Emergency Flight Transportation
I am a Commercial Pilot and operate an aircraft out of the Petaluma Airport. Given the fires in the Sonoma / Napa area I'd like to donate passenger and freight ferrying flights into or out of the Petaluma airport this weekend.
The aircraft is a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 Turbocharged and is capable of carrying about one ton of payload and has a range of about 1000 nautical miles (think Kansas City in 5 hours). If you need to leave the region to stay with family or friends, or need transportation into the area to help, and can't make other arrangements, Id be honored to have you as a passenger!
I am able and willing to provide:
- Free transportation of passengers into or out of the Sonoma / Napa region
- Transporting donated supplies, food, fresh water, blankets, clothes, medical supplies, etc into Sonoma / Napa
Given the limited amount of flying I will be able to do in between the haze this weekend, I will be prioritizing transporting families that have lost their homes and bringing supplies into Sonoma / Napa.
Training & Qualifications
FAA Commercial Pilot
Airplane Single Engine Land
Availability & Preferences
- Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th between dawn and dusk (daytime)
- Departure and Arrival times need to be flexible around Haze and Visibility as the fire develops