Angel Flight is a non-profit organization comprised of 1,100 private pilots and volunteers that provide flights to patients and their loved ones so that they can get medical treatment. Flights are provided by the organization to those in need, free of charge.
Many of the patients that Angel Flight helps would not be able to receive medical care without the help of this organization. Angel Flight also transport organs and blood for patients awaiting transplants.
Recently the Angel Flight NE organization provided transportation to a veteran who was wounded in Iraq. The New York-based veteran was flown to Pennsylvania for a consultation with a plastic surgeon. The trip took one hour, versus a 6-hour long car ride.
Veterans in need of air transportation are encouraged to call Angel Flight at (800)549-9980.