Aerobridge, an organization that coordinates the use of donated aircraft to help provide disaster relief, is calling on pilots to donate time in their aircraft or to volunteer for ground support in South Carolina after the recent devastating floods.
“The aviation community can be of critical assistance during this time and Aerobridge personnel are in communication with the South Carolina State Guard and are assessing how best to utilize our resources,” Aerobridge told AOPA in an email alert. “Communities are being contacted throughout the state to identify critical needs we could be asked to provide or transport to staging areas and points of delivery.”
Pilots and aircraft owners interested in helping who are not already signed up to volunteer with Aerobridge can do so on the organization’s website.
“With the continuation of flooding,” Aerobridge said, “communities are predicted to become more isolated and both critical assessment personnel and critical supplies such as medicine will rely solely on aviation assets.”