Louisiana CAP Assisting With Hurricane Relief | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.26.14 **
** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **

Wed, Sep 07, 2005

Louisiana CAP Assisting With Hurricane Relief

Flying Damage-Assessment Flights, Using Satellite-Transmitted Digital Imaging Technology

Members of the Civil Air Patrol's Louisiana Wing have been tasked to assist relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Damage-assessment flights are being flown from mission bases in both Lake Charles, La., and Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana.

Louisiana Wing Commander Col. Rodney Ammons is directing the overall effort from Shreveport, La., and Col. Rock Palermo, incident commander, is managing air and ground operations from the mission base located in Lake Charles.

Wing aircrews are assisting federal agencies by taking aerial photographs of facilities for damage assessment and operational planning. The photographs are also being used to help establish alternate staging areas on the ground as operations are limited at both the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Lakefront Airport.

One of the wing aircraft flying out of Lake Charles is equipped with satellite-transmitted digital imaging technology, which allows aircrews to take photographs with a digital camera, process them through a laptop computer and transmit them by satellite phone to provide almost real-time data to personnel on the ground.

Louisiana Wing Director of Operations Lt. Col. Arthur Scarbrough and Louisiana Wing Emergency Services Officer Capt. Pat Yglesias are coordinating state and federal agency requests from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge.

The CAP National Operations Center is receiving and approving these requests for assistance.

FMI: www.cap.gov

Advertisement

More News

Aero-TV: Potential Energy -- Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation

The Future Of Aviation Could Prove To Be Uniquely Powerful Learning to fly can be an “electrifying” experience, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, gives us >[...]

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

AeroSports Update: What Is An LSA, And How Do I Know?

The Term Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Is A Description Of An Aircraft, Not A Specific Type Of Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Anyone that holds a sport pilot certificate, or any>[...]

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.14)

NEXRAD Radar Updated, accurate weather information is among the most critical data we need for safe flight, particularly on long cross-countries.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC