AOPA Pledges $25,000 To Tsunami Relief


AOPA is organizing a tangible way for pilots to help pilots bring help to the victims of the South Asia tsunami. AOPA is pledging to match, dollar for dollar, to a maximum of $25,000, contributions made by individuals (you don’t have to be a member) to AirServ International, a humanitarian organization that is using a fleet of GA aircraft in the devastated area. “AirServ International is in the midst of assisting in this disaster,” said AOPA President Phil Boyer. “Theirs and other aviation efforts are a remarkable example of how GA airplanes and airports serve as a vital emergency link for people throughout the world.” To make a donation, simply log on to AirServ’s donation site or mail a check to AirServ International, 6583 Merchant Place, Suite 100, Warrenton, Va., 20187. Be sure to write your AOPA membership number on the check or, if not a member, write AOPA on it. Boyer noted that all donations made before Jan. 31 can be applied to 2004 taxes.