Angel Flight provides FREE flights for people in need

Angel Flight is the name used by a number of groups whose members provide free air transportation for passengers in need of medical treatment far from home.  There are several Angel Flight organizations across the United States, broken out by region: Angel Flight West, East, Central, Northeast, South Central, Southeast

Transportation is provided by volunteer pilots, often using their own general aviation aircraft.

Given our headquarters location in Kansas, Thymic Carcinoma has partnered with Angel Flight Central who currently operates two programs: general aviation and commercial travel.

In the general aviation program, Thymic Carcinoma patients and one companion originating in our 10 state Midwest region (see map below) may request a flight under 900 nautical miles. Passengers need to be able to tolerate boarding and riding in a small aircraft. These flights are flown by our very generous and qualified volunteer pilots with their own time and aircraft. 


In our commercial travel program, a grant through Southwest allows us to assist one medical traveler and one companion from anywhere in the United States (where Southwest flies) with a commercial Southwest flight that is over 900 nautical miles. 


In both instances, we reach out directly to a passenger’s medical professional to obtain a release to fly in a general aviation or commercial aircraft. We are not an emergency service and need 7 – 10 business days to properly arrange a flight.

Many Thymic Carcinoma Center members have already used Angel Flight to fly free of charge from various parts of he country to receive treatment. Those outside of the Central/Midwest region identified here can also reach out to Angel Flight Central so that you can be connected with the Angel Fight organization in your geographic area of the United States.

Visit to review the list of qualifications and to complete an official flight request

or CALL 866-569-9464 for more info and questions you may have

Mike Delaney and daughter Jordan boarding plane with Angel Flight Central for treatment in Washington, DC
Emily Kane and husband Brian boarding plane with Angel Flight Northeast for treatment in Washington,DC

Click the images above to take a further look into the individual offerings of each Angel Flight sector!

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