In his February/March 2007 "Inside Fractionals" contribution to Business Jet Traveler, Shaircraft CEO, James Butler, describes a number of worthwhile charitable organizations that use donated fractional hours to aid to those in need.
Citing the Corporate Angel Network, Veterans Airlift Command and Angel Flight America as examples, Butler describes how children with a variety of life-threatening illnesses, Iraq war veterans and even victims of Hurricane Katrina, have benefited from the generosity of strangers. He explains that, while fractional flights currently make up a small percentage of donated flights, they enable these charities to schedule itineraries to and from out-of-the-way places that otherwise cannot be served. "[W]ithout them, [some] patients. simply would not receive needed treatment."
Whether it's donating unused hours or offering an empty seat to a patient or veteran in need, Butler stresses, "You might just save a life."
Shaircraft has been touched by the good works of these charities. So much so that we have established the ShairGive program. Under this program, Shaircraft will work pro bono with donors and charities to facilitate contributions of flight time on private aircraft.
Inside Fractionals: “Saving Lives, One Flight Hour at a Time”
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