Aviators assisting relief efforts

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  1. evangilder

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    There is an organization in the US called "Angel Flight" that is a volunteer organization of GA (General Aviation) pilots that assist after natural disasters. They have been assisting. The article below also states that the CAF ( the organization where I volunteer ) is also pitching in.

    http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/463-full.html#190550

    To everyone involved in the efforts: :salute: :thumbleft: :thumbright:
     
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    Now hows that for getting the job done? :thumbright:
    Vintage aircraft and pilots can do it on their own initiative, so why not the government? And kudos to those CAP cadets too! Great stuff!
     
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    Yep, I kind of wonder if the feds would be better to step away and take good notes. Then they could figure out the best and worst and come up with better plans.
     
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    :salute: :thumbright: Good on 'em - a credit to all the lads and ladies involved. A credit to the record of the Dakota too!
     
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    I read somewhere that John Travolta and his wife have been ferrying in food and medicine in his own aircraft.
     
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    That could very well be. He is an avid pilot and I would think he would be involved in this. I know Harrison Ford flies Helos, has anyone heard if he has been involved?
     
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    Tom Cruise should fly some in with his Mustang. :lol:
     
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    Good stuff, I would love to have a job with them.
     
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    I think they are all volunteers. If I had my PPL now, I would volunteer to help out.
     
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    I would if I the army would let me.
     
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