Peninsula Daily News Story On DART

DART Exercise Don Goodman

A Refreshing Article On Disaster Airlift Response Teams (DART)

Picture Credit: Alan Barnard. From left, Don Goodman, Dave Miller and Alan Barnard stand with a sea plane after Goodman flew Miller to map landing opportunities in Clallam County. Miller and Barnard are developing a Disaster Airlift Response Team to help county residents after a catastrophic earthquake.

PORT ANGELES —  written by Jesse Major; A team of North Olympic Peninsula pilots plan to take to the skies when a catastrophic 9.0 earthquake rocks Western Washington. Researchers have said it’s not a question of if but when a quake of at least 9.0 magnitude will strike in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that stretches from Vancouver Island to Northern California.

That earthquake will make land travel on the North Olympic Peninsula difficult, if not impossible, said Alan Barnard, who is leading an effort to create a Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) in Clallam County. The effort inspired Jefferson County to develop a team as well…

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