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Pilot attempts flight to every Louisiana airport in one day to raise awareness for medical patients

Posted at 6:14 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 07:32:31-04

This morning, one pilot has taken to the skies to help medical patients across Louisiana.

Volunteer pilot Glenn Northcott is embarking on a mission never before made throughout the state of Louisiana by attempting to fly to each Louisiana airport over the next 24 hours.

The trip started in Monroe at midnight on Thursday, August 29. There are sixty-nine stops to make before the trip comes to an end at around 8:30 pm. Three refueling stops are scheduled during the flight.

The trip is to raise awareness for a program called Pilots for Patients that connects volunteer pilots with people in need of medical attention out of state.

The pilots use their own time, planes and gas money to fly patients to and from their medical appointments and treatments.

KATC's Abby Breidenbach was LIVE at Lafayette Regional Airport where Northcott is expected to land at around 8:30 am on Thursday.

At each airport Northcott will drop off Pilot for Patients posters, brochures, and signs in hopes of reaching more pilots, according to the program's Facebook page.

Those interested in following the trip can do so at the Pilot for Patients Facebook page.