Free video advice for Covid-19 relief flights

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Ross Aviation is making free videos available to help operators ensure they understand rules and procedures around transporting medical supplies and humanitarian flights during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The FBO network, which operates 17 locations from Alaska to the Cayman Islands, is also offering discounted fuel pricing for all crisis relief flights.

Ross said its FBOs are handling high levels of humanitarian and relief flights during the Covid-19 pandemic and that many of these flights are carrying critical medical supplies which require expedited handling to clear regulatory hurdles and enter the USA.

The company’s FBO teams in Alaska at both their Fairbanks and Anchorage facilities handle multiple relief flights each day from both private and charter operators – particularly from Asia. As a result, they have gained a high degree of knowledge regarding travel restrictions and quarantine procedures, as well as United States Customs and Border Patrol policy.

They are now using their knowledge during this critical time to assist trip support teams in expediting their processing while making sure all necessary regulations are complied with properly.

“In addition to carrying life-saving supplies, many of the charter and private cargo flights that make our facilities their first stop in the U.S. are donating their crews and their aircraft, so we want to help them avoid any delays,” said Brian Corbett, CEO of Ross Aviation.

Ross has created a free online video (above) hosted by Alaska base operations manager Laura Charon. The video can also be found here and it will be updated regularly to ensure its accuracy for crews.

“Regulations and procedures are changing rapidly in this environment, and we’re honored to share our knowledge with customers so they can incorporate it into their flight planning” added Corbett. “We’re also pleased to offer special fuel pricing to everyone involved in crisis response efforts. We’ve been heartened by the outpouring of support and caring as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and are proud to do our part to help.”

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