Sept. 23, 2019

NBAA members are taking relief efforts in the Bahamas to new heights in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. “I smiled when I went down to the airport and I saw all those little planes landing…all these small planes with very willing, very helpful pilots that brought in whatever they could put in their planes,” said Cristina Zenato, a resident of Grand Bahama, which was ravaged by the storm. “One of the benefits of general aviation when it comes to disasters is our ability to launch immediately,” said Brad Pierce, president of Restaurant Equipment World, who has flown multiple relief missions to the islands. “I’ve never seen a general aviation response like we’ve seen with Hurricane Dorian.”