Angel Flight East – Our Story
Many thanks to 7.31 Production for this Fantastic Video that Tells the AFE Story!
What We Do
Angel Flight East is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by facilitating free air transportation for children and adults with medical conditions who need to get to treatment far from home. AFE serves the Eastern region of the United States, and for destinations beyond our reach, we link with other volunteer pilot organizations. Anyone who requests a flight must be medically stable, able to board an aircraft, and fly in a small single or twin engine aircraft. Our volunteer pilots use their private planes to fly our patients to their destinations. These men and women pay for all expenses for each mission they fly.
Most AFE patients require air transportation numerous times over several years for treatment of and follow-up for their conditions. In 2012, AFE on average, flew a patient between 4 and 6 times for their care. Infants, children and youth constitute one-half of the patients we transport and providing transportation of family members is also a critical component of our service. In the past year, AFE has flown patients to over 30 renowned medical facilities including:
Boston Children’s Hospital
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Duke University Medical Center
National Institute of Health
University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
DuPont Hospital for Children
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Shriners Hospital for Children
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Each year the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is proud to recognize a select group of deserving aviation charities nominated from members of the aviation community. Angel Flight East is again proud to be recognized by the Foundation as one of the 2013 nominees. Using the link on this page you can VOTE for Angel Flight East!
Thank you to all who supported this year’s On Angels’ Wings Gala! Over 200 people enjoyed a fantastic evening in support of the AFE mission. We are very thankful to passengers, Lisa Ranzino (mother of Brianna Ranzino) and Chris Potter for telling their incredible stories of hope and healing. Watch our new video to hear more of their stories and the those of our volunteer pilots.
Angel Flight East is grateful to the following organizations for helping to inform the public about our services, and the critical importance of public benefit flying. Please click on each logo to learn more about their work.