Volunteer Pilot Responsibilities
- Complete a Signed Volunteer Pilot Application.
- AOPA Public Benefit Flying Safety Course: The Volunteer Pilot must successfully complete the on-line Safety Course and submit their completion certificate to the LifeLine Pilots before volunteering for a mission. The Safety Course can be accessed at www.airsafetyinstitute.org/volunteerpilots.
- As a Pilot, you will receive 3 forms by fax or email after you accept a mission:
- Suggested Flight Plan – If you need to alter the Suggested Flight Plan, feel free to do so, but PLEASE notify the mission coordinator immediately so we are fully informed.
- Day of Mission: Flight Authorization, Release of Liability and Indemnity form (2 pages) – to be filled out BEFORE the flight by both the patient and pilot and faxed or mailed to our office PRIOR to the flight.
- Mission Follow-Up Form – to be filled out by you AFTER the flight and faxed/mailed to LifeLine.
- If there are any problems with your mission, PLEASE CONTACT the Mission Coordinator by calling 800-822-7972, and indicate any changes or problems on your Follow-up Form. Your comments help us improve our procedures and maintain accurate records.
- Call the patient/passengers at least 24 hours prior to flight to verify the names and number of passengers going, departure airport and time. If any of this differs from Suggested Flight Plan, please contact a mission coordinator.
- If the flight is more than one leg, call the link-up pilot to verify/coordinate time and place of link-up.
- Patients/passengers are informed that cancellations occur due to weather, etc. If you cancel, please notify both the patient/passenger and mission coordinator immediately.
- Safety is of the utmost concern for every mission. LifeLine Pilots would rather cancel a flight than have a pilot fly in a potentially dangerous situation.