CAIR Flight Mission Stories and Testimonials

CAIR Flight pilots fly approximately 22,834 miles a year. That is almost 1 trip around the world at the equator! These are just a few of the people we help. Below are the stories of how CAIR Flight gives back to the community and to the people it serves. It is all about the mission and the mission is what we do!

Feburary 2014 CAIR Flight Mission

Dear Rick, Everything has gone according to plan.. The best news is, that I actually feel the tumor on my neck getting smaller!!!! I want you to know Rick how much it means to me to be blessed with such a generous man like yourself… You donated your time, fuel, and expenses to do this […]

Trip to Moffitt Cancer Center – Update

Hi Rick, Thank you for making my life so much easier and Relieving so much stress while going through cancer. You and your organization CAIRflight has truly helped me go into remission. I have had to go back and forth to the Moffitt Center for Surgery and Chemo treatments around 12 times so far and […]

Trip to Moffitt Cancer Center

Thank you Rick! I do not know what I would do without CAIRflight. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July and had to travel back and forth to the Moffitt center in Tampa 6 times so far. I have been fortunate to be able to get flights from generous volunteers such as you. I […]

Naples to Moffitt

“I am writing to share my gratitude for your pilot, Rick Wachstein, who went ‘above and beyond’ when he agreed to fulfill a mission that was unable to be covered by another group. This form of transportation is absolutely necessary for me to travel between my hometown of Naples, FL and my treatment center at […]

Flying Cancer Patient to Moffitt Cancer Center

Dear Richard. Thank you so much for accepting my mission. You sir, are personality plus plus!! On December 21, 2012 I was diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer. I was told to get my affairs in order and start working my bucket list. I refused chemo and radiation and opted for a clinical trail at […]

Pilots Lending a Hand and Shrinking the Drive

Today, many people cannot receive essential medical care because distance, time, or money are insurmountable obstacles. Patients cannot participate in, or complete clinical trials and research therapies for the same reasons. Primary care physicians frequently offer referrals instead of treatment, and travel to distant facilities is now a commonplace occurrence. For those without the appropriate […]

“Quick Turn” Saves the Day

Wednesday, October 31, dawned gray and blustery, giving a hint that the evening Halloween festivities and candy gathering for the kids might truly be scary and uncomfortable. In Tampa, we were caught between high pressure to the northwest and a developing Tropical Storm Noel over the Bahamas. Thus we were enduring an unusual four day […]

Giving the Gift of Fun and Laughter

CAIR Flight and Faces of Courage coordinated their efforts to bring days of fun and laughter to these cancer survivors from Atlanta. The women participated with 88 others in a weekend retreat at Rotary Camp Florida in Brandon, FL. Working together these two Tampa-based 501(c)3 organizations allowed Anna and Carolyn to make the journey and […]

CAIR Flight and GivingFlite Partner for Teenagers

CAIR Flight and GivingFlite partnered together to transport two Tampa area teenage girls to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Pediatrics. Within this facility is another specialized center dedicated to the multi-disciplinary evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of children and teens with multiple sclerosis (MS). Summer vacation for sixteen year old Amber began with […]

My Day with Trudy

Chuck Norris, CAIR Flight Volunteer Pilot As a volunteer pilot for CAIR Flight, I’m always looking for opportunities to fly a mission. I’m a father of two and a full time sales representative in the medical industry, so finding a mission that fits within my limited free time can be challenging to say the least. […]