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Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic (Images of Aviation)

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ISBN13: 9780738552965
ISBN10: 0738552968
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In 1972, two pilots—one a federal career engineer, the other the pastor of a prominent church in Washington, D.C.—discovered a common passion for flying airplanes and serving people. One day over lunch, the men conceived a flight plan, one that would undergo many changes before becoming Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic, as it is known today. Ed Boyer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Louis Evans, pastor of the National Presbyterian Church, discussed how to pool their interests and qualifications. From its beginnings as a charitable shuttle service for religious leaders and dignitaries, to full-scale charitable air ambulance operations, to Angel Flights for ambulatory patients, the initial vision has grown into a network of over 1,500 volunteer pilots in the Mid-Atlantic region who use their private planes to fly people in need to specialized treatment. Angel Flight coordinates missions of mercy from its offices in Virginia Beach, helping patients to find "the shortest distance between home and hope."

About the Author

The story of this remarkable air charity is captured through images of pilots, planes, and patients collected by public affairs director Suzanne Rhodes. A resident of Virginia Beach, Rhodes is an adjunct college professor and the author of five books.

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bernie.1927, November 11, 2010 (view all comments by bernie.1927)
Suzanne Rhodes has written the most amazing book that tells a wonderful detailed account of the history of what we call "Angel Flights". It also includes many many pictures with details as to what is being shown which adds a great deal of enjoyment to reading her book.
I work as an Angel Flight Ambassador in Mt. Vernon Illinois for Angel Flight Central with headquarters in Kansas City,Missouri. This book really makes me appreciate all of the hard work that has been done in the past by many many people to develop the groundwork for such a wonderful humanitarian program to "Help people in Need". Angel Flights provide free air transportation to people with major medical problems to fly long distances to hospitals like The Mayo Clinic for treatments.

Bernie Lillick
Mt.Vernon Illinois Angel Flight Ambassador

I strongly recommend reading Suzanne's book which will make you appreciate what caring and compassionate people can do to make this a better world for all of us to live in
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738552965
Author:
Rhodes, Suzanne
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
AVI;TRA
Subject:
VA
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Philanthropy & Charity
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Middle atlantic states
Subject:
Charities, Medical.
Subject:
Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic
Subject:
Airplane ambulances - Middle Atlantic States
Subject:
Aviation - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Aviation
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
9.25x6.62x.35 in. .71 lbs.

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