How It Works
Angel Flight South Central’s (AFSC) volunteer pilots donate their time, aircraft, and the cost of the flight to help people travel for medical treatment or other humanitarian reasons. Our pilots are able to meet passengers at regional airports close to home and bring them to their final destination. Passengers are able to avoid lengthy drives to commercial airports, long lines at TSA, and long-term parking costs at the airport.
Angel Flight South Central does not require passengers to meet specific financial conditions. However, we do ask our passengers to demonstrate a compelling need for the flight, as each mission represents a significant cost to a volunteer pilot.
Angel Flight South Central provideS free flights for patients requiring non-emergency medical treatment for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Patients may also travel for qualified second medical opinions.
We do not provide Air Ambulance or emergency rescue services. Our volunteer pilots are not medically trained and we are unable to accommodate nurses on our flights.
Passengers who need to travel for various humanitarian reasons may be eligible for a free flight from AFSC. Some examples of humanitarian missions include:
Relocation services for victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.
Family members visiting a child or parent in hospice or receiving long-term treatment.
Transporting blood, tissue samples, or organs for other non-profit organizations.
Disaster relief efforts with other organizations (flying volunteers and/or supplies).
Humanitarian missions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Validation by a social worker or treating physician is required.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers help abused and neglected children find a safe place to live. Angel Flight South Central helps CASA volunteers stay connected with children who have been placed in foster homes outside of their local areas.
CASA missions may include travel to:
Visit children living in other cities or states.
Conduct site visits to prospective homes where a child may be placed.