Business Aviation Gives Lift to Wounded Vets.
Veterans Airlift Command provides air transportation for medical and other humanitarian purposes to wounded veterans and their families through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. A recent video post on the popular cable channel CNNMoney.com highlights the benefits of business aviation and the generosity of businesses in flying wounded U.S. veterans. The report features Gunnery Sgt. Marcus Wilson, who barely survived the detonation of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Iraq and today maneuvers with the help of a prosthetic leg. When interviewed, Sgt. Wilson had just been flown from Oklahoma to Virginia in a Cessna Citation owned by NBAA Member The Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma and flown by chief pilot Quentin McLarry. Thanks to that lift, the disabled veteran was able to spend Spring break with his children in Virginia.