Airlift Hope of Tennessee Pilot - David Powell


That’s how many times pilot David Powell of Trimble has revved up the engines on his Beechcraft Bonanza to make sure someone in need of medical attention gets the specialized help they need.

His efforts represent about 15,000 nautical miles flown at his own expense during the past 21⁄2 years he has been an Airlift Hope of Tennessee volunteer.

Powell, who is employed at Air Evac Lifeteam in Dyersburg and uses a helicopter to move patients and accident victims in his daily job, utilizes his skills and provides his own fuel and other resources, such as his plane, for his “good Samaritan” work after hours with AHTN.

“I got involved through the Angel Flight network 21⁄2 years ago,” Powell says. Airlift Hope of Tennessee announced a name change from Angel Flight about two years ago but remains affiliated with the nationwide Air Charity Network as one of seven geographical districts.


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