Civil Air Patrol pilots were ready to warn of tsunami threat
By Paul Curtis - The Garden Island
Kauaiworld.com: LIHU‘E - As soon as Kaua‘i Civil Air Patrol Wing Commander Col. Roger Caires heard of the tsunami advisory for Hawai‘i Wednesday afternoon, he bolted to Lihu‘e Airport to be on standby.
When the tsunami watch was canceled, he was airborne, as instructor and check pilot, conducting a check flight for another CAP pilot.
His job on land is owner and surveyor of Caires Land Surveying.
But he was ready, along with two aircraft and at least one other pilot, to go airborne and warn those in remote coastal areas away from the Civil Defense warning sirens of a potential approaching destructive wave or waves.
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