We had our first real SAR team meetup last night at Everrett-Stewart airport. We have 5 pilots in the area now and this was the first time we all got to be in the same room together.
Our number one priority will be getting everyone on the same page for communications. 2m radios will be primary on that, with cell phone as back up and a few of us also carrying airband.
We talked through a little formation flying, which is going to take some practice. And covered comms with any ground team we would be working with, along with basic equipment we need.
Weather will inhibit flying right now, but we are getting on the same page as to how we need to work together in the air.
Everyone seems to mesh really well together and I think there is a lot of potential in this team.