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AFW at the Reno Air Races!!

For many years, the Nevada Wing, led by Tom Porta, has been a fixture at the Races by hosting an information booth benefiting Angel Flight West. And, Barb Ausherman, and Dave & Sandy Norton have been supporting our cause by volunteering every year. Pictured are Barb, Dave and Sandy standing in front of Sandy’s hand made airplane quilt. Some lucky winner will take this quilt home on Sunday!

A big shout out to volunteers Tom, Barb and Tel Paris for organizing our booth and to Dave and Sandy for their time and generosity!

AFW Golf Event: Fun in the sun on October 21!

Few golf experiences can match those at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point. This par-70 championship course offers an unending variety of play plus commanding sweeping views to the sea.

Join us on Friday, October 21, for a day of golf and late afternoon/evening of celebration. Be an angel and become a sponsor, a golfer or donate to our auction, the proceeds of which will enable us to increase our missions and people supported.

For more information on how you can be a part of this memorable event, see this flyer.

Angel Flight West SoCal Fly-In

The Annual SoCal Fly-In on July 16 at McClellan Palomar Airport (Carlsbad) was a huge success! Over 40 AFW volunteers, pilots and soon to be pilot members, and staff attended to network and learn more about Angel Flight West. A highlight of the meeting/luncheon included passenger Santiago and his mom Irma’s testimonials, which aired on the Saturday CBS Channel 8 news. (See:  http://www.cbs8.com/story/32462074/pilots-recognized-for-work-with-angel-flight-west

At the end of the day, pilots were recruited and excitement was created about the current AFW Camp Season and upcoming Golf Fundraiser on October 21 in Dana Point.  Photos include:  Vince, SoCal Wing Leader, plus Rock and Genevieve Lavin, who planned the event. The other photo: Ivan Martinez, AFW Mission Operations with Irma and Santiago, and the pilots who flew them from San Diego, James Dell and Walt Harrison.

 

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Angel Flight West has a new, fabulous partner!

Angel Flight West is pleased to be partnering with Optima Publications, publishers of the best-selling Pilots Guide VFR Airport Information Guides.  For a limited time, members of AFW can purchase any of the popular Pilots Guides direct from Optima and save 10% off the retail price. In addition, AFW will earn 20% of each purchase! Pilots Guides are now exclusively in digital format, with Data Plans available for the Apple iPad and iPhone, and a new PDF Edition for any internet-connected computer device.

To take advantage of this opportunity go to: www.pilotsguide.com/afw. Be sure enter Promo Code “AFW2016” during checkout.

Painted Turtle Camper

Angel Flight West is the official airline for The Painted Turtle Camps where children with serious medical conditions celebrate just being kids! Through innovative, camp-based programs that offer a great big dose of fun and support, children with more than 70 medical conditions visit the camps each year, reclaiming the joys of childhood. Valerie H. attended the Painted Turtle camp recently and was flown home by pilot Harmik DerSahakian.

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Champ Camp!

AFW’s Josh and Isabel greeted 29 campers (all burn survivors) and 21 pilots last Saturday, 6/18 at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT). Campers were returning home from a week long summer Champ Camp run by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. AFW has been flying campers to and from Champ Camp for over 20 years. Pictured is 18 year old Anthony M and Pilot Dave Lombard who has flown for AFW for 13 years and especially likes the camp missions.

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UPDATE! AFW: Toys for Tots!

Pilot Luis Perez and his 50 furry passengers wait for the weather to break in San Diego during Memorial Day weekend as the group is making their way to AFW office at Santa Monica airport. The  toys will be gifts provided to our littlest passengers during missions. A huge thanks to Pilot Perez for his time and fuel for the plane,  the Literacy First Charter School 7th grade class of El Cajon for collecting the toys and Cartwright Termite & Pest Control for donating the use of the plane. What a team effort!

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50+ furry friends delivered to AFW on June 2, 2016. Thank you pilot Luis Perez and Team!!

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We VALUE our volunteers!

On Friday 4/22, AFW hosted a luncheon for our volunteers in recognition of National Volunteer Week. During 2015, AFW had 1,912 magnificent volunteers who served 3,863 people. Soon, all volunteers will receive their member decal to affix to their plane or auto.

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Pictured are some of our awesome office volunteers: Christina, Christian, Margot and Ari.IMG_0357

Our volunteers wear many hats!

Mike Forney, Angel Flight West volunteer for over 13 years, wears many hats in service to AFW. Mike has been a command pilot and serves as Wing Leader for the Colorado Wing. In addition, he leads outreach efforts to educate those who may request missions from Angel Flight West. Mike attended the Rocky Mountain Blood Cancer Conference recently and is pictured here touting our great services to a nurse attendee.

Thank you Mike, for giving back!

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