To qualify for an Angel Flight, we request the following:
1. Experiencing challenges accessing medical care outside of their local area or have other compelling reasons. This would include immune compromised; and financial constraints.
2. Contact us as soon as possible after your scheduled medical appointment is confirmed with your desired flight date. Our pilots and ground crew members are volunteers with flexible schedules. We ask that patients provide as much advanced notice as possible when requesting a flight. We do our best to accommodate flight requests on short notice.
3. Be medically stable to travel. Our Mission/Flight Coordination team requires a Medical Release form from the patient’s physician or social worker.
4. Be mobile. Patients must be able to sit upright in a standard aircraft seat, wear a standard seatbelt and get in and out of a plane with limited assistance. Children must travel in an approved car or restraint system.
5. Be able to fly in a small aircraft. Our general aviation aircrafts are non-pressurized with limited seating and cargo space, or commercial airliner.
6. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations. We ask patients be flexible and are able to reschedule a medical appointment, or arrange alternate transportation, in case a flight is cancelled due to weather, pilot / aircraft challenges or other unexpected circumstances.
7. Be responsible for your own medications.
8. Does not have a communicable disease and vaccinated for COVID-19.
9. Provide supplemental oxygen and medical assistance, if required, and approved by the Department of Transportation.
10. Sign a waiver and release of liability form accompanied by a valid Photo I.D.