Earlier this month the Civil Air Patrol began the process of delivering the second dose of coronavirus vaccines to several locations in Michigan and Wisconsin. The operation is intended to assist with the distribution of the vaccine to Native American people, who have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19.
The flight pictured took place in early January. The crew transported 100 pounds of vaccine to Bemidji, Minnesota, aboard a CAP Gippsland GA-8 Airvan. The trip proceeded to hopscotch from one airport to the other, and as we pilots know, the use of light GA aircraft to deliver critical goods to out-of-the-way communities is one of the things we do best.
Hats off to the CAP and its pilots and crew for this critical work!