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A First Flight

Thirty years after making the decision not to become a pilot for the Air Force (he became an engineer and ended up retiring from the Air Force), Kurtis Sampson got his pilot certificate to do cross country flying. He needed a purpose for his flights, so he signed up to be an Angel Flight pilot. When he signed up for his first mission,...

Family in Flight

Sean Julian got the flying fever when he was a teenager. After some excited encouragement by him and his brother, Sean’s parents won a dinner for two at a remote ranch that included a flight. When the family arrived at the airport to fly to the ranch, the pilot was a little surprised to learn that, instead of flying a couple for a...

Mission Central |  October 2019

MISSION CENTRAL  |  OCTOBER 2019 The monthly newsletter for members of Angel Flight South Central Angel Flight Log STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES Cohen is a sweet two-year-old who has been flying as an AFSC passenger since he was a newborn. You may have recently seen a photo of him with pilot Rob Garrett as Rob...

Easing the stress of traveling with two under two

It’s easy for people who have been involved with Angel Flight South Central to understand how our organization impacts lives. Donors give because they know their dollars directly benefit people in need. Pilots volunteer to fly patients for free because they can do what they love and help people at the same time. Many patients have...

Stories from the South Central Skies

August was an exciting month with several pilots hitting major milestones. Rob Garrett recently celebrated his 100th mission in a special flight with a young passenger who has flown with him before. In 2017, Rob took baby Cohen and his mom Kimberly on their first Angel Flight. Two years later, Rob marked his 100th mission as he again...

Mission Central Newsletter | September 2019

MISSION CENTRAL  |  SEPTEMBER 2019 The monthly newsletter for members of Angel Flight South Central   Angel Flight Log     STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES   It has been a busy summer, as you have probably noticed with the large number of mission requests. We appreciate every leg that our...

Mission Central Newsletter | August 2019

Angel Flight Log   STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES   The Texas Gooney Bird As you’ll see below, we had several new pilots who flew for the first time in July. We appreciate all our new pilots and welcome them to the Angel Flight South Central family!  Paul Proske is one of our new pilots, and he created...

The Texas Gooney Bird

Guest post from Paul Proske, new pilot  As my wife will tell you, I describe myself as a pilot, a business owner, and an optometrist…in that order.  Most conversations that I have with her or the kids will quickly turn to aviation.  Go figure. As a young boy, I would often go to the local VFW hall with...

North Texas Giving Day

September 19, 2019 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour giving extravaganza where donors have the chance to give to their favorite non-profits and make a huge impact as a community.  This year, we hope to raise $50,000 to support Angel Flight South Central’s mission coordination. Lone Star...

Brews and Props

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 2401 12th Street Northwest  Albuquerque, NM 87104 Join us for a fun evening of food, beer, and incredible artistry, all benefitting Angel Flight South Central! We will be auctioning 48 custom painted 4' propellers by some of New Mexico's premier...