Eclipse Jet Donated To Veterans Airlift Command At NBAA | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-10-15-18

Airborne Unlimited-10-16-18

Airborne Unlimited-10.17.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.19.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-10-15-18

Airborne Unlimited-10-16-18

Airborne Unlimited-10.17.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-10.19.18

Tue, Oct 18, 2011

Eclipse Jet Donated To Veterans Airlift Command At NBAA

Eclipse Aerospace Will Upgrade Aircraft To Total Eclipse Standards

The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota announced the donation of an Eclipse Jet to benefit the organization at the recently-completed NBAA convention in Las Vegas. The VAC provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. They rely solely on the contributions of donors for finances, aircraft, and pilot services.

File Photo

The VAC received a donation of an Eclipse Jet Aircraft earlier this month, and to compliment the donation, the jet manufacturer Eclipse Aerospace has agreed to upgrade the aircraft to Total Eclipse standards and return the aircraft to active service. The VAC will use the aircraft in their mission of transporting wounded veterans and their families to locations in which they can receive proper medical care.

VAC Founder and AirBoss Walt Fricke says, “Although none is needed, this is further proof that the aviation community is made up of great Americans whose generosity knows no bounds. This aircraft will supplement the work of some 1800 volunteer aircraft owners and pilots in support of our mission.  It is the perfect combination of world-class jet efficiency and a mission capable bird. Our donors and passengers deserve no less.”

As part of their donation, Eclipse Aerospace will match donations made to service the Eclipse aircraft with one dollar of donated parts and services for every one dollar donated to the VAC through a capital campaign kicked off today to fund this effort.

"As a wounded war veteran, I know first hand how important the support of your family is in your recovery,” says Senator Bob Dole, Honorary Chairman of the National Advisory Board of the VAC. “For those soldiers and their families who sacrifice so much for our great nation, an organization like VAC is a Godsend,” Dole continued.

“The support does not stop with Eclipse Aerospace, the essence of our Eclipse family are our customers. Eclipse type rated pilots are needed to fly these volunteer missions. So when Eclipse reached out to the Eclipse 500 Owners Club, our customers joined in our effort and are donating trained pilots and services to fly Eclipse missions for the VAC, how cool is that!” states Mason Holland CEO and Chairman of Eclipse Aerospace, Inc.

“Our club members are proud and committed to fly the donated Eclipse on behalf of the Veterans Airlift Command wherever and whenever we possibly can. It is truly an honor to do so,” added David Green, President of the Eclipse 500 Owners Club. “We also look forward to volunteering our own aircraft in pursuit of this noble mission.”

FMI: www.VeteransAirlift.org/VACHelp.html

Advertisement

More News

Mid-Continent and True Blue Power Present ANN's NBAA 2018 Special Coverage!

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power Present NBAA 2018 (NBAA Display #2265 ) Ravn Alaska Upgrades DHC-8 Fleet with True Blue Power® High-Performance, Lith>[...]

Expert Help Wanted: Could YOU Be The Next Face Of 'Airborne?'

Aviation's Longest Running Video News Program Is Seeking New Talent For Airborne Expansion ANN is on the hunt for next new face of our Airborne news program series... in order to a>[...]

AMA Drone Report 10.11.18: MultiGP/DRL Join Up, Hurricane Warning, EAA Support

Also: Airspace Authorization Expire?, MOSAIC Proposal, New LAANC Providers, FAA Targets UAS Violators The 2018 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship and 2019 DRL Swatch Tryouts eSports>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 10.09.18: FAA Reauthorized, MQ-9B SkyGuardian, MultiGP/DRL

Also: V-247 Vigilant UAV, ParaZero FAA Waiver, AUVSI'S Trusted Operator, Augusta Drone Company The President of the United States has signed the long-term FAA Reauthorization that >[...]

Airborne 10.18.18: PC-24 Expands Reach, Falcon 8X EFVS, Honda Performance Pkg

Also: NetJets Global 7500, New Tower At KGSO, Dassault FalconConnect, Bent Wing Flight Services The PC-24 is taking hold across the globe... Following the TC issuance last December>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC