Mission Central Newsletter | October 2018

Mission Central Newsletter | October 2018

"Thank you for helping to save his life"

When your 72-year-old husband learns he has stage 4 cancer and you have to travel nearly 900 miles for treatment, there are many emotional and logistical hurdles suddenly in your path. Anne Gonzales had at least one of those hurdles removed when she found Angel Flight....




Ever wish you had a video you could show people to explain what Angel Flight does? Did you know that several already exist? Click below to watch ... and share widely.

This video is perfect for sharing with prospective passengers or donors.

Share this video with fellow pilots you'd like to recruit to volunteer with Angel Flight.

New liability protections for volunteer pilots: Some of our current and potential volunteer pilots have been concerned about their exposure to liability when flying missions. We are happy to report that this issue has been significantly addressed in the recently passed FAA Reauthorization Act. The act protects pilots from liability “for harm caused by an act or omission of the volunteer” when they are flying for an organization that provides patient and medical transport, disaster relief, or humanitarian assistance (such as Angel Flight South Central). Pilots must still be licensed and carry standard liability insurance. Read the pertinent section of the act here. Read more about the act’s broader impact on general aviation here.

FAA revives $500 rebate on ADS-B installations: On Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft that fly in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to have rule-compliant ADS-B Out technology. The FAA has relaunched a $500 rebate program through Oct. 11, 2019, to give general aviation pilots incentive to install the technology. Read more.

New Facebook group for pilots: AFSC pilots are eligible to join our new Facebook group. Use this group to get to know each other, find a mission assistant, make a seat available for a new pilot who recently joined Angel Flight, mentor someone, find a mission, and share news and photos about our great organization!


Magnus Effect


Play Pink auction: The sports memorabilia items that New Mexico Junior College head baseball coach Jimmy Durham posted online for auction recently reflect two of his greatest passions: sports and honoring his wife’s memory. Durham lost his wife, Michele, to breast cancer 14 years ago. During her treatments in Houston, Angel Flight South Central helped the Durhams stay together. The auction entirely benefits AFSC and includes a bat and a baseball signed by Alex Bregman and a football autographed by Brian Urlacher. Auction closes November 23. VIEW THE AUCTION

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Pilots Who Flew Their 1st AFSC Mission in September

Rhyan Anderson (NE Texas)
Dwayne Bivona (NE Texas)
William Davis (SE Texas)
Ethan Kilgore (NE Texas)
Scott Robertson (SE Texas)
Randy Workman (NE Texas)

AFSC's Top Pilots – September 2018

Larry Forney (5 missions)
Robin Phillips, Scott Young, Norman Elliott (4 missions each)
Del Christensen, Michael Babin, Grant Goldin, David Aldridge, Jim Daniell (3 missions each)

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