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

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 organizations to make it all happen.  

Here are a few tips to make the process as easy as possible for you and the passenger.

  • Please do not allow the passengers to contact you directly about additional flights that need to be scheduled.  All flight requests must go through our office.  If this happens, refer the passenger to the Mission Coordinators for coordination of their flight.  You can still request to fly this mission. 
  • We do not, currently, set up a mission assistant on flights.  If you choose to take a co-pilot/mission assistant of your choice and they are a LifeLine Pilots Pilot, we can add them to the flight or you can list them when you complete your mission paperwork after the flight.
  • Before making ANY changes on a flight, notify our office of any changes first.  This includes changing airports, changing planes, changing co-pilot, or anything else that impacts the flight.
  • If you ever need to cancel a flight, please call, email, or text.  The cell phone number for the Mission Coordinator is listed on your itinerary. 

There are a lot of moving pieces when coordinating a flight.  By following these simple tips, your experience as a volunteer pilot will be a positive and rewarding one.

As always, if you have any questions, our Mission Coordinators are here to help.  They can be reached at missions@lifelinepilots.org or 800-822-7972.

Happy Flying from the LifeLine Pilots Team!