HSEATS

HSEATS is the United States civil aviation response to disasters. It is a jointly coordinated program that utilizes aircraft owned and flown by volunteer pilots, corporate business jets, air ambulance services through Air Compassion America and donated airline tickets through Mercy Medical Airlift.

HSEATS is the United States civil aviation response to disasters. It is a jointly coordinated program that utilizes aircraft owned and flown by volunteer pilots, corporate business jets, air ambulance services through Air Compassion America and donated airline tickets through Mercy Medical Airlift.

Volunteer pilots/planes

More than 7,200 volunteer pilots and planes available nationwide (4-6 seat private aircraft) to execute the following missions:

  • Shipment of small high-priority cargo (non-hazardous) up to 300-400 pounds 
    (boxed)
  • Aerial reconnaissance of disaster area
  • Air transport of disaster response personnel and evacuees
  • Relocation of special populations

Commercial Airline ticket resources through Mercy Medical Airlift®

  • Evacuation/Relocation of disaster victims

Corporate Aviation resources

Business Aviation resources (mostly corporate jets) through Corporate Aviation Responding to Emergencies, a program of National Business Aircraft Association members to execute the following missions:

  • Air transport of disaster response personnel and evacuees
  • Air transport of high-priority small cargo
  • Relocation of special populations

Professional air ambulance providers through Air Compassion America®

  • Air Ambulance resources are available at a discounted rate (average savings is 38%) to execute missions involving non-ambulatory patients needing medical care/monitoring en-route. 
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