Angel Flight Southeast recently launched it 1st Annual Aviation Charity Auction earlier this week, which is being held on the Ebay Charity Auction website. Dozens of aviation vendors stepped up to provide items from high end pilot headsets to left seat time in a DC-3.
Examples of other items include GPS receivers, VHF radios, aviation flashlights, aircraft landing/taxi lights, seaplane rating vouchers, aviator sunglasses, aerial photography, aerobatic plane rides and front seat time in a 1941 open cockpit bi-plane Stearman. Items will have a seven day run time on Ebay from the date they are listed. Items will continue to be listed for the next several days, and items are still being accepted for donation.
According to officials, 100% of the proceeds benefit Angel Flight Southeast, which coordinates free air transportation for children and adults with medical or humanitarian needs
Says Blake Mathis, president/CEO, “For over 26 years, we have been recruiting volunteer pilots who have a caring heart and want to help those in need by using general aviation to help.”
Volunteer pilots donate their time, their planes and provide the fuel to get these families to distant medical specialists. Humanitarian missions are also approved by the operations staff located in Leesburg, Florida. Transporting victims from earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters, as well as other non-medical flights such as assisting veterans, battered spouses and visually impaired passengers to get to and from a destination is also a part of the organization’s mission.
Angel Flight Southeast helps coordinates between 3,000-4,000 free missions each year for families in need. Funds raised assist in running the operations headquarters where a few staff members and dozens of volunteers take hundreds of calls weekly from families in need.
For more information: AngelFlightAuction.org