EXPERIENCE VET AIR
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
Vet Air is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that veterans have the necessary travel solutions to and from their medical care appointments free of charge. Additionally, Vet Air also supports compassion flights in order to provide Veterans and their families with the experience of flight. This is accomplished by partnering with a network of volunteer pilots, aircraft owners, commercial aviators and with ground transport providers dedicated to providing transportation to veterans.
Vet Air was established in 2015 by Veteran and pilot Jesus M Pereira. Jesus served in the Massachusetts National Guard for over 20 years and spent many of those years working closely with aviation battalions. While seeking medical treatment through the Veterans Health Administration, Jesus found himself traveling to other facilities, sometimes up to 2 hours away. In an attempt to save time and avoid driving through congested New England traffic, Jesus decided to start flying to his medical appointments using a 1968 Cessna 172. By doing so he saved at least half the travel time and a lot of the aggravation of traveling by road.
Jesus understood that he was not the only one dealing with the frustrations of travel and started to offer other Veterans the option to fly to their appointments and established Vet Air. Since then, Vet Air has expanded operations to provided air transport not only to VA health care appointments to but to also any medical appointments for Veterans in need of transportation. Additionally, Vet Air offers ground transport to Veterans seeking transportation from their homes to medical appointments near their residence.
Vet Air is also committed to providing compassion flights to Veterans and families seeking to enjoy the thrills of aviation or who are in need of attending to family matters.
We support all of our activities with the generosity of our supporters. If you would like to support Vet Air you may donate here. We thank you for visiting our site and hope to you see you in the sky.
Making A Difference
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, Veterans can become empowered and gain the access to the services they have earned. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the transportation challenge Veterans face. Education is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
At Vet Air, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Advocacy is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
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CONTACT VET AIR
Holyoke MA United States 01040