Brave Tide Airplane Arrives
After months of planning, preparation, and searching, the Brave Tide Foundation purchased a Piper Cherokee Six to serve the Foundation for many years to come. Jason Hilt, the Foundation’s president, flew the aerial workhorse home to Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in mid-December. The flight to Brave Tide’s home airport covered 900 miles over Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The Cherokee Six was chosen based upon a few major factors: range, capacity, cost per mile, and reliability. The aircraft can fulfill most Brave Tide missions non-stop, can haul over 1,300 pounds, costs only about $1 per mile to operate, and has very low maintenance costs. The Foundation is currently scheduling transport missions for January and February. Please consider supporting future missions by sending a tax-deductible donation using the Paypal link on the main page or by check to the address on the contact page. Every dollar raised goes directly to fund rescue flights.
View of the Mississippi river along the route:
View of the Appalachian Mountains along the route:
View of the Maryland landscape along the route
Brave Tide ambassadors inspect the airplane: