NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – He's only 16 years old, but this pilot is making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.
T.J. Kim has made it his goal to deliver essential supplies to those who need it -- by air. He's been delivering gloves, face shields, hand sanitizer, masks - you name it, he's got it covered.
News 3 spoke to him Sunday as he flew into the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.
“I was able to find ways to use flight training to come down and create opportunities to help. Without sports, I found other ways to apply my talents,” T.J. told us.
The PPE he delivered Sunday included the following:
- 2,000 Nitrile exam gloves
- 500 Tronex latex textured exam gloves
- 200 medical head covers
- 200 surgical masks
- 110 respirator masks
- 20 hand sanitizers
- 15 isolation gowns
- 6 plastic protective eyewear
- 6 safety face shields
He flew into Newport News International on a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with flight instructor Bobby Chahal.
So far, T.J has delivered more than 3,000 supplies to hospitals across the Commonwealth.