is mobile, reliable and safe to conduct aerial search patters with ease.
  • UAV system as a tool for firefighters. See link here
  • The UAV with the system can be deployed with very little notice and in a very short time frame for emergency use.
  • Able to operate in poor weather and rain.


DJI UAV drone for firefighting rescue

The Video below demonstrates the effectiveness of the UAV in SAR

Link to YouTube Video of AUV SAR Drill!

Watch YouTube video of UAV SAR Drill!

Using UAV autonomous flight for SAR Video

Demo a UAV deploying a first aid kit!

Service areas: Saanich, Greater Victoria BC, CRD, Sooke, Sidney, and Western Communities

Search With Aerial Rc Multirotor (S.W.A.R.M.)

S.W.A.R.M. (Search With Aerial Rc Multi-rotor) is a worldwide volunteer search and rescue network of SAR Drone Pilots dedicated to searching for missing persons at no cost to the local SAR Organization or families. Our primary mission is to offer and provide multi-rotor (drone) and fixed wing aerial search platforms for ongoing Search and Rescue operations, and to create increased awareness about the benefits of RC and autonomous Drone technology.

Zoom in of SAR victim

Aerial search for lost persons is extremely costly with traditional fixed wing aircraft and helicopter. Small highly maneuverable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) may aid and support search efforts in many situations for a fraction of the cost in risk, and resources.


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