Mission Central Newsletter | August 2019

Angel Flight Log




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 a video leading up to his first Angel Flight. You can watch the video by clicking the preview above and get to know Paul more by reading about how he got started with Angel Flight South Central. 






There are many pilots registered who either have not completed their orientation or have completed their orientation, but not flown their first mission. 
If you have not completed your orientation, add it to your to-do list! The complete orientation will take less than 2 hours. 
If you have already completed your orientation, but not flown your first mission, please do so! There are missions in your area waiting for a pilot. Will you help patients access life-changing medical treatment? 
Your local Wing Leader is here to support you if you have questions or need help. 
How do I get started? 

What is the standard distance of an Angel Flight mission?  Our missions range from 100-900 nautical miles.  For longer missions, we break them up into 300-nautical mile legs. 
How far in advance are missions posted on the website?  The passengers are required to contact Angel Flight at least 10 days prior to the day they need to travel.  Some of our passengers receive a schedule of their upcoming appointments which enables us to update the system with several missions over the course of a month or more.
What happens if I need to cancel a flight because of weather, mechanical issues, or other extenuating circumstances? We require all of our passengers to have a backup plan prior to submitting a request for a flight, such as driving or rescheduling their appointment.  Weather is a common reason for canceling a mission.
If you have additional questions or want to find a pilot in your area who has flown before, reach out to your wing leader. 


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Did you know that your grocery shopping can support Angel Flight South Central? Kroger Community Rewards makes it easy: all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card. Log in to your Kroger account and designate Angel Flight South Central. 
Thank you to the 13 households who shopped at Kroger and supported us last month! 


Magnus Effect




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 Communications has again generously offered a matching donation. If our community can raise $25,000 on North Texas Giving Day, they’ll match the gifts dollar-for-dollar. That’s $50,000 to arrange even more flights for people in need of our help. 

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. We’ll keep you posted during that 18-hour period of our progress towards our goal.
  • Help us spread the word about North Texas Giving Day. Share our posts online with your own story of involvement with AFSC.
  • Give. Gifts as small as $10 add up when the power of a community supports a common goal.



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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 artists. We will also hear from Brian Lloyd, who will talk about his solo round-the-world adventure to commemorate Amelia Earhart's famous flight.


On the Beam



Pilot Milestones Reached in July

Pilot / Missions
David Detwiler 50
Timothy Hale 10
William Loveless, Dennis Cox, Rhett Higginbotham 5


Pilots Who Flew Their 1st Mission in July

  • Eric Haskel
    Frederick Poage
    Dan Pradel
    Paul Proske
    Steve Schoettle
    Tyler Smith
    Rusty Lavergne

AFSC's Top Pilots – July 2019

Place/ Pilot/ Legs Flown

  1. Larry Forney  11
  2. Robert Garrett  7
  3. Melvin Jenschke, Frederick Greene  6
  4. David Prentice, Robert Byrde  5
  5. Michael Lewis, Scott Unick, Dennis Cox  4

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