At the Boca Raton Airport, we work with a number of aviation organizations to serve the diverse needs of the local community. Below is information on some of the aviation organizations we are honored to partner with to help our community soar.
Comprised of more than 650 volunteer pilots, Angel Flight Southeast provides financially distressed individuals free air transportation to medical facilities. The pilots donate their own aircraft, fuel, and time, to help those in need overcome the transportation obstacles that interfere with them receiving the necessary care. Angel Flight Southeast also provides humanitarian assistance following natural disasters and other cotastrophies. The South Florida chapter of Angel Flight Southeast began operating from the Boca Raton Airport in 2001, and serves Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
Founded over 20 years ago by a group of local Boca Raton pilots and aviation enthusiasts, the Boca Raton Pilots Association has approximately 150 members who are dedicated to sharing the joy of flight. The Pilots Association sponsors regular group trips and social events, as well as an Aviation Scholarship Program which awards up to a $4,000 scholarship every year to a deserving local high school student who is pursuing a private pilots license. The Boca Raton Pilots Association meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Boulevard, Boca Raton at 7:00 PM. The meetings are a casual forum to discuss the latest advancements in aviation safety and technology, as well as local airport and aviation issues.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP), founded December 1, 1941, is the volunteer nonprofit civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has three missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.
CAP handles 90 percent of inland search and rescue missions. CAP has over 60,000 members and a fleet of 550 single-engine aircraft nationwide. CAP has a Cessna 172 based at Boca Raton Airport (BCT), where the CAP Boca Raton Composite squadron meets in Bldg. 5, Hanger 1A at 6:30pm on Tuesday evenings. The squadron, with a membership of 50 adults and cadets, is a key player in Florida’s search and rescue missions including finding downed aircraft, rescuing boaters off-shore, aerial surveillance, and hurricane and flood relief efforts.
CAP membership is open to all aviation enthusiasts.
Vital Flight, Inc. is a nonprofit, all volunteer pilot organization, dedicated to helping people. For over 25 years, Vital Flight and their volunteer pilots have been providing free air transportation throughout the Unites States to those that meet the specified requirements. Vital Flight belongs to a national organization, Air Care Alliance (ACA). ACA Members share and collaborate in order to improve their missions of service to the public and to enhance access to aviation transportation for those with special needs.