A busy hurricane season for Louisiana CAP Wing

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing recently “capped” a busy hurricane season that began in late July with Hurricane Hanna, which was followed by hurricanes Laura, Sally, Beta, Delta, and Zeta.

For much of that three-month period, Louisiana Wing members flew photo-gathering missions over wind- and flood-battered areas of southwest and central Louisiana.

CAP crews documented the flooding after Hurricane Delta.

After hurricanes Laura and Delta, the wing delivered more than 2,730 high-resolution aerial photographs taken with precision cameras with embedded GPS capabilities.

The wing also used a new high-tech system consisting of strut-mounted cameras and interconnecting navigation equipment in three of its airplanes. Using this system, aircrews collected and delivered over 7,530 gigabytes of photographic data incorporated into 210,900 very high-definition images.

CAP planes stand ready for their after-hurricane missions.

Louisiana Wing aircrews captured photo data and images involving almost 440 square miles of storm-afflicted area. In doing so, they flew 142 sorties totaling 317 hours of flight time in nine planes using 15 airports. Nine of the wing’s fleet of ground vehicles were also used in support.

The wing additionally conducted overview flights, providing government officials with first-hand views of the hurricane damage to help in the recovery efforts.

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