Currently, due to specific weather patterns around the Canterbury region, we are unable to respond to some emergency call outs, it is estimated this figure is approximately 5%. This is a particular problem on the Canterbury Plains when a blanket of cloud forms.
IFR is a procedure to bring the aircraft in to visual condition for landing. It is based on GPS and involves setting up procedures for instrument flying to different regional locations, Christchurch Public Hospital and the Rescue Base.
Close to $250,000 needs to be raised across the region. Funds are needed now so we can introduce IFR before next winter.
Read more and donate at: https://www.airrescue.co.nz/ifr/