When crisis and conflict hit major population centers, the global media enable us to bear witness to the pain and suffering. We offer whatever help we can. But there are far too many communities—isolated by poverty, conflict or difficult terrain—whose suffering remains unseen or out of reach of those who can help. Global Flight Relief is a bridge, extending the reach of humanitarian assistance providers and emergency responders, bringing help to those who need it most.
Global Flight Relief Now.Today, our diverse fleet of aircraft is providing lift to humanitarian organizations operating in Africa, where limited commercial air routes, unstable security, and the simple tyranny of great distance make travel a challenge. GFR not only provides our clients with U.S.-registered aircraft and FAA-certified pilots, but our close relationships with key civil aviation authorities across the continent enable us to access communities others cannot—or will not—reach.
Next.The flagship of Global Flight Relief's operations will be the hospital-equipped Lockheed L-1011—formerly known as The Flying Hospital—which has been generously donated to Global Flight Relief by Operation Blessing International. This reconfigured wide-body airplane contains four operating rooms, 16 hospital beds, a working pharmacy, classrooms and more. The Flying Hospital once conducted as many as eight three-week missions a year, delivering sophisticated surgical and medical care to remote communities in need. Global Flight Relief is proud to undertake the huge challenge of returning this humanitarian legend to the skies to help a new generation.
Tomorrow.The Last Mile is the hardest to reach—and usually the most important. Even as we continue to support humanitarian organizations with our existing aircraft, Global Flight Relief is looking to the future to build a fleet that can bridge that Last Mile. We will develop a global strategic and tactical lift capacity that will enable not only the delivery of people and equipment into an affected region, but also extend our reach into truly isolated areas via watercraft and a larger rotary-wing fleet.