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.
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I have been a child protection social worker for the past 20 plus years,most recently in the State of Montana. I have had several children of various ages who needed to be transported to hospitals in Denver for medical treatment due to physical abuse by adults. Angel flight helped get those children to hospitals when their needs were life threatening, then once the treatment was complete returned the children to Montana. I never met the pilots but cannot thank them enough for their generous giving of time, saving a child's life.
All of you a truly angels!!!!!