"Supporting the Nationwide Community of Charitable Aviators"
FLYING TO HELP OTHERS
The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations
dedicated to community service. Our web site will introduce you to us and to all the
groups we list whose activities involve public benefit flying for health care, patient
transport, and other missions of public service. Then, should you wish to volunteer or you
need help with patient transport or other missions you will be able to contact groups in
MISSION STATEMENT: "The Air Care Alliance promotes,
supports, and represents public benefit flying through communication and cooperation among
organizations facilitating flights for health , compassion, and community service."
HOW PUBLIC BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS HELP OTHERS:
Using their own time and general aviation aircraft, pilot volunteers from the many
public benefit flying organizations help hundreds of people each month. They and many
other nonflying volunteers transport needy patients to facilities where they are able to
receive medical attention they might otherwise have to do without. Many groups also play a
significant role providing disaster and emergency relief or perform other community
service missions benefiting the public.
However, do note that these groups do NOT fly patients or supplies when insurance or
other funds can provide commercial transport via air ambulance, charter, or airline. Their
volunteers fly only when financial need or other special circumstances mean a
compelling human need would go unfulfilled.
Public benefit flying organizations utilize the unique capabilities of General Aviation
aircraft to lend a hand whenever rapid and safe air transportation is needed to make
health care accessible, save lives, or otherwise serve the public. Individual
organizations with this mission have been in existence for decades, but in 1990 the need
to share resources and coordinate efforts became clear. At that time the first national
conference of public benefit flying organizations was organized by our founder Bill Worden
at the headquarters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Thus was born the Air
Please investigate the information on our web site and on the many other
list. You will discover the rich world of public benefit flying and learn about
the generous people who use their skills and resources to help others.
Information for all known groups can be found by
visiting our web site listings
or by calling our help line 1 888-260-9707
(This general information page can be printed and given out as
needed to individuals making inquiry and at events)