Private aviation company Wheels Up has announced the addition of a camouflage-painted Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft to its Wheels Up Cares philanthropic initiative, the company said.
The Wheels Up Camouflage Plane has a custom livery that was created and painted by Textron Aviation Inc. and honors those in the military who bravely served and continue to serve our country, while benefiting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a non-profit organization that offers compassionate care to those grieving the loss of a military loved one. The Camouflage Beechcraft King Air 350i will remain indefinitely in the Wheels Up fleet to serve as a flying symbol of TAPS´ mission.
Wheels Up will be making a donation to TAPS, and all pilots flying Wheels Up planes will wear camouflage pins throughout the month of November in support of the campaign.
Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. TAPS has assisted more than 90,000 loved ones grieving the death of a military hero and continues to receive an average of 19 new survivors every day.
Wheels Up delivers a total aviation solution. It offers three membership options–Connect, Core, and Business–that significantly reduce the cost to fly privately. Wheels Up provides its members guaranteed access to an exclusive fleet of over 115 private aircraft, consisting of the King Air 350i, Hawker 400XP, Citation Excel/XLS, and Citation X–up to 365 days a year, with as little as 24 hours´ notice, and at fixed hourly rates for time flown only.