Katrina Volunteers Still Needed


If you don’t mind donating your time, your plane and your fuel to help Katrina victims, the need is still there. In fact, in contrast to the situation in the early days of the disaster when there was little for private pilots to do, there are tons of supplies waiting at various staging areas for someone to take them where they are needed. Texas pilots continue to help out the Lago Vista Mercy flights operating out of Rusty Allen Airport and anyone who wants to join them can call 512-267-0120 or 512-731-1553 or e-mail lvaviation@aol.com to register. Operation Brother’s Keeper, out of Atlanta, also needs pilots. Numbers are 404-783-1836 or 404-783-1846. Angel Flight believes operations will continue until the end of the month and many pilots are returning to their jobs. Angel Flight can be reached at 877-621-7177. Private aircraft have carried hundreds of tons of relief supplies into the disaster zone in the past two weeks.