LifeLine Blog

Welcome to the LifeLine Blog, where staff, volunteers, passengers and guests will share their experiences, advice and helpful hints.

Save at the Pump with Phillips 66!

By Tyler Liston | May 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Gas prices, am I right? Americans are paying more at the pump than ever before. We haven’t seen prices over $4.00 per gallon since the economic… Read more »

Call Sign Mismatch & FAA Enforcement Action

By Lindsey Kerr | March 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Peyton Metzel, PhD – Safety Committee Chair About CMF Call Sign As you know, the CMF call sign is available to LifeLine Pilots as an alternative… Read more »

You’re Never Alone with Cancer Hope Network

By Tyler Liston | March 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Tyler Liston After weeks (months!?) of tests and scans and sleepless nights spent worrying, the doctor sits across the desk from you, looks up from the… Read more »

Pilot’s Corner: Dr. W. Tad Foster

By Tyler Liston | March 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ann Rude Dr. W. Tad Foster has been flying with LifeLine Pilots since 2009. If the mission is going through Indiana, his name will usually be… Read more »

Under Our Wing

By Tyler Liston | February 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Tyler Liston After a decade of retail management, I made the decision to switch careers and start my journey into the nonprofit sector. Not that there’s… Read more »

Volunteer Begins 50th Anniversary Flight

By Lindsey Kerr | August 30, 2021 | 2 Comments

Following in the footsteps of great aviators, Robert Briggs and his family will commemorate his 50th year of flying by landing at every airport in his… Read more »

Giving back never tasted so good!

By Lindsey Kerr | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Everyone needs to eat!Dine at ANY Illinois, Indiana, or Michigan Logan’s Roadhouse location on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 5-9 pm, to help raise money for… Read more »

Dine to Donate

By Lindsey Kerr | April 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Want an easy way to help LifeLine Pilots? Organize a restaurant fundraiser in YOUR community. Send us a message at and we’ll send you all… Read more »

Pilot Tips & Tricks – Responding to passenger requests…

By Lindsey Kerr | March 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sometimes passengers make requests and the pilot is unsure how to respond. Here are a few we have come across and our recommended response:  Q: The passenger… Read more »

Pilot Tips & Tricks – In-flight Tips for an Easy Flight

By Lindsey Kerr | February 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

To make flights easy for all of our pilots, we have certain protocols that we ask all of our passengers to follow. This means the passenger experience… Read more »