Just before Hurricane Dorian hit, we had the opportunity to speak with Christopher Todd of the Airborne International Response Team, a volunteer organization of drone pilots and operators working with first responders. Now, Todd and AIRT share an inside look at their mission in the Bahamas, including stunning images of Dorian’s devastation.
Joint recon operations between AIRT and SEFL-R7 AHIMT highlights improved capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems for disaster response
ABACO ISLANDS, BAHAMAS – As the death toll continues to climb in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian’s September 1 landfall on the Abaco Islands in The Bahamas, professional All Hazards and emergency management teams from the private and public sectors have come together to use aerial drones combined with cutting-edge rapid mapping technology to assess damage and offer situational awareness to local Bahamian government officials.
Members of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), a Miami-based 501(c) non-profit organization that provides unmanned