Cincinnati Innovates Competition Entry Seeks to Connect Needy Travelers with Unused General Aviation Capacity

Cincinnati, OH, August 06, 2010 --( Wings of Angels, a not for profit entry into the 2010 Cincinnati Innovates competition aims to deliver a web based clearing house where travel requests from the needy and underprivileged are disseminated to subscribing General Aviation providers.

“There are more than 10,000 private and corporately owned Jet Aircraft, and more than a 150,000 propeller aircraft in the United States. The proposed Wings of Angels website will aim to connect needy and underprivileged travellers with those owners and operators willing to donate their services,” said Karl Treier, the creator behind the entry.

General Aviation offers many benefits compared to the commercial airlines providing greater access and convenience via a network of more than 20,000 landing facilities compared to the few hundred commercial airports, and simplified check in procedures that may be more accommodating for the disabled, or infirm.

There are many needs and circumstances that might qualify for donated services. Perhaps the traveler needs special medical attention, needs to visit a sick or dying relative, or needs to be re-united with family. Simply by filling in a request on the planned website a process will be set in motion, whereby a Wings of Angels volunteer will authenticate the request, disseminate it to registered providers and attempt to find a suitable arrangement. If a suitable provider cannot be found then alternative assistance through the use of donated funds or frequent flyer miles may be used to fully or partially fund a commercial travel arrangement.

Donors will be able to write-off donated services as a charitable contribution and the planned website will feature donors, missions and mission stories ensuring donors are highlighted for their valuable philanthropic contributions.

“The Cincinnati Innovates competition is an ideal vehicle for this idea to potentially receive the funding, support and attention that will turn it from an idea into reality and an award would give us the credibility to seek corporate support from major Executive Jet management companies such as NetJets,” added Karl Treier.

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Contact: Karl Treier
United States
Phone: +1 (513) 488-2185

Wings of Angels
Karl Treier
(513) 488-2185