TORRANCE DISASTER AIRLIFT RESPONSE TEAM (T-DART)

Practice Mission January 14, 2017

The mission was held to simulate a large-scale earthquake that seriously compromised the surface transportation capabilities in the West Los Angeles/Santa Monica area. Aircraft from five local airports simulated delivery of critical medical supplies to the Santa Monica Airport. The Red Cross, a key participant in the exercise, said in a press release, that the exercise demonstrated ". . .a ground and flight infrastructure to easily support forty airplanes a day, so making a total Red Cross “air bridge” capability of forty tons, or eighty thousand pounds of supplies per day to serve the City of Santa Monica and surrounding cities."