If you love to fly, meet our basic qualifications, and have a few hours to spare along with a desire to have a positive impact on someone’s life, have we got a deal for you! Angel Flight South Central matches up volunteer pilots with people in need of air transportation, primarily for scheduled medical treatment.
Our volunteer pilots cover all the costs associated with an Angel Flight and, in return, are rewarded with one of the most satisfying experiences of a lifetime—unconditional giving to someone truly in need. Our pilots report that once you fly your first mission, you are hooked!
“Being involved with Angel Flight is truly a life-changing experience,” says volunteer pilot Kirk Bell.
Our passengers come in all shapes and sizes, from infants through our oldest reported traveler at age 99. We are also committed to helping our veterans receive treatment at VA Hospitals. (The medical care is free, but the VA only allows patients 11 cents per mile for travel—less than bus fare! Many vets are getting by on disability pay at less than $1,000 per month and are in desperate need of our services.) We also fly lots of children to specialty hospitals. In the summer, many of our pilots enjoy taking children to special needs camps.
In addition to medical passengers, we also consider requests on a case-by-case basis for other humanitarian missions and for disaster relief projects. In every case, we focus on people who desperately need the services offered by our volunteer pilots.
If you would like to become an Angel Flight volunteer pilot and you meet our requirements, click here to complete our online application. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at 972-755-0433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your application is processed you’ll be invited to join an orientation conference call and then you can start using your piloting skills to serve others!
Pilot Qualification Guidelines
- Current pilot certificate and medical.
- At least 250 hours PIC time.
- Access to aircraft as an owner or renter.
- Current liability insurance.
- A desire to make an impact by helping others.
Hear our South Texas Wing Leader, Jim Daniell, talk about how Angel Flight South Central works, what the pilot requirements are, and what it's like to fly for us. (Once on the site, click the play button and slide forward to 1:03:43 to hear the interview.)