This is so cool! Just think about it. A pilot performing search and rescue with a freeking commercial airplane. Granted, I feel bad for the guy who was lost at sea, but I would have loved to be on the plane and hearing something like this:
Hey folks, I know we’re late and all, but we’ve received noticed of a guy lost at sea. If y’all don’t’ mind, we’re going to buzz the ocean and see if we can find that poor bastard.
Attention passengers, I found the boat. Um, is that his head? Oh crap. Can we get cellphone service up here? Dammit! Where’s a ham radio operator when you need one?
Ok passengers, we’ve reported his location. I now return you to your regularly scheduled late flight and thanks for flying the lifesaving Air Canada.