A donation to Angel Flight Central multiplies the mission on a level many non-profits only dream about. Each dollar donated is multiplied 4.73 times into a free flight. A donation of $100 translates to $473 in flight benefits for someone in need.
How do we provide such an incredible return on investment? Our generous and supportive volunteer pilots donate their own time, aircraft, and the cost of fuel each time they fly for Angel Flight Central.
We operate on a small budget with four employees who are dedicated to coordinating flights in a 10-state region. Without this process, our volunteer pilots would never be connected to the passengers in need.
IN FREE FLIGHT SERVICES TO THOSE IN NEED.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS.
Why should I support Angel Flight Central?
AFC fills a critical gap in the health care support structure. Be it a child in need of medical treatment or an adult requiring travel due to a family crisis, AFC offers free air transportation and timely help to thousands of families. Our flights instill hope in our passengers and provide our volunteer pilots with an opportunity to experience firsthand how their generosity touches the people they transport.
How does Angel Flight Central benefit the community?
Our flights help improve the quality and length of life for our passengers. Our volunteer pilots provide access to specialized care that is not available locally. And, the generosity of our entire organization provides help and hope to people in need.
How is Angel Flight Central accountable to its donors and the community?
Our success is best measured by the number of flights completed every year by our volunteer pilots to help patients access life-saving treatment. We also monitor and publish detailed information, including the value of the donated flight, the number of active pilots who are volunteering, and the total flight hours and charitable miles completed.
Does Angel Flight Central have paid staff?
A small staff is employed to manage the day-to-day operations and provide a high level of service to our passengers, donors, and volunteer pilots. Volunteers are also essential to our mission and we rely on them to serve on the Board of Directors, provide free flights to passengers, and assist with administrative support.
Since pilots cover the cost of the flight, how do donations help Angel Flight Central?
While our volunteer pilots donate the entire cost of the flight, additional funding is needed to support AFC's general operating costs. These include marketing items to recruit more pilots, technology to conduct flight screening, and staff to coordinate missions. The donations we receive ensure that our passengers are never charged for their flight. For every dollar received by AFC, pilots donate approximately $5 in flight services.
Why is technology important to Angel Flight Central's success?
AFC uses various forms of technology to connect with passengers, pilots, volunteers, supporters, and partner organizations. These systems are used to collect information that is crucial to the safety of our pilots and passengers. Our Mission Database allows us to efficiently manage the logistics of each flight while also ensuring the data is kept secure and private. AFC could not accomplish its mission without the technology.