“MMA’s mission is to ensure that no financially stressed patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical transportation; further, to ensure the provision of urgent transportation in situations of compelling human need and homeland security emergencies.”

National Patient Travel Center



Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.

Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic



Ambulatory outpatients traveling less than 1000 miles departing from District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia

Airlift Hope America


Ambulatory outpatients traveling less than 1000 miles departing from North Carolina, Tennessee

Charitable Patient Airline Tickets



Patient travel exceeds 1,000 miles or there are reasons a patient cannot fly on light aircraft.

Air Compassion America



Patient travel requires air ambulance and medical monitoring en route


Air Compassion For Veterans



Provide medically related air transport services to troops, veterans and their immediate family members.

Angel Bus



Angel Bus is dedicated to providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially stressed ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment.  A typical trip supported by Angel Bus does not exceed 250 miles (one-way) and we do not normally handle trips within a local area or community.  Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis, routinely for cancer patients traveling daily for treatment.

Angel Bus utilizes the following resources for assisting patients:

- Gas Cards (Frequently provided to help off-set fuel cost for patients)

- Commercial ground transportation (AMTRAK, Greyhound, etc.)

Homeland Security Emergency Air Transportation System (HSEATS)



HSEATS is the United States civil aviation response to disasters. It is a jointly coordinated program that utilizes aircraft owned and flown by volunteer pilots, corporate business jets, air ambulance services through Air Compassion America and donated airline tickets through Mercy Medical Airlift.

Stretcher Patient Transport


Mercy Medical Airlift operates a Federally-approved stretcher equipped Beech 36 aircraft (the Bonanza) for purposes of transporting patients who must be lying down en route. This service is for personnel who do not require any medical attention en route. Examples of such transports would be; elderly bedridden patient being relocated to a new long-term care facility, child in a full body cast, etc. MMA operates this aircraft under a Federal Air Carrier Certificate and utilizes a cadre of MMA trained pilots. The Bonanza is based out of Manassas, Virginia and serves the Mid-Atlantic States. The service is provided free of charge to eligible patients and families.

Air Charity Network (ACN) Support


Mercy Medical Airlift has several support initiatives that it undertakes on behalf of and at no cost to the Air Charity Network including nationwide pilot recruitment, government liaison/program development and liaison with national disease and patient support organizations and other national charities involved in patient services. Additionally, MMA operates the www.volunteerpilot.org web site on behalf of the Air Charity Network. This web site has referred thousands of potential volunteer pilots to ACN regions.

Charitable Aviation Association Management


MMA contracts with other charitable medical air transportation organizations at both the national, regional and state levels providing fund-raising, general administration and program services thus achieving maximum efficiency at minimal costs.

Angel Flight at NIH



Charitable air transportation using commercial airlines to provide flights of hope and healing, free of charge, to medical research and treatment facilities.

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