General aviation can be a lifeline in times of natural or national disaster. Volunteer pilots can help with search & rescue efforts or aerial assessment of damage. They may transport medical and emergency relief staff, deliver critical medical and relief supplies to affected areas, or relocate survivors or evacuees.
The services of volunteer pilots are often needed for the delivery of precious cargo including blood and tissue.
While some organizations solely focus on disaster relief, most PBF organizations will mobilize in times of need, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent hurricane relief efforts.
To contact a relief support group directly involved in disaster response, please visit our Directory of Groups and select Disaster/Emergency under services.
For information on COVID-19 response efforts, please visit: https://www.aircarealliance.org/covid-19-requests/