Mercy Flight Southeast’s mission is to “Arrange free flights so children and adults can have access to the far-from-home doctors that can save their lives.”
Mercy Flight Southeast is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization of more than 650 volunteer pilots who utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation. Mercy Flight Southeast also coordinates missions to fly organ transplant candidates, people involved in clinical trials, chemotherapy or other repetitive treatment, victims of abuse seeking relocation, families receiving help from Ronald McDonald Houses, Shriners Hospitals and many other charities, disabled or sick children to special summer camp programs, and for many other humanitarian reasons. Mercy Flight Southeast coordinates an average of 3,000 missions per year with its group of all volunteer pilots.
Mercy Flight Southeast belongs to the Air Charity Network™; an association of charitable aviation organizations comprised of more than 7,000 pilots who flies more than 22,000 missions for 35,000 passengers nationwide annually.