Angel Flight South Central's (AFSC) is able to assist with humanitarian missions to help people who need to travel long distances for various reasons that may or may not be related to medical reasons. Humanitarian flights are considered on a case-by-case basis. Several examples of humanitarian missions where Angel Flight pilots can assist include:
- Relocation services for victims of domestic violence (validation by a social worker or shelter is required)
- Helping family members visit a child or parent who is in hospice or receiving long-term treatment in a hospital (validation by the patient's social worker or treating physician is required)
- Assisting patients who need to travel for qualified second medical opinions recommended by their physician
- Transporting blood, tissue samples, or organs for other non-profit organizations
- Coordinating humanitarian or disaster relief efforts with other organizations (flying volunteers and/or supplies)
Angel Flight South Central does not require that a passenger meet financial guidelines to qualify for a flight, however we ask that our passengers demonstrate a compelling need before they ask for transportation, as each mission represents a significant cost to a volunteer pilot. Our pilots donate their time, aircraft, and all expenses involved to help people who otherwise would not be able to travel for medical treatment or for other compelling humanitarian reasons.
You will find all the forms you need available for download below. If you have further questions, please call our office toll free at 888-500-0433.
Note: We do not provide emergency rescue services.
Requesting a Flight
The following criteria need to be met for all Angel Flight South Central passengers:
- All passengers must be ambulatory and able to climb in and out of a small plane by stepping up 16 to 20 inches with limited assistance.
- Passengers must be able to sit upright for the duration of the flight (seats do not recline).
- Angel Flight South Central is best used for flights that are 1,000 miles or less from origin city to destination city.
- The passenger, doctor, or social worker needs to complete and sign the Humanitarian Passenger Request Form (click here to download). It is the patient's responsibility to ensure we get the proper paperwork in a timely manner.
- Paperwork should be submitted at least 5 business days prior to the day the flight is needed.
- Passengers must not require any medical treatment during the flight. A small aluminum oxygen canister is permitted on the flight, but other large pieces of medical equipment are not permitted.
If you qualify for an Angel Flight, please complete the request form and fax or email it to our office.