Our "Precious Cargo"
Angel Flight's free air service is available to patients (and their families) whose financial resources do not permit them to travel by other means to get needed diagnosis or treatment. We also fly patients and families who are unable to use public transportation because of their medical condition, who need to fly immediately, or who live in remote areas where public transportation is not available.
Service is provided on a non-emergency basis for medically stable and ambulatory patients and their families. Emergency flights are reserved for persons who need to visit critically ill or injured family members, patients needing organ transplants and organ donations.
Why We Fly
Often our patients need access to respected medical facilities offering new or experimental treatment--but the facilities are a long journey from the patient's home.
Our patients usually have medical insurance, but a catastrophic illness can leave them without the necessary funds for transportation to the medical care they need. Plus, for those who live in rural areas, their local medical facilities may not have the capacity to provide the medical care necessary for a patient's survival and recovery.
Angel Flight eliminates distance as a barrier to accessing quality medical care.
Helping Patients and Families Recover
AFNE eliminates distance as a barrier to accessing quality medical care. When regular commercial air travel is cost-prohibitive, driving may be a patient's only alternative. Yet, exhausting round trip car rides to medical care--sometimes hundreds of miles away, often several times a week -- can be highly stressful, adding to the strain and length of recovery. Angel Flight Northeast can alleviate that strain by providing quick and free transportation to health care in distant locations, through the generous donation of private pilots and their planes.
With one less major concern over their heads, patients can devote more energy to getting better.