Despite Harvey, Wings Over Houston takes to the skies Oct. 21-22

Despite the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, the 33rd annual Wings Over Houston air show is still a go. The show will be held Oct. 21-22, 2017, at Ellington Airport (KEFD). Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Houston Food Bank as it continues to provide disaster relief to people affected by […]

Wielding the power to heal by air and sea

Historically, adversity brings out the best and the worst in humans. That’s certainly been true throughout America’s history. Lately, we’ve had plenty of adversity on our plate, a sad reality that presents the opportunity for individuals to show grace and generosity — which they did. It started with a storm named Harvey that blasted into […]

Support from the sky: FBOs help in disaster relief

In the wake of several natural disasters throughout the U.S. — including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the wildfires throughout the western states — FBOs have become an integral part of the disaster relief efforts. “Their tireless efforts to stage and provide fuel and services for the military, medevac operations, the American Red Cross, firefighting […]

Cajun Air Force stands up to support Hurricane Harvey relief

Cajun Air Force LogoGrant Ancelet just wanted to help Operation Airdrop “transport supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey.” And as he prepared for his flight, he posted a message to Facebook asking if anyone wanted to donate money or supplies. A few hours later he had a kitchen full of stuff and $3,000 in his PayPal account. It […]

Race to the rescue

Charles Cluck, who races his Bonanza in the Sport Air Racing League, has a different mission this week: Bringing supplies to hurricane-ravaged Texas. He’s volunteering with Operation Airdrop and encourages other pilots to “volunteer or contribute” as “the need continues.” In the first photo, Charles notes: “It ain’t just anybody who can move 500 pounds of […]

Pilots needed for Operation Airdrop

Operation Airdrop (OAD) is an all-volunteer group of general aviation pilots and planes formed just days ago by iHeart Media host John Clay Wolfe and Doug Jackson to deliver relief supplies to hard to reach areas along the Texas Gulf Coast. In the few days since it was created, the group has grown to more […]

Angel Flight pilots help in aftermath of Harvey

BEAUMONT, Texas – When the frantic call to deliver lifesaving infant formula to a Beaumont-area hospital came in, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight South Central were in the air in less than an hour. Pilots Scott Young and Jim Dell flew to Waco to retrieve the medications and then back to Beaumont where transport was […]

CAP aerial photos missions begin over Texas

SAN ANTONIO – The Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing began flying aerial imagery missions Aug. 30, 2017, for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the coastal areas initially ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. During the ongoing missions, CAP aircrews will fly over Corpus Christi, North Padre Island, Mustang Island, Rockport, Aransas […]