Angel Flight Is Now Air Charity Network

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Angel Flight America, a well-known national network of nonprofit groups that arrange free flights for people in need, announced this week that it will change its name to Air Charity Network. "We are changing our name to better describe the comprehensive services currently offered through our network as well as those which may be added in the future," incoming Air Charity Network Chairperson Christel Gollnick said. The announcement made no reference to a court decision late last year in which Angel Flight Georgia was granted exclusive use of the name Angel Flight in the Southeast U.S. Air Charity Network helps people in need get life-saving specialized medical care. The network also arranges flights of compassion including travel for military personnel and their families as well as missions of disaster response. In 2006, some 7,200 volunteer pilots flew more than 23,000 charity flights.