The nation's charitable medical air transportation network needs and utilizes air travel resources from private aviation, corporate aviation and the airlines to provide no-cost travel for financially-challenged patients. During calendar year 2006 approximately 48,000 patients plus family members were served by the different components of the network.
Volunteer Pilot Organizations (VPOs) utilize volunteer general aviation pilots who either own their own aircraft or rent aircraft for use in serving needy patients.
The role of a regional volunteer pilot organization (VPO)is:
to recruit and orient volunteer pilots who want to serve needy patients;
to educate the public and the health care system about the availability of charitable medical air transportation;
to validate the patient's medical and financial need;
to match together the needy patient and the willing volunteer pilot and assist in the mission coordination
to stay in touch with the patient or patient family to ensure that their needs have been met in a caring and loving manner.
VOLUNTEER PILOTS ARE NEEDED!
Patient transport mission numbers are increasing 25% or more per year.
More volunteer pilots are needed in every region of the country.
Pilots volunteer and register with regional volunteer pilot organizations.
Regional and state volunteer pilot groups work hand in hand and do not duplicate functions.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of being a Volunteer Pilot, please click on the continue button.
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