The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced it is providing a grant to Operation Airdrop, with support from the Office of the Governor in Puerto Rico...
Operation Airdrop (OAD) is a rapidly growing group of General Aviation pilots originally formed only days ago by iHeart Media host John Clay Wolfe , Doug Jackson, and several other passionate individuals to deliver relief supplies to the hardest hit and isolated areas along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Since OAD’s formation, the group has grown to 200+ pilots and planes from across the nation. OAD has delivered unprecedented and timely relief to those who may have otherwise not received help for weeks with the help from groups such as the Texas Baptist Men, Salvation Army, Texas Navy, Cajun Air Force, AeroBridge, and Operation BBQ Relief.
OAD has continued their efforts in responding to Florida to assist in the relief efforts following hurricane Irma, and is now helping in Puerto Rico and the surrounding Caribbean Islands following the devastation left by Maria.
Although OAD’s original focus was the Texas Gulf Coast, the group’s impact has been recognized at the highest levels of government as an “untapped strategic national resource”.
– OAD Family
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What has become one of the largest overnight grassroots general aviation disaster relief groups — Operation Airdrop — started with a phone conversation Aug. 29 between pilots Doug Jackson and John Clay Wolfe...
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Support the Operation
Operation Air Drop is an all-volunteer organization, and we need your help! Want to join our efforts? Get started below. Tap or click icons to learn more
OAD will be setting up donation centers in a 5 state regional area and at other sites around the country. At these drop off points, donations will be packed for our pilots to deliver. Because these hurricanes struck so quickly, we have not yet organized as a legal charitable cause. However, we will be filing as a 501(c)3 organization to hopefully provide deductible expense receipts for your rescue donation.
Needs can and will change as the situation changes, so please don’t hesitate to follow Operation Airdrop on Facebook for the most recent updates and urgent needs.
Have a truck or trailer and want to help? As the flood waters recede, we need people and vehicles to help us unload and move supplies from destination airports to the shelters and other places where they’re needed.
If you’re pilot or have a plane and want to join Operation Airdrop, contact us HERE. Our friends and neighbors along the Gulf need our help, and will for days and weeks to come. Since our resources and needs change by the hour, ask to join our Facebook group for the latest updates.
Some of our pilots have also been returning with nursing home residents or hospital patients, at the request of the Salvation Army and other organizations. These vulnerable people are being moved out of the affected areas for safety, and to reduce the strain on health care facilities in coastal areas. You won’t be expected to be MedEvac, but this is another way OAD pilots have been helping out.
If you represent an airport and want to become a donation/drop off point for OAD, please contact us HERE.
Have an urgent need for specific items such as insulin, medications, infant feeding tubes or other critical supplies? Contact OAD HERE or through our Facebook page to make a request. OAD pilots and support volunteers have been working miracles to get supplies where they’re most needed as rapidly as humanly possible.
Keep ‘em Flying
To date, almost every expense incurred to transport the overwhelming amount of donated relief supplies has come directly from the generous support of the volunteer pilots and aircraft owners themselves. Until OAD is offially a non-profit organization capable of accepting corporate donations, we’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help defray some of the operational costs associated with the relief missions. 100% of these funds will go to keeping the planes of OAD in the air.
Any FBO, Regional, Municipal that would like to be added as a drop-off contact us here.
853 East Broadway Airport Terminal, Andrews Tx 79714
432 664 0750
Million Air Addison
4350 West Grove Ave Addison, TX 75001
Signature Flight Support
4321 Emma Browning Avenue Austin, TX 78719
13451 Wing Way, Burleson, TX 76028
Aaron Barth (817) 392-5430
Fort Forth Alliance
2221 Alliance Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76177
Brittany Barrillraux 817-890-1000
Vintage Air Museum @ Meacham International Airport
505 Northwest 38th Street, Hangar 33 South Fort Worth, TX 76106
U.S. Aviation FBO
4850 Spartan Dr Denton, TX 75207
Erica and Maggie (940) 297-6445 or (940) 465-3228
Brown building just south of Taxiway Hotel
Decatur Jet Center FBO
351 Airport Rd Decatur, TX 76234
Cleburne Regional Airport
Airport Dr, Cleburne, TX 76033 Charlotte Wilson
Charlotte Wilson (817) 641-5456
5300 Airport Rd Mineral Wells
3816 E Interstate 20, Weatherford, TX 76087
Tracy Privitt 817-228-6234
400 Howard Clemmons Rd, #100, Granbury, TX
Pat Stewart 817-579-8533 210-557-6374
Terrell Aviation and Terrell Municipal Airport KTRL
400 British Flying School Blvd Terrell, TX 75160
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If you are a pilot and want to contribute pls join our Facebook group here for dispatch orders.