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The Norman Transcript Article on Angel Flight Pilots in Oklahoma

Volunteer Flights Serve the Seriously Ill

By Jessica Bruha
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — “My passion is flying and my mission is Angel Flight,” said Randy Richison, Norman pilot and Angel Flight South Central Wing Leader.

Angel Flight is a nonprofit organization with volunteer pilots who provide free air transportation to children and adults who need medical treatment not available to them locally. The pilots pay all of the costs, from fuel to airport fees, out of their own pockets.

Richison has been a pilot with the Angel Flight program since September 2003 and during that time has transported 26 people.

“It’s a win-win. Pilots like to fly and patients need a ride,” Richison said. “To me, it’s meaningful. My mission, my purpose, is helping someone directly.” 

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