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The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilot members are dedicated to community service. This site will introduce you to us and to all the groups we list whose volunteers perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, educational experiences for youth, environmental support, and other missions of public service.
Read on below for the latest NEWS and for more information about the Air Care Alliance, pilot groups, and volunteer flying activities. Whether you are a patient, family member, pilot, agency, or service provider, you will likely find what you are looking for by starting here!
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News and Announcements:
The Air Care Alliance and AOPA Foundationís Air Safety Institute have released the new Public Benefit Flying Online Course. The course, named "Public Benefit Flying: Balancing Safety and Compassion," is a highly professional online course designed for volunteer pilots and staff members of public benefit flying groups to become familiar with safety and operational issues. Read about it and follow the link to it at News Release 10-11-12 Taking the course will lead to a completion certificate for Wings credit.
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Air Care 2013 was great! We had our annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 26-27, 2013, at the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque! Visit our Air Care 2013 Page for the archive of the information, including schedule and speakers - and be sure you are on our quarterly newsletter list so you receive announcements regarding future events.
The 2012 National Public Benefit Flying Awards were presented at the U.S. Capitol Building on September 13, 2012. Visit our 2012 Awards Page for details to date.
Our National Conference Air Care 2012 was held on April 13 - 14, hosted by Pilots for Patients in beautiful New Orleans! View the archived information and complete schedule at our Air Care 2012 Page or download the PDF.
latest Flight Following newsletter at
Articles on Volunteer Response to 9/11 crisis
AOPA PILOT MAGAZINE article "Compassion in Action"
Photos from prior Air Care conferences.
"Learn to Fly" article in July 2000 Air & Space Magazine
"Compassion Seven-One-Golf" article in Air & Space Magazine
See our Resources pages for useful information about public benefit flying, including helpful links, details about the "COMPASSION" call sign, applications for membership, and guidance regarding FAA and IRS regulations.
Contacts: See our Board and Contact List for complete information
or others needing transport:
Please first visit our Listings Page.
If you do not find help from a group in our Listings please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our help line number below.
Notice regarding Disaster Relief inquiries: If you wish to help as a volunteer pilot please first read all the information on this site especially our Relief information Page for useful guidance about what you can do and then contact the groups shown on our Listings Page directly. Contact one or more groups that serve the area where you are based or wish to work.
If you have a
question and must contact the Air Care Alliance
regarding disaster relief please send an email
message to email@example.com
- that way we can capture your information and forward it appropriately.
The Air Care Alliance is the Recipient of
the 1996 Wolf Aviation Fund Award
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