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PALS Westchester Fundraising Event

Be a part of the PALS connection.  Please help PALS soar to new heights.  Join us for a fundraising event.  Friday, October 19, 2012 7-11pm, Million Air, White Plains, Westchester County Airport.
Please print and mail your reservation or pay online at www.palservices.org.  Please be sure to reference “purchasing tickets – Westchester” in the memo.
By : Joe Ferrazano /September 12, 2012 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More

AOPA – Joe Howley’s flight with the Peryea’s (With Video!)

AOPA – Joe Howley’s flight with the Peryeas (With Video!)

PALS Board Chairman and volunteer pilot Joe Howley had the honor of flying little Tyler Peryea and his mom, Jamie home after 6 months of treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Over those 6 months, while Jamie tended to the needs of her 2 year old, PALS pilots provided flights for his grandparents and little brother to visit. One special occasion was Jamie’s second son’s first birthday.

PALS is so excited that Tyler is doing so well and home with his family.

Watch the video of PALS Board Chairman Joe Howley with the Peryea family


By : Joe Ferrazano /September 04, 2012 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More

Jordan Haerter Fishing Tournament

Jordan Haerter Fishing Tournament… support Jordan’s Initiative, Building Homes For Heroes, and Patient Airlift Services

PALS would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make this event a success.

Saturday September 22 will be a day of family fishing, fun, fundraising, music, free food for registered fishermen, laughter, raffles, prizes, and surprises in the most beautiful village on Eastern Long Island. Come on down! No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Special fishing mentors for children, discounted registration for Veterans, cash prizes for Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Snappers, chinese raffle, music by The Who Dat Loungers, and more!……Did we mention food!

By : Joe Ferrazano /August 22, 2012 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More

Join PALS Aug 18 at Monmouth County Horse Show

Join PALS Aug 18 at Monmouth County Horse Show

On August 18, 2012, Patient Airlift Services will participate in the Monmouth County Horse Show at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown, NJ. Now in its 117th year, the Monmouth County Horse Show features Jumper and Hunter divisions, as well as the Pilot/Rider Class, a special event to raise money for PALS.

This year’s Pilot/Rider Class boasts a special guest, My Boy Bobby, a one-time Eventing superstar and Horse of the Year who was retired in 2011. My Boy Bobby will be participating with Jessica Kiener and is sure to add to the excitement of the day.

Please join PALS for a wine and cheese reception starting at 4:00pm which will include calling the winners of our auction baskets. Bidding for the Pilot/Rider Class will start at approximately 5:30pm and the event will begin at 6:00pm.

The horse show opens on Wednesday, August 15 and ends on Sunday, August 19. For more information, please email PALS at info@palservices.org.

By : Joe Ferrazano /August 09, 2012 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More

PALS Launches Fuel Reimbursement Program For Pilots

Farmingdale, New York (April 11, 2012). Patient AirLift Services (PALS), the fastest-growing charitable air transportation service in the country, has officially started to reimburse volunteer pilots for the fuel costs related to charitable flights. PALS pilot, Greg Zieba, flew the first reimbursed flight from Farmingdale to Virginia. Under this new PALS program, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, pilots can receive reimbursement for fuel costs incurred when flying patients in need of medical treatment during charitable missions. Prior to this program, PALS volunteer pilots were responsible for covering all costs associated with charitable missions, including fuel, which has recently risen dramatically in price and become a major factor in the operating cost per flight.


By : Joe Ferrazano /April 16, 2012 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More

PALS In The Olean Times Herald

Pilot John Michaels is a new PALS pilot and a mission he flew was the subject of an article published in the Olean Times Herald.

By Dee Bunk-Hatch Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — At 16 years old, Chris Chesebro has had two brain surgeries.

He considers himself lucky to have had so few.

Chris has a hereditary condition called a chiari malformation, characterized by a structural defect in the cerebellum in which the cerebellum and brain stem are pushed downward by a smaller-than-normal lower rear of the skull.

“I had headaches,” Chris told the Times Herald of his symptoms. Although the headaches began when he was about 5, they became debilitating when he hit puberty.

In addition to the headaches, which left him unable to go to school or behave like a normal teenager, Chris suffered from short-term memory loss and dizziness, although he did not know the cause until approximately two years ago.


By : Joe Ferrazano /March 05, 2012 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More

PALS Mardi Gras Event

The lights were colorful, the décor festive and the crowd lively at the Patient AirLift Services fundraising event on February 10, 2012 at the Huntington Hilton Hotel. PALS’ very own “Big Easy” was created on Long Island for the Mardi Gras themed celebration to honor Adam Katz of Talon Air, and to recognize the pilots, volunteers, patients and friends who have enabled PALS to grow and pursue its mission of changing lives, one flight at a time.

PALS’ Executive Director, Eileen Minogue welcomed guests, extending special thanks to the Event Committee and the PALS Board of Directors for the solid foundation and support they continuously provide, ending with an introduction of Board Chairman, Joe Howley. Recognizing PALS volunteer pilots as the cornerstone of what PALS has been able to accomplish, Mr.Howley expressed deep gratitude for their generosity and commitment to the PALS mission: “Without all of you, PALS would not be here.”


By : Joe Ferrazano /February 22, 2012 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More

Flying For A Cause

This weekend, member Joe Howley and his family are kicking back and relaxing in Sea Island, GA. It may be their fourth visit to our Coastal Georgia destination, but this trip is special—this weekend, the Howleys are hosting John Hudson and his family, giving away an Exclusive Resorts vacation to a deserving family that captured Joe’s heart earlier this year.

For entire article, click here.

By : Joe Ferrazano /September 23, 2011 /Latest News /0 Comment Read More