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VIRGINIA VOLUNTEER PILOT GROUP

The Virginia Volunteer Pilot Group (VVPG) was formed in 2012 to allow general aviation pilots who wish to volunteer their aircraft and/or piloting skills during times of emergency to do so effectively.

It does this by providing nonprofit aviation organizations that become VVPG members an organized and coordinated way to assist the Commonwealth of Virginia’s communities during time of emergency.


Individual volunteer pilots are encouraged to join nonprofit aviation organizations that are members of the Virginia Volunteer Pilot Group in order to participate in the program and assist their fellow citizens.  Pilots should contact VVPG member organizations for more information about their specific functions.  See the list with contact information below.

Mission Statement:

Assist the Commonwealth of Virginia and local communities in emergency response and management efforts through utilization of volunteer private aviation resources for the greater benefit of Virginia’s citizens.
 
Improve communications between the aviation community and the state and local governments thus improving disaster relief capabilities and education of the public about the benefits of aviation.

Hurricanes   Floods

Tornados   Evacuations

Emergency Relief & Transport

VVPG Member Organizations:

              

In conjunction with the:
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
and
Virginia Department of Aviation

Angel Flight East
800-383-9464
www.angelflighteast.org
missions@angelflighteast.org

Civil Air Patrol
www.gocivilairpatrol.com

Mercy Medical Airlift:
Angel Flight Mid Atlantic

757-318-9174
www.mercymedical.org
info@mercymedicalairlift.org

Patient Airlift Services
888-818-1231
www.palservices.org
info@palservices.org

Pilots for Christ
703-369-6394Pilots for Christ
www.pilotsforchrist.org
mark.leroy@verizon.net

Pilots N Paws
www.pilotsnpaws.org
info@pilotsnpaws.org

Virginia Helicopter Association
757-773-6500
www.vahelicopters.com
vahelicopter@gmail.com

Virginia Seaplane Pilots Association
540-872-6744

Virginia Airstrip Owners Association
540-888-4348

VVPG Board of Directors:
Lindy Kirkland, Chairman
Steve Craven, Vice Chairman
Walt Bailey, Secretary

For more information about public benefit flying
volunteer pilot groups serving the nation contact the:
Air Care Alliance
www.aircarealliance.org

Lindy Kirkland
(540) 903-7580
lindykirk@verizon.net

General Aviation Disaster Relief Information:

  • Be safe and be careful not to interfere in relief efforts by others.
     
  • Be available to help, even if the best way to help is through making a donation to relief groups.  Research carefully what can and should be done when providing your aircraft or services to help during a crisis.
     
  • It is best to work through organized groups which have relationships with relief agencies and can coordinate your participation.
     
  • The most useful and productive volunteers are those who have prepared prior to an emergency situation and know exactly how to respond.

Sources of General Information

Air Care Alliance
www.aircareall.org

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:
Subscribe to AOPA’s eNews alerts such as
ePilot at www.aopa.org

National Business Aircraft Association:
Register yourself and your corporate or business aircraft with NBAA.

The Experimental Aircraft Association:
Subscribe to EAA’s eNews alerts at www.eaa.org

AVweb:
Check out NewsWire pages/AvFlash bulletins at
www.AVweb.com

Pilot Share the Ride:
Log on and register as a pilot to see if a match can be found at www.pilotsharetheride.com

Donate Blood:
Call your local Red Cross chapter or
1-800-GIVE-LIFE

Additional Source:
Network for Good
www1.networkforgood.org

Link to the Public Benefit Flying: Balancing Safety and Compassion Online Course
 


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