An Update From NBAA Regarding Hurricane Laura & HERO Network Activation:
NBAA continues to follow the track the path of Hurricane Laura, which is lashing Louisiana and Texas with storm surges, extreme winds and flash flooding. Clearly, this will be a moment for the business aviation community to provide relief to communities and citizens in the storm’s aftermath, as we’ve done so many times before.
As with previous natural disasters, NBAA isproviding updates about this storm from the National Hurricane Center, airport and routing information, operational information and more on our Hurricane Laura resource page.
We’re also standing up NBAA’s Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO)database, listing people and assets available as part of disaster-response mobilization efforts. As NBAA recently noted, the database provides our partnering relief organizations with one-stop access to business aircraft owners and pilots willing to volunteer their aircraft and time to assist in response efforts.
I would strongly encourage members to consider registering your aircraft, or your personal volunteerism on our website. Registering does not commit you to provide aid, so you always have the ability to pass on a mission request. Please visit the Hero Database on NBAA’s website to complete your registration information.
Please continue to reach out to us for questions about relief efforts. Thanks again for your many expressions and offers of help.
-Steve Hadley, NBAA