We have thought a lot about trying to get involved in volunteering, as it is something we have gained immense joy from in the past.
After reading about the angelflight.org outfit in a recent magazine (Australian Flying, from memory) I decided to look into this worthy organisation. After reading the background information and stories on their website, we agreed this is something we want to be involved in.
Now, I don’t have my ticket just yet, but one way I could get involved and get my foot in the door so to speak is by volunteering as an “Earth Angel”… Simply put, the pilots volunteer their time and aeroplane (fees and fuel are reimbursed), but once the person gets to the airport, they still need volunteers to pick them up and take them to or from the hospital or whatever.
Anyway, I’m proud to say that we have decided to be involved in no matter how small a way, and I am sure that one day when I am fortunate enough to be able to fly (and have the requirements met), we will be able to give back by flying some missions to be a blessing to those in need.
Check it out on http://angelflight.org.au