LifeLine Blog

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

How Donations Support LifeLine Pilots and Their Missions: The Life-Changing Impact of Contributions

By Lindsey Kerr | July 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Imagine knowing that something as simple as a quick flight is the only thing standing in the way of the life-saving treatment you or a loved… Read more »

Celebrating the Life of Wanda Whitsitt

By Lindsey Kerr | June 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

LifeLine Pilots celebrates the life of Wanda Whitsitt, the founder of LifeLine Pilots, who passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023. For 91 years, Wanda lived… Read more »

Coping With Travel Anxiety: Tips for Medical Travel

By Lindsey Kerr | May 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Whether it’s a nonemergency medical journey or a trip to a new destination, travel anxiety can significantly challenge patients and their caregivers. For some people, even… Read more »

Tips for Air Travel with a Medical Condition

By Lindsey Kerr | April 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Traveling can be stressful, and the experience can be even more challenging when you have a medical condition. However, with careful planning and preparation, you can… Read more »

Nonemergency Medical Air Transportation Increases Rural Accessibility to Healthcare

By Lindsey Kerr | March 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Access to healthcare is critical in many rural communities, home to 46 million people, or 14% of the US population, in 2021. Unfortunately, distance and isolation… Read more »

Flying with Oxygen

By Lindsey Kerr | March 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

There are limitations to bringing medical equipment onboard airplanes, especially when flying in a small aircraft. On your LifeLine Pilots flight, you will be flying in… Read more »

Volunteer Cancer Organizations in the Midwest

By Lindsey Kerr | February 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Cancer is a disease affecting millions worldwide. In 2021, the American Cancer Society projected that more than 609,000 people in the Midwest would be diagnosed with… Read more »

Travel Options to Top Cancer Treatment Hospitals

By Lindsey Kerr | February 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you want to find the best available treatment, regardless of location. For many people, that search… Read more »

Flying in Small Aircraft in the Winter

By Lindsey Kerr | November 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Midwestern United States puts on a spectacular show in the winter months. Those willing to brave the cold temperatures can enjoy magical sights like glimmering… Read more »

Planes & Cars and Things That Go…Free Medical Travel Options

By Lindsey Kerr | November 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Healthcare treatments can be crucial for a person’s recovery. However, sometimes patients require services from medical facilities outside their immediate area for the best quality care,… Read more »