WEST JORDAN (ABC4 News) – A small airplane took off from the South Valley Regional Airport Thursday carrying nearly 500 lbs of personal protective equipment for families in the Navajo Nation.
Pilot Mike Evans flew the load; he’s been a volunteer pilot since the 80s, “Makes me feel good. I have an expensive airplane and I don’t treat it like a toy, I want it to do something for somebody.”
Thursday’s load is only a small piece of the picture though, it was flight 137 since April.
Christina Thuet is the founder and director of With Love from Strangers, she’s also a pediatrician who worked on the Navajo Nation for years.
She explained, “The Navajo Nation is massive so with the Angel Flight West partnership, we fly into really remote areas and curate what that community is needing which is different than what another community is needing several hours away.”