General Aviation Manufacturers Association annual industry review citing humanitarian work done by the Business Aviation Industry.
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce spent a portion of the association’s annual Industry Review on Feb. 22 citing the humanitarian work done by the business aviation industry.
Bunce highlighted two organizations, specifically, that “truly give back” to others, often through the use of business aircraft:
- Corporate Angel Network (CAN): For more than 35 years, CAN has transported cancer patients to live-saving medical treatment facilities across the country. The organization recently hit a milestone of 50,000 patients served, and conducts about 2,500 flights a year. “We’ve got a lot of companies that are out there that offer up those seats to cancer patients,” Bunce said. “So, it’s a very important and very successful program.” Learn more about CAN.
- Veterans Airlift Command (VAC): This organization provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat-wounded service-members and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes, through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Bunce highlighted a recent mission, in which a Nashville-based veteran, who had lost his leg overseas, needed to get to Washington, DC, for final approvals to become an FBI agent – a trip AC helped him complete. Also, Bunce mentioned, the young man’s eventual goal is to join the Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot. Learn more about VAC.