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2013-07-26 23:02:45

“It is time we let the world know the great things that aviation gives back,” said Endeavour Awards Gala Host Committee Chair, Mark Wolper. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Angel Flight West (AFW) is the second largest Public Benefit Flying organization in the U.S. after the Civil Air Patrol. As such, the 30-year-old AFW plays a significant role in general aviation as well as public benefit aviation. Accordingly, and in fulfillment of its charitable mission, AFW announced today...

2013-07-01 23:04:46

Air Trek, one of the Nation’s oldest Air Ambulance services, is pleased to announce that its President/CEO and Chief Pilot, Wayne A. Carr, has received the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Pilot Safety Award for the year of 2012. Wayne received the award for operating business aircraft for a total of 19,000 or more consecutive hours without an accident involving damage to property or injury to persons. Punta Gorda, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 The Airline Transport Pilot...

2013-06-28 23:03:14

Angel Flight West volunteer Charlie Finkel bicycles America for Angel Flight West] completed a 3,400 mile bike ride across America on June 28 to raise awareness of and funds for AFW, a nonprofit public benefit flying organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for those with serious medical conditions. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 On June 28, Angel Flight West (AFW) volunteer pilot and board member Charlie Finkel completed a “bucket list” bike ride from Manhattan...

2013-06-27 23:46:56

On Monday, June 24, Angel Flight West volunteer pilot Martin Wymond and passenger-patient Lonnie S. celebrated their 5th anniversary as unlikely “best friends.” Lonnie, who lives with congenital heart issues, claims the medical care he has received thanks to free air transportation arranged by Angel Flight West has extended his life nearly a decade beyond doctors’ expectations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Angel Flight West (AFW) volunteer, Chief Orientation Pilot Martin...

2013-05-09 23:28:32

Angel Flight West member, Charlie Finkel, departs Manhattan Beach for a 3,400 mile bike ride to Boston this Sunday to raise funds and awareness for Angel Flight West. AFW arranges free, non-emergency air travel for those with serious medical conditions. Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 On May 12, Angel Flight West (AFW) volunteer pilot and board member, Charlie Finkel, a 62-year-old aviation attorney and private pilot, will embark on a “bucket list” bike ride from...

2013-04-18 16:21:10

Free air and ground transportation available to victims requiring access to specialized care and family members who need to travel to support loved ones by 877-621-7177 NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. and VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston-based Angel Flight NE & Mercy Medical Airlift (MMA), both non-profit organizations that provide access to specialized medical care for patients in need and compassionate air transportation to family members, today announced...

2013-03-07 23:01:32

Angel Flight West attracts aviation enthusiasts to San Diego Air and Space Museum event where AFW volunteer pilot and University of California San Diego professor of astrophysics, Brian G. Keating, PhD, describes and depicts first moments after Big Bang gleaned from South Pole microwave telescopes. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Angel Flight West (AFW)–a volunteer-pilot, nonprofit organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious...

2013-02-20 23:01:09

Volunteer pilot organization, Angel Flight West, adds five industry leaders to its board and expects to provide over 4,500 free humanitarian flights this year. Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Angel Flight West (AFW), one of the largest public benefit flying organizations in the United States, announces it has elected five new directors to its board. “Each one brings expertise and experience to help Angel Flight West continue to grow and arrange more free air...

2010-02-24 07:35:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- PRIVATE SHOPPES, LLC, a Birmingham-based direct marketing firm, has developed a specialty in-flight and online catalog exclusively for general aviation passengers. This market, 2.5-3.5 million passengers annually, includes C-Level executives, sports personalities, celebrities, entrepreneurs, diplomats and many thousands of business people who fly 28 million hours a year. PRIVATE SHOPPES caters to its elusive audience of private flyers by offering...

2010-02-19 11:49:00

FREDERICK, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was written by Craig L. Fuller, President, CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association: This week, the aviation community suddenly found itself at the center of the troubling issue of suicide in America. As tragic and dramatic as this one suicide in Austin proved to be, those who influence and make public policy have a responsibility to keep this event in perspective. Each year, there are more than 30,000 suicides in...