Angel Flight

Health Care
4:30 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Demand For Volunteer Medical Flights Doubles In Down Economy

Bob Shaper flew 165 Angel Flights in 2011, the most of any Angel Flight Pilot
Courtesy Bob Shaper Northwest News Network

Angel Flight is a group of volunteer pilots. They fly people with medical needs from small towns to big cities where major hospitals are.

During the down economy the last few years, requests for these missions have nearly doubled. So far the group has managed to keep up, but the growing number of patients needing a ride doesn’t seem to to be slowing down.

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