In the past, finding opportunities to fly on Angel Flight West missions as a Mission Assistant has been a bit challenging. We’re working on a feature that will make it easier for Command Pilots and potential Mission Assistants to connect with each other.
The feature will be launched in a few weeks, but we wanted to give both Command Pilots and Mission Assistants advance notice on how the feature will work.
Currently, Command Pilots can indicate that they are interested in having a Mission Assistant when they submit a pilot request. Now, checking this box will trigger an email to potential Mission Assistants within a reasonable driving distance of the Command Pilot’s home base airport.
Potential Mission Assistants can respond to this email if interested in the flight. These responses are sent to the Command Pilot for review, and the Command Pilot can choose the most appropriate Mission Assistant for the mission.
How do we know that you’re a potential Mission Assistant? It’s a checkbox option in your Account Settings. For instructions on how to update your Account Settings, please review this help desk article.
We’ll be sending more information as launch approaches to provide more specific instructions. We look forward to your feedback, and we hope that these new features make it easier for Mission Assistants to find missions.