LifeStyle Aviation is a proud sponsor of Bahamas Habitat and encourage our pilots to consider all the organizations below.
Bahamas Habitat represents a very unique flying opportunity that is open to a wide range of pilots levels and can provide a very powerful pilot experience building opportunity that covers many aspects of flying. We encourage our early stage pilots to use this opportunity with an instructor to build experience quickly.
Bahamas Habitat is an international service organization that partners with volunteer pilots, aircraft owners and aviation industry professionals to fly their own aircraft to provide dignified humanitarian outreach to the people of The Bahamas, Haiti and Mexico. We serve by delivering disaster relief and basic medical, economic, housing and other services. We encourage you to learn more at BahamasHabitat.org. We highly recommend pilots participate in a Fly-In & Help Out Event. Many flying skills are acquired in the process of providing tax deductible assistance to this charity.
Pilots and Paws
For those seeking a Domestic flying opportunity possibly closer to home that has minimal pilot requirements we recommend you consider volunteering for:
Pilots N Paws: a 501c3 non-profit organization. Their website is intended to be a meeting place for those who rescue, shelter or foster animals, and volunteer pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of animals. It is not the intent of Pilots N Paws to coordinate or arrange those providing these valuable services, but to provide the environment in which those involved can come together in a common place and arrange or schedule rescue flights, overnight foster care or shelter and all other related activities.
Patient AirLift Services (PALS)
For those seeking a way to directly benefit individuals and families consider a medical transport related charity. These organizations typically have higher pilot qualification requirements.
Patient AirLift Services (PALS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially.
PALS also arranges volunteer flights for family members of patients as compassionate missions, to ensure patients have support when they are away home for long periods. PALS is proud to assist military personnel and their families with free flights to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation processes for our wounded veterans.
Finally, PALS has a history of supporting humanitarian efforts in the event of natural or man-made disasters.