Business aviation is often on the front line in lending a hand to citizens and communities in times of crisis. Through volunteer organizations like Angel Flight, Air Care Alliance and Corporate Aircraft Responding in Emergencies, companies and pilots regularly provide life-saving services to people in hard-to-reach communities around the globe.
These missions include:
- Disaster relief – shipping food, medicine and clothing to people in need
- Life-flight service – transporting terminally-ill patients for life-saving medical procedures
- Emergency organ, blood and serum transfers
- Volunteer transportation for U.S. Military Soldiers, Red Cross and National Guard units
Volunteer pilots fly over 118,000 hours a year on charitable and medical missions (GAMA Fleet and Flight Activity, 2007).
These disaster relief missions include shipping food, medicine and clothing where it’s needed most, transporting patients for life-saving medical procedure, emergency organ, blood and serum transfers, and volunteer transportation for the Red Cross and National Guard units.
15,000, the number of flights business aircraft make in a year for humanitarian reasons.
25% of business aircraft pilots flew a humanitarian mission in 2015.