Santa Monica Airport Association recently teamed with Red Cross Los Angeles to hold our first Disaster Airlift Response Team exercise. Thank you to everyone who participated. To volunteer for upcoming SMAA events Click Here.
News and Info about the event:
"Santa Monica, CA – On January 14, 2017, The Red Cross Los Angeles Region partnered with the Santa Monica Airport Association and the Disaster Airlift Response Team for a multi-airport disaster preparedness exercise. More than 30 volunteers assisted on the ground and in the air, flying and distributing critical supplies into the Santa Monica area from Whiteman, Van Nuys, Brackett, Compton and Torrance airports."
"On the otherwise unremarkable morning of Jan. 14, 10 airplanes from five airports across Los Angeles County landed at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), to demonstrate the importance of the historic airfield in serving the community during times of crisis."
"Here’s the scenario: A powerful earthquake has struck the Los Angeles Basin, causing widespread devastation. The Pacific Coast Highway is closed to traffic, and I-405 and I-10 are impassable with collapsed overpasses blocking the roadways."
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