PALS for Patriots provides free air transportation for military personnel and veterans to support the wellbeing of their body, mind and spirit. Using volunteer pilots, we connect veterans and their families to specialized medical treatment, adaptive retreats, service dog organizations, and moral boosting opportunities that advance the healing process.
It’s our privilege to assist in eliminating transportation as a barrier for our military, allowing them to access services they need and deserve.
PALS united Dr. Reer with Oscar, her specialized service-dog trained just for her.
A PALS for Patriots weekend trip to an MLB game turned out to be the boost he needed.
A trip to Camp Southern Ground (CSG) in Georgia and a heartfelt letter from Jen
PALS began its mission to provide free medical, compassion and veteran flights back in 2010. It was the dream of our founders, who as pilots felt their skills and resources could help people with free air transportation for medical treatments.
That initial inspiration and the first PALS flight has now grown to over 27,000 flights for over 3,200 families and an astounding 6.5 million miles flown. Quite an accomplishment for a free air travel organization a little over 10 years old.
Over the years and over many missions, we’re honored and humbled to hear how many lives we’ve been able to impact. Often times when a person is diagnosed with a life-changing illness, the care they need is inaccessible by car due to the repeat trips and length of each trip. When these families and individuals reach out to PALS, our team of volunteer pilots and mission coordinators go to work to make free travel to a medical facility or hospital possible. The stories we hear and those that our patients send us are all the reward we need.