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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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Qualification Requirements

Pilot Qualification Requirements

Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic volunteer pilots must meet the following qualifications:

Minimum Pilot in Command (PIC) Qualifications
• Pilot shall have a minimum total time of 500 hours with no less than 400 hours as Pilot in Command (PIC).  Minimum of 50 hours in make and model.
• Minimum of 50 hours as PIC shall have been flown and logged within the 12 months immediately preceding the flight.
• Minimum of 12 hours flown and logged during the previous 90 days. * This requirement can be waived if the pilot completes 2 hours of dual training with a certificated flight instructor prior to flying an angel flight.
• Pilot shall have a currently valid medical certificate, a current Flight Review, and an instrument rating applicable to the aircraft to be flown by said pilot, and shall be current with applicable flight times and rules as set forth in the FARs.
• Minimum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) liability insurance with not less than $100,000 per seat shall be in force on any aircraft to be used for angel flights. 
• Aircraft must be properly registered, licensed, airworthy, and we recommend that the engine time since new or last overhaul be less than the manufacturer’s recommended Time Between Overhaul (TBO).
• No pilot of 75 years of age or older shall be permitted to fly an angel flight.   * This requirement can be waived with approval of the VPO’s Safety Council.   
For more information concerning qualifications contact Mr. Steve Craven.  Email: