Pilots use roads as runways in Haiti

HaitiTradewind Aviation has been delivering supplies, food and doctors to an isolated area near the epicenter of both the earthquake and aftershock in Haiti.

There are no airports in the area, so a 1,200-foot stretch of road has allowed the company’s Cessna Grand Caravans to land and deliver up to 3,000 pound of supplies from Santiago, Dominican Republic, up to six times a day.

Tradewind Aviation is based in Oxford, Conn., with a seasonal satellite operation in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a two-hour flight to the Dominican Republic.

For more information: TradewindAviation.com

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