Air Inuit (01:22)
Pilot Sara Denis prepares for flight in Nunavut. Her Twin Otter is the "jeep" of airplanes, reliably serving Northern Canada.
Northern Canada Lifeline (01:15)
Sara transports Montreal pediatrician Dr. Joan Morel to George River in Ungava Bay to treat remote patients.
Nunavut Clinic (01:22)
Morel reflects on working with the Inuit community. Children needing surgery or specialists must be flown south.
Medical Evacuation (03:05)
A young girl is admitted to the George River clinic with meningitis. Sara is called back to air lift her to the nearest hospital.
Disaster Assistant Relief Team (01:40)
Canada provides humanitarian aid in disaster zones. Sgt. Kevin Bradshaw is a paramedic on the DART; learn about the C130 Hercules airplane.
Canadian Disaster Relief (01:09)
Learn how DART responded to the 1999 earthquake in Turkey. Bradshaw's field hospital saw 5,000 patients in a month.
Water Patrols (01:51)
Learn how DART uses portable water purification systems to provide humanitarian relief in disaster zones.
Sarabec Training (02:12)
Members of Quebec's volunteer air search and rescue unit hunt for a simulated plane wreck.
Search for a Plane Wreck (03:20)
Small planes are equipped with an emergency distress signal. Sarabec observers look for a simulated crash site; volunteers find one third of Canadian crashes.
Sky Service Mission (03:09)
A Quebec medical team prepares to repatriate an ill Canadian from Cuba.
Sky Service Evacuation (01:27)
A Montreal medical team evacuates a Canadian citizen at risk of heart attack from Cuba.
Search and Rescue (02:57)
Canadian forces units responded to the Saguenay River flood in 1996—saving dozens from drowning. Learn why the Cormorant helicopter is ideal for missions.
Sky Service Success (02:03)
A Canadian citizen suffering a heart attack is airlifted home. His nurse describes her inspiration for repatriating patients.
Atlantic Rescue Mission (06:09)
Col. Thibaut recalls responding to a distressed cargo ship in January 2003—amidst a cyclone. Learn how he pushed the Cormorant helicopter to its limit to save the crew.
Boeing C-17 (02:26)
Learn about the Canadian Forces' largest cargo plane.
Saving Lives (02:21)
The DART loads a Boeing C-17 for a humanitarian mission. The captain discusses flying the airplane.
Airborne Delivery (02:16)
Morel recalls helping a patient give birth as she was air lifted to Montreal.
Credits: Lifelines: Canada Above and Beyond (01:06)
Credits: Lifelines: Canada Above and Beyond
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