Archive for December 2007

Please, help us find missing Canadian Pilot using Google Earth

December 26, 2007

Thanks to technology, you can be instrumental to bringing peace to a tormented family. We are trying to find an apple seed in a backyard infested with weed. We need your eyes and your goodwill.

Ron Boychuk disappeared on October 23, 2007 on his way home, while he was flying alone in a Cessna 172 plane. Ron departed from Revelstoke, Canada en route to the Vancouver Island community of Qualicum, Canada and never arrived. The Canadian government has given up the search. This is why friends and family have been sending their cry for help to the online community.

The incredible people at DigitalGlobe and InternetSAR responded the call and have donated their invaluable time and resources to make this search possible.

DigitalGlobe arranged for a satellite sweep of some of the highest value areas, and have donated us free of charge the best image quality available in North America.

InternetSAR are providing us with their valuable time, experience, and technology to support the collaborative analysis of those images.

We now need many people to thoroughly observe the images and report any spot that should be looked at more closely. We are trying to find an apple seed in a backyard infested with weed.

We need your eyes; we need volunteers; we need goodwill. Thanks to technology, you can help. You can be instrumental to bringing peace to a tormented family.

If you want to help, please:

  1. go to http://internetsar.org/
  2. follow the link “Ron Boychuk Search”
  3. create your account
  4. review one or more imagery overlays with Google Earth

Any question, please join the Google Earth Community. There, we have enabled a forum related to the Search for Ron Boychuk

Our sincerest thanks