Aviation Ball Cap Sale Aims to Aid Maui Wildfire Victims

The aviation companies partnering in the “AeroPeak” cap fundraiser hope to raise $15,000 by Sunday.

Tidal Jets Inc., Journey Aviation, and Aviate Aviation are selling aviation ball caps to help provide relief for the victims of the wildfires in Hawaii. [Courtesy: Tidal Jets Inc.]

One of the characteristics of the aviation industry is the way entities come together to help in times of crisis.

Tidal Jets Inc., a  private jet management service based in Washington, D.C., is partnering with Journey Aviation and Aviate Aviation to help provide relief for the victims of the wildfires in Hawaii. The three businesses hail from different corners of North America.

Journey Aviation, which offers private jet charters and aircraft management, is based in Boca Raton, Florida, and Aviate Aviation, which specializes in sales and acquisition of business jets, is headquartered in Toronto. 

In addition to managing jets, Tidal Jets boasts a clothing line, TJ2, which, according to the company, is "derived from a singular mission: to engage everyone, regardless of their involvement in the private jet market, to support those facing hardship."

The company is selling its "AeroPeak" cap for $35 each, with the proceeds being used to purchase vital supplies for those impacted by the fires in Hawaii. Between Tuesday and Sunday, Tidal Jets said it is putting 100 percent of the money generated from TJ2 sales toward purchasing vital supplies, such as toiletries, water, masks, and clothing to those impacted in Maui. 

Tidal Jets said it is aiming to raise $15,000 by Sunday.

The company is matching each purchase of the hat, thereby doubling the proceeds.

Journey Aviation has offered the use of an aircraft to help in the recovery efforts, and Aviate Aviation has pledged what has been described as "a substantial contribution to further advance the mission's impact."

"Our hearts go out to those in Hawaii who are displaced, dealing with loss, or bear witness to their beautiful state engulfed," said Ethan Levy, founder of Tidal Jets. "Through this partnership and our TJ2 initiative, we aim to make a meaningful difference in their lives."

The AeroPeak cap may be purchased here.

Meg Godlewski has been an aviation journalist for more than 24 years and a CFI for more than 20 years. If she is not flying or teaching aviation, she is writing about it. Meg is a founding member of the Pilot Proficiency Center at EAA AirVenture and excels at the application of simulation technology to flatten the learning curve. Follow Meg on Twitter @2Lewski.

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