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Old 09-16-2018, 07:11 PM
slngsht slngsht is offline
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Default Hurricane relief supplies

When Harvey hit south Texas last year, I vaguely remember an organized GA aircraft effort to fly in supplies - I assume to smaller fields.

Anyone remember that? Anything like that going on for Florence?
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:51 PM
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Default Operation Airdrop

What I believe you are thinking of is Operation Airdrop.
According to their Facebook page, they are gearing up operations in Raleigh.

You can contact them either on their Facebook page or at the emails below.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:55 AM
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Thank you, found them on FB and sent them an email.

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Old 09-27-2018, 08:46 AM
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There have been several such flights from our airport (8A7) in central NC, that delivered supplies to various Florence affected areas. From the PIREPS of those guys most airports down that way had fairly steady streams of GA aircraft doing the same. Great effort by some genuine guys and gals.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:52 AM
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I participated in operation airdrop last week. Delivered supplies to Jacksonville and Elizabethtown. Great organization.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:13 AM
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Last week we flew 400 pounds of supplies to Lumberton, NC in my friend’s Baron. The day before he did the same. The pick up and delivery of supplies at the end points was very well organized.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:36 PM
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Default Hurricane Michael

I was glad to see Doug’s Front Page posting (10/18/2018) of an RV-4 pilot flying Hurricane Michael relief supplies into Florida with the Operation Airdrop group. I signed up as an Operation Airdrop pilot after Florence hit the Carolinas. I didn’t expect another hurricane until next spring and then Michael hit. A business trip this week prevented me from flying any charity flights this week. The Operation Airdrop folks are well organized and are doing a good job of communication on their FB page and via group emails.

I was not aware of the “Compassion” flight plan aircraft designation allowed by the FAA for these rescue flights.

I’m hoping more RV pilots will get involved in the Operation Airdrop missions before the next hurricane season.
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