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Aviation Is Making A Difference

Turtles Fly Too, Inc.


Turtles Fly Too’s mission is to coordinate and facilitate the inclusion of general aviation in large scale “first responder” relocation efforts. We engage general aviation pilots who donate their expertise, aircraft, fuel, and labor while leaving a lasting mark on endangered species rescue efforts.

Turtles Fly Too partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to educate students and other non-profit organizations about the importance of general aviation to our society, and specifically, endangered sea turtle rescue operations.

NOAA and other organizations call on Turtles Fly Too to provide air transportation when endangered species are threatened, either through a cold stun event, entanglement, or when an endangered animal is injured. These transports are made possible by the donation of time, equipment, and fuel from our “Turtle Fliers,” the dedicated, generous pilots associated with Turtles Fly Too. Using flights instead of ground transport shortens travel time and therefore reduces stress on these turtles and other endangered species.

We invite you to learn more about us and become part of our family.  

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Turtles Fly Too, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the US. Our tax ID number is 81-4802745.

Our mission is to coordinate and facilitate the use of general aviation to transport endangered species, critical response teams, and to educate the community on conservation of marine life.

      

Recent Posts

Celebrate Earth Day with Turtles Fly Too!

Greetings, Earthlings. That's right, it's Earth Day. Today is actually the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. It’s a day to reflect on Mother Nature’s beauty and enjoy our natural environment. So, strap on your face mask, walk outside, take a deep breath, and say good morning world! Turtles Fly Too supports Mother Earth every day with our mission to provide general aviation support for the transport of endangered species. We celebrate with you on this special day. [more]

Flight of Compassion

As the world stands frozen in place to stop the spread of this devastating virus, Turtles Fly Too was requested to fly an emergency rescue mission the last weekend in March. The goal: to return one loggerhead and 16 cold-stunned Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles back to the oceans after recovery. With the global pandemic occurring, this mission was more than what we would normally ask of a Turtle Flier, however, upon receiving the request for assistance it was quickly determined that we needed to respond. [more]

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TF2 Represented at Northwest Aviation Show in February

Turtles Fly Two recently attended the 37th Northwest Aviation and Trade Show in Puyallup, Washington. TF2 is receiving increasing requests for TF2 flights on the Pacific coast and it was important to meet and bring awareness of our expanding mission, to recruit pilots and planes located near the Pacific coast for future flights, and to discuss potential operations with our partners at SR3 and USFWS. [more]

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F45 - North Palm Beach Fly-In

Before the world went on lockdown, Turtles Fly Too hosted an incredible fly-in event in North Palm Beach, Florida. Fifty pilots and guests from around the US flew in for a day focused on the turtles. Unlike the volunteer pilots’ normal days working on turtle transports, this was a day to say thank you to our Turtle Fliers. [more]