Angel Flight’s Fund Raising Raffle Winner Takes Flight in Stallion 51’s Mustang.
Angel Flight Southeast teamed up with Stallion 51 Corporation to raise funds for their humanitarian operation by raffling a flight in Stallion 51’s Mustang. Hundreds of people from all over the country bought tickets hoping to win a hands-on orientation flight. The winner was announced at the AOPA Summit September 23, 2011. Angel Flight Southeast volunteer pilot, Jim Jordan from Merritt Island was the luck winner.
Jim Jordan is one of 650 volunteer pilots who utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for people who cannot afford, or are unable to travel on public transportation. Angel Flight Southeast and its group of all volunteer pilots fly over 1,500 missions per year. Jim Jordan has flown over 50 flights himself in the 5 years he has been part of the 501(c)3 organization. Jim often flies in the early morning hours to the Keys to bring patients to Gainesville for treatment and back again before going to work at Cape Canaveral as an engineer.
Jim flew to Kissimmee Airport (KISM) with his friend and co-pilot Cameron Moore as well as wife Terri who often accompanies him on his Angel Flight missions. Terri is a flying “Florence Nightingale” during the flight utilizing her skills as a trained nurse practitioner when needed.
Jim remarked that his flight was not just on his “bucket list” but on his “dream list”. He has been flying since he was 17 for pleasure and the past five years for Angel Flight Southeast to “give something back”. It appears that his good deeds did not go unnoticed and his dream flight in a Mustang came true.
Stallion 51 Corporation was pleased to partner with Angel Flight Southeast that has helped so many families and veterans for over 27 years. Funds raised during the Mustang Flight Raffle will support their mission and assist in coordinating over 3,000 free flights each year.