Guidelines for Patients

In order to use Angel Flight the patient must meet these requirements.

  • Patients must be ambulatory and able to travel in a small, non-pressurized aircraft, without access to lavatory facilities, for the duration of the flight.
  • Must have a personally signed letter from the physician.
  • Alternate air transportation is not affordable or feasible.
  • Must have a legitimate medical need to avoid lengthy surface transportation.
  • Qualified personnel must accompany a patient requiring attention or assistance.
  • Typically, patients are allowed to be accompanied by one family member or support person.
  • Must have ground transportation to and from the airport.
  • Must sign a waiver form releasing Angel Flight, Inc. and volunteer pilots from liability.
  • Angel Flight aircraft are not equipped for medical emergencies and Angel Flight volunteers are not able to provide any medical service before, during, or after the flight.
  • All equipment and medical staff required must be provided with doctors approval. Patients may carry their own oxygen.
  • Passengers should be aware that baggage in excess of 50 pounds total may not be accommodated.
  • Under most circumstances, in order to find an available pilot, the flight must be scheduled at least five working days in advance.
  • Flights may be canceled due to weather.
  • Patient should have back-up transportation.
  • Pilot is the final authority as to the conduct of each flight.

Requesting an Angel Flight
Patients, hospital social service workers, or friends, who desire to arrange transportation for a patient should follow these steps:

Step 1
Verify that the patient’s home or treating facility are located in Oklahoma or surrounding states. If you are seeking a flight outside our service region, please click the locator on the right side of this page to locate a Public Benefit Flying Organization in your area.

Step 2
Review the Patient Guidlines above to verify qualification

Step 3
Please complete the ONLINE FLIGHT REQUEST

The Angel Flight staff will review your request and follow up with you to complete any additional requirements. Thank you for your interest in Angel Flight.

What You Should Know Before You Fly by Private Plane: A Passenger’s Guide to General Aviation
Produced by Janet Denton and Mike Radomsky, FAA Safety Team Members