ANGEL FLIGHT SOARS INC

Rating: 4.98 stars   57 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Health, Human Services

Location: Headquarters: 2000 Airport Road Suite 227 - PDK Airport Atlanta GA 30341 USA

Mission: The mission of Angel Flight is to remove the obstacle of transportation for individuals with medical and financial needs. We will accomplish this mission by arranging free air transportation to those who need it most. Angel Flight serves the community by flying patients to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas and reuniting families during desperate times. This community service is made available to any individual, medical agency or health care organization for medically stable and ambulatory patients traveling from, to or through the States of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Carolinas.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

On Valentine's Day 2003, our 2-month old daughter's life changed forever. Jordan Marie went from being a healthy vibrant baby to a child on full life support within 24 hours. She was diagnosed with a rare respiratory genetic defect that is usually fatal. BUT...the Lord had other plans!! Jordan received a life-saving double lung transplant 3 months later...just one of only a handful of babies to survive such a complicated surgery at such a young age. With all of Jordan's specialized doctors 700 miles away in St. Louis, the innumerable doctor's visits and follow-up medical tests seemed impossible to get to...until Angel Flight Soars arrived on the scene!! God, once again, guided our little overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed family into the hands of the most incredible group of "flying servants" we've ever met. Now, after nearly TEN YEARS, THOUSANDS of AIR MILES, and DOZENS of hospital trips, Angel Flight Soars is still by our side every step of the way. Angel Flight Soars will FOREVER be part of our family! What a blessing and a God-send they continue to be! We are DEEPLY grateful to Angel Flight Soars for their never-ending dedication, compassion, efficiency, and kindness...you've kept our family going through the "ups" and "downs". GOD BLESS YOU!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The greatest joy anyone can experience is working with this organization. I believe it's one of the unique non-profit organization whereby as a volunteer, you may receive more than you can possibly give. The thrill and satisfaction of being a small part in a potential life changing or life saving event is an incredible feeling.

My partner and I focus on transporting transplant patients because of the critical time factor and we are in a better position to meet those time constraints. Knowing that you contributed to the successful heart transplant of a 3-year old heart is an incredible feeling. Moreover, watching the emotions and stress of the parents and all that they are going through at the time, makes your heart bleed for them.

Ron S

The dedicated and untiring staff of Angel Flight Soars Inc., is the reason that 2531 patients, including 13 transplant patients, benefited from this organization last year. Their 24/7 commitment to the patients and parents is simply remarkable and they certainly do it because of their compassion for all. If there was ever a nonprofit organization worth volunteering for or donating to, it's definitely Angel Flight Soars Inc.

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I am a pilot who has flown missions for Angel Flight Soars for over a dozen years. My story is about one of these missions several years ago, memorable -- at least to me -- because it was both touching and, in retrospect, funny.

My mission was to fly a young mother and her 4-year old son from Atlanta back to Savannah that afternoon, after he had been treated for neuroblastoma. The engines of several airplanes were running as we walked out onto the flight line that day, so his mother reached for his nearest hand. He yanked it away! So, I offered my forefinger, which he took with the other hand. He was a BIG BOY, too big to hold his mother's hand, but he would hold the pilot's hand!

We got everyone strapped into the airplane, received out clearance, taxied out, and took off. Just moments after we reached our cruising altitude, he pitched a fit! He was screaming, and his little arms and legs were thrashing about wildly in his car seat. Considering what was wrong with him, I thought that I had a genuine medical emergency on my hands. I was just about to call Atlanta Departure Control, declare an emergency, and ask for a priority return and an ambulance to meet us on arrival.

First, though, I asked his mother if she knew what was wrong with him. It's a good thing I did: He had just noticed that his mother, my copilot, and I were each wearing a headset, and he didn't have one! I told her to reach over her seat and get one out one out of my flight bag. When she put it on him, he immediately quieted down, went to sleep, and slept all of the way to Savannah.

Unexpected memories such as this are among the things which make flying Angel Flight missions so, so worthwhile!

