We had a very successful SAREX on Saturday. The weather was absolutely perfect. We had two Air Teams and a Ground Team. The ELT was put out and all crews were tasked with finding it. Both aircraft took off from Lethbridge airport and headed to their designated areas. One aircraft was tasked to fly at 10000' and the second was tasked to fly at 8500'. The ground team was tasked to head southwest of Lethbridge to try to find the ELT.
The first aircraft was directed to head to Mercer field and commence an expanding square, once at 10000'. The second aircraft was directed to head to Warner and commence a creeping line ahead, once at 8500'. The second aircraft was to continue the creeping line ahead until the ELT was heard. Once heard they were to do an Aural Null to locate the ELT. The first aircraft was to do only two legs of the expanding square and then head directly to a given coordinate. Once the ELT was heard, they were to commence an Aural Null.
I can happily say that all the teams found the ELT and were asked to RTB. Once back at base, all the crews were debriefed and enjoyed a supplied lunch. After lunch we did some classroom work. Thank you to all team members for an enjoyable and effective day.