Can I be reimbursed for fuel?

There is no reimbursement for fuel, as this would violate the FAA’s mandates on public benefit flying. However, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your expenses are generally tax-deductible as they are considered in-kind donations to AFW. Please consult your tax professional for advice.

We also have a fuel discount program with Phillips 66, in addition to waived fees at certain FBO’s and airports. As management can change frequently at FBO’s, we are unable to maintain an up-to-date list of FBO’s that are AFW friendly. We recommend calling ahead to verify what kind of discount is offered. Be sure to identify yourself as an AFW pilot flying a mission. If we can be of any help with a call from the office or otherwise, please let us know.

Click here to read AOPA's article "Volunteer Pilot Flight or Illegal Part 135: Where is the Line?" to learn more.

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