Mark your calendar to attend the Angel Flight BBQ and Annual Meeting. This is our way to say Thank You to our Angel Flight pilots, volunteers, interested parties, and their guests for their constant support and contributions throughout the year.
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Doug Vincent’s Hangar B-52 – Jones Riverside Airport.
Fly-in Parking: Park at either of the two FBOs. Riverside Jet Center or Christiansen Aviation Jet Center. They will help with transportation or we will send someone over to pick you up.
Drive-in: 8605 S. Elwood Ave., Tulsa, OK. To avoid conflicts with planes and the lack of parking space, we have a designated parking area (the picnic pavilion and across the road at the maintenance building), with someone driving a shuttle to and from the hangar. If the shuttle is not there, call the hangar, 918.995.7270.
Purpose: Annual Board of Directors meeting, volunteer appreciation, pilot/plane recruitment, meet and mingle with other Angel Flight supporters.
RSVP: Please RSVP by May 7th, 2016 (To determine food quantities)
Sixteen. A time of high school activities, beginning college plans and perhaps even dating. Stefanie Renkema was doing none of these things. After an injury on the basketball court while playing her favorite sport, Stefanie was experiencing pain in her lower back/ tailbone area. The continuing pain led Stefanie to her local doctor. Scans and biopsies later, Stefanie was diagnosed with a giant cell tumor, benign but aggressive, in her sacrum.
The pilot relied on his co-pilot to call off the pre-flight checklist. The gears, the gauges, the fuel, the wings – all were in order as the co-pilot reported with steady concentration. One completed, they set off into the air.
When you first meet 15-year old Taylor Peterson, it is his smile that stands out the most. This young man lights up a room with his enthusiasm and zest for life. He literally sparkles with joy. Taylor is a 9th grade student at Victory Christian School. He loves technology and plans to attend Oral Roberts University to be a computer tech, paramedic, and a pilot. He already has some experience with airplanes, and unfortunately, he has had his share of hospital rooms. Taylor has cerebral palsy. He was diagnosed when he was two years old and soon after was going to 11 doctor and therapy visits a week for rehabilitation.
The employees of a Tulsa restaurant are volunteering their time and tips during an upcoming benefit to help fund a Broken Arrow girl’s surgery.
Louie’s Sports Grill, 6310 E. 101st St., will be raising money Saturday for 3-year-old Carleigh Yarrington, who has a severe hemangioma, a benign tumor of blood vessels that causes swelling around one eye and causes her cheek to be stiff and puffy.
If there are really angels on Earth, they might come in the form of small aircraft guided by pilots who volunteer their time and wings with Angel Flight Inc.
Since 1991, Angel Flight has helped provide transportation for low-income people who need medical treatment outside of the state. But in the last decade, founder Doug Vincent said his biggest problem is finding the people who need help the most.