General aviation woke up in a chilly winter morning in January 2010 to an unprecedented challenge -- the aftermath of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Like never before or ever since, GA spontaneously morphed into an international task force in response to the horrific disaster that befell the tiny poorest neighbor in our hemisphere. On short notice private pilots and aircraft operators from every GA community nationwide put the awful calamity at the top of their priority and scrambled to accomplish unprecedented feats of airborne philanthropy. This impromptu achievement that came to be known as the ‘2010 Haiti Airlift’, was an epic outpouring of GA kindheartedness on the global scale. Compelled by a call to duty, hundreds of airlift flyers simply did what’s right and blazed a new trail into the tropical apocalypse.