Serving the Lehigh Valley

2007 QC Fly-in

Project - Volunteer Activities

There are several opportunities for local general aviations pilots to volunteer time (and airplanes) to support the community. Please get involved to support the Lehigh Valley! (Please provide local contacts if available).

Civil Air Patrol


Civil Air Patrol airplane at Queen City Airport.

The Civil Air Patrol (or CAP) is the civilian auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force. It is composed of pilots and supporting personel who volunteer to train and perform emergency services as well as search and rescue. Young people, aged 12 to 20 serve their communities as cadets.

There are two Civil Air Patrol Squadrons in the Lehigh Valley, Squadron 801 which meets at Zion UCC Church in Allentown, and Squadron 805 of Whitehall. See also Squadron 801 Pictures.

Angel Flight

Angel Flight

Angel Flight Northeast

Angel Flight Northeast arranges free flights for those requiring medical care. Since 1996 they have scheduled more than 45,000 flights using over 1,000 volunteer pilots.

Pilot requirements include a minimum of 500 hours total time and $1,000,000 in liability insurance. See full requirements here

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Young Eagles

EAA Young Eagles arranges free flights introductory flights to you people to foster an interest in aviation. This is a program of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). There is an active chapter of the EAA at Braden Airpark representing the greater Lehigh Valley.

Veterans Airlift Command


Veterans Airlift Command

Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes, through a national netowrk of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. You must be IFR certified. Other information for pilots is here.

Pilots N Paws ... saving the lives of innocent animals

Pilots N Paws

Puppies delivered to Queen City Airport via Pilots N Paws.

Pilots N Paws provides free transportation for rescue and shelter animals to a new area (or person) who can accomodate them. Pilot guidelines are here.