LifeLine Pilots coordinates free flights for passengers who need to travel a long distance to non-emergency medical treatment. We help:
- Anyone who has a transportation barrier to receiving non-emergency healthcare.
- People who live in rural communities.
- Someone whose health restricts their ability to drive themselves or fly on a commercial airline.
- Families on a limited income or experiencing financial pressure from ongoing medical concerns.
LifeLine Pilots provides air transportation for humanitarian purposes. This includes flying people to be with dying or terminally ill relatives, flying parents to visit their sick child in a hospital, working with refugee service organizations, and relocation of people due to domestic abuse or human trafficking.
Humanitarian Flights are on a case-by-case basis. Contact our Mission Coordinators at 800-822-7972 to determine if LifeLine Pilots can assist you.
LifeLine Pilots has answered the call to help following disasters many times in our 40+ year history. A few examples:
- 2020 - Volunteer pilots across the country, including LifeLine Pilots volunteers, flew PPE to rural communities in great need of supplies in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2011 - Pilots flew dozens of flights from Peoria, Illinois to Joplin, Missouri after the devastating tornado destroyed their community.
- 2005 - LifeLine Pilots volunteers flew supplies to drop-off points near New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.