Civil Air Patrol

Emergency Service Update: Walco ground team credited with a find

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4:50 p.m., the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) contacted Wisconsin Wing’s duty officer, Lieutenant Colonel Marcia Cunningham regarding a 121.5 emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal coming from the Burlington, Wis. area.

A ground team from the Walco Composite Squadron, located in Elkhorn and a Racine aircrew responded and located the ELT in a hangar at the Burlington Municipal Airport.  The ground team met the owner of the hangar and silenced the ELT, closing the mission at 10:28pm.

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