Photo: Lung Transplant Patient with mom enduring her second rejection. Travels regularly between her home in San Diego and Stanford Medical Center in the Bay Area. Photo used with permission.
Mission Flight provides free flights for patients in need in the U.S. - within the South West.
Most of these flights are for children undergoing chemo therapy, undergoing long-term follow up appointments, or are immunocompromised, making commercial flights impossible.
Mission Flight is not reimbursed in part or in full for these flights and are 100% funded through the generosity of our donors and pilots. They are completely free of charge for these families who are facing significant trials, both medically and financially. We use our own aircraft for most of these flights in addition to a team of volunteer pilots who participate with our re-current training program. These "angels" use their own planes and are partially reimbursed for their fuel costs.
We depend solely and completely on our generous financial partners. We simply can not do these flights with out your support.
2 WAYS TO HELP:
1. FLY "CO-PILOT" AND BE A MISSION ASSISTANT!
We request $172 for this amazing experience, which will go towards the first hour of the $172 per flight-hour cost of the trip. You do not need to be a pilot - just a heart to serve. Fill out the information on this form to sign up.
2. Through your regular generous tax deductible support, Mission Flight is able to schedule these flights ahead of time. Without you, we are not able to provide this vital and important service to those in their greatest hour of need. The Cherokee 6 that we typically fly on these missions costs $172 per flight hour, and a typical Medical Transport Flight is 4 - 6 flight hours, costing us an average $688 - $1,032 per flight.
Will you consider making ONE HOUR possible?
Or will you consider making ONE FLIGHT possible?
** If you are a pilot and interested in being a volunteer pilot with us, please go to
We primarily serve families with children who suffer from chronic illnesses and need access to several medical appointments over the course of a year. Many times these appointments are great distances from their homes.
Photo used with permission.