Mission: The mission of Angel Flight West is to arrange FREE air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs.
Results: Angel Flight West will be flying its 50,000 mission in 2011. Started in 1983, in our first full year of operation we flew 12 missions.
Target demographics: Those who need to get from where they are to where they need to be for compelling reasons in the western United States.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 6500 flights arranged annually.
Programs: Angel flight west's network of 1,878 volunteer pilots, including 1,085 command pilots, donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical or geographic limitations. There is never a charge for an angel flight west mission. In 2014, afw arranged 6,011 flights and flew 3,882 flights.
The missions I have logged as a pilot with Angel Flight West and the time I have spent with the Directors and with other pilots of this fine organization have allowed an ongoing fulfilling of the humanitarian goals I established when I first became a physician. This organization provides so many people the needed transportation to allow for care or other humanitarian needs...each flight is unique in the attentions provided to the patients, the children, those with real suffering, and all those who have the compelling need to reach a destination. The children who have suffered burns, the children with deafness or with cancer, the people distressed by their great challenges of life have all benefitted from the work of this great organization, but as a pilot, I have also been inspired by the opportunity to provide meaningful humanitarian assistance, always without charge, always with the satisfaction that these good people have been helped with their great challenges in life.