Meeting 16 May - Speaker Warren Sparrow, Angel Flight Australia
Angel Flight, launched as an Australian charity in April 2003, is the initiative of Bill Bristow AM a successful businessman, experienced pilot and very proud winner of the Australian of the Year Award – Queensland 2005.
Angel Flight coordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with the triple trouble of bad health, poor finances and daunting distance. All flights are free and may involve patients travelling to medical facilities anywhere in Australia. Angel Flight pilots do not carry aeromedical staff or medical equipment so do not act as an alternative to the Royal Flying Doctor Service or Air Ambulance in that capacity. With its current resources Angel Flight can coordinate up to twenty flights per day, and complementary ground transport from and to airports.
Warren is a retired Air Traffic Controller who has been volunteering with Angel Flight for 10 years, driving patients and families between airports and their appointment. Warren and has completed over 300 missions. He also volunteers as driver for a local Doncaster community health group.
He loves the time spent with his wife, and his married daughter/son in law/and two grandsons.
Hobbies / pastimes include Ocean Cruising, Family Tree research, dining out and a good Shiraz.