OSHKOSH, Wis. — EAA AirVenture becomes an epicenter for one week for aviation fans. One man decided to take his love of aviation and helping others to make a difference by saving lives.
Mark Palm created Samaritan Aviation in 2000 to provide emergency medical evacuations, medical supply delivery, medical outsreaches and disaster relief to people in remote villages in Papua, New Guinea.
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I can't tell you how honored I am to share with you more about @samaritanav! They have an incredible mission to save lives of people in New Guinea. Founder, Mark Palm, shared with us his story of hope, love and God's presence through his love of aviation and the joy he finds in helping others! More info at nbc26.com.
It typically takes residents up to seven days to get to the hospital, but thanks to Palm and his team they have flown more than 1,100 patients to hospitals.
Samaritan Aviation currently has two planes in their fleet and is excited to unveil their third plane to help more people. You can catch their new seaplane at the Seaplane Base in Booth SPB4 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh until July 24th.