News & Events

We will periodically publish our bulletin, Flight Following, on our website and also send it directly via email in order to make sending and receiving it as convenient as possible for everyone.

This journal is intended for volunteer pilots, group leaders, other volunteers, professional staff, and all those interested in the incredible world of public benefit flying! Feel free to pass it along to others. We hope it provides useful information making it easier for those who use aviation in public service do a better and more enjoyable job of flying to help others!

We will also post news and event information from the world of charitable aviation on our blog.

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November 11, 2019

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2019 Awards

November 6, 2019

Aviation Volunteers Honored for Public Benefit Flying Washington, D.C., September 20, 2019 – The National Aeronautic Association (NAA), in partnership with the Air Care Alliance (ACA), a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Public Benefit Flying Awards. These awards were created to honor volunteer pilots, other volunteers, […]

CMF History

November 5, 2019

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 […]

Air Care 2020

November 4, 2019

Air Care 2020 hosted by Angel Flight West in Van Nuys, CA When? Friday Afternoon and All Day Saturday April 17-18, 2020  Where? Airtel Plaza Hotel & Conference Center – Van Nuys, California A blend of aviation history and L.A. hospitality, Airtel Plaza Hotel has long served as a warm and welcoming hub of historic […]

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November 3, 2019

Air Care 2019

May 16, 2019

This page is an ARCHIVE PAGE for future reference, and contains all the information we published regarding the AIR CARE 2019 Conference. One and a half days of great panels, presentations, and workshops! April 26 – 27, 2019 Hosted by Vital Flight at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, Florida Includes Friday afternoon special session! […]

NAA Fall Awards Dinner November 27, 2018

November 9, 2018

The NAA will holds its annual Fall Awards Dinner, “Honoring our leaders in Aerospace,” on November 27, 2018 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, in Arlington VA. The Public Benefit Flying Awards, given in cooperation with the Air Care Alliance, will go to: Distinguished Volunteer Pilot: Merry Schroeder Distinguished Volunteer: Lt Col John Henderson & 2nd Lt […]

2018 Awards

January 1, 2018

The 2018 National Public Benefit Flying Awards The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Air Care Alliance (ACA) have created a set of national awards designed to recognize the contributions of those individuals in aviation who fly and volunteer for the benefit of others, public benefit flying organizations, and those who support them. Aviation Volunteers […]

Air Care 2018

January 1, 2018

This page is an ARCHIVE PAGE for future reference, and contains all the information we published regarding the AIR CARE 2018 Conference.  Stay tuned for announcements of next year’s Air Care 2019 Conference – and be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter list if you are not already registered. Air Care 2018 is in […]

2017 Awards

January 1, 2017

Introduction The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Air Care Alliance (ACA) have created a set of national awards designed to recognize the contributions of those individuals in aviation who fly and volunteer for the benefit of others, public benefit flying organizations, and those who support them. The National Public Benefit Flying Awards Celebrating the […]