Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kennett, Dunklin County, Missouri: Local pilots aid in hurricane relief

Relief supplies from Kennett were delivered by three planes, a 2001 Cessna Stationair flown by Marc Hoskins (right), a 1968 Beech Bonanza flown by Larry Ray (left) and a 1966 Piper Cherokee Six flown by Josh Ray.

Three Kennett-based pilots are assisting hurricane relief efforts in Florida. Larry Ray, Marc Hoskins and Josh Ray loaded their planes with donated supplies ranging from food, cleaning supplies and dog food to deliver to central Florida and the Florida Keys. Larry and Josh Ray dropped some supplies off at a staging area in Ocala, Florida on Wednesday. Larry then delivered others to Marathon, Florida. Hoskins, who recently participated in the Cajun Airlift from Louisiana to Texas following Hurricane Harvey, will make a delivery to Florida later this week. 

Rear seats were removed from each plane to allow the pilots to carry more, although each plane had various weight restrictions.

All of the items that were delivered were either donated or purchased by the three volunteer pilots who are coordinating their efforts with Aero Bridge, a national relief group that uses volunteer pilots to deliver supplies to hard-to-reach places.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.dddnews.com

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