LifeLine Blog

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

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 »

Pilot Tips & Tricks – Flight Communications

By Lindsey Kerr | February 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

“Communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.” Once a flight has been set up, communication between the volunteer pilot and the passenger is extremely important… Read more »

Pilot Tips & Tricks – Helpful Hints for a Worry-Free Flight

By Lindsey Kerr | February 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

A lot goes into coordinating a LifeLine Pilots flight.  Our Mission Coordinators are working with the passengers, pilots, physicians, social workers, and sometimes other volunteer pilot… Read more »

Pilot Tips & Tricks – All you need is VPOIDS

By Lindsey Kerr | February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Everything that we do as an organization goes through our database called VPOIDS.  This is how volunteer pilots sign up with LifeLine Pilots, how you as… Read more »