Recent Missions

February 9, 2023—Pilots Gene Cross and Dan Radtke were privileged to fly to Islip, NY (ISP), to pick up Ashton and transport him to his home in Winston Salem, NC (INT), after treatment at the Cleveland Clinic in New York City. 65-knot headwinds reduced their expected airspeed from 150 knots to 90 knots and required an additional fuel stop at Shenandoah, VA (SHD). The winds and extra stop extended their planned enroute time so they landed after dark. Clear skies gave the pilots a beautiful view of the Appalachian Mountains and Roanoke Valley on their return flight the following day.

February 20, 2023—Compassion Airlift received Colleen, who was flown from Conway, SC, to Manassas, VA (HEF), through a mission coordinated by Angel Flight East. Pilots Dan Radtke and Rick Moss transported her to her destination in Fitchburg, MA (FIT). She is experiencing a brain ailment and returning home to be near treatment in the Boston area hospitals. “Thank you so much for your generosity, kindness, care, for flying me to my final destination of Fitchburg, Mass,” writes Colleen in a beautiful card given to the pilots after her successful flight.

February 24, 2023—Pilots Gene Cross and Rick Moss flew Brian from a connection in Winston Salem, NC (INT), to his home in Harrisburg, PA (CXY).  The flight was coordinated by Angel Flight East, and Brian was returning home after treatment for pancreatic cancer at a center near Atlanta. He has been receiving these treatments every two weeks over the last two years, all made possible by Angel Flight. Our flight connected with an Angel Flight SOARS flight originating in Newnan, GA. A grateful Brian presented the pilots with a unique thank you card. “One thing’s for certain…I couldn’t have made this trip without you! Thank you so much for thinking enough of me to help me get to my treatment. It was a pleasure riding with you. May God bless you one-thousand fold.”

January 06, 2023—Compassion Airlift pilots Rick Moss and Dan Radtke graciously volunteered their time and resources to transport Matt and his wife, Aimee, from Easton, MD (ESN) to Greenville, SC (GMU) on the second half of an Angel Flight East mission that originated in Boston, MA. They were met at the airport by their excited young children and Matt’s father. Matt was in Boston for specialized treatment of a rare form of lung cancer. The pilots received a heartfelt thank you note from the family, “We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity…the help you and the service is providing really helps.” “After initial concerns for wind and icing conditions, it turned out to be a pretty nice day,” commented Rick.

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