The public sector could and should use its existing knowledge and in-house expertise to get the job done, employing and training staff as needed to deal with this crisis directly. This is exactly what happened, for example, when the Department for Transport rescued 140,000 holidaymakers left stranded after the collapse of Thomas Cook last year.
They trained up pilots did they?
Or they called up people who rented out crewed planes and hired them? You kmow, outsourced?