Aviation is an Auxiliary operational program organized on a district level rather than on a flotilla and division basis. Aviators have varied aviation backgrounds and many have prior military experience.
Aviators volunteer their aircraft for use as facilities just as surface operators volunteer their boats. All Auxiliary aircraft must meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration requirements. These aircraft are inspected annually per the Commandants instruction.
For more information, view the National Coast Guard Auxiliary Air Program page.
Gregory Plantz serves as the District Staff Officer for Aviation.