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PILOTS RISE TO MEET CRITICAL NEEDS IN HAWAII GA PILOTS PRODUCE, DELIVER SUPPLIES
June 4, 2020
By Jim Moore
By Jim Moore
With hospital workers facing a critical shortage of protective equipment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and stray cats facing starvation in shelters, Hawaii pilots swung into action in April and May.
Soon after the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March and hospitals across the country faced shortages of critical supplies including personal protective equipment, Nobi Buntin started sewing masks, and enlisted help from friends. The former Delta Air Lines flight attendant who is now working on her flight instructor certificate found willing hands among her colleagues, including current and former Delta staff, who pitched in to make masks for medical workers. Buntin, who was among the recipients of an AOPA You Can Fly Advanced Rating Scholarship in 2019, made the first delivery in April, renting a Cessna 172 to fly handmade masks, and cat food, to the islands of Maui and Lanai with her aviation mentor, Lei Enoka.......
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spotlight
The founder of the Aloha Aviators, Nobi Buntin was recently interviewed and the spotlight in an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University article. Please click on the link below to access the article and learn what sparked Nobi's light to pursue a career in aviation.
Hawaii News Now
Ninety-Nines Magazine May/June 2020
Women in Aviation
BlueSky Article June 4, 2020
KITV Na Mea Pono May 18, 2020
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