I see I have been getting a lot of hits here recently. I understand Dave Ruhf has posted a link to here on his Facebook page. Thanks to Dave and to all of you who are visiting from his link. As some of you know, I gave up on FB and social media in general back in 2012 or so. I’ve found I am a lot more productive and less stressed as a result!
My best wishes to you all!
Again, please consider a donation to Aerobridge, the charity that organized the effort I took part in in Florida. They are continuing the good work in the Caribbean, particularly in the VI and Puerto Rico.
Also, please consider Patient Airlift Services and Angel Flight East, two other worthy aviation related charities that provide medical and compassion flights to patients and their families who must travel long distances for medical treatment, but for financial or medical reasons, cannot travel via commercial airline.
Some pictures from the Hurricane Irma relief efforts organized by Aerobridge. Over the last two weeks, Aerobridge has been an important part of the relief effort following Hurricane Irma, delivering supplies to affected people throughout South Florida, and especially to hard-to-reach areas in the Florida Keys.
An article at AOPA shows how a small private airstrip in the Florida Keys was used to supply people in need following the storm.
Please consider supporting Aerobridge, a worthy charity effort organizing pilots and airplanes to deliver supplies and medicines, and provide transport to people in need in the wake of natural disasters.
I will write more later but here is a summary: we started the day in Sarasota at Rectrix Jet Center at the Sarasota Bradenton International airport, where we had landed last night and parked. From there to the Lakeland Linder airport for a pilot briefing and our first cargo of the day. Thence to Homewood, and onward to Summerland Key Cove. Back to Homestead and another round trip to Summerland amd back. We decided to fly on our way home to Imokalee. Finally, to Sarasota.
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.