Joint Transportation Committee
Aviation Search and Rescue Study

A study group will evaluate the most appropriate organization for the aviation search and rescue program, how best to use state and federal funding, how to address duplication of services and training, and to identify the appropriate source of funding if relocated from WSDOT.
Study group invitees shall include:
· Aircraft owners and pilots association
· Washington pilots association
· Washington wing of the Civil Air Patrol
· USAF Civil Air Patrol​
· WSDOT aviation division
· Military Department emergency management division
· Washington Association of Search and Rescue
· Washington State Patrol
Report due date: December 14, 2012
JTC Staff: Gene Baxstrom, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC & STC Staff: Jerry Long & Hayley Gamble   

Aviation Search and Rescue Study Final Report

Presented at 12/5/12 JTC Meeting:
Draft Report Aviation Search and Rescue Study  

Presented at 11/14/12 JTC Meeting:  
Aviation Search and Rescue Study Update
Aviation Search and Rescue Draft Observations & Recommendations

Aviation Work Group Meeting
July 31, 2012
(9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Olympia, John L. O'Brien Building
Hearing Room A
Parking info      
Summaries of Participating Agencies  
Study Overview  
Washington State Air Search and Rescue History  
Recent Legislative proposals and studies related to SAR  
Flow Chart  
Presentation by Tom Peterson, WSDOT  
Acronym List  
Review of State data summary
All State Data       

Presentation to JTC Meeting on April 18, 2012:  
Aviation Search and Rescue Study Overview