Martin Harrell
Honored to be an Angel Flight pilot

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The story of two of my grandsons has already been posted. Angel Flight Soars transported both children to get life-saving heart transplants. Our family received the calls in the middle of the night and Angel Flight Pilots dropped what they were doing to get my grandsons to Atlanta in time to receive the hearts donated by families that were very generous in their time of sorrow. The Angel Flight program is awesome! My entire extended family and I are extremely grateful to Angel Flight! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I have been working with Angel Flight Soars, Inc. for ten years, and nothing is of greater importance to Angel Flight Soars than getting people where they need to go and doing so as few hiccups as possible. Angel Flight Soars far exceeds other charitable aviation organizations when it comes to providing smooth and stress-free transportation for patients and families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Angel flight soars saved both of my children's lives. At the age of three, my oldest son was diagnosed with restrictive cardio myopathy and needed a heart transplant. The hospital required us to get to there within 4 hours. The problem was, we live 5 1/2 hours from Children's healthcare of Atlanta, and this is where Angel Flight Soars stepped in to help us get to Atlanta Fast! We got the call at my wife's birthday dinner. We dropped everything and raced to the airport to meet our life saving flight. We ended up getting two heart transplants and were able to come home after a long stay in the ICU. Six years later our second son was also diagnosed with restrictive cardio myopathy also neediped a heart transplant. We received a call at the beginning of the summer around midnight and our pilots not only got us to Atlanta, one of them took us to the hospital. I will always be indebted to Charles, Ron and Bob, our "angels" that took their time and airplane to help save two three year old children. My oldest son is seven years post transplant and helping his four year old brother get used to life as a transplant patient. Thank you Angel Flight Soars!

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2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

in march of 2014 i received a phone call that would forever change my life.i was introduced to angel flight soars!this was nothing short of a miracle from god!with the help of angel flight i have been able to get to the hospital to get the medical care that i needed!i would like to thank each and everyone from angel flight soars for there kindness and support!this comes from the bottom of my heart!without angel flight none of this would be possible.again thank you all,nicholas flynn.god bless!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

My son was born on Feb. 20th, 2013. He was diagnosed with Klippel Feil Syndrome on January 29th, 2014. It’s a rare syndrome since it occurs in 1 in 42,000 births worldwide. Chance’s condition requires that he visits the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, throughout the year, to evaluate and assess his syndrome. Angel Flights allows our family to concentrate on Chance’s medical issues without the added stress of worrying how we are going to pay for flights to and from Philadelphia.
The personnel and pilots at Angel Flights treat us with the utmost respect and they are without a doubt, our angels in the sky. Angel Flighe is truly Chance's Angel! They provide our family with hope because without hope, you have nothing. Chance is receiving top-notch medical care with doctors who are the best and brightest in their fields. Thank you, Angel Flights, for being there for our son!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Angel Flight has been such a blessing to our family. Our 87 year old uncle lives in Macon, GA, but has a couple of medical specialist in Atlanta, GA and Augusta, GA. It makes it so much easier on him to fly to these locations rather than a 2-3 hour car ride. Besides, he was in the Air Force during WWII and he LOVES the flying.

My husband and I try to help out his daughter by getting him to these appointments. Unfortunately, both of us have our own medical issues and having Angel Flight available has been so helpful. Anytime we have a need for a flight, the Angel Flight Staff is right on top of it. Even when the need is sometimes last minute. They are always pleasant and have treated our Uncle with such love and respect. The pilots have been unbelievably accommodating. One lives close to our Uncle and he picks him up and takes him to the airport. One actually drove from Atlanta picked him up in Macon and drove him back to Atlanta because weather would not permit a flight. That is just above and beyond.

God Bless Angel Flight, the staff and pilots!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

On May 24th my life was forever changed in ways I couldn't imagine! My son Dylan was born with a very rare skin condition requiring multiple treatments to prevent cancer. To date Dylan has had 15 surgeries and countless other procedures up in Cincinnati OH. With out the help we have received from angel flight we wouldn't be able to treat his condition properly. I can't thank everyone enough for helping us get him to all of his appointments!

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2014

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