Hopefully, you have seen the emails and notifications recently that Angel Flight West has launched its mobile application for volunteer pilots and drivers. Angel Flight West’s mobile app for both Pilots and Earth Angels is available from the Google Play™ Store and the Apple App Store. Go to the store, search for “Angel Flight West,” and install as you would any other app for your mobile device.
Thank you to those who have already downloaded and provided feedback to us regarding functionality, search, and usage. Our hope is that, like our web-based software AFIDS, we can continue to evolve this app to make volunteering easier and better for our coordination team to maximize the efficiency of your volunteer resources.
We also want to extend a big thank you to the Del E. Webb Foundation for the grant to make the development of this mobile app possible. If you’ve been volunteering with us lately, you’ve likely noticed quite a few changes, like the development of the mobile app, which is part of our efforts to scale and grow Angel Flight West to reach and serve more people who need us.
You might have remembered when we launched a capacity growth campaign three years ago called Ascent to 8000 in an effort to double our impact within the patient community we serve. Our capacity growth efforts have been a combination of utilizing technology, workflow improvements, staffing enhancements/additions/changes, and outcome-driven strategic management. We are very excited to report that we are on track with our goals for doubling our impact. In fact, this year we are on track to serve a record number of passengers with over 5,000 donated flights flown! Pretty awesome, and an amazing testament to our incredible volunteers for stepping up to serve the increased demand, for your patience with us as a staff as we’ve grown and made changes, and to the increased financial support to our donors who’ve helped us grow and sustain these efforts. Thank you!