**Written by AFE volunteer pilot, Charlie**
I received my pilot’s license in the summer of 1970. I was home between semesters at Ohio State University and my Aunt Patty was taking flying lessons, in which I decided to tag along.
I then started a family of my own and went to work in the family business. I started doing volunteer flights in 2001 with an organization called Volunteer Pilots Association (VPA), which was based in Pittsburgh, PA.
For me it’s the most addicting pleasure on earth helping the critically ill get to their treatments they so desperately need! As an added bonus I get to take in the sights of the beautiful Midwestern USA.
I really enjoy working with Angel Flight East as it has become a real pleasure talking to Dominic. I recently lost 40 pounds and now look like a Hollywood movie star hence my nickname “Hollywood”
Charlie aka Hollywood