The Search function... only allows for one search per day, I usually only ever get to use it once per game... I've had maybe two or three games total where more than one search was launched.
Anyway, thru the course of battle it becomes imperative to 're-find' enemy flattops lost in the fog of war... some slip away... and it's damned near impossible to find them again. Sure I can task one airplane at a time to go do a search, but I don't because it takes ten minutes or more to task the number of fighters where they need to go... It's also excruciatingly painful to do.
So please... just add something to mission type like the 'ground attack, escort, naval strike', etc., and call it 'Search'! And have it obey the Search parameters for the Recon button.
However you guys do it... please, just let us search more than once!