Public Benefit Flying helps thousands of people each year with medical transportation, animal rescue, disaster response, environmental support, and many other reasons.
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More than sixty groups have volunteer pilots who will fly patients for care or provide other flights or aviation services to help those in need or serve our communities.
Volunteer Pilots – this is your one-stop volunteer pilot group information source. Learn how as a volunteer pilot you too can fly to help others.
AirCare 2018 was held on April 19-21 at the AOPA Headquarters in Frederick, MD. Have a look at the highlights.
The Air Care Conferences provide an opportunity for leaders, flight coordinators, pilots, staff members, volunteers, and supporters of public benefit flying groups to meet and share ideas improving our missions of service.
Read The Air Care Alliance’s briefing on compensation for volunteer pilots, Volunteer Pilot Flight or Illegal Part 135: Where is the Line? This letter outlines how you can stay legal as a volunteer pilot while flying for public benefit.
What is Public Benefit Flying?
Using their own time and general aviation aircraft, pilot volunteers from the many public benefit flying organizations help hundreds of people each month. They and many other non-flying volunteers work to transport patients in need to facilities where they are able to receive medical attention they might otherwise have to do without. Many groups also play a significant role providing disaster and emergency relief, serving our veterans, flying for environmental support, transporting animals, taking youth on educational flights, or performing other community service missions.