Emergency Action Plan

Southwest Airsports, LLC
24261 Palmilla Dr. Wister, Oklahoma 74966 U.S.A.
updated May 12, 2021

1. Ground school & continuing education

Ground school and continuing education classes are held at various locations.  Toilet facilities are available but often are primitive (other than at airports and Palmilla Dr.) as the sites are in rural areas.

Fire Emergency

When fire is discovered:
Notify the local Fire Department by calling 911.
Move everyone out the building and into the street
Take a head count to make sure everyone is accounted for.

Fight the fire ONLY if

The Fire Department has been notified.
The fire is small and is not spreading to other areas.
Escaping the area is possible by backing up to the nearest exit.
The fire extinguisher is in working condition and personnel are trained to use it.

Remain outside until the competent authority (Designated Official or designee) announces that it is safe to reenter.


There has never been any significant earthquake in this region.  If there should be one, stay calm.  We will ask occupants to move to the safest location.  If inside a building, the bathroom is the safest place to be.   If in the garage, move everyone in an orderly fashion to the street.


Severe weather, including tornados and lightning, are a common occurrence in this region.  All training is stopped and everyone will be asked to return to their accommodations when the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning for the region.

2. Flight Instruction

Flight instruction may be conducted at the following sites.  So that EMS or others can get to a site quickly, we will provide them the GPS coordinates of the emergency location.

1. Buffalo Mountain  Talihina, OK  launch 34.7500 -95.1400  LZ 34.7339 -95.1467

2. Panorama "PG Point"  Talihina, OK  launch 34.7925 -95.9036  LZ 34.7955 -94.8875

3. Heavener SW  Heavener, OK  launch 34.8923 -94.5740  LZ 34.8901 -94.5858

4. Heavener SSE  Heavener, OK launch 34.8837 -94.5596  LZ 34.8728 -94.5552

5. Robert S. Kerr Airport  Poteau, OK 35.0216 -94.6211

6. Grove Regional Airport  Grove, OK  36.6025 -94.7398 (not currently used)

7. Smith Field  Siloam Springs, AR  36.1850 -94.4908 (not currently used)

First Aid Preparation

The First Aid kit is always in the back-seat area of our truck.  The instructor is required to keep a cell phone with him at all times while teaching.  Instructor cell phones must have a GPS locater application that can quickly give him the GPS coordinates of his location.  Water bottles are brought to the training area by the instructor.  Students are encouraged to drink water often to reduce the chances of dehydration and heat stress.

In the case of a training accident

Since instructors are trained in First Aid and CPR, they will apply that knowledge to assess the situation and act accordingly.  All flying activity will stop until the injured person is assessed, first aid is rendered, or the injured person is removed from the flying area.

Minor Injury

Utilize the First Aid kit to attend to the injury as required.  Determine if the injury affects the student’s ability to continue with lessons.  Advise student to seek professional medical advice upon getting home.

Intermediate – Major Injury

Stabilize the patient and the situation. If a wing is involved, be sure that the wing is stabilized or detached and does not present an opportunity to cause further injury to the student.

Assess the situation

Call 911 if determined to be needed.

Keep the student stable and comfortable until EMT arrives.  Administer any first aid or CPR that is needed until EMT arrives. Details of all accidents are recorded on an Accident Report form and submitted to the RRRG and USHPA and kept on file along with a copy of the student’s waiver.

Nearest hospital to the Le Flore County OK sites

Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
105 Wall St
Poteau, OK 74953
(918) 647-8161