Oil Patch Bits: Lynden Air Cargo answers the call for emergency aid
Lynden Air Cargo said recently that it answered the call on Sept. 8 to mobilize relief flights for Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria. “We began flights into the Caribbean on Sept. 17 once there was a clear identification of needs,” said Rick Zerkel, Lynden Air Cargo president. Lynden is currently under contract with Diplomat Freight Services to provide continued air support for sites in the Caribbean.
Lynden Air Cargo has been conducting flights through DFS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Red Cross and other supporting agencies and governments to bring in food, water, trucks, fuel and other disaster response supplies. “We anticipate we will be flying continuously for quite some time - there is no indication that it will be slowing down any time soon,” said Zerkel.
As of late September, Lynden aircraft have flown to the following locations based out of Curacao, Aruba and Miami: St. Martin, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St. Croix, Grand Turk Island and Providenciales Island. The company is especially grateful to their flight crews and flight operations staff who have performed admirably while working under constantly changing conditions with limited information.
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