Yesterday I received an e-mail from a local EAA chapter asking for volunteers to help fly relief supplies and personnel into and around Florida in support of the relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.
After responding to the message, I was quickly contacted by a gentleman named Scott Rose, who is in contact with a charitable organization called Aerobridge, which organizes airborne disaster relief transportation.
Fast forward to this morning; we are prepping to depart at 1400 from KBVI to KAIK (Aiken, South Carolina). From there will judge the weather and proceed to Ocala Florida (KOCF).
Currently there are some storms across our flight path in the northern Florida area, which we will keep a close eye on and will determine whether we proceed to Ocala today.