News from the Air Care Alliance. Supporting, promoting, and representing volunteer pilots and charitable aviation.
As volunteer pilot organizations around the country grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and well-being of passengers and pilots has remained top focus in a rapidly changing landscape. Many Volunteer Pilot Organizations have temporarily suspended passenger-carrying operations and others are considering that decision on a day-to-day basis in light of current government restrictions, new […]Read More
Do you receive fuel reimbursement for your volunteer flights? Do you want to? Would you accept more flights if you could? Under current FAA regulations, a pilot cannot accept any compensation for these flights other than in the form of logging time or taking a tax deduction. This is true unless the organization arranging your […]Read More
In 2019, the Board of Directors of the Air Care Alliance developed a new vision for the future of our organization: “The Air Care Alliance will maximize charitable aviation through organizations and pilots flying to serve the needs of humanity.” This new vision leads to new strategies for ACA and a support model that ensures […]Read More
The Air Care Alliance is proud to support the many public benefit flying organizations that impact our communities and individuals in need. Check out some recent news, stories, and noteworthy achievements of a few member groups below. Exemplary training exercise demonstrated by DART – Disaster Airlift Response Teams Soaring with the […]Read More
FAA and ICAO changes to call sign requirements meant a revamp of the way volunteer pilots use the COMPASSION call sign. The original filing process using a portion of the aircraft’s tail number is no longer valid and ACA has begun assigning discrete COMPASSION call signs to verified pilots of authorized organizations. “ACA has worked […]Read More
Aviation Volunteers Honored for Public Benefit Flying 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, and organizations engaged in flying […]Read More
**DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, AIR CARE 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED** 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 […]Read More