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Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol is a UK wide charity which provides air search and observation to the emergency services and other agencies.  Civil Air Patrol (Northern Ireland) was set up to extend this service to the province.

Sky Watch is an airborne observation charity which has been operating UK wide for the past 10 years. We carry out aerial observation work searching for vulnerable, missing people e.g. people with Alzheimer’s, children lost in sand dunes, people at risk of committing suicide and the families of those who have committed suicide. We also assist the NI Fire & Rescue Service by attending fires where firefighters, wildlife and the environment need protection, to observe and report to the NIFRS personnel on the ground.

The charity is registered and is run on a similar basis to the lifeboats. Pilots and aircrew give their time and aircraft free of charge, therefore running costs are low.

Funds generated in Northern Ireland benefit local people in Northern Ireland. Our organisation helps everyone who is in need of our services and is cross-community and non-political.

Civil Air Patrol (NI) – Sky Watch
PO Box 331
BT65 9BT

Tel: (028) 9261 3844

Charity No. 1113079
HMRC No. XT3485

Press Releases

28 March 2013 Dromara Hills

17 April 2013 Ministerial Meeting

18th April 2018 Trial – Search Systems