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2019 GWAO Brochure

2019 GWAO Brochure

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Airlink, based in Washington, DC, is the aviation industry’s disaster response organization. Since its founding by ISTAT in 2010, Airlink has worked with a growing network of airline partners to respond to rapid-onset disasters and other humanitarian crises, delivering 4,000+ relief workers and 3,000,000+ pounds of relief supplies to aid millions of people around the world. Airlink has led the industry’s response to historic events around the globe including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014, the 2015 Nepal earthquake, and 2017 hurricanes in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Utilizing the power of aviation as a force for good, Airlink works with airline partners and industry supporters to deliver logistical expertise and transportation response in the wake of natural disaster and other humanitarian crises. This translates into rapidly and effectively using airlift to support 80 nonprofit organizations providing relief workers and supplies to aid people in communities affected by disaster in having clean water, getting medical attention, securing shelter, and more.


Veterans Airlift Command

Veterans Airlift Command

The VAC provides free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes, through a national network of 2600 volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. The VAC has arranged transportation for over 16,000 passengers and over 10 million miles. Our priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

As citizens, we owe an enormous debt to those who have sacrificed for our country. It's a debt that is impossible to repay. But that won't stop us from trying.

Volunteering an aircraft for VAC missions: Many of the plane owners who volunteer with us are also pilots who welcome the opportunity to perform a valuable service while maintaining their proficiency.

Some owners come from military backgrounds themselves; others are seasoned aviators or simply passionate about flying. But they all have one thing in common - the desire to serve those who have served us.
In the interest of safety as well as camaraderie, the VAC encourages two rated pilots to fly together when practical.

Corporate aircraft & fractional ownership aircraft Volunteering the use of a plane is an outstanding way for businesses to demonstrate their patriotism and put available resources to work for a good cause. For companies involved in fractional aircraft ownership programs, it's an excellent use of unused flying hours.

Read about the Veterans Airlift Command in this article from Aviation Week.