Angel Flight - Who They Are and Who They Help
Join Angel Flight pilot, David Newby, to find out about this worthy charity, the services provided and the clientele who have benefited.
Angel Flight is a charity which coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs. All flights are free and may involve travel to medical facilities anywhere in Australia.
Heading to the doctor's is something that many of us take for granted. But for those living in remote rural areas, it's a task that needs the help of David Newby and his Piper Arrow. The Angel Flight pilot is responsible for getting those in need to their medical appointments in the city, and it's a volunteer job he says comes with many rewards. He enjoys flying and helping people, so this is a great way to combine the two.
David started off as a recreational pilot 13 years ago before recently taking up post with charity organisation Angel Flight. He says on a typical call-out, he could travel to rural areas such as Theodore, Monto or Gayndah to pick up residents and charter them to their Brisbane medical appointments and back. David says he decided to join Angel Flight when he realised his passion for flying could be used for something more.
WHEN: First and third Friday of each month (excluding public holidays)
WHERE: Maryborough Library
Bookings essential, contact the Hervey Bay Library on 4197 4220 or book online by clicking on the link below:
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