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Old September 4th 05, 10:23 PM
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Jim Burns wrote:

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All other preregistered pilots with multi engine
aircrafts continue to monitor the site for further directions.


Too bad they have limited the airlift to multi-engine at this time.
Perhaps sometime in the future us single engine folks can help out.

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Old September 5th 05, 12:21 AM
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Default Update on VacationRentalsforFamilies Airlift

I've been following the Vacation Rentals for Families Airlift on their
website. Here's a run down:

Co-pilot for Sunday, September 4 for evening departu
James P. Mill

URGENT! URGENT! 4:15pm, Sunday, September 4
Immediate need for fuel resources at KPDK, please contact EPPS AVIATION TO
MAKE FUEL DONATIONS. 770-458-9851

3:45pm
First wing of 12 aircrafts departed KPDK at 1:00, we are now coordinating
with the Atlanta American Red Cross and the Louisiana Red Cross to
coordinate victim extraction to GA. Our planes are now arriving in LA. We
are still in need for 6 seaters planes and greater. Aircrafts, medical
support and flight crews must check the site for PM victim extractions from
LA.


1:10pm, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Our pilots are up in the air on the way to Baton Rouge, LA, we have
physicians, supplies and we will continue flying thru the day.

We desperately need fuel to support this effort.
If you would like to make a fuel donation
Please contact EPPS aviation at 770 458 9851
Ask for Dan.
Indicate that you would like to make a contribution to the Vacation Rentals
For Families air lift. They will take Mastercard, Visa and Shell Card.

Our advanced team has returned, we are looking at a noon departure today for
the aircrafts listed below. Flights will be deployed will be deployed 8
aircrafts at a time as directed, they will be giving departure orders upon
the destination of their attended passengers as confirmed by the operatives
on the ground at Baton Rouge. Coordination will continue through the
management at the Governor's office of Louisiana. We have a need for
psycologists, social workers, and mental health specialists with crisis
intervention training. Please keep checking the site for updates.
Dr. Bennett has assesed the medical situation in LA. At this time medical
support is only needed to escort evacuees back to Atlanta. Therefore,
medical personnel should be prepared to escort these missions to Baton Rouge
and back to Atlanta, GA. Our first departure will be noon, Sunday, Sept. 4.


12:45am, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Our team has arrived in Baton Rouge, LA and has a station set, half of the
team will be returning in a couple of hours. Stand by, we will be releasing
more aircrafts for the morning departure. Please keep checking the site

ASA donating flight opps and weather tracking services to all pilots
arriving in LA for life flight missions. Vacation Rentals for Families
missions will begin operations under the name "BROTHER'S KEEPER"

Dr. Cecil Bennett and the advanced medical team have flown out to Baton
Rouge with the advanced team to assess the medical needs at the request of
Governor of Louisiana. All physicians, nurses, PAs and nurse practitioners
that would like to volunteer to go into medical missions in LA, please
register at or
www.vacationrentalsforfamilies.com with your name,speciality and telephone
number. Also write down the length of time you can stay in the LA area. We
have one day, four days, 7 days or a month.

Flight departures are starting Sunday, September 4. Physicians should be
ready to leave tommorrow Sun, Sept. 4 morning.

Dress comfortably, wear jeans and scrub tops, please wear your work IDS
(hospital, clinic, office)

Medical volunteers will rally at Peachtree DeKalb Airport, (KPDK) for
designated flights. Please call KPDK for directions 770-458-9851.

Right now we are only requesting 6 seater or bigger twin engines. Please
continue to monitor the website for updates.

We have been issued a clearance for an advanced team flight this evening
from KPDK to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This team will facilitate the setup of
ground operations on the arrival end.

We will be listing below all the pilots for the first assignments to
commence tommorrow 9/4. Initial flights will be bringing physicians on the
ground in Atlanta, per instructions by the advanced team and the Governor's
office in Louisiana. All other preregistered pilots with multi engine
aircrafts continue to monitor the site for further directions.

Additional multi engine pilots who have not yet registered, please register
your aircraft, all pilots with equipment please list your "N" numbers in the
comment field when registering., we may use for assignments during the week.

The following pilots please call the call center numbers. Please be prepared
to leave tommorrow.

T310 5 Gramham Street Atlanta, GA
B55 4 Steve Kock Lousiville, KY
B55 4 Tim Azzopardi Davenport, FL
A36 5 Jeff Parker Valrico, FL
Cherokee 6 5 Steven Stemmer Atlanta, GA
B58 5 Mike Mercer Atlanta, GA
C340 5 Greg Walkiewicz Crestwood, KY
C310 5 Chris Seugling Denville, NJ
P206 5 Fred Johnson Atlanta, GA
C337 4 Steve Malin Pompano Beach, FL
Aztec 5 Ron Gaudet Manchester, CT
Lance 4 John Longuil Conesus, NY
C210 4 Don Holliday Winder, GA
C206 4 Wayne Kwirant Whitesburg, GA
N18KQ Paul Shaver Kitty Hawk, NC
N6493Y Mike Harbater, Farmingdale, NY
N421AJ Marty Zoebel GA


CO-PILOTS ON CALL AT KPDK
Alan Adamson,


ASA donating flight opps and weather tracking services to all pilots
arriving life flight missions. vacation rental missions will begin
operations under the name brothers keepers

We must acknowledge The White House Staff that has been so instrumental in
pushing this clearance through for the benefit of those in need.




