General Aviation Pilots And Katrina — The Important Links

  • The FAA’s listing of airport status is available, here
  • New TFRs are also available online.
  • Rol Morrow, Chairman, Air Care Alliance contacted AVweb stating, “useful information along with the only listing of all known volunteer pilot organizations is available on the Air Care Alliance website.
  • The National Air Transportation Association has compiled a resource page, which offers information about aviation and jet fuel prices and shortages resulting from the hurricane, operational information for airports in the affected areas, opportunities to assist in the airlifting of supplies and aid workers, and much more. Find it, here.
  • For those unable to physically lend aid, vacation-home owners willing to donate their properties to families devastated by the storm are being urged by Gail Pinckney of Vacation Rentals for Families to list the location and duration the property will be available. Phone contact is listed as 770-939-0396 and email at
  • Vacation Rentals for Families also told AVweb they are organizing free air transportation for refugees. Private aircraft owners (six seats or more, only) interested in the effort may visit the organization’s web site or call 678-799-1628 for details. The group will be organizing free relief airlift flights for affected families (from airfields close to the damaged areas in Louisiana and Mississippi) to relocate victim families to the donated homes.
  • Avemco Insurance Company, the countrys only direct writer of general aviation insurance, has claims adjusters ready to respond to claims resulting from Hurricane Katrina. The company has issued a release available, here.
  • Aviation Coast Guard Auxiliary is always looking for volunteer aviators and those already trained have been mobilized and is at work.
  • Check NOTAMS online withe the FAA.
  • Updates from New Orleans are avialable via