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P.A.L.S Flight


March 4, 2016

Patient AirLift Services (PALS) arranges free air transportation for medical care, special needs camps, and other compelling human needs. Many people cannot reach needed care because of the cost, or they are too ill to fly commercially or drive long distances.

Six year old Charlotte Childers, accompanied by her mother, Catharine scheduled PALS on a 3.5 hour flight from Philadelphia PA to Leesburg, VA. Charlotte has been diagnosed with Willi Prader Syndrome and Severe Scoliosis, making an extended travel a complication. Charlotte needs to Travel from her home in Blacksburg, Virginia to Shiner Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The aircraft was piloted by Greg Burchette; Bridgewater Motorworks owner and Patient Airlift Services Volunteer. Greg has been volunteering to complete Compassion Flights for 4 years. He has been piloting his own aircraft for 12 years in total.