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Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
Jim Platz Volunteer Pilot & Board Member Annie Beaulieu Pilot Coordinator Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
WHAT IS THE PALS MISSION? “ Volunteer pilots flying people in need! Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
Flying to Shriners Hospitals for Children
HOW DOES PALS SOAR? • A group of dedicated volunteer pilots who provide this service • Our pilots all share the same passion • A small staff who. . . • Operate our internet-based mission management system • Drive awareness and coordinate flights • An active, all-volunteer board • Dedicated to making a difference • …changing lives, one flight at a time
WHAT TYPES OF MISSIONS DOES PALS FLY ? • People going to and from medical care or consultation • People needing to visit sick or dying loved ones • Military personnel and their family’s medical needs • PALS for Patriots, sponsored by MLB. com • Delivery of humanitarian aid Changing lives, one flight at a time. . . • Assistance to humanitarian efforts
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PALS FLIGHT? • Have financial or compelling need • Be medically stable and ambulatory, sit upright and wear a standard seatbelt • Determination of the patients ability to travel in a general aviation aircraft is entirely up to the patient and their physician • Be able to enter and exit the plane with limited assistance • Be able to fly in a non-pressurized general aviation aircraft • We do not provide Air Ambulance Service and cannot accommodate a stretcher Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
What are the PALS Pilot Requirements • • • 350 total hours for single engine 500 hours w/ 400 PIC for multi-engine or turbine IFR rating 50 hours PIC in aircraft to be flown Access to an aircraft (own, rent, or borrow) Pilots not meeting above basic requirements may serve as co-pilots and mission assistants
WHERE DOES PALS FLY? o Patient Air. Lift Services covers flights in the entire Northeast United States as far west as Ohio and as far south as Virginia. o Typical flight times in our general aviation aircraft will range from two to three hours per leg, covering 200 to 600 miles. o Linked flights are flights originating or terminating beyond our primary coverage area will be conducted by our member pilots, or will be coordinated with other similar organizations to provide you with a seamless travel itinerary. Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
Where does PALS fly?
HOW DOES PALS HANDLE A FLIGHT REQUEST? • WE QUALIFY THE MISSION – We verify “need” – We obtain medical clearance – We organize the logistics – WE POST THE FLIGHT DETAILS – Pilot assignment – Special needs consideration – Arrange all airport paperwork and waiving of fees • THE PILOT BECOMES THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF CONTACT – Coordinates the meeting point at airport – Answers any and all questions about general aviation flying Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
More About Patient Air. Lift Services • STABLE AND GROWING – Financially solid – Highly virtual and online processes for efficiency • FLYING MISSIONS REGULARLY – – Over 300 Command Pilots Over 8, 834 hours flown covering nearly 900, 000 miles; As of today more than 8, 200 total missions arranged Thru August 15 th, 4, 539 PALS missions flown • DYNAMIC PUBLIC PRESENCE – Website: www. palsflight. org – Facebook: Patient Air. Lift Services, Twitter @PALServices – Media coverage. . . Wall Street Journal; Greenwich Magazine, AOPA Magazine Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
PALS BOARD & STAFF Our board and staff is experienced, engaged, and we are always just a phone call away Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
HOW DOES PALS MAKE A DIFFERENCE? • By making it possible for patients to get to the right hospital. • We provide hope and the possibility of a better life to everyone we fly. . . – We help keep healthcare in reach – We keep families together during their crisis – We provide morale boosting trips for Wounded Military Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .
How can you help PALS… Like us and share our posts on Facebook Follow us on Twitter (@PALServices) Fill out the PALS Pilot Application at www. palsflight. org Donations accepted
Thank you for your time and interest in PALS Changing lives, one flight at a time. . .