Phillips 66 Aviation is offering a $1-per-gallon rebate to qualifying pilots flying Angel Flight Northeast and Mercy Medical Airlift missions, when fuel is purchased using the Phillips 66 aviation credit card at Phillips 66-branded FBOs.
For a charity whose existence depends upon the health of the business aviation industry, the recent downturn could have proven disastrous for Corporate Angel Network (CAN). But the nonprofit group, which provides free transport for cancer patients using empty seats on business aviation flights, managed to continue providing a high level of vital assistance.
Angel Flight America and AirLifeLine, said to be the two oldest and largest charitable aviation organizations in the U.S., announced at EAA AirVenture their merger, expected to be effective by the end of last month.
Angel Flight Northeast, one of six regional divisions of the national volunteer-pilot program, recently signed an agreement with the Homeland Security Department to join Mercy Medical Airlift (MMA) as a participant in the Homeland Security Emergency Air Transportation System (HSEATS). The MMA developed and administers the volunteer-pilot HSEATS program, which grew out of the outpouring of volunteer-pilot offerings immediately after 9/11.
An article by attorneys John Copley and John Hoover contains a wealth of information regarding FAA and IRS rules applicable to such flights and applicable potential tax deductions. Copley is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Garofalo, Goerlich, Hainbach. Hoover is an attorney at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, also of Washington, D.C.