I had asked a pilot for help with rescue transport the person mentioned they would need $500 to cover the cost for the gas of their plane per their e mail
"I would be happy to help but would need help with gas. My aircraft costs about 100 dollars an hour to operate and would take about 5 hours round trip to fly from my home base of FL to atlanta and return. The aircraft is a four seater so I could carry two or three dogs up front and maybe one in the luggage compartment if they are in small kennels."
Now I have coordinated flights with PNP pilots in the past (6) and never has a pilot asked for gas $ or taken it even when offered and I know transportation is a form of a tax donation and a write off as a 501 3c if you transport in a plane. I don't know if this pilot is new and has never done a rescue mission or with PNP or is this considered double dipping? I did get their e mail contact off the forums.
Any feedback is appreciated. If this is legit I am okay with this if not then who do I notify?