Public Benefit Flying Day Scheduled for July 29 at AirVenture

Public Benefit Flying Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023. The day recognizes those who volunteer to fly as a way to give back to the community. Each year thousands of volunteer pilots provide free flights for health, compassion, and community service. The pilots donate their time, […]

Bringing Together Those Who Fly to Help Others

The Air Care Alliance (ACA) recently held its 31st annual AIR CARE Conference at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in Frederick, Maryland. This annual conference brings together those who fly to help others, an activity commonly known as public benefit flying. The conference kicked off on Friday, April 21st with a Welcome Reception […]

Raising Awareness of Service Through Aviation

The Air Care Alliance (ACA), a community of humanitarian flying organizations, and the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians, are pleased to announce a partnership to promote general aviation as an opportunity for fellowship and service IFFR and ACA partnered to create a presentation available to Rotary Clubs, and other organizations, to publicize the availability of […]

Air Care Alliance Seeks Leaders for Board of Directors

The Air Care Alliance (ACA), a 510(c)(3) non-profit that promotes, supports, and represents public benefit flying, is seeking volunteer leaders to join its dynamic board of directors. ACA strives to maximize charitable aviation through organizations and pilots flying to serve the needs of humanity. More information is available at www.aircarealliance.org The ACA Board of Directors […]

Crowdfunding for Volunteer Flights

Volunteer flying gives pilots an opportunity to combine something they love with a meaningful way to help others. But as we all know, flying is an expensive activity and the current economy is certainly not helping. Many volunteer pilots are finding it difficult to do as many flights as they’d like, and some are looking […]

2022 Awards

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), in partnership with the Air Care Alliance (ACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Public Benefit Flying Awards. These awards were created to honor volunteer pilots, other volunteers, and organizations engaged in flying to help others, as well as those supporting such work. “Each year, hundreds, even […]

Aviation Volunteers and Organizations Honored with 2022 Public Benefit Flying Awards Copy

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), in partnership with the Air Care Alliance (ACA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Public Benefit Flying Awards. These awards were created to honor volunteer pilots, other volunteers, and organizations engaged in flying to help others, as well as those supporting such work. “Each year, hundreds, even […]

Safety Recommendations for Volunteer Pilot Organizations

In 2010, following four accidents involving volunteer pilots, ACA worked with the NTSB to develop and distribute safety recommendations for Volunteer Pilot Organization (VPOs). Our work is never done when it comes to improving safety of volunteer flights. Here again are ACA’s recommendations. REINFORCE PILOT CURRENCY Institute procedures that reinforce pilot currency under FAR 61.57 […]