Air Care 2021 Virtual Sessions

April 22nd: 2:00PM ET Pilot Recruitment, Retention, & Recognition Without dedicated volunteer pilots, ACA member groups would not be able to carry out their missions. But how do we attract, retain, and engage volunteers? Presented by: Jen Hotsko, AOPA Exhibits Manager & Former VPO Pilot Manager View Recording Below:   April 27th: 7:00PM ET  Disaster […]

Safety Resources

ACA is proud to have worked in conjunction with the Air Safety Institute to develop safety recommendations for volunteer pilots. We encourage all volunteer pilots to take the interactive course below! Click the image below to begin.   Additional Safety Resources Public Benefit Flying Safety – AvWeb article by Rick Durden AOPA Safety Advisor – […]

Tax Deductions for Volunteer Pilots

Q. Can a volunteer pilot take a tax deduction for costs of flight? A. Yes. FAA still considers it to be compensation, but has stated that it supports “truly humanitarian efforts” and will generally not treat charitable deductions related to public benefit flights as compensation or hire for the purposes of enforcing FAR 61.113 or […]

Legal Matters and Regulations

Can I accept reimbursement for flight costs? Generally no, unless your organization has an FAA exemption and you and your organization fully comply with its requirements. See legal materials below for more information about fuel reimbursements and flying a groups’ aircraft as a volunteer. Can a volunteer pilot organization let me fly a plane they […]

How and Why to Join ACA

Membership in the Air Care Alliance indicates that a Volunteer Pilot Organization (VPO) or other volunteer-based public benefit flying organization supports the mission of the Alliance and shares in the concept that it benefits the work of all groups if the Members collaborate in order to improve their missions of service to the public and […]

A Letter About You, Your Group, and the Air Care Alliance!

Free Listings, Updates, and/or Member Renewals   A Letter from Jeff and Rol: Dear Friends and Leaders in Public Benefit Flying, In 1990 more than one hundred representatives of twenty-five volunteer pilot groups met at AOPA headquarters to share ideas.  Out of that meeting came the Air Care Alliance, and since then, working with you, we […]

Membership

Membership in the Air Care Alliance indicates that a Volunteer Pilot Organization (VPO) or other volunteer-based public benefit flying organization supports the mission of the Alliance and shares in the concept that it benefits the work of all groups if the Members collaborate in order to improve their missions of service to the public and […]