The Air Care Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit representing a nationwide league of volunteer pilot organizations. ACA’s mission is to promote, support, and represent public benefit flying.
The Air Care Alliance was founded in 1990 as a small group of volunteer pilot organizations wishing to work together in mutual support. For more than three decades, ACA has protected public benefit flying, promoted the work of volunteer pilots, and increased access to free air transportation for patients and others in need.
Today, nearly 60 charitable aviation organizations nationwide are members of the Air Care Alliance–including the Angel Flight organizations, Pilots N Paws, STEM Flights, LightHawk, and many more. Each ACA organization delivers impactful and inspiring service through aviation. It is estimated that ACA members provide well over 40,000 free flights for humanitarian purposes each year. Those flights are operated by nearly 13,000 volunteer pilots that help patients access distant medical care, relocate endangered animals, deliver blood or precious cargo, or even support conservation efforts.
The Air Care Alliance is devoted to fostering, enhancing, and promoting public benefit flying. ACA helps pilots find opportunities to put their pilot skills to good use and ensures that charitable aviation remains a viable resource for those who need it most.