Recruiting rural volunteers
AS PART of Angel Flight’s recruitment drive, there is a push to include volunteers from rural communities.
This is for convenience and cost-effectiveness, as the service targets rural patients, but many of the current volunteer pilots are based in cities.
Fuel is provided for by the service, making it ideal for pilots who own and maintain a plane looking for a worthy cause to fly it.
There are currently two active patients in Monto, and two in Eidsvold who use Angel Flight; the organisation is hoping to raise awareness of the service in communities to get more patients involved.
There is a rotating roster of volunteer pilots who fly out to regional areas on their own time and pick up patients in need of non-emergency medical treatment, to deliver them to where they need to go.
There are currently 3000 registered pilots under Angel Flight.
Those looking to know more can contact the organisation on 1300 726 567.