Fri, Jan 07, 2011
South Carolina's Venture Aviation Showcased In Local Three-Part
A South Carolina charter company and SC's Greenville Downtown
Airport (KGMU) were recently shown in a 3-part story on organ
transplants which aired on Fox Carolina TV. Titled 'Life
Changing Mission', the series' purpose was to increase awareness of
organ and tissue donations that are made possible by indicating
'organ donor' on drivers licenses. The piece shows Venture Aviation
transporting the organs.
"Without general aviation, heart, kidney and liver organ
transplantation would not be possible," stated David Knoblauch,
President and Director of Operations for Venture Aviation, which is
located at the KGMU. "A heart can only last about 4 hours
outside a human body, so the total travel time is very limited,"
"Commercial airlines can't be used for organ transportation for
several reasons: because many hospitals and patients aren't
located close enough to commercial airports; an entire transplant
crew has to travel with the precious cargo; and with only four
hours available getting to the airport, through security, onto a
scheduled flight, arriving and getting to the hospital just isn't
achievable," he continued.
"Hospital helicopters can't fly these missions because they are too
slow and they can't hold the number of people and amount of
equipment that is needed," stated Knoblauch. "Venture
Aviation's crew is on call 24/7 and flies several hundred of these
important missions each year," said Knoblauch.
"Shows like this help highlight how critical general aviation is
for our community" said Joe Frasher, Airport Director of GMU.
"Venture Aviation is an asset to GMU and the many organ recipients
that it has helped."
“Lisa’s contagious passion for reaching the dream of building or restoring an aircraft rubs off on everyone around her... The excitement is easy to enjoy, and has prope>[...]
The Quadcopter Revolution Is In Full Swing... Here's Info On How To Join In! While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talks with a company known as Horizon H>[...]
Excuse The Pun... But Klyde Is Clearly Having A Blast -- Pilot Style FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]
Also: 'No Drone Zone', Aviation v Media, Women's Air Race Classic, Houston Spaceport, Navy's New A/C Launch System, GA Fly Safe, FAA InFO Trig Avionics tells us they are unveiling >[...]
Legend Cub and Sporty's Pilot Shop Partner on Sales and Sweepstakes The American Legend Aircraft Company has announced a twofold partnership with Sporty's Pilot Shop. First, Sporty>[...]