Continue monitoring site for additional updates.

ATTENTION PHYSICIANS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, TRAUMA COUNSELORS:
To all physicians and ALL health care professionals. We Are A Go for
deployment to Batton Rouge, LA. Call me for details. 404.431.0482. Please
continue to check the website for updates.
Cecil Bennett, MD


CALL CENTER OPEN: 404 783 1836
404 783 1846
404 783 1847


Graduate Medical Consultants Group of Atlanta has joined the hurricane
relief efforts along with Vacation Rentals for Families. They will be
sending physicians on the flights headed to Louisiana to offer triage
services to the people in the devasted areas. They have a call center in
Atlanta.

Tri-State Consumer Insurance of New York has donated aviation fuel to
Vacation Rentals for Families. We also welcome any Georgia resident who
would like to donate their inlaw suites or extra rooms to families devasted
by the hurricane.

G&S Investors in New York has donated aviation fuel for the hurricane relief
efforts for the planes headed to Louisiana to pick up families.

We are still in need of more fuel donations, if you can contribute fuel
during this crisis, please call 678-799-1628.

We have an excess of over 100 aircraft and qualified flight crews donated
for this relief effort. We thank AVWEB, for spreading the word. Thank you
all so very much.

Although the support from the aviation community has been so impressive we
have not received the needed support from the oil companies and fuel
distributors to fuel the many aircraft that have committed support.
Please contact any resources that you may have to help us raise the funds to
secure the needed fuel.

Thank you to Lennar Homes for their generous fuel donation. As a result of
their support two more aircrafts have joined the effort from Fl.

The Greater Medical Center from Atlanta, GA has contributed access to 135
Physicians from their national network to aid in this effort. These doctors
will be departing Sunday from Atlanta to assist victims in need of medical
care.

We would also like to acknowledge Air Shares Elite and BizAir for their
contribution of aircrafts and crews. Their efforts have bought 100 beds and
20 additional aircraft to the team.

Doctors and nurses wishing to participate in the relief efforts, please
contact Dr. Cecil Bennett at 404-431-0482, or email

Thank you to EPPS AVIATION at KPDK in Atlanta, GA for providing fuel
discounts to all pilots participating in the Vacation Rentals for Families
hurricane Relief

Thank you to Blue River Systems for donating their computer and IT services.

Thank you to Atlantic Southeast Airlines and pilots for their ground support
services in LA.

ATTENTION PILOTS:
The aircrafts that are participating in the airlift upon arrival at KPDK,
place 8.5 x 11 sign on the Pilot side window VRFF in red ink. Letters no
less than 6" in height. Passenger window behind the Pilot seat should have a
sign, same size with GMCG, also in red ink. Both signs should be taped
inside the window. Taxi to EPPS AVIATION, contact DAN for further
instructions on fueling. Wait for email instructions for arrival time to
KPDK.

We will be contacting all pilots who have called to participate in the
relief effort, we will giving you further direction and recording your
aircrafts.


We desperately need fuel to support this effort.
If you would like to make a fuel donation
Please contact EPPS aviation at 770 458 9851 Ask for Dan
Indicate that you would like to make a contribution to the Vacation Rentals
For Families air lift.

Visa, MasterCard , Shell accepted

Twin Engine aircraft participating in the air lift.
Six Passenger Single Engine aircraft participating in the Air lift.
We will let you know when to report to EPPS Aviation at KPDK
Place 81/2 X 11 sign in left side windows behind pilot seat.

Sign should Read GMCG in letters no less than 6 inches in height presented
in RED broad tip marker. In the Pilot side place a sign reading VRFF, also
in red ink

Fuel will be available at EPPS at a discounted rate.

Additional fuel support will be available to pilots unable to support fuel
cost on their own.

CALL CENTER OPEN: 404 783 1836
404 783 1846
404 783 1847

Continue monitoring site for additional updates.




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Old September 5th 05, 01:35 AM
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Actually, if you scan down to the aircraft listed, they've included 6 place
singles.
Jim

"Peter R." wrote in message
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Jim Burns wrote:

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All other preregistered pilots with multi engine
aircrafts continue to monitor the site for further directions.


Too bad they have limited the airlift to multi-engine at this time.
Perhaps sometime in the future us single engine folks can help out.

--
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Old September 8th 05, 12:46 AM
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"Peter R." wrote in message
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Jim Burns wrote:

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All other preregistered pilots with multi engine
aircrafts continue to monitor the site for further directions.


Too bad they have limited the airlift to multi-engine at this time.
Perhaps sometime in the future us single engine folks can help out.

