Hurricane Maria

September 16, 2017 – October 3, 2017

When natural disasters strike, the business aviation community snaps into action to deliver relief to people and communities. Often, financial or in-kind donations of aircraft and flight crews are offered to transport specialists and supplies into disaster-stricken areas.

Business aviation’s help now is needed to assist relief efforts in the Carribean following the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.

Business Aviation Responds

In the aftermath of the Hurricane Maria, people and organizations from across the business aviation community mobilized to coordinate pilots, aircraft, flight-planning services and other assets to move relief and supplies into the disaster area.

To share your story of how business aviation helped support relief efforts, email NBAA’s Dan Hubbard at

PALS Sky Hope Joins NBAA Members to Provide Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico
Oct. 5, 2017
PALS Sky Hope has organized and flown almost 50 flights to areas impacted by Hurricane Maria, including Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix and Dominica, with approximately 20 additional flights scheduled in the coming days. “Our coordinators have been working 40 days straight on Maria relief, as well as our Hurricane Harvey and Irma efforts,” said Robin Eissler, program director and founder of the PALS Sky Hope Disaster Relief Program. “We have flown everything from a PC-12 to an Embraer Lineage, along with several Falcons, Citations, Gulfstreams and King Airs. NBAA members are always the first to help.”
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