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October 5th EVAC flew FEMA Donated Masks

The below button will take you to the write up of a huge first for GA on the west coast.  

Sep 12th DART Exercise Flight Point Roberts

The week after the com's part of the 2020 DART/WCGARP exercise, food was flown to Point Roberts in Whatcom County which was truly isolated due to the pandemic.

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Sept 12 DART Exercise

On Sept 12th a very successful DART exercise occurred where we had two way exchange of information between the west side of Washington State and the east side of it which has not happened before while also accomplishing a food drive as a part of the drill.

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AOPA Story On First Use Of WCGARP

May 2020 was a historic moment for WCGARP as PPE was flown to rural communities and 3500 face shields were dropped to a rural county from out of state by two different GA groups.  Below is the story.

Sept 21 DART Food Airlift WA

On September 21, 2019 DART's in Whatcom, Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Walla Walla and one in California delivered over 5,000 lb's to Jefferson County's food banks.  This is the video of that drill.

Sept 21 DART Food Airlift WA

On September 21, 2019 DART's in Whatcom, Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Walla Walla and one in California delivered over 5,000 lb's to Jefferson County's food banks.  This is the video of that drill.

Sept 21 DART Food Airlift WA

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AOPA Article

April 2019 Land based and water based aviation worked in support of each other to move supplies over the Cascade Range

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Video April Drill 2019

April 2019 Land based and water based aviation worked in support of each other to move supplies over the Cascade Range

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Video April Drill 2018

In 2018 multiple counties emergency resource came together with pilots to further develop the use of water born aviation in response to a catastrophic disaster.

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Video Jefferson Drill 2017

In 2017 the first ocean based exercise occurred in the state of Washington to further develop seaplanes as a key response resource in the aftermath of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake.

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Video July 2018 Forks Drill

In July 2018 Forks Washington held it's first joint DART exercise involving both pilots and emergency resource from both Jefferson and Clallam Counties

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Video Seaplane Disaster Exercise Video 2013/2016

This video is a combination of 2 drills based at the Kenmore Air exercise training site.

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Combined Seaplane Disaster Drill Published 2014

This video is a combination of two videos of 2 drills conducted at a forward operating base lake.

Watsonville Airport central to aid effort after the Loma Prieta Earthquake

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Komo 4 News Interview

This is about general aviation being that critical life line during one of our worst hurricane seasons.  

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Articles For Seaplane Magazine.com

Many years of writing for seaplanemagazine.com.  It's been a life's effort to save future lives.

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Q13 Interview With Alan Barnard

This is a interview with Alan Barnard who lead the development of the first DART in Washington State and the first DART ever to become a part of a county EMP.

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Seaplanes 

Seaplanes as a disaster response tool? Absolutely! 

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Are you Ready for the Big One?

Look at what these folks have done - on their own - to prepare. 

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Hurricane Season

During hurricane season, general aviation is our most valuable asset. 

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Busy Airport

Airport busy as supplies fly in, people fly out. 

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Whatcom Talk

Bellingham nurse helps organizations prepare for disaster response. 

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Flooding

Pilots fly people and supplies to and from Fremont amid flooding. 

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Operation Air Drop

After hurricane hits, Operation Airdrop volunteers fly resources to places FEMA can't (or won't). 

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Volunteer Spotlight

Operation Airdrop and No Town Left Behind. 

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The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the pacific northwest. The question is when? 

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Aid by Air

A Hurricane Florence relief effort. 

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Hurricane Florence Recovery

Operation Airdrop 

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Mount Pleasant Relief Efforts

Mount Pleasant airport collecting hurricane relief supplies to airlift to flood-stricken areas.