--
Peter


I just got back from 3 days working with them. I flew my Cherokee Six on 3
missions from Baton Rouge to Atlanta and coordinated Air Dispatch in Baton
Rouge for 2 of those days. They are an amazing organization, we had 2
pilots from Seattle that flew a family back to San Francisco. 12 hours on
the tach and they called back saying what else can we do. We had 206's,
Lances, a Caravan, a Cheyenne, a number of Bonanza's and a few Aztec's and
Baron's. We got people to families in Boston, Chicago, NY, Kentucky,
Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, Arkansas, Atlanta, Mempis, Knoxville and
others.....

You can help! Register your aircraft and time, at least donate fuel. We
got 60 people out yesterday and we needed even more planes. The State
government has just asked if they can refer people to fly out. Get
involved, this is getting larger by the day.

Even if you don't have a plane or you have a 4 place plane register as a
co-pilot. I didn't have a co-pilot so one was assigned to me. It was great
working with the guys I flew with, we really developed some good CRM. The
only requirement as PIC is that you are Instrument Rated. I don't think the
co-pilot has to be IR.

Thanks

Steve S




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Old September 8th 05, 12:58 AM
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Good publicity Tuesday on Fox News cable channel about the effort and
organization.
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Old September 8th 05, 01:13 AM
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Jim Burns wrote:

I RE-registered with them and offered to go this weekend if they needed
anybody brought back up into the midwest.


I also re-registered with them in the hopes that they eventually open up
relief flights to four-place aircraft.

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Old September 8th 05, 03:11 AM
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I RE-registered with them and offered to go this weekend if they needed
anybody brought back up into the midwest.
Jim

"Steve S" wrote in message
...
"Peter R." wrote in message
...
Jim Burns wrote:

snip
All other preregistered pilots with multi engine
aircrafts continue to monitor the site for further directions.


Too bad they have limited the airlift to multi-engine at this time.
Perhaps sometime in the future us single engine folks can help out.

--
Peter


I just got back from 3 days working with them. I flew my Cherokee Six on 3
missions from Baton Rouge to Atlanta and coordinated Air Dispatch in Baton
Rouge for 2 of those days. They are an amazing organization, we had 2
pilots from Seattle that flew a family back to San Francisco. 12 hours on
the tach and they called back saying what else can we do. We had 206's,
Lances, a Caravan, a Cheyenne, a number of Bonanza's and a few Aztec's

and
Baron's. We got people to families in Boston, Chicago, NY, Kentucky,
Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, Arkansas, Atlanta, Mempis, Knoxville and
others.....

You can help! Register your aircraft and time, at least donate fuel. We
got 60 people out yesterday and we needed even more planes. The State
government has just asked if they can refer people to fly out. Get
involved, this is getting larger by the day.

Even if you don't have a plane or you have a 4 place plane register as a
co-pilot. I didn't have a co-pilot so one was assigned to me. It was

great
working with the guys I flew with, we really developed some good CRM. The
only requirement as PIC is that you are Instrument Rated. I don't think

the
co-pilot has to be IR.

Thanks

Steve S






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Old September 8th 05, 03:25 AM
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Even if you don't have a plane or you have a 4 place plane register as a
co-pilot. I didn't have a co-pilot so one was assigned to me. It was great
working with the guys I flew with, we really developed some good CRM. The
only requirement as PIC is that you are Instrument Rated. I don't think the
co-pilot has to be IR.


You figure they'll let a PP with 110 hours anywhere near an airplane,
even as co-pilot? I live in Atlanta and would be able to go this
weekend, but there's probably a flood of guys with more hours than me...

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Old September 8th 05, 03:57 AM
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On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 19:46:06 -0400, "Steve S"
wrote:


Even if you don't have a plane or you have a 4 place plane register as a
co-pilot.



Registered airplane and myself as "I'll do anything to help" and never
got a call.

Not being negative, just wondering if maybe they have what they can
use for now.

z
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Old September 8th 05, 01:05 PM
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"zatatime" wrote in message
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On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 19:46:06 -0400, "Steve S"
wrote:


Registered airplane and myself as "I'll do anything to help" and never
got a call.

Not being negative, just wondering if maybe they have what they can
use for now.


I spoke to the organizers last night. They were able to fly 50 people out
yesterday. The problem has not been the number of volunteer pilots, we
haven't been able to utilize all the pilots we have yet. The problem was
getting to the people who want to get out. FEMA and the Red Cross were
hindering efforts from the get-go. When we finally got in on sunday we
could only get 12 people out of the shelters. On Monday we got 25 and
Tuesday 65. If each airplane load is an average of 3 pax that's only 23 or
so planes. We had more volunteers than passengers.

In addition all this was done with an administrative staff of about 6.
Yesterday the head of the organization met with the La. State Legislature
and they want us to fly more people out. We were working out of the
conference room at Epps Aviation at PDK and the ASA/Delta Connection
Maintenance Hanger at BTR. Epps needed their space back and ASA's break
room is ill-equipped for staging evacuations.

The organization is standing down for a few days to get better organized.
They have another space at PDK that they can use and are now working on
another space at BTR to move to. They also toured New Orleans and may fly
flights out of there.

Keep monitoring the website http://www.vacationrentalsforfamilies.com/ and
just because they haven't called yet doesn't mean they don't need you, it
just means they haven't been able to get to enough people that want to get
out.

Thanks for your help.

Steve S


 




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