L-3 Avionics Systems’ chief pilot, Todd Scholten, and Mark Linsley, aftermarket business development representative and pilot, flew to Haiti Jan. 25 to deliver medical supplies for the earthquake relief effort. They flew L-3 Avionics’ company King Air C90 aircraft.
L-3 Avionics and sister division ACSS donated $25,000 for fuel and aircraft expenses to conduct six to eight relief flights. The aircraft can hold approximately 1,300 pounds of medical supplies per trip, according to company officials.
The International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA) notified Linsley that pilots and aircraft were urgently needed to transport medical supplies to Haiti. IAMA connected the L-3 Avionics’ pilots with G.O. Ministries, a 501c3 organization headquartered in Louisville, Ky., which has aid bases in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This organization is dispersing medical supplies to Haiti through Santiago, Dominican Republic, with a team of pilots flying shifts 24 hours a day. The L-3 Avionics’ pilots will fly supplies to a G.O. Ministries base in Santiago where G.O. Ministries volunteer pilots will fly the remaining leg into Haiti.
L-3 Avionics’ Roger Powers, principal engineer and test pilot, and James Powers, aircraft maintenance technician, will be assisting the effort by driving supplies from G.O. Ministries in Louisville to Florida, where the King Air can quickly reload and make multiple flights between Florida and the Dominican Republic.
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