Children's Flight of Hope

Children’s Flight of Hope

Dec. 10, 2015

For children with serious illnesses or injuries, treatment may be available, but it’s often located too far away for them to access. Children’s Flight of Hope (CFOH) provides free air transportation to and from medical facilities for children who are not able to travel to treatment any other way.

Haley Terry, director of mission delivery for CFOH, recently requested several NBAA and No Plane No Gain publications – including the Business Aviation Fact Book – to enhance the understanding by staff and board members about charter services and business aviation.

Terry said the organization is in “tremendous growth mode,” and works closely with both charter and corporate operators to arrange flights for patients.

“We want to become very knowledgeable of the industry, the ins and outs, the regulations and all of the people, companies and charter services involved,” Terry said. “We’re hoping to learn as much as we can.”

Terry said the No Plane No Gain materials also would be useful in developing standard operating procedures for CFOH staff members.

NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association launched the No Plane No Gain advocacy program in 2009 to reinforce the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country. Humanitarian efforts, such as those performed by CFOH, are a vital part of the No Plane No Gain campaign.

Learn more about CFOH.