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  • 20 Sep 2012 12:24 PM | Debi Carpenter (Administrator)
    Dear Family and Friends,

    As we remember September 11 and the ongoing conflicts and wars we are involved in today, we must also remember and honor our brave Warriors who have personally sacrificed so much for our freedom.  This has been no easy task.

    I have become personally involved in supporting the Blue Angels Foundation in raising awareness and enlisting public aid for the San Diego Wounded Warriors.  Having met and talked with Wounded Warriors, I found it heart wrenching, emotionally overwhelming and truly inspirational.   The Blue Angels Foundation supports the seriously injured who are assigned to Naval Hospitals and Rehabilitation facilities.  We need to support America's wounded, injured and ill troops recovering from wounds  - both visible and invisible.   The Blue Angels Foundation is trying to create a community of care for our service men and women, their families and caregivers by providing transportation, accommodations and an environment that helps foster the Wounded Warrior's recovery and assimilation back into civilian life.

    You can log onto the website.  The Blue Angels Foundation also sponsors a golf tournament and has sponsorship spots available.  I would also appreciate you involving your business,employers and friends, if possible, with a donation or sponsorship.  The Blue Angels Foundation is a non-profit organization, EVERYONE is a volunteer and committed.  100% of the donations go to the Wounded Warriors, which is so important!  This is such an IMPORTANT cause. 

    We need your generous tax deductible donation to the Blue Angels Foundation to enable them to help injured warriors returning home from the current conflicts.  Sometimes the hardest journey is the one home, and for these Warriors this is the toughest battle!

    You can send your checks ( payable to the BLUE ANGELS FOUNDATION ) to me and I will make sure you receive an acknowledgement of your taxable donation.

    Cathy Johnson
    25042 Linda Vista
    Laguna Hills, CA. 92653


    You can donate through the Blue Angels Foundation website  ( ).  Please let me know if you do it this way so I can thank you.

    Thanks for your support.
    God Bless America, God Bless our Warriors and God Bless our Wounded Warriors!

    Cathy Olshane Johnson 

  • 23 Aug 2012 11:24 AM | Debi Carpenter (Administrator)
    On September 27 NBAA is planning to offer a new, interactive seminar designed specifically for today’s Part 91 flight department personnel and their “downtown” counterparts from company headquarters. The workshop will be held at the Orange County Airport in Santa Ana, CA.

    The program will identify and address tax and regulatory issues faced by business aviation managers, drawing on the insights and experiences of both panel members and attendees. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions which will help us plan the workshop.

    Before completing the survey, please review a sample agenda for the program.

    Complete the Part 91 Tax & Regulatory Workshop Survey

  • 02 Aug 2012 10:03 AM | Debi Carpenter (Administrator)

    Santa Monica, California undefined Josh Olson, Director of Mission Operations, reports that Angel Flight West (AFW) is facing a serious pilot shortage while on pace to provide a record-breaking 5,000 missions this year. AFW arranges free air transportation for distant nonemergency medical treatment and in compassionate response to other compelling needs. The organization serves the 13 western states including Alaska and Hawaii. Last year marked its completion of 50,000 missions since 1983.

    “Since the first of January, we’ve completed 2,474 missions, but we’ve had to cancel 265undefinedmore than 10 percentundefinedbecause we couldn’t find pilots. We’ve had to cancel more missions this year due to lack of pilots than any time before in our 29-year history ,” Olson said. “Our outreach volunteers have created increased demand from hospitals, physicians and social workers for our service. Now we need more pilots to keep up.”

    Without more volunteer pilots, patients who live remotely, are too ill to travel commercially or cannot afford to travel may miss out on vital healthcare. For some, this could mean the difference between life and death. Volunteer pilots, a.k.a. Angels, donate all flight-related costs. Passengers never pay for an Angel Flight. Pilots view missions online, selecting as few or as many as their time and budget will allow. Every flight makes a world of difference.

    Volunteer pilots are urgently needed, particularly in Southern California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon. If you love to fly and to help others, please sign up online. You could fly your first mission in as little as a week. Visit www.angelflightwest.orgor call 1-888-426-2643. AFW is a charitable, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. When you volunteer, your tax advisor can help you deduct flight-related costs.

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