Volunteer Pilots Needed

Looking for a good reason to fly? You’ve come to the right place. Get Started Passion. Compassion. Purpose. Volunteer Pilot Organizations all across the country need pilots just like you. Whether your passion is helping people or animals, providing disaster relief or environmental support, you can put your pilot skills to good use. We’ll help […]

Pilot FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions What kinds of opportunities are available? Volunteer Pilot Organizations all across the country serve a variety of humanitarian needs. Some ways volunteer pilots can help include: Access to Medical Care Environmental/Conservation Animal Transport/Precious Cargo Emergency Response Civil Service/Veterans Transport Education & Experience Flights What are the qualifications for being a volunteer pilot? […]

Volunteer Pilots Wanted for Research Study

Volunteer Pilots are exceptional people–there’s no doubt about that. But what motivates them? How do their experiences shape their volunteerism and sustain their interest? PhD candidate Melanie Porter wants to find out. Her research seeks to investigate and discover the motivation factors that prompt an individual to participate in continued volunteer engagements. The study aims […]

Hot Topics

Hot topics affecting charitable aviation COVID-19 effects on Volunteer Pilot Operations What’s happening? The coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges to volunteer pilots and organizations. Air Care Alliance encourages pilots and organizations to be aware of the risks involved in operating flights at this time and to exercise best practices to minimize them. Please review the […]

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 – […]


FAA INTERCOM Article: FAA published an informative article about the COMPASSION call sign in its magazine for FAA personnel, “Callback.” The following article was published in the April 13, 1999 FAA Intercom newsletter April and circulated to personnel at all FAA Regional Offices. FAA Intercom April 13, 1999 Calling All Angels Picture: Angel Flight West is […]

CMF History

Original 1999 Letter to Public Benefit Flying Groups and Pilots May 29, 1999 TO: Public Benefit Flying Organizations and Pilots RE: Call Sign COMPASSION and three-letter designator CMF Dear Friends, On the first of this month at the Air Care Alliance 1999 national conference in Kansas City I announced that at our request the FAA […]