PALS Patient AirLift Services
What is a Free PALS Flight? It’s…
…a child’s chance for survival by accessing out-of-state medical care
…another chemotherapy session for a mother of four
…an opportunity for a wounded veteran to access treatment
…tens of thousands of necessary medical supplies in the wake of a natural disaster
…the chance for a child with a life-threatening illness to attend an illness-specific camp & more
These are just a few of the reasons individuals contact Patient AirLift Services (PALS) to request a free PALS Flight. PALS is a 501©(3) non-profit charitable aviation organization that arranges free flights in the greater Northeast region through their volunteer aviation community for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up, for compassionate assistance, for military requests through the PALS for Patriots Program, or for humanitarian purposes through our PALS Sky Hope Disaster Relief Program.
The PALS network of volunteer pilots and aviation partners donate their time, expertise and aircraft, receiving no compensation. It’s their way of paying it forward. Their pilots and partners meet a series of rigorous qualifications and safety standards to ensure that their passengers are safe and in good hands. PALS is the catalyst in connecting patients with a giving aviation community, opening doors to treatment.
PALS began in 2010 in response to the growing population of people in the Northeastern United States with life-threatening or chronic medical conditions needing compassionate transportation to their out of town or out of state medical appointments. PALS was previously known as a volunteer pilot organization and it is now termed as a charitable aviation organization encompassing general aviation, business aviation, commercial partners and corporate aviation partners; the only one of its kind in the country, with a national service area. PALS takes each request on a case by case basis. In 2017 PALS flew 2512 flights, serving passengers in 43 states with 30% of those flights being for children.
Our Mission Coordination Center processes the patient intake form and responds to the request within 24 hours. A minimum of 5 business days is requested from the time of the scheduled medical appointment. The mission coordinator then arranges and schedules flights with available aviation assets in the geographical area of the medical appointment and arranges for ground transportation if needed. There is no limit to the number of flight requests patients may make, and there is never a cost for our services to patients who come to us for help. With over 19,000 passenger flights flown to date, PALS is grateful to our growing number of aviation volunteers and donors for making our mission of connecting the charitable aviation community to people in need a true reality.
For detailed information visit www.PALSflight.org or contact Jamie Newberry at 631-694-7257.
Jamie Newberry – Outreach | Patient Airlift Services
7110 Republic Airport, Suite 202 | Farmingdale, NY 11735
O. 631-694-PALS (7257) | F. 631-755-2184 | www.PALSflight.org