Angel Flight East News

Volunteer Pilots Deliver Donated Medical Supplies

Their rosters of thousands of volunteers, and more applying daily to fly their own aircraft, at their own expense, to help defeat the COVID-19 disease, represented a powerful potential resource. Meanwhile, many hospitals’ supplies of masks, face shields, gowns, and other protective items were depleting, especially in rural areas.

It was unthinkable that such nimble resources might go undeployed in a national emergency. Instead, public-benefit aviation organizations like Angel Flight EastAngel Flight West, the Air Care Alliance, and others are focusing on getting desperately needed equipment into the hands of health care providers—a process that sometimes means making those producing the medical equipment, and those who will use it, aware of general aviation’s fast-action capabilities.

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