Yukon is the only other region that doesn't use the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association.
Association president John Davidson says another meeting with provincial officials is planned in June, but it's been frustrating to never reach a deal.
He says workers compensation has been an issue because other provinces pay 25 per cent of coverage to use the professionally trained pilots and spotters.
Davidson says the group could have helped in the search last January for 14-year-old Burton Winters who died in Labrador after getting lost while snowmobiling.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale says private planes don't have the same ability as military aircraft to fly at night or in poor weather.