How the FAA Reauthorization Act Affects VPOs

The FAA Reauthorization has finally passed and been signed into law by President Biden on May 16, 2024. The Bill contains provisions in sections 830 and 831 that cover fuel reimbursement and enhanced safety requirements by Volunteer Pilot Organizations. To start a positive note, Section 830(b) is a provision that ACA advocated for quite a […]

A Message From the President of ACA

I have always felt that an organization’s vision is the driving force behind what is accomplished and what needs to be accomplished, whether that organization is large or small, for profit or not for profit. In recent years, our vision at Air Care Alliance has been to “maximize charitable aviation through organizations and pilots flying […]

2023 Awards

The Air Care Alliance (ACA) and the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) are honored to announce the 2023 Public Benefit Flying Awards recipients. Uniting their love of flying and selfless devotion to humankind, pilots and other volunteers engaged in Public Benefit Flying combine their talent and time with the desire to help others. Types of Public […]

Legislative Update

With the support of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and many Volunteer Pilot Organizations and aviation industry groups, ACA has been working for a legislative solution to the Federal Aviation Administration’s restrictive policies that deny most volunteer pilots the possibility to receive fuel reimbursement for their charitable flights. (See related information here) Senator […]

Common Flight Board a Collaborative Solution

Many volunteer pilots fly for multiple organizations which we all agree is a wonderful thing! In fact, every pilot that completes a volunteer application through the Air Care Alliance (ACA) website applies to three different organizations on average. ACA encourages pilots to serve through aviation in as many ways as possible. However, logging into multiple […]