Thursday, September 26, 2019

Miss Montana: To the Bahamas, with food and love

Workers and volunteers for Operation BBQ Relief off-load crates of hot meals at Grand Bahama International Airport near Freeport last week.

Courtesy of Kaye Ebelt and the Treasure Coast Ninety-Nines of Florida.

Miss Montana, the airplane, is coming home again in triumph.

Volunteers on the Museum of Mountain Flying’s World War II-era Douglas DC-3 made their final food flight Wednesday from the east coast of Florida to the Bahamas, completing a 10-day relief effort to provide hot meals to victims of Hurricane Dorian.

Montana’s most famous aircraft will make one more trip to Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Thursday to drop off the last backpacks filled with supplies donated in Missoula and diapers and clothing from Billings. Then Miss Montana will carry half a dozen or so workers from Operation BBQ Relief back to Fort Lauderdale.  Read more >>