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May 2018
Summer + Planes + Love = Camp Season!
Budding trees and blooming flowers are annual signals of the busy season to come for AFC Staff and volunteer pilots.  Between May and August, 250-300 children will be traveling to and from special-needs camps throughout the Midwest.  It is such a joy to serve these wonderful kids.  
Children with HIV/AIDS, heart disease, burns and cancer will excitingly board the planes of generous AFC Volunteer Pilots to spend a week in a camp environment specifically designed for their needs.  If you think the campers are the only ones who benefit, read this heartwarming article of a Volunteer Pilot's prospective. 
So let's get ready for the campers!  A spring appeal letter will arrive in your mailboxes this week ( or donate here ). This is your chance to financially support the screening, coordination and scheduling of all of AFC's summer activity. We encourage and appreciate your consideration.
Volunteer Pilots-  please read, complete and return/upload your Camp Flight Annual Pilot Affirmation.  This form is again required to participate in the camp flight season.  


Giving Hope Wings with Community Events

Kenny King, Brendan Sneegas and Jerry's owner, Mike Rounkles
We wish to thank Kenny King and Jerry's Bait Shop Bar & Grill in Lenexa, Kansas.  On Saturday, January 27 th , they teamed up for their second annual "Giving Hope Wings" fundraiser. The event was a lot of fun and an incredible success. The event raised $3,800 for AFC. That total was matched by a very generous anonymous donor. Hats off to Kenny and Jerry's for a job well done!  
AFC's 4th Annual "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" fundraiser and outreach event was held on Thursday, March 8th . One hundred and fifty neighbors came together at the Boulevard Brewery in Kansas  City to learn more about AFC's mission, enjoy delicious BBQ from Joe's KC, listen to some great music as well as enjoy the Big 12 Basketball Tournament on the big screens. 
AFC's Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2018 Event
The evening was highlighted by Lauren Williams who spoke about the service AFC provided to her adorable 8 year old daughter, Brooklyn, as she battled a potentially blinding eye disease. Brooklyn was on hand as well to thank everyone for coming and for supporting the organization that is helping her. Brooklyn received a standing ovation from those in attendance at the end of her mom's talk. It was truly a moment to remember. AFC would like to send a special thank you to our two Premier Sponsors for the evening's events, Stormont Vail Health as well as Jan and Mike McGraw. All attendees departed with a souvenir Angel Flight Central/Boulevard Brewery commemorative glass.


 AFC in the News

Angel Flight Central is blessed to have been included in some very meaningful media stories during the last quarter.  We hope these will allow you to learn a little more about us.  
AFC Pilot, Dianne White wrote an inspirational editorial in the February 2018 edition of Twin & Turbine Magazine.  Read
The Kansas City Better Business Bureau captured an amazing happenstance of fate between an AFC staff member and a person in need.  Read and Watch
Check out and share our really nifty Pilot Recruitment Video with your aviation friends!  


A New Face at AFC
Ashley King, Flight Coordinator
New Staff arrive in preparation for the retiring Simpson.
The entire Angel Flight Central family is thrilled to welcome Ashley King as the new Flight Coordinator.  Ashley comes to AFC after 12 years as a 911 Operator, and a track record of excellent customer service, reliability and a very engaging and compassionate personality.  We are so lucky to have her and encourage you to give her a call and welcome her!    
Glenda Simpson

We are also filled with great sadness to salute the retiring Glenda Simpson after an incredible 7.5 years as Administrative Specialist.  Glenda's passion, dedication, hard work and skill set have enabled AFC to grow into a reliable, responsible and respected organization.  Glenda will be retiring in May.  We wish her and her equally-generous husband, Sid, nothing but the best as they head into retirement.  Thank you Glenda for all that you have done for us!  You will be dearly missed. 



We hope you'll join us!


2018 AFC Angel Happy Hour
Friday, June 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Oracle Aviation, Millard Airport, Omaha, NE.
Learn more and register


Wings and Wedges Golf Classic
Friday, September 21, 2018
Prairie Landing Golf Club, West Chicago, IL 

Sponsorship Opportunities and registration will be posted soon on the AFC Event Calendar.

Wine Flight 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018 6:30-11:00 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City
Sponsorship Opportunities and registration will be posted in June on the AFC Event Calendar.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Friends:
Stay tuned for a special announcement coming soon for the week of September 24!


We are very pleased to announce that once again this year, we have a very generous anonymous donor who will match the net proceeds of AFC's Special Events. By supporting these events you will be providing a huge impact in maintaining the legacy of Angel Flight Central into the future.


One of AFC's most successful fiscal year's came to an end on March 31st. With that in mind, we would like to thank all of our pilots, ground volunteers, donors and supporters for your incredible help in making it a wonderful success. It is our hope, as we begin our new fiscal year, to continue with the same incredible momentum and passion to build AFC's legacy well into the future. Thank you all from the most inner parts of our hearts!   

The AFC Staff 
Angel Flight Central's mission is to serve people in need by arranging charitable flights for access to health care and for other humanitarian purposes.  Angel Flight Central assists children and adults with free long-distance transportation and supports pilot and outreach volunteers in  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Angel Flight Central, Inc., formerly Wings Over Mid-America, Inc., is a non-profit volunteer
pilot organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under I.R.C. sec. 501(c)(3).
All contributions are tax-deductible.