The Hope Flight Foundation provides dependable, free air transportation for children who need critical medical treatment at facilities far from their homes. Flights to children’s healthcare camps and 'make-a-wish' flights are also provided.
Hope Flight was founded and incorporated as a non-profit public benefit organization in California in October 2005, by Douglas Harding, a pilot and flight instructor. He saw a need for dependable free air transportation for children with life-threatening illnesses in need of medical treatment at facilities far from their homes. "I want to use the flight skills and knowledge I have acquired to help those in need of transport to critically needed medical care, and to enrich, inspire, empower, and transform peoples lives" says Douglas.
We have begun fundraising for our Aircraft Acquisition Fund to purchase a Cessna 421, or Beechcraft King Air. This twin-engine aircraft has the capacity to carry six passengers, a wheelchair, and luggage to the treating hospital. We need to raise $1,000,000 to purchase the Cessna 421, or a Beechcraft King Air, and prepare it for our mission. We will need an additional $400,000 for fuel, aircraft insurance, and maintenance each year for our flights of Hope and Healing. We are also interested in building an endowment fund to support our year to year operating expenses.