Latest news

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.

Shop And Give To AFMA

We have partnered with Give Back America to help raise money for our organization, all at no extra cost to our supporters.

E-news Sign Up

News, stories, and inspiration, delivered to your email inbox once per quarter.

Connect With Us On:

Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Facebook

Passion, Fundraising Savvy Are CEO’s Specialties

robb in the cockpit

When Robb Alpaugh walked into the office on his first day as CEO and President of Angel Flight’s parent organization, Mercy Medical Angels, the thing that struck him most was “the people on staff. They were excited and energized with passion for the mission,” he said.

June 15 was the date Robb joined the team to provide leadership, financial growth, and his own brand of passion arising from his experience as a volunteer pilot.

“These passions have been growing since I first joined Angel Flight in July 2007. I met a little girl and flew her to Victory Junction Camp. I realized then what a great service we were providing.

“From that time forward, my enthusiasm for Angel Flight and later, for the associated charities under the MMA banner, has only increased.”

Robb left a thriving business as a realtor in Northern Virginia to move to Virginia Beach. A native of New Jersey, he served for over 25 years in large and small technology companies in sales, sales and general management, and is skilled in start-up and rebuilding operations.

“I plan to grow charitable contributions to make it possible to stabilize continuing operations and hope to do it through social media, crowd sourcing, and telling our great story to a broad audience.”

Norman Johnson, chairman of the MMA board of directors, explains why Robb was selected for the job at the top: “We are thrilled to have Robb Alpaugh on board as MMA’s new CEO. He is absolutely the right person at the right time. He has extensive experience in our field as a volunteer Angel Flight pilot, he is a high achiever in the world of public relations, he is a man of committed faith, and to top it all off, he is a guy you just enjoy being around. I am confident he will lead us to the next higher level with our MMA mission!”

Robb wrote a heartwarming article, “Flying with a Purpose,” that was published in our pilots newsletter, Angel Flyer, in 2010. Besides describing his aviation history, it gives insight into the way in which helping people in need has changed his life. Read the article here.