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Angel Flight Pilot and WWII Vet Takes Epic Trip

Decorated World War II veteran and Angel Flight Pilot of the Year John Billings is taking the flight of a lifetime around America to raise awareness of public benefit flying while fulfilling his dream.

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Announcing Pilots of the Year 2013


Another year has passed of extraordinary service performed by all our dedicated Angel Flight and Airlift Hope pilots in the mid-Atlantic region. We thank each one of you for your sacrifice and compassion toward those in need.

The results are in for the Pilots of the Year in their respective states. Congratulations to each of you for honors well deserved.

AFMA Pilot of the Year – John Billings

  • Virginia –¬†John Billings¬†
  • Kentucky –¬†Tony Schmidt
  • Maryland –¬†Mark Ross
  • West Virginia –¬†Cleve Benedict
  • Washington DC –¬†Michael Knobler
  • Delaware –¬†Dusty Carnahan
  • Pennsylvania –¬†Richard Linsenbach
  • Ohio –¬†Charlie Poll
  • Michigan –¬†Dick Lawrence
  • North Carolina –¬†Kenny Hardin
  • Tennessee –¬†Steve Brumit