Good morning everyone, greetings from the Bahamas;
Thank you for your patience, here is the news you have been waiting for. I know Sharon has been trying to keep everyone informed while I have been busy with logistics and flying. I can not explain how chaotic and hectic this has been.
Well there's good news and bad news and good news.
The good news - We have been able to make four trips into Haiti Thursday through Sunday and have done a good work taking food, water, medical supplies and doctors and bring stranded people out. Thursday I took 1700 pounds of food & water in and 6 people out. Saturday I took in 1200 pounds of water and medical supplies along with three other planes carrying doctors and I brought out seven that were stranded.
The bad news - When I was leaving yesterday for another trip I had an engine failure on take off.
The good news - it happened here and not in Haiti, I was empty going to pick up a load so I was not heavy, and I was able to return to the airport with out damaging anything and am safe.
I am searching for an engine but that is going to take time. I had planned to relocate in OpaLoca FL and fly for Operation Renewed Hope along with Dave Crispell. He has contacted Todd Bell and will be using Tod's Cherokee 6. I am working on borrowing a Cessna C-310. The two of us would be able to work together and still accomplish much. Our plans are to go to Santa Domingo where there are medical supplies and Dr.s waiting to go in to a small town south of Port-Au-Prince that has an airport. Because we will be working with ORH and letting them co-ordinate operations we are changing the way of donating. It will work better and be more direct and less complicated to send contributions to:
Funds should be sent to
Operation Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309
Mark it "Haiti Hope"
"Air Hope" or "Haiti Hope" is designated for the flying that I will be doing and will 100% be going to us. ORH keeps nothing. Check them out on the link in our web page www.flyn4god.org or
Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
We are looking at this as only a speed bump in the way and are continuing forward with our plans. We have a great God and He is still in control and He will provide.