Since September 28, 2017 Julio Canales has been making flights delivering care packages and aid to those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Julio has also made medical evacuation flights to get injured people in Puerto Rico treatment.  
Julio Canales' mission has spread on social media and online aviation forums, and other pilots have joined in.
"We now have 10 private planes." Aubry told CNN. Julio and other private pilots have been able to use their small planes to reach small towns hit by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico that the National Guard and others are not able to reach.  
Julio and his team have also been coordinating and receiving some funding from the Cajun Navy a volunteer group based out of Louisiana, who is in cooperation with Homeland Security and the United States National Guard. 
Julio and Aubry Canales have received funding from the Cajun Navy for some fuel costs. However they are looking to raise more funds on GoFundMe so they can do more aid delivery flights until the National Guard starts delivering to smaller cities. 
Julio Canales is the husband of Aubry Canales who also works for Delta. Julio and Aubry married in 2004 after getting engaged in 2003. The couple have three young children. The family of five live in Atlanta, Georgia. Julio also has lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, Louisville, Kentucky, Dallas, Texas, Seattle, Washington, and Orlando, Florida which he calls his hometown. He attended William R. Boone High School graduating in 1988. 
From 2004-2007, Julio Canales graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics. From 1992-1994 he studied at the University of Texas-Arlington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. 
Julio Canales has worked as a Commercial Pilot for Delta Airlines since August, 1988. He is currently a Flight Operations Duty Manager/MD-88 First Officer for Delta. Since June, 1991 Julio has played the bass guitar professionally. Since March, 2006 Julio Canales has been the President of South City Investments LLC.