Originally posted by hapuna
For some reason I think you are in WA State. If thats true you should know that SAR is conducted by the State Of WA. Here is their website. http://www.eskimo.com/~c180tom/
I believe they are supposed to coordinate with CAP. This has not always worked so well in the past due to personality conflicts but seems to be working better now.
I believe in either case you start out as an observer in the plane and slowly graduate to PIC. I believe you could use their resources to get current again and I think this may be a good way for you to do it.
If you're not from WA. forget everything I just told you.
Sorry Hap, I'm in Las Vegas. I'm awaiting my application/info pack, then I'll contact the local branch. Considering all the recreational activity in the surrounding desert, and the terrorism threats, I'm hoping that search-and-rescue and the security issue will have a practical application here. From what I've heard so far, it is very location-specific.
Skyhook, thanks for the info. Very inspiring.;?