Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs.
Angel Flight West’s current network, comprising more than 1,400 pilots throughout the 13 western states, donate their aircraft, their time and skills, and all flying costs to help people in need. These donations allow those in need to receive vital treatment that may otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations.
“Angel Flight West is thrilled to partner with FltPlan as the need for travel to and from healthcare continues to grow,” said Josh Olson, executive director of Angel Flight West.”We want to be there with the best resources possible to meet that need and change lives through the donated flights we provide.
“Angel Flight West is delivering health and hope. Historically, we did not have a good way to learn of the existing flights of our volunteer pilots. Thanks to FltPlan we can now more efficiently match our passengers flight needs with existing flight schedules.”
FltPlan Vice President Sarah Wilson said, “We are committed to giving back and we are delighted that many of the people who use FltPlan will make a difference by providing a travel solution for patients and their families. We look forward to supporting Angel Flight West’s mission.”
Now, anytime an AFID-registered FltPlan user creates a flight plan, it is automatically posted to AFID. This enables Angel Flight West to determine if that route matches any upcoming Angel Flight mission.
To provide Angel Flight with your FltPlan username, send it to Angel Flight West by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or update pilot information in account settings in AFIDS. Angel Flight West will remove usernames from the system for those who do not want to participate.
FltPlan, now in its 15th year, serves more than 150,000 active pilots. It offers free services on its website as well as the free FltPlan Go app for iPad and Android. In addition to flight plan filing, FltPlan offers FBO/Airport Information, Flight Tracking, certified eAPIS submissions, SMS (IS-BAO and ACSF), Runway Analysis, Weight & Balance, eLogbook, Mexican/Caribbean/Central America handling, Mexican and Cuban overflight services, pre-departure clearances, and FAA-approved certified weather.