On Monday afternoon, pilot Alicia Sikes touched down at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport with precious cargo: personal protective equipment.
Sikes is one of many volunteer pilots for Angel Flight, a network of pilots who normally transport patients to medical services far from home. Because of the coronavirus, all patient flights were stopped. Now, the nonprofit focuses on transporting much-needed protective equipment.
“I’m a professional pilot and my airplane is grounded right now so I can’t fly for work,” said Sikes. “I have this airplane and so I can put stuff in it and fly it where it needs to go. To be able to get supplies from one place to the other as quickly as possible is good.”