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Mission Central Newsletter | May 2019

Angel Flight Log STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES   “Retired from Practice, But Still a Doctor at Heart” Dr. Jack Blackshear may no longer practice full time as a gastroenterologist, but he's still caring for patients in his own way.... READ MORE Transponder QUICK UPDATES FROM AFSC...

Be a Hero During 100 Days of Summer

Most of Angel Flight South Central's costs are covered by our generous pilots. A $100 donation this summer makes it possible to sponsor an entire day of missions by covering the rest of our operating costs for that day.

“Retired from Practice, But Still a Doctor at Heart”

Jack Blackshear had his eyes fixed on a career in medicine from an early age. When he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve to become a flight surgeon in 1970, he discovered another passion: flying. As part of his military training, Jack learned to fly the North American T-28 Trojan through the training command at the Pensacola Naval Air...

In Memoriam: Jeffrey Carl Weiss

We here at Angel Flight South Central are heartbroken at the news that we lost one of our own. Jeff Weiss—who from 2002–2016 had volunteered so generously to fly Angel Flight patients to life-saving treatment—died on the morning of April 22, 2019, when his plane crashed outside of Kerrville, Texas. Jeff was an...

Mission Central Newsletter | April 2019

Angel Flight Log STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES From Car Mechanic to CEO & Command Pilot Don Carruth hasn’t always flown high. He left school after the tenth grade and spent the early part of his career as a Volkswagen mechanic in Midland, Texas. In 1969, his boss, Richard Stovall, introduced Don to flying. Don...

From Car Mechanic to CEO and Command Pilot

Don Carruth hasn’t always flown high. He left school after the tenth grade and spent the early part of his career as a Volkswagen mechanic in Midland, Texas. In 1969, his boss, Richard Stovall, introduced Don to flying. Don earned his license a year later, but “I couldn’t afford to fly much then.” [Pictured...

Mission Central Newsletter | March 2019

Mission Central March 2019 MISSION CENTRAL  |  MARCH 2019 The monthly newsletter for members of Angel Flight South Central Angel Flight Log STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES Celebrating 300 Missions with the Organization That Pushed Him to Fly Scott Young had long dreamed of learning to fly and owning his own...

Celebrating 300 Missions with the Organization That Pushed Him to Fly

Scott Young had long dreamed of learning to fly and owning his own plane. When he saw an article about Angel Flight in a magazine, he knew he'd found his reason to finally fulfill the dream. Now one of Angel Flight South Central's most beloved pilots—and Southeast Texas wing leader—Scott has flown 300 missions for AFSC and plans to fly at least 200 more.

Mission Central Newsletter | February 2019

Angel Flight Log STORIES FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL SKIES After Years Serving Others, Rudy Moreno Receives Much-Needed Care from Angel Flight Rudy Moreno (pictured above, center) has spent his whole career taking care of others. When he learned in summer 2018 that he had stage-four Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he learned what it was like to be...