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Airlift Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving patients in need and their families. We provide air transport to specialized medical facilities for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Airlift Hope serves the states of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Airlift Hope utilizes over 150 volunteer pilots to transport patients to specialized medical care. We are a coordinating service matching volunteer pilots willing to donate their time and aircraft to the individuals in need, averaging 65 flights per month.
WE CAN TRANSPORT: Airlift Hope is available to children or adult patients (regardless of your military status or affiliation) and an escort needing transportation for medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. Patients must be ambulatory, which means they must be able to walk, enter and exit the plane with little or no assistance, and require no medical care (i.e., doctor or nurse) en route. Airlift Hope will also fly persons with a compassion need on a case-by-case basis. There must be a financial or compelling need for the flight. Airlift Hope can only assist when the destination is within a few hundred miles.
MAKE THE REQUEST: We will accept requests from anyone directly involved in the need (doctors, nurses, patients, social workers, transportation coordinators, family members, etc). A minimum of five business days are required to coordinate flight.
PILOTS: All Airlift Hope Pilots are licensed by the FAA and are instrument rated. They are dedicated volunteers who donate their time, skills, plane and fuel to to provide free medical air transportation for those in need. Our pilots continue to maintain a perfect safety record.
PLANES: Airlift Hope pilots own or rent the planes used to fly flights. The planes range from 4 – 6 seat single engine planes to twin-engine pressurized cabin class aircraft. Every plane is subject to Annual Inspection as required by the FAA.