General aviation alphabet group the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has partnered with Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to raise funds for their mission supporting our combat wounded. VAC is a charitable organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. NATA and VAC established a special fund last year, NATA Wings for Warriors, to contribute to the organization. This year, NATA’s support of VAC has been expanded throughout all of the association’s major 2012 events.
Angel Flight, the not-for-profit organization that arranges free air transportation for those in need of medical care, relies on volunteer pilots to make the program work, but as aviation maintenance students at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma, Wash., recently learned, you don’t necessarily need to have your wings to help the cause.