This one was circling overhead yesterday.
Apparently, a float plane that belongs to one of our neighbours was flipped over by the strong winds and rainstorm while it was tied to the dock. That act caused the Emergency Landing Transmitter to activate, and send a signal out for help. It is incredible, really, how rapidly the response is!
A few years ago, Brian accidently activated his ELT while he was putting the plane away. We got a plane overhead... then a phone call... then a visit to make sure plane and pilot really were all A-OK. We're glad this was a false alarm -- nobody was injured or in distress -- and we're pretty impressed at how well the rescue centre operates! It is reassuring to know that they can swiftly locate a downed plane and get help there.