The Air Charter Association (ACA) is raising awareness of the dangers of illegal charter flights this Saturday with its annual Fly Legal Day. It will also honor soccer star Emiliano Sala, who was killed in the Jan. 21, 2019 crash of an illegally chartered aircraft in the English Channel.
Marking this four-year anniversary, the ACA is again calling on industry partners to support its mission to broaden awareness and help passengers recognize the dangers of illegal charter. Support can be shown via something as simple as social media posts, the association said.
“Sadly, while rare, chartering illegally remains an ongoing issue in our industry and, together, we can spread the word about this and prevent future tragedies like the Sala case,” said ACA CEO Glenn Hogben. “January 21 will mark our second annual Fly Legal Day. The ACA’s priority is always to uphold the highest industry standards, trust, professionalism, and, above all else, safety. Booking with one of our trusted member companies ensures those involved in organizing air charter, and the passengers, will avoid illegal charter flights and prevent putting anyone at significant risk.”