Air Care Alliance
The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilot members are dedicated to community service. This site will introduce you to us and to all the groups we list whose volunteers perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, educational experiences for youth, environmental support, and other missions of public service.
Air Charity Network
Air Charity Network™ (ACN) provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis. Air Charity Network™ (ACN) is comprised of independent member organizations identified by specific geographical service area. Airlift Hope NC-TN, Angel Flight Central, Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic, Angel Flight Northeast, Angel Flight™ Southeast, Angel Flight West and Mercy Flight™ Southeast coordinate volunteer pilot missions in the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Mercy Medical Airlift, coordinates free airline tickets for missions over 600 miles and negotiates low cost air ambulance service for individuals and families, who are in need of this special service. When requesting a flight, mission coordinators work diligently to successfully find a volunteer pilot or identify another appropriate transportation resource. Although many ACN member organizations have special volunteers who are "on-call" for last minute transplant, blood and special circumstance flights, our mission coordinators still appreciate as much time as possible to find the best transportation option for you. To locate the Air Charity Network™ organization that serves your area, call 800-549-9980.
Network 4620 Haygood Road, Ste. 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Toll free: 800.549.9980
Challenge Air for Kids & Friends
Challenge Air for Kids & Friends offers motivational, inspirational and life-changing experiences to physically challenged children and youth through aviation. Challenge Air joins with communities and families to host exciting special events, nationwide, where they inspire physically, mentally challenged and seriously ill children and young adults by providing the opportunity to fly in small airplanes piloted by both wheelchair and non-wheelchair aviators. The Challenge Air program, which utilizes occupational, recreational, and educational therapy through flying, inspires thousands of special needs, challenged young people to soar above their perceived limitations. Challenge Air was founded for the purpose of giving these young people a chance and a choice to see the world from a different view. A view from the sky! The Challenge Air experience is offered to qualifying participants and families at NO COST and helps challenged young people renew their faith in themselves and strive to reach for the sky. They are taught to realize their dreams and goals are indeed possible. Please check out our schedule of events at www.challengeair.org
Challenge Air for Kids & Friends
Company Headquarters Love Field Airport - North Concourse 8008
Cedar Springs Rd., LB24 Dallas, TX 75235
Toll Free: 1.877.FLY.KIDS
Children's Flight of Hope
Founded in 1991, Children's Flight of Hope provides free private air transportation to and from distant medical facilities for children with critical medical needs. They seek to ensure that children within their service area are not denied access to medical treatment at distant facilities due to either financial need or a medical condition that precludes travel via ground or commercial aircraft. Children's Flight of Hope seeks to not only ease the financial burden of air travel but also to provide comfort and hope to the families they serve by providing quality service and the utmost attentiveness to the needs of those they serve. Centered at Raleigh-Durham International airport, they service destinations within 600 nautical miles of the airport. Flight typically involve flying children from North Carolina to out-of-state treatment facilities or bringing children from out-of-state to facilities in North Carolina.
Children's Flight of Hope, Inc.
113 Edinburgh South, Suite 203
Cary, NC 27511
Civil Air Patrol
Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to strive to save lives and alleviated human suffering through a myriad of emergency service and operational missions. Perhaps best known for its search and rescue efforts, CAP now flies more than 85% of all federal inland SAR missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Langley AFB, Virginia. More than 100 people are saved every year by CAP! Often overlooked by vitally important is the role CAP plays in disaster relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation, and an extensive communications network. They fly disaster relief officials to remote locations, and support local, state and national disaster relief organizations with manpower, leadership and other valuable and needed resources. Also important is the transportation of time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue in situations where other means of transportation are not possible. CAP also conducts damage assessment, radiological monitoring, light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys in support of the U.S. Air Force.
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
105 South Hansell Street
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112
Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business. Staff works with patients, physicians, corporations, flight departments and leading treatment facilities to arrange 1,200 flights a year. Eligibility to participate is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.
Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Westchester County Airport One Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604-1215
Toll free: 866.328.1313