On Saturday, June 13 CASARA Zone 1 Lethbridge, kicked off this years Sar Awareness Events by introducing a pilot safety awareness campaign. Our volunteers visited the fine folks at the Cardston Airport and had an opportunity to survey the safe flying habits of 9 pilots who flew in for Cardston's annual fly in breakfast. We asked each pilot to answer 10 questions all geared to look at how prepared they would be if something were to happen and they had to survive for a day or two in the wilderness.
CASARA's goal in this is to create an atmosphere of awareness. As a reward for their participation we gave each pilot a little gift package. The package will include items like a signal mirror, flint, pens, survival blankets, 1st aid kits and other misc items.
We had one pilot score a 10 out of 10 and he received an additional reward. CASARA Lethbridge will be host of these SAR Awareness events at fly in breakfasts and events like the Lethbridge Air Show.
Watch the SAR awareness folder on our website to see our progress and results.
June 07-08 marked a milestone for CASARA Lethbridge. Our first actual. JRCC called at 7:34 PM local Sunday evening and sent us on an ELT search North of Lethbridge. We sent 1 plane and 1 ground crew out to listen for the ELT. Unfortunately, it was silent, but it was a very good run through of the search process for real. We were all done by 4:30 AM when the ground crews arrived back home.