Public Benefit Flying Organizations

The Air Care Alliance has established materials and information that can be of use to individuals and to groups involved in public benefit flying.

Explore our main resource, the Listings page and its links to groups and to our volunteer-operated helpline referral service.  It is viewable from the our Home Page or by clicking this Listings link.

FLY SAFELY: See and use the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Volunteer Pilots' Safety Guide available online. 

Quite often pilots will find that they can perform missions for their local
social service agencies or nonprofit groups in order to help others, and
that they can fly into airports that are not restricted.  Do follow
all pertinent NOTAMS and check the sites above for additional information
before flying. Especially do not allow the urgency of the situation to
compromise safety.  In fact, pilots should add an extra margin to
their own personal minimums to compensate for the pressure to be of
help.  The AOPA Air Safety Foundation and the Air Care Alliance,
with grant support from others,

collaborated to present safety recommendations for volunteer pilots in the
AOPA ASF Guide - "Volunteer Pilots - Recommendations for Enhance
  Obtain a PDF copy of the guide by clicking this link:
ASF Volunteer Pilot Safety Guide

View our list of Links to Other Health Resources on
the Internet - nonprofit or informational sites that may be of help to volunteers, social
workers, patients, and groups.

For those new to aviation read our "About
" page and find information concerning learning to fly and
working in the industry.

Learn about important policy issues affecting your flying to help
others by studying our Regulations page. You will
find guidance concerning FAA, IRS, or ACA Regulations or Policies, such as the use of the new Call Sign
"COMPASSION" or relating to pilots taking a TAX DEDUCTION for expenses incurred
providing flights to help others.

Volunteer pilot groups and other charitable aviation groups can find
forms for submitting an entry to our listings or to become a Member of the Air
Care Alliance by visiting our Forms page.

Stay on top of events and issues affecting charitable aviation! 
Join our announcement and newsletter list by sending us an email addressed to

Finally, a useful source of information concerning aviation support,
organizational development, and nonprofit administration is the Wolf Aviation Fund, which has provided help to the
Air Care Alliance and its mission.  That site also provides extensive links to many
other sources of information relating to general aviation on the internet.