Mark your calendar to attend the 2017 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 6, 2017; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: CE Page Building, Wiley Post Airport, Bethany OK.
Fly-in Parking: Ground Control will direct pilots to the ramp adjacent to the CE Page building.
Drive-in: 5831 Tulakes Ave., Bethany, OK 73008-7009
Purpose: Annual Board of Directors meeting, volunteer appreciation, pilot/plane recruitment, meet & mingle with other Angel Flight supporters.
Please RSVP by May 1st, 2017 (To determine food quantities).
Watch Angel Flight founder, Doug Vincent, as he discusses how the charity began 25 years ago and its purpose to serve the community. Thank you to RSU TV and host Sam Jones for spreading the word about Angel Flight.
Flying is in Steve Wells’ blood. From a very young age, he loved planes and hoped to fly one someday. His dream came true in 1972 when he graduated from Oklahoma State and bought his first airplane—a Fleet 16B Finch bi-plane.
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.
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.