AeroAngel is a unique aviation charity that provides free transportation, primarily to children, traveling to distant, lifesaving medical care. Flights are only provided to those with no other safe travel options, such as commercial air travel or air ambulance. AeroAngel was founded in 2010 to meet an unmet need for transportation, often on short notice, to distant medical facilities for passengers whose fragile or compromised health precludes conventional means of travel.
Based in Denver, Colorado, AeroAngel was founded by Denver attorney and commercial pilot, Mark Pestal. His passion for aviation and a desire to help others led him to create a unique model of using volunteer professional pilots to fly high-performance aircraft, whose owner's donated use of the aircraft. AeroAngel's use of pressurized turbine aircraft allow it to make flights in most weather conditions over long distances. AeroAngel serves the entire continental United States.
1) It's hard to find the words to start this letter. How do you thank someone who gave so generously to help an unknown two-year old receive medical treatment that may extend her life or improve the quality of her life? Saying "Thank you" doesn't seem to be quite enough, so I will tell you a little more about our wonderful daughter, Sophia and how the flight you donated impacted her life. Sophia almost 3 now, was diagnosed with a rare auto-inflammatory disease just after her first birthday called Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA). Anna Carlson, Sophia's Mom
2) AeroAngel for getting our daughter to Cleveland. She became very ill with in hours of landing and was admitted to Cleveland Clinic immediately. She's in good hands because of this organization. God bless them. Stacey C.
3) Without AeroAngel, specifically Mark and Mark, we could not have brought our son home. Their compassion, their hearts, and ability to give all to help another is something I will never forget and look up to. Thank you. Bryan and Kim G.