Aug. 11, 2020

The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) and Angel Flight West with the assistance of Denver International Airport and the Colorado Division of Aeronautics, hosted a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Face Mask Airlift on Aug. 8 from Signature Flight Support at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO.

The airlift mission was carried out by volunteer pilots who delivered critically important face masks to Colorado’s public-use airports. The masks will be used by airport staff, tenants, pilots and passengers to help in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

“A successful airlift and collaboration by several state organizations to deliver the FEMA provided masks highlighted the critical role of aviation in the continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CABA Chairman Chris Swathwood. “In all, 22 pilots from the Colorado Aviation Business Association and Angel Flight West delivered about 400,000 masks to nearly 40 Colorado airports.”

“Airlift missions provide broad, timely support for communities in need, and have played an important role throughout the pandemic by distributing PPE to frontline workers and transporting specialized medical professionals to hard-hit communities across the country,” said Grant Williams, business aviation pilot and Airlift volunteer.

“Business aviation pilots are not usually public faces or figures, and quiet volunteer service is quite common,” he added. “The opportunity to participate in the first airlift that directly serves Colorado’s statewide airport community has drawn us all to step forward and help keep our colleagues safe as they serve others each day.”

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