Florida Aviation Business Association
Serving the General Aviation and Business Aviation Community Since 1946

For Post-Disaster Relief Missions, Business Aviation is Crucial

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the first relief flights made by general aviation aircraft to the most devastated regions of the Bahamas were life sustaining. The same advantages that business aircraft provide to companies, the ability to be airborne within a short period of time and the capability of accessing small airports with shorter runways and little to no infrastructure, make these same aircraft ideal responders after a disaster.

Although so many in the general and business aviation industry donated food and supplies, monetary donations to groups with a long history of humanitarian relief in disaster zones, such as the American Red Cross, can still be effective long after the disaster has occurred.

Relief organizations are still mobilizing to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian devastated the island chain. Natural disasters often spawn scams. Before you donate to an unfamiliar organization, check out the Charity Navigator website to verify the given organization is legitimate.

The following organizations are accepting donations to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian: