McKinleyville, Ca., (KIEM) If you see an increase in flights or an increase in helicopter traffic for the next two weeks, no worries.
Humboldt Bay aircrews, the coast guard sector, are scheduled to go through annual standardization training and evaluations from March 18 through March 29 to evaluate aircrew flight proficiency and procedures.
This evaluation will result in a significant increase in air traffic at Eureka’s Murray Airfield, Samoa Airfield and the Arcata Airport.
These evaluations are required annually by the Coast Guard to test the ability of pilots and aircrew to perform during search and rescue cases and react to in-flight emergencies.
Normal Coast Guard emergency response capability will not be affected.