Free Flight Resources
Angel Flight Northeast
Angel Flight NE is a non-profit organization that coordinates free air transportation for patients & their families who must travel to access specialized medical treatment and care. For many, their financial resources prohibit them to travel long distances frequently to receive the care they need or their immune system is compromised & traveling via public transportation is not an option. More than 40% of Angel Flight NE's patients are coordinated for children. Since its founding in 1996, AFNE has scheduled more than 108,000 flights for patients who have flown over 15 million miles. This is made possible with the support of their 400+ volunteer general aviation pilots and commercial aviation partners. For further information, call 800-549-9980, or visit their website at www.angelflightne.org.
Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network is a charitable organization that arranges free flights to treatment centers for cancer patients, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business. Based in White Plains, N.Y., the 31-year-old service, which arranges 2,400 flights a year, is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are not in need of medical support while traveling. Patients may travel as often as necessary, and eligibility is not based on financial need. For further information, call 866-328-1313.
Patient Airlift Services
PALS is a nonprofit organization that provides free medical flights for the Eastern Region of the United States and beyond. PALS makes critical flights happen to alleviate the transportation barriers for patients and families in need, so they can focus on their medical journey and treatment. PALS facilitates private flights through volunteer pilots as well as commercial flights, when appropriate. Over the past 10 years, PALS has flown more than 23,000 free missions. While PALS is not an illness specific organization, they have found that nearly 50% of children and adults that are in need of medical travel are diagnosed with cancer. To request a domestic flight, please call 888-818-1